65+ Quotes on Effort That Will Remind You To Stay Strong

Edmund Burke Quote: He that struggles with us stregthens our nerves...
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke
The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
Garth Henrichs
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Samuel Johnson
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
William James
There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.
Mark Burnett
Benjamin Franklin Quote: Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Benjamin Franklin
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
John Wanamaker
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt
Bruce Lee Quote: Running water never grows stale. So you just have to keep on flowing
Running water never grows stale. So you just have to ”keep on flowing”. 
Bruce Lee
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
Larry Bird
Success is dependent on effort.
Sophocles
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Zig Ziglar
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Gandhi
Henri Matisse Quote: I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
Henri Matisse
I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
Larry Bird
Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond. 
Titus Livius
Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Jane Ellis Hopkins
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.
Isaac Newton
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. 
Jim Rohn
Sidney J. Phillips Effort Quote: Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.
Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. 
Sidney J. Phillips
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Emile Zola
Beyond the mountains there are mountains again.
Haitian Proverb
Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment. 
Heywood Broun
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. 
Jose Ortega y Gassett
I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
Margaret Thatcher
Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
Ulysses S. Grant
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Confucius
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison
George S. Patton Quote: If a man does his best, what else is there?
If a man does his best, what else is there?
George S. Patton
Earned with the sweat of my brows.
Miguel de Cervantes
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures.  So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Ann Landers
Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.
J. C. Penney
Much effort, much prosperity.
Euripides
No one understands that you have given everything.  You must give more.
Antonio Porchia
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln
Napoleon Hill Quote on Effort: Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill
One saves oneself much pain, by taking pains; much trouble, by taking trouble.  
Augustus William Hare
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Never give up efforts, even if you fail, the benefit you derive is experience.
Unknown Author
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
Albert Einstein
Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.
Unknown Author
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. 
Bruce Lee
You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.
Brian Tracy
I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.
Lee Iacocca
Martin Luther King Quote: If a man is called to be a streetsweep-er, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
If a man is called to be a streetsweep-er, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. 
John Ruskin
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Edward H. Harriman
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivananda
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Vince Lombardi
For us, there is only the trying.  The rest is not our business.
It's blood, sweat, sometimes tears.
Bob Hayes
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie


If you can’t excell with talent, triumph with effort.
Dave Weinbaum
The smallest effort is not lost. Each wavelet on the ocean tost aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; each struggle lessens human woe.
Charles Mackay
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
Denis Waitley