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Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. Denis Waitley

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Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. José Ortega y Gasset

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In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside. John F. Kennedy

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It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. Arnold Bennett

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The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. Denis Waitley

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We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead. William James

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy

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When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. Helen Keller

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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. Samuel Johnson

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The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts. Albert Einstein

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Nothing can come of nothing. William Shakespeare

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If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull. Zig Ziglar

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The one thing that matters is the effort. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Much effort, much prosperity. Euripides

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If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

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But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man's bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more. D. H. Lawrence

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Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill

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The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.

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You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.

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The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. -- Ecclesiastes 9:11

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What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly. Mignon McLaughlin

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I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me. W. Somerset Maugham

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Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there -- or failing to get there. Max Lerner

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Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete! Robert Browning

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The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the easy life of the gods would be a lifeless life. Hannah Arendt

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There's no taking trout with dry breeches. Miguel de Cervantes

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It's the last inch that counts.

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JazaphineHaynneBarbac added To build a mighty tower, you must bet all of your effort and potential to it.

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There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. Theodore Roosevelt

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One may go a long way after one is tired.

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Have you ever watched a stonecutter at work? He will hammer away at a rock for perhaps a 100 times without a crack showing in it. Then, on the 101st blow, it will split in two. It is not that blow alone which accomplished the result, but the 100 others that went before as well.

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The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task. Gautama Buddha

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The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. Blaise Pascal

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Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.

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If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

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If you torture data long enough, it will tell you anything you want !

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I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts. John D. Rockefeller

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Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Doing your own thing is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource. Barbara Sher

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For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. Jim Rohn

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You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. Eleanor Roosevelt

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If a man has done his best, what else is there? George S. Patton

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About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..

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Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. Theodore Roosevelt

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Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do. Harry S. Truman

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The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all. Barbara Ehrenreich