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

Very few people are capable of sustained effort, and that's the reason why we have comparatively few outstanding successes.
-Roger McDonald

Efforts can succeed over time, and not trying ensures that the worst will happen.
-Noam Chomsky

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.
-Paul Coffey

Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort.
-Russell Simmons

Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before.
-Bonnie Blair

Remember, results aren't the criteria for success ..it's the effort made for achievement that is most important.
-John Wooden
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
-Denis Waitley
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
-James A. Garfield
Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts.
-Jose Bergamin
Put the uncommon effort into the common task.. make it large by doing it in a great way.
-Orison Swett Marden
If things came easy, then everybody would be great at what they did.
-Mike Ditka

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
-J. G. Holland


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
-Calvin Coolidge


The only thing in your control is effort. That's all, and that's everything.
-Mark Cuban


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

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
-George Halas


If you feel you are down on your luck, check the level of your effort.
-Robert Breault


Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.
-Elbert Hubbard


No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time.
-Warren Buffett


If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
-Mario Andretti


Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
-Booker T. Washington


When we do the best we can, we never know what miracles await.
-Helen Keller

No matter how smart you are, you're smarter if you take the easy ways when they are available.
-Daniel Dennett

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
-William James

No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
-Ramana Maharshi

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
-Zig Ziglar

Trying and getting hurt can't possibly be worse for you than being... stuck.
-Eliezer Yudkowsky

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
-Robert Collier

Life can be boring unless you put some effort into it.
-John C. Maxwell

Sometimes you try to make it happen instead of just letting it happen.
-Ken Venturi

Talent counts for much, but effort counts for more.
-Carter Ratcliff

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all.
-John Wooden


He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
-Joseph Heller


The quality of your play never counts as much as the quality of your effort.
-Bud Wilkinson