Quotes and Sayings about Effort



"It's clear to me now that we've got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Cause, Community, Effort, Future, Iraq, Now)

"Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Career, Effort)

"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Art, Effort, Man, Order, Reality)

"Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

"Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Faith, Religion, Improvement)

"If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

"There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Effort, Reading)

"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Choice, Effort)

"The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself."
- Howard Aiken
(Related: Science, Time, Arithmetic, Desire, Effort, Error, Old)

"In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Life, Business, Effort)

"When we are honest - that's my saying - if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves. But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic, different from others."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Effort, Saying, Will)

"I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: Food, People, Hope, Comfort, Help, Will)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results."
- James Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right)

"In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result."
- James Allen
(Related: Strength, Effort, Measure, Result, Results)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right, Will)

"I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Answers, May, Question, Universe, World)

"Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Effort, Leaders, President, Will, Wishes)

"The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: American, Effort)

"Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Interest)

"All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Mind)

"In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was - nor am I now."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: News, Now, Past)

"We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington, we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Effort, Washington)

"Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

"We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

"The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Effort, Fatigue, Force)

"The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: History, War, America, Effort, Now, Project, Veterans)

"Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Art, Effort, Name, Play, Theory, Word)

"Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Effort, Exploitation, Needs, Publicity, Students)

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

"We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Money, Achievement, Denmark, Effort, Population)

"No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions."
- David Baker
(Related: Technology, Education, Cure, Customer, Effort, Legislation, Will)

"People notice it and they help you participate and see your work included in this project and when we ship our browser, you and millions of other people get to see the fruits of your efforts."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Work, People, Help, Project)

"Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Society, Generations, Present)

"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

"To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Life, Effort, Force, Present, Respect)

"Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

"Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

"We have to admit that, notwithstanding all the efforts in which governments and peoples have participated, no corresponding change has been wrought in the aspect of the world's armaments."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Change, World)

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Effort, Man, Will)

"My earlier award was also based on a close collaborative effort."
- John Bardeen
(Related: Effort)

"Further, science is a collaborative effort."
- John Bardeen
(Related: Science, Effort)

"The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck."
- Lynda Barry
"The Cox Report documents a systematic, well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Effort, Military)

"Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are neither reunited with their families, nor adopted."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children)

"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Effort, Evil, Goodness)

"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Effort, Evil, Fate)

"I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President's party to get him to turn back the clock."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Women, Effort, Party, President, Right)

"Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

"As part of my efforts to fight identity theft, I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Financial, Committee, Fight, Identity, Protection, Theft)

"As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

"My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Education, Work, Men, Women, Effort)

"Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown."
- Thomas Becket
(Related: Faith, Truth, Christ, Effort, Saints, Storms)

"I try to be careful to not just say it's a greatest hits show because we've also made efforts to keep people up to date so to speak because we continually write and record and put out albums."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: People)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Work, Effort, Favorite, Trying)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort... than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot."
- Judah Philip Benjamin
(Related: Effort, Fire, Revolution)

"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

"An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Blame, Effort, Journey)

"Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Effort, Public, Scientists)

"But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer."
- Paul Berg
(Related: War, Effort, Navy)

"Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Art, Effort, Result)

"My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

"There's been a deliberate and systematic effort to convey to countries around the world, friends and foes, that if they cross the United States there's a price to pay."
- Sandy Berger
(Related: Countries, Effort, Friends, states, United, World)

"Every effort needs to be made to try and offset the costs of Katrina and Rita by reductions in other government programs, especially those that are wasteful, duplicative and ineffective."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Government, Effort, Needs)

"It was my effort, in depicting the West, to depict it as it was."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Effort)

"Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

"What I am most proud of is the legacy of hope that FIFA and football leaves around the world. It makes all of the efforts and energy I pour into this job worth it."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Hope, Energy, Football, Job, World, Worth)

"FIFA's goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone - equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Power, Goal, Football, World)

"Liverpool have won everything but never a World Championship. I am sure in the future they will once again make the effort to win the tournament. They have had good rhythm in the Premier League this season."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Effort, Future, Will, World)

"They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Time, Day, Effort, Iraq, Saying)

"I was determined that if I failed it wouldn't be due to lack of effort."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Effort)

"Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Laws, Open)

"We are increasing our efforts to attract the right kind of foreign investors through our various agencies."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Right)

"Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Countries, Pressure, Rules, Washington)

"In an effort to provide my constituents with information on how they can make contributions to a number of relief and humanitarian organizations, I have posted a short list of these groups and contact numbers on my Internet website."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Effort, Information, Internet, Numbers)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Effort)

"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Key)

"The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Experience, Favorite, Research, Yield)

"All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort."
- Anna C. Brackett
(Related: Action, Acting, Effort, Exercise, Force, Freedom, Necessity, Will)

"I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Death, Funny, People, Children, Effort, Parents)

"But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)

"I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America's WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, America, Beginning, Effort, Information, Loss)

"Or the Department of Education and another ministry were worried about duplication of effort, so what did they do? They set up two committees to look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to. It really is a world beyond parody."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Education, Effort, World)

"I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Thought, Control, Effort, Popular)

"Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)

"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Effort, Obstacles)

"Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Men, Success, God)

"If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Work, Obscurity, Results, Silence)

"Until the world in some way changes, then my responsibility is to share what I know and more importantly to behave like I know about the extraordinary work and effort and blood shed for me to be able to sit here."
- Avery Brooks
(Related: Work, Blood, Effort, Responsibility, World)

"To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Effort)

"But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Change, Followers, Party)

"All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: People, Chance, Man)

"This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Common sense, Effort, Oil, Public, Want)

"The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Strategy, Control, Partnership, Prevention)

"This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Development, Burden, Countries, Disease)

"There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Art, Experience, Work, Deep, Effort, May, Question)

"This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

"As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government's obligation, not just a good idea."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Women, Idea, Government, Effort, End, Rights, Human rights, Obligation, Violence)

"The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Successful, Present)

"We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Peace, Country, Rights, Honor, Nations)

"Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it."
- John Burns
(Related: Effort, Poverty)

"People ask me if I ever see my father and I say yes, because he puts in the effort. He calls all the time to tell us he's proud of us."
- Jenna Bush
(Related: Time, Father, People, Effort)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Devil, Effort, Labor)

"The cooperation of government at its different levels is important and can only be achieved as long as the people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts and supportive of our goals."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, People, Goals, Chicago, Cooperation)

"I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Men, Wrongs)

"I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called."
- James M. Cain
(Related: Effort)

"He was a silly guy. Out - do the other guy. That was his effort at all times."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Effort, Silly)

"It'll be all of our efforts together. It won't won't ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it's going to be the sum total of the group."
- James Cameron
"When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what they told me about radiation risks. I spent much effort reducing the dose to patients in radiology."
- John Cameron
(Related: Effort, July)

"For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Economy, Variety, Years)

"Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Care, Children, Effort, Future)

"Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Men, Arguments, Seriousness, Sincerity)

"The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Thought, Survival, Effort, Future)

"I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Family, Control, Effort, Military)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"I want to thank the efforts of the American Public Health Association and its 200-plus partners who have organized events around the Nation that serve to raise everyone's awareness of the need to improve public health."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Health, American, Awareness, Events, Nation, Public, Want)

"I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Work, Challenge, Drilling, Energy, Washington, Will)

"House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Years)

"I don't use sex to sell records, obviously, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't feel like I have to make an effort to look good when I go out onstage, to wear something pretty."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Sex, Effort, Lying, Pretty)

"Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example - the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Example, Participation, Reform)

"For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Successful, Community, Needs, Reform, Welfare)

"Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: War, Successful, Cause, Commitment, Drugs, Laws)

"I deliberately made an effort not to become an expert on the ballet."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Ballet, Effort)

"Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Day, Effort, Jeopardy)

"Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: People, Effort, Help, Hurt)

"Certainly if we hope do enhance and extend whatever natural assets we were given, we must expect to make an effort, if not actually great labor."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Hope, Effort, Labor)

"I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involves a few seconds of effort to be nice to those people, and I am very grateful for the kind words that people have taken the trouble to express to me in person."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Talk, Trouble, Words)

"I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion; to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Debate, Effort, Open, Party)

"The voice doesn't take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Beginning, Effort, Now, Voice)

"Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Support, Terrorism, Will)

"Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Family, Body, Canada, Nations, Now, Perspective, United)

"This war in Iraq is part of a larger effort to remove this terrorist threat from the planet."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Effort, Iraq)

"So, for me, working with larger companies has often been very satisfying, precisely because of the ability of bringing critical mass to bear on a given effort."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Ability, Effort)

"The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort."
- Chanakya
(Related: Effort, Man)

"Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Love, Habit, Acting, Effort, Smoking)

"But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight, coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams, and figuring out how you're going to operate together."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Work)

"An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Happiness, Effort)

"You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: People, Battle, Effort, Pleasure)

"To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Soul, Artist, Effort, Gifts, Succeed)

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)

"We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Age, Effort, Old)

"Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?"
- Albert Claude
(Related: Life, Men, Time, Behavior, Information, Man)

"I would have preferred to be successful here with a piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort... rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Money, Successful, Effort)

"The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Work, People, Countries, Danger, Information, National security, Problems, states, United)

"Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

"I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Education, Success, Idea, Country, Religious, Years)

"Our success in Singapore was a Herculean effort by the whole team. Now I am determined to deliver on all we promised. I will be watching like a hawk."
- Sebastian Coe
(Related: Success, Effort, Now, Will)

"There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia, that, as sometimes happens in history, the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: History, Hope, Day, Memory, Russia, Will)

"If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Man, Will)

"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Success, Day)

"The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Change, Power, Quality, Development, Growth, Corporate, Effort, May)

"Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries to manufacture sentiment in his favor, without intrigue or effort on his part, Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt."
- Roscoe Conkling
(Related: Effort, Sentiment)

"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Nature, Effort, Human nature, Psychology, Trying)

"All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Work, Development, Growth, Effort)

"I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Time, People, Effort, Trying)

"So I'm in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show, like maybe my artistic effort is going to be a little different."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Business, Money, People, Effort)

"There was never any effort made out there to improve the artist."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Artist, Effort)

"There was no testimony of conspiracy - Oswald's efforts to get in touch with the Soviets and with the Cuban Fair Play groups in New York were rebuffed, rebuffed at every step."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Play)

"I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: History, Decisions, Effort, President, Respect, Will)

"The greater the effort, the greater the glory."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Effort, Glory)

"My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Work, Habit, Effort, End, First, School, Students)

"Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Addiction, National security, Oil, President, Today)

"Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: People, Culture, Effort, Genocide, Humanity)

"The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

"Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Effort)

"Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Effort, Example, Joy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)

"The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Art, Goal, Aristocracy, Effort, Perfection, Philosophy, Pursuit)

"Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Agreement, American, Troops)

"Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Congress, Content, Conviction, Deep, Leaders, Party, Solution)

"The process of making a movie has expanded in terms of effort and time for the director, doing commentaries for the DVD for example, finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD, and doing things like a web blog."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Time, Effort, Example)

"The Director of the Laboratory, George Reynolds, was most supportive of my efforts to work independently. There followed for ten years a glorious time for research."
- James Cronin
(Related: Time, Work, Research, Years)

"Everything I did that required effort, I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth."
- Betty Cuthbert
(Related: Effort)

"I've not as yet found one hobby that would absorb me completely when I'm not working, but I have just bought a new apartment and didn't quite bargain for the amount of effort and time and money that that absorbs."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Money, Time, Bargain, Effort)

"We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that... we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Effort, Force, Law)

"The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Enjoyment, Senses)

"Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Athletes, Day, Effort, Practice, Sense, Writing)

"There're so many things I want to do, like become more media savvy. I am too lazy. But I'm making an effort."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Effort, Media, Want)

"Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live."
- John Dewey
(Related: Goals, Man)

"Starbucks goes to a great effort, and pays twice as much for its coffee as its competitors do, and is very careful to help coffee producers in developing countries grow coffee without pesticides and in ways that preserve forest structure."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Coffee, Countries, Effort, Help)

"Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Science, Animals, Result, Worth, Years)

"For all of us who have been involved in the recovery efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs, we fear that this change in policy could lead to further declines in these wild stocks."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Change, Policy, Fear)

"I think we will begin to see some real efforts made to do things like protecting Social Security and Medicare."
- John Dingell
(Related: Security, Will)

"Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Work, Goal)

"All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Art, Dreams, Time, Chaos, Effort, Order, Painting, Visions)

"Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Ability, American, Chance, Circumstances, Effort, Freedom, Gender, Privacy, Race, Will)

"The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Iraq)

"Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror. The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: War, Iraq, Terror)

"As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Government, History, People, Hope, Country, Effort, Help, Will)

"In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)

"If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Successful, Control, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Internet)

"For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Imagination, Life, Effort)

"If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Effort, Self, Sense, Today, World)

"It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Effort, Losing)

"It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Art, Work, Effort, Hard work, Research, Struggle, Writing, Years)

"You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster. The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Death, Purpose, Effort, Talk)

"I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Effort, Rules)

"There's almost no way of doing importing honestly, because if you do you're at such a disadvantage competitively. So people spend huge amounts of effort getting around stupid laws and not paying taxes."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: People, Effort, Laws, Taxes)

"In the sense that people who produce things and work get rewarded, statistically. You don't get rewarded precisely for your effort, but in Russia you got rewarded for being alive, but not very well rewarded."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Work, People, Being, Effort, Russia, Sense)

"What I can't quite see at this stage is that the evidence, even to the president, seems to be that clear. And if it is that clear, I can't understand why we are not capable of convincing our closest allies that given that evidence, they ought to join us in this effort."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Effort, President)

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Power, Respect, Self)

"A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Heart, Consciousness, Effort, Will)

"But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United States and of the several countries from the world, from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Europe, states, Turkey, United, World)

"If we think we have ours and don't owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Money, Time, Americans, Effort, Help, Solution)

"It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, People, Effort)

"But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Hope, Positive, Act, Effort, Living, World)

"We need better coordination on the international side, just as they need better and more effective efforts on the Somali side. We have too many reconstruction and development assistance plans."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Development)

"I have been working, as emergency relief coordinator, on an international scale, very hard to build a wider alliance of partners in assistance efforts."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Alliance)

"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: War, Effort)

"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Desire, Effort, Evil)

"When I write I simply follow my heart. And my flights of fantasy. It is not done with a conscious effort. I'm continually inspired and write reflexively."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Heart, Effort, Fantasy)

"People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Time, People, Effort, Rejection, Relationships)

"Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Policy, Values, Foreign policy, Gain, Oil)

"The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Effort)

"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Effort, Nothing)

"Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills."
- William Empson
(Related: Failure, Blood, Effort, Poison, Waste)

"Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Time, Management, Effort)

"Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort."
- Epictetus
(Related: Success, Effort, Training)

"Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Effort, Teachers)

"Much effort, much prosperity."
- Euripides
(Related: Effort, Prosperity)

"Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines and their families, this Nation, along with our allies around the world, would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Marines, Nation, Soldiers, World)

"The China game was the best because it took the effort of everyone on the team to survive 120 minutes."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Effort)

"There's been a concerted effort to steal Christmas."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Christmas, Effort)

"The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Truth, Mind)

"It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died."
- William Faulkner
(Related: History, Life, Books, Effort)

"Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Leadership, Time, Nation, Now, Race)

"The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Attention, Calculations, Consciousness, Effort, Information)

"The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: People, Effort, May, Painting)

"I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Accuracy, Attention, Detail, Effort, Facts, Reality)

"It therefore become essential for the future of Judaism itself that its advancement should be correlated with a similar effort to advance the cause of religion generally."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Religion, Cause, Effort, Future, Judaism)

"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."
- John Fischer
(Related: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)

"One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Effort, Style)

"I really loved what the guys were doing more than anything, how high they jumped, how effortless it was."
- Peggy Fleming
"I think each player and myself live things differently because I have no physical effort to make."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Effort)

"When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Animals, Effort, Wilderness)

"We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Countries, Crime, Drugs, Effort)

"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Wife, Effort, Feeling, Kids)

"I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself."
- James Franco
(Related: Acting, Effort, Painting, School)

"When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Community, Effort, Injustice, Law, Poverty)

"For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it was perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Legislation, Poor, Sense, Welfare)

"My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort."
- Hans Frank
(Related: War, Effort, Harm, Justice)

"The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Effort)

"Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Character, Effort)

"Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Men, Women, Effort, May, Sense)

"The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Goal, May, Pleasure)

"Experimental high energy physics research is a group effort. I have been very fortunate to have had outstanding students and colleagues who have made invaluable contributions to the research with which I have been associated."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Effort, Energy, Physics, Research, Students)

"Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river?"
- Frederick Carl Frieseke
(Related: Effort, Games)

"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Love, Effort, Joy, Suffering, Walking, Will, Worth)

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Effort, Greed, Satisfaction)

"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Effort, Man, Personality)

"I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Effort)

"One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Destruction, Post, President, Security, Terrorism, Weapons)

"Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Prose, Right, Today, Writing)

"Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Experience, Faith, Effort)

"I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Anger, God, Effort, Grace)

"Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Authority, Effort)

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Victory, Effort, Lies, Satisfaction)

"I'm not the type of person who goes through all this effort for a movie, and then doesn't care if anybody sees it. I want them to see it, and I want them to see it on the big screen."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Care, Effort, Want)

"If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Society, Quality, Character, Effort, Wrongs)

"There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Life, Success, Effort, Force, Nation)

"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Effort, Hurt)

"It's been such a group effort. When you're a new band and you have limited resources, you end up getting people that are there because they love what you do, and that's great."
- Balthazar Getty
(Related: Love, People, Effort, End)

"A winning effort begins with preparation."
- Joe Gibbs
(Related: Winning, Effort, Preparation)

"John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus, who had come to New York, and we became friends. Years later that produced a certain team effort."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Effort, Friends, Years)

"Insurgents throughout Iraq continue to threaten our efforts and pose a danger to stability in the region. They fight not for their country, but rather against ours."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Country, Danger, Fight, Iraq, Stability)

"Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Art, Community, Effort, Living, World)

"All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Power, Freedom, Obvious, Office, Presidency, Respect)

"Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Success, Effort, First, Results, Will)

"Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Life, Being, Effort, Necessity)

"Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Effort)

"Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and relentless in her effort to make others as good as she thinks they ought to be."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Effort, Woman)

"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Education, Sympathy, Soul, Wealth, Effort, Generosity, Kindness, Treasure)

"Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Effort)

"Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Ability, Effort, Potential)

"Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Men, Women, Progress)

"We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals. We're going to keep them - keep you safe from them."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: War, People, American, Effect, Effort, Support, Will)

"They say I am a regulator and I think it is just an effort not to comply with the decree. I do not do anything except what the decree requires me to do."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Effort)

"If people take the film and screen it whenever possible for their social and professional networks, we can continue to make a difference. It is one more element we have to use in the ongoing effort to take back our country."
- Robert Greenwald
(Related: People, Country, Difference, Effort, Film)

"Instead of destroying an area for a paltry amount of oil, we should be increasing fuel standards for automobiles and focusing our efforts on biofuels and other alternatives."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Automobiles, Oil)

"While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people, it is nevertheless an empty gesture. It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to bring our troops home with honor."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Time, Mistake, People, American, Debate, Effort, Honor, Iraq, Today, Troops)

"What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: People, Common sense, Man, Mind, Nation, Now, Race, Woman)

"The final effort came when our reconnaissance team reported contact with the POWs and their guards by radio near midnight at a pre-arranged crossing site."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Effort, Midnight)

"It's funny, when people talk about the 70s I can tell you the year of every album but when it comes to the later efforts I can't remember the exact years, it's funny isn't it?"
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Funny, People, Talk, Years)

"But on this show, it's a good question because in the 35 shows that we've done now, I've really made a consistent effort to really shadow the directors because in many ways they have to be more prepared than feature directors."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Effort, Now, Question, Shadow)

"This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible."
- Daryl Hall
(Related: Effort, Illness, Now, Quick)

"Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more than they expect."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: People, Effort, Tolerance)

"The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Action, Effort, Eyes, Reflection, Sun)

"The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: War, Thought, Effort, Plants, Washington)

"We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness."
- Katherine Harris
(Related: Women, Attention, Effort)

"The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Power, Growth, Effort, England, Influence)

"These small shows were decidedly a success. The exhibitions were not too large to be seen easily. It was not an effort, as larger collections of pictures usually are."
- Childe Hassam
(Related: Success, Effort)

"While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Doubt, Effort, Followers, Leaders, Religious, Struggle)

"As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Action, Failure, Answers, Veterans, Washington)

"The men and women on the front lines of the war on terror continue to risk their lives to save ours - and for that we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay. Thanks to their efforts we have made tremendous progress. Yet, the job is not done."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, War, Women, Progress, Debt, Job, Risk, Terror)

"I am extremely proud of my service with the government and my efforts to help safeguard public health and protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Health, Country, Help, Public, Service)

"The effort required by your endeavor now is not as hard as dealing with your regret later."
- Mike Hawkins
(Related: Effort, Now, Regret)

"We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Effort, Focus, Key, Marketing, Software)

"I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts."
- Joseph Haydn
(Related: Care, Quick, Writer)

"Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Education, Power, Effort, Law)

"Strong efforts may be made to deny the place, to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things will break through that silence."
- John Haynes
(Related: May, Silence, Spirit, Will)

"Ensuring that high quality water is provided to all Arizona's citizens is the responsibility of elected officials at all levels and I am happy to do all I can to assist the city's efforts."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Quality, Responsibility, Water)

"We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Courage)

"But the history of the changes produced by a universal idea is not a history of changes in the individual, but of changes brought about by the successive efforts of millions of individuals in the course of many generations."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: History, Idea, Generations)

"Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Money, Work, Effort, Hollywood)

"The hours, minutes and seconds stand as visible reminders that your effort put them all there. Preserve until your next run, when the watch lets you see how Impermanent your efforts are."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Effort)

"Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Character, Day, Effort)

"If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Sacrifice, Civilization, Effort, Example, Force, Influence, Reason)

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."
- Herodotus
(Related: Men, Goal, Victory)

"Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace."
- Herodotus
(Related: Peace, War, Effort, Evil)

"He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort, and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Inspiration, Effort, Observation)

"In order to make further progress, particularly in the field of cosmic rays, it will be necessary to apply all our resources and apparatus simultaneously and side-by-side; an effort which has not yet been made, or at least, only to a limited extent."
- Victor Francis Hess
(Related: Progress, Effort, Order, Will)

"It wasn't so much of a controlled effort to end up as part of the Goth scene."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Effort, End)

"There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Finance, Success, Activism, Elections, Living, Wage)

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Effort, Reward)

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Growth, Strength, Effort, Struggle)

"Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Education, Thought, Effort, Struggle)

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Effort, Reward)

"Guns are neat little things, aren't they? They can kill extraordinary people with very little effort."
- John W. Hinckley, Jr.
(Related: People, Effort)

"Language is an archaeological vehicle... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: History, Effort, Language)

"Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: Revolution)

"It's a journey, it's a fight everyday. There was a real effort to stay in the program... So far this has been a very successful rehab."
- Peter Hobson
(Related: Successful, Effort, Fight, Journey)

"The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Existence)

"Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a United States of Europe and his efforts more than those of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Change, Father, Europe, Leaders, Man, states, Thinking, United)

"The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Effort)

"The marshalling of those resources in order to obtain the maximum war effort for Australia, and a maximum degree of help and cooperation for Great Britain and the sister Dominions, is the primary objective of the new Department."
- Harold Edward Holt
(Related: War, Sister, Cooperation, Effort, Help, Order)

"Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Money, Corruption, Effort, Ridicule)

"Attending that Convention and talking with those people and many others convinced me that I should become a blogger in my efforts to reform the government and uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws made in furtherance thereof."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Reform, Talking)

"You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset."
- Tom Hopkins
(Related: Money, Time, Encouraging, Effort, Training)

"Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance."
- Horace
(Related: Effort, Exercise)

"As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Equality, People, America, Earth, Freedom, Ideals, Nations, Now, Result)

"I have accomplished little enough, but such as it is, it is the result of my own efforts."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Result)

"You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose."
- Gordie Howe
(Related: Peace, Effort, Mind, Rest, Sleep)

"How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Success, Time, Effort, Man, Patience)

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Success, Failure, Effort, May, Persistence)

"My first real kiss came when I was 10, and it was in an acting class. I had to do a scene from a movie where someone gets kissed under a tree, and I did not want to do it! But my acting partner wanted me to feel comfortable, so he bought a picnic basket with all these snacks. He made such an effort - and it was cute."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Kiss, Acting, Class, Cute, Effort, First, Want)

"The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Thoughts, Evil)

"I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts at conserving energy last summer."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Energy, Summer, Want)

"In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Development, Church, Dignity, Effort, Favors, Rights, Liberty, Personality, Today)

"That's the mistake women make - you shouldn't see your makeup. We don't want to look like we've made an effort."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Women, Mistake, Effort, Makeup, Want)

"Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Effort, Thinking)

"You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Life, Creativity, Effort, Open)

"As we continue to make great progress in the war on terror, now more than ever, it is important that members of the international community stand-by and bolster the efforts of the emerging diplomatic leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- James Inhofe
(Related: War, Progress, Afghanistan, Community, Iraq, Leaders, Now, Terror)

"When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?"
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Wife, Discipline, Values, Children, Effort, Man, Obligation, Right)

"Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."
- Phil Jackson
"Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both nations in a carefully coordinated manner, more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Media, Nations)

"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly."
- William James
(Related: Effort, Metaphysics, Nothing)

"The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Home, War, Achievement, Effort, End, states, United, World, World war, Writing)

"Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others."
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: History, Women, Existence, Shadow)

"Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Blessings, Effort)

"Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Effort, President)

"I not only urge you to vote that ticket yourself, but I beg that you will persuade others to do so. Personal effort can accomplish a great deal, and I beg that you will use your personal influence with your friends to get them to go with you to save the boys."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Boys, Effort, Friends, Influence, Vote, Will)

"I would love to see as many of the black players as possible in today's Major League Baseball make every effort to go to the Negro Leagues Museum and get a first-hand view of how it all started."
- Ferguson Jenkins
(Related: Love, Baseball, Effort, First, Today)

"Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of individuals and communities working to rebuild."
- Bobby Jindal
"First, we must stop issuing drivers' licenses to people in our country illegally. Providing them with forms of government identification makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Government, People, Country, First, Laws, National security)

"We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to achieve a peaceful reunification of the country."
- Hu Jintao
(Related: Country, Effort, Sincerity, Will)

"Most achievers I know are people who have made a strong and deep dedication to pursuing a particular goal. That dedication took a tremendous amount of effort."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: People, Goal, Dedication, Deep, Effort)

"Relatives cannot help you in the studios," she says. "You stand or fall by your own efforts."
- Glynis Johns
(Related: Help, Relatives)

"It takes a long, hard effort and sustained determination to reduce crime. We will stay the course and we are confident that the numbers will continue to go down."
- Jack Johnson
(Related: Determination, Crime, Effort, Numbers, Will)

"Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work."
- Nicholas Johnson
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Help, Poor, Poverty)

"What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic champion is to start working now. I tell them why it's always worth it to put the time and effort into something you want to be good at."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Time, Effort, Now, Want, Worth)

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Effort, Pleasure)

"We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Time, Effort, Song)

"Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Effort)

"Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R. was recognized by the majority of the great powers."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Government, History, Majority, Propaganda)

"A convention was drawn up on June 17, 1925, in which the principle of supervision, as opposed to that of simple propaganda, was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members, of whom I was one."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: June, Propaganda)

"I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Effort, Tools)

"For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Choice, Mind, Salvation, Will)

"In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Possibility, Attention, Consequences)

"Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism of our Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: People, Minority, State)

"I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Successful)

"Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Countries)

"As leader of the effort of the Iraqi Survey Group, I spent most of my days not out in the field leading inspections. It's typically what you do at that level. I was trying to motivate, direct, find strategies."
- David Kay
(Related: Leader, Effort, Leading, Trying)

"Well, we are not doing that film actually. At least I am not at the moment, but we are making an effort to get it done; I don't know whether we'll get the financing for it. The old story we had it, it fell out of place and this and that."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Effort, Film, Old)

"Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Balance, Effort, Mind)

"Their effort to place the women upon the same industrial level with themselves in order that all may pull together in the effort to maintain reasonable conditions of life."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Life, Women, Effort, May, Order)

"It is by such means as the prize offered by your Committee that the attention of the world will be focused and that men and women will be inspired to greater efforts in the interest of peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Men, Peace, Women, Attention, Committee, Interest, Will, World)

"I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace, which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Work, Peace, Cause, Humanity, Nations)

"Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Act, Congress, Conservation, Effort)

"The War on Terror is one of the most critical national security efforts in our history."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: History, War, National security, Terror)

"My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Environmental, Belief, Congress, Future, Generations)

"This is the way federal land management should work. Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Work, Management, Conservation, Cooperation, Land)

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Courage, Purpose, Direction)

"It's not how much you do, it's how often you do it. It simply doesn't matter if you make some monumental effort at any given time. You have it in your to give that extra little bit. You know that you could add that finishing touch. You know you can take that extra step."
- Marilyn Moats Kennedy
(Related: Time, Effort)

"The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races and tongues which came to accept its way of life."
- Aly Khan
(Related: History, Life, Civilization, Islam)

"It wasn't my plan to create such a record. All I did was put in the effort to win every match I played and it went on for weeks, months and years until my defeat to Ross Norman in Toulouse in 1986."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Defeat, Effort, Months, Years)

"Generally the younger generation are not hard working. They will have to put in more effort to achieve results in tournaments. most of them can perform well but they cannot deliver when they play abroad."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Effort, Play, Results, Will)

"I tell beginning readers to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to write a book, find a subject that's really worth the time and effort you'll put in."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Time, Beginning, Effort, Want, Worth)

"On behalf of the federal government, I wish now publicly to appeal to the provinces to lend their co-operation in furthering our country's war effort by effecting at as early a date as may be possible this much needed restriction."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Government, Country, Effort, May, Now)

"Temperance is essential, if the services of men and women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according, to the physical capacity and ability of each. Nothing less will assure a total effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Effect, Effort, Nothing, Temperance, Will)

"No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other single factor to make impossible a total war effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Alcohol, Effort, Will)

"If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed, the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and urgently strive toward a total war effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Effort, Germany, Military, Nations, United)

"From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, People, Canada, Desire, Effort, Help)

"I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democrats, Effort, Tax, Reform, Security)

"What takes place in the Security Council more closely resembles a mugging than either a political debate or an effort at problem-solving."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Debate, Effort, Security)

"Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body."
- Grenville Kleiser
(Related: Body, Effort, Laziness, Mind, Will)

"Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I'm less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Business, Life, Control, Act, Effort, Now, Space, Writing)

"Even as we pour hundreds of billions of dollars into our efforts in the Middle East, there is much that needs to be done to win the war of ideas in the Muslim world and beyond."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: War, Ideas, Muslim, Needs, World)

"The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Values, Authority, Effort, Principles, Validity)

"The work in S, M, L, XL was almost suicidal. It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Work, Effort, Office)

"The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Constitution, Country, Effort, Freedom, Independence, Slavery)

"In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Government, Leadership, War, American, Decisions, Effort)

"I actually made an effort to reject acting, to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my kids to have an actress as a mother-to have, like, a silly person."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Mother, Acting, Body, Effort, Kids, Silly, Want)

"Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Thought, Arguments, Effort, Nothing)

"The increase of scientific knowledge lies not only in the occasional milestones of science, but in the efforts of the very large body of men who with love and devotion observe and study nature."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Love, Men, Nature, Science, Knowledge, Body, Devotion, Lies, Study)

"Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Marriage, Effort, Philosophy)

"I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: War, People, Effort, Examination, First, Germany, Law, School)

"None of the things I have done would have been accomplished without a true team effort."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Effort)

"A national evil requires a national remedy; let not this any longer be delayed: let your minds expand, free from every narrow principle, and let the public good become the sole object of your united Christian efforts."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Christian, Evil, Public, United)

"I agree that we must expand opportunities for retirement saving, but we must not undermine this worthy effort with a flawed privatization scheme that takes the 'security' out of Social Security."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Effort, Retirement, Security)

"Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it."
- Rose Wilder Lane
(Related: Life, Quality, Effort, Fiction, Killing, Writing)

"In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after the World War have been directed toward the formation of states and the regulation of their frontiers according to a consciously national program."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Peace, War, states, World, World war)

"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Leadership, Character, Effort, Self)

"The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland."
- James Larkin
(Related: Determination, Enthusiasm, Goal, Class, Ireland, Irish, Press)

"A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Comfort, Population)

"I'm an artist and I can draw very well. I'm amazed that everybody can't draw well because I can do it so effortlessly."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Artist)

"California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Effort, World)

"For it goes without saying that this great recognition at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of exploration farther into the depths of the atom."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Time, Exploration, Saying, Will)

"Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Being, Effort, Golf, Law, May)

"An organized effort is making to deceive the people. There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold."
- Mary Elizabeth Lease
(Related: Thought, People, Progress, Aristocracy, Effort, Enemies, Gold, Royalty)

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Ability, Effort, Feeling, Will)

"The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Effort, Will)

"I have a very strange melodic gift: melodies come to me effortlessly."
- Michel Legrand
"The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: History, Class, Consciousness, Countries, Effort, Trade)

"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
(Related: Men, Success, Goal, Effort)

"The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Truth, Crime, Effort, Man, Rejection, Word)

"The team is very enthusiastic - everyone is trying hard to do their best, and everyone is putting a lot of effort in to moving forward and getting the right results and it's a very good, close-knit team."
- David Leslie
(Related: Effort, Results, Right, Trying)

"It's a good team though that works very closely and very well together, and all those people putting that effort in, then I'm sure we will improve dramatically from where we are now as the season goes on."
- David Leslie
(Related: People, Effort, Now, Will)

"It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Truth, Effort, Man, Worth)

"Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it."
- Bernard Levin
(Related: Prevention)

"Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Government, Technology, Promises, Result)

"I don't make an effort to be sloppy. I just don't consider a perfect hairdo and a perfect face to be beautiful. If I had my way I'd dress myself and do my own makeup for magazine shoots."
- Juliette Lewis
(Related: Dress, Effort, Makeup)

"Most achievements in science are to a certain degree group efforts."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Science)

"Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Effort)

"When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window, not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Acquaintance, Effort, Embarrassment)

"Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Life, Money, People, Football, Now, Veterans, Worth, Years)

"The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Development, Community, Conflict, Law, Needs, Solution)

"One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods - that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Development, Financial, Country, Global warming, Public, Security, Stability)

"Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Goals, Winning, Battle, Effort, Memories, Night, Years)

"I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth."
- Ben Lindsey
(Related: Youth)

"Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Success, Conservatism, Effort, Fanatics, Stability)

"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Authority, Economy, Effort, Freedom)

"Wherever modern translations of marked excellence were already in existence efforts were made to secure them for the Library, but in a number of instances copyright could not be obtained."
- James Loeb
(Related: Excellence, Existence)

"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Goal, Effort, Leaders)

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, Civilization, Commitment, Company, Effort)

"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Effort, Results)

"There was no indication of panic. The broken files marched back in steady step. The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows that could not be fended."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Effort)

"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes"."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Succeed, Will, Woman)

"I would do anything to keep looking the job. I think you make an extra effort if you're on show."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Effort, Job)

"I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort."
- Thomas Lynch
(Related: Effort)

"So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations."
- Thomas Lynch
(Related: Poetry, Effort, Language, Sense)

"Reading is a huge effort for many people, a bore for others, and, believe it or not, many people prefer watching TV."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: People, Effort, Reading)

"This is a group effort. This is group theatre. This is no big star turn. You could do things with it to do that but it would just be out of kilter. This is one reason I like this play. This is a unit."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Effort, Play, Reason, Theatre)

"A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: People, Effort)

"No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Success, Perseverance, Effort, Succeed)

"The constant effort towards population, which is found even in the most vicious societies, increases the number of people before the means of subsistence are increased."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: People, Effort, Population)

"I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Dream, Leaders, Problems, Unity)

"I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Purpose, Mercy, Potential, Will)

"The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Work, Education, Knowledge, Effort, Fun, Hard work, Importance)

"Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Effort)

"There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Effort, Investment, Will)

"Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Achievement, Failure, Circumstances, Effort)

"Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Man)

"Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat."
- Mother Maribel
(Related: Work, First, Prayer, Will)

"In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Equality, Society, Women, Canada, Discrimination, Effort, Rights, Open)

"The progression of emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Class)

"An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Nature, Artist, Language, Will)

"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
(Related: Light)

"Every one of us is different in some way, but for those of us who are more different, we have to put more effort into convincing the less different that we can do the same thing they can, just differently."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Effort)

"John's time and effort were, in the main, spent on pretty honorable stuff. As for the other side, well, nobody's perfect, nobody's Jesus. And look what they did to him."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Time, Effort, Pretty)

"As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Death, Reward, Talking)

"Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation, while the simple efforts of politeness are admired; even in those who are otherwise despised."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Politeness)

"It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Experience, Work, People, Effort)

"As one of the voices of rural New Yorkers in Congress, I am committed to supporting efforts such as these that will make a real impact in people's lives."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: People, Congress, Will)

"In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Work, Life, Love, Blessings, Reality)

"But it so happens, and it will ever happen so, that they who have lived to serve their country - no matter how weak their efforts may have been - are sure to receive the thanks and blessings of its people."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: People, Blessings, Country, May, Will)

"It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: Hope, America, Duty, Effort, Ireland, Liberty, states, Succeed, Support, United)

"While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Americans, Effort)

"Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Effort, Theology, Worth)

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding."
- Gian Carlo Menotti
(Related: Art, Beauty, Effort, Flowers)

"I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Education, Finance, Women, Athletes, Effort, Example)

"I just think overall a lot of it has to do with conditioning and players putting in the time and the effort in the off-season to keep themselves in condition for 12 months a year."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Time, Effort, Months)

"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Accident, Commitment, Effort, Excellence, Planning, Productivity, Result)

"Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Progress, Effort)

"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Freedom, Name)

"I will throw all my best efforts into it, my thoughts and political observations, but ultimately I want to create a narrative that keeps you turning the pages and leaves you with a sense that this thing has a reason for being there."
- Frank Miller
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Reason, Sense, Want, Will)

"The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure offset by Teutonic victories in the east. When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Success, Belgium, Measure, Russia)

"If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: Effort, May, Name)

"When you work in TV, it's such a group effort, it's not about you."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Work, Effort)

"I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Flattery, Hate)

"On occasion we need to make a second effort - and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Effort, May)

"The reward of eternal life requires effort."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Life, Effort, Reward)

"We must continue to have voting rights in the state, not to politicize this, but they must have a voice in the rebuilding effort in the community from which they have been displaced."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Community, Effort, Rights, State, Voice, Voting)

"We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Habit, Effort, Mind)

"I never felt I was quite the ticket academically. I always felt I had to put in an enormous amount of effort not to be disappointing. So I worked really hard, but at the time it suited me, because I didn't do very much else."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: Time, Effort)

"But since September 11, we have made every effort to try to work closely with state and local law enforcement."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Work, Effort, Law, State)

"War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing."
- Louis Mumford
(Related: War, Magic, Nothing)

"You know, making a movie is a collaborative effort and sometimes all the ingredients don't work out. I know that every now and again I am going to make a movie that won't work."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Work, Effort, Now)

"Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort."
- Said Musa
(Related: Government, Growth, Banks, Effort, Interest, Investment, Order)

"I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Time, Effort, Reading)

"So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts."
- Nagarjuna
(Related: Praise)

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

"The ABA works tirelessly in its efforts involving the first line of defense: the prevention of burn injuries."
- Richard Neal
(Related: First, Prevention)

"A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terrorism)

"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Building, Effort, Fire)

"I can tell you one thing, Iran is closer to developing nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago, or a month ago or a year ago. It's just moving on with its efforts."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Today, Weapons)

"Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Consequences, Past, Present, Problems, Trade)

"My first dream as a child was to become a pilot. My second dream was to become an astronomer, and I pursued in parallel efforts and studies in these two areas."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Dream, First)

"Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Effort, Living)

"In Washington, there's always an effort to label people."
- Gale Norton
(Related: People, Effort, Washington)

"Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home, without the effort of going to a picture house, without the trouble of booking seats, without the presence of other people."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Home, People, Effort, Television, Trouble, Will)

"Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Effort, Worth)

"My main efforts focussed on trying to identify the rate controlling steps during the cell cycle. Crucial for this analysis were wee mutants that were advanced prematurely through the cell cycle and so divided at a reduced cell size."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Trying)

"My parents were neither wealthy nor academic, but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations, both at school and university."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Aspirations, Parents, School, University)

"I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science was so difficult it was essential that the problem being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Science, Being, Effort, Pursuit)

"As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Mom, Kids, Parents, Responsibility)

"The efforts you make will surely be rewarded. If not, then you are simply not ready to call them efforts."
- Sadaharu Oh
(Related: Will)

"Most organizations should be pro-active, but philanthropists concerned with poverty should deliberately be reactive, learning from the efforts of ordinary folks who tired of looking the other way as their communities fell apart."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Learning, Poverty)

"Yet, if we accept the solution offered today by this bill to explore and develop for oil on the coastal plain of ANWR, it will be 5 years, at least, and probably closer to 8 before the first barrel of oil flows from that effort."
- John Olver
(Related: Effort, First, Oil, Solution, Today, Will, Years)

"Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Work, Empowerment, End, Key, Open)

"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle."
- William Osler
(Related: Effort, Ideals, Struggle, Worth)

"We must renew our efforts to keep our communities safe, from the dangers of terrorists from foreign lands and from common criminals here at home. Let no criminal believe that tough fiscal times will yield an open cell door and a ticket to freedom."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Home, Freedom, Open, Will, Yield)

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Dreams, Determination, Dedication, Effort, Order, Reality, Self)

"I would like to spend my next two years showing how the aim of making technology available to every young person can be built into the effort to make our nation more secure. That is my latest concern and what I will be pushing over the next two years."
- Major Owens
(Related: Technology, Concern, Effort, Nation, Will, Years)

"Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Praise)

"A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Effort, Perfection, Worth)

"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Effort)

"I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Chance, Effort, Trying)

"We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers."
- Emmeline Pankhurst
(Related: Law)

"I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort. There were no rotten apples."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Apples, Collaboration, Effort)

"Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life, Work, Time, Day, Delight, Energy, First, Lies, Order)

"The expansion of tobacco cessation centers is an important part of our historic and continuing effort to help smokers quit. The expansion of these centers will give even more New Yorkers the help they need to quit once and for all."
- George E. Pataki
(Related: Effort, Help, Will)

"For the first time federal, state and local bureaus of investigation are coordinating their effort, to serve as eyes and ears and protect us against further attacks."
- George Pataki
(Related: Time, Effort, Eyes, First, Investigation, State)

"With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Experience, Time, Brevity, Effort, Sense, Theories)

"Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain."
- Dave Pelzer
(Related: Purpose, Will)

"We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework."
- Li Peng
(Related: Legal, Hope, Community, Effort, Support, Terrorism, Will)

"It is always the start that requires the greatest effort."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Effort)

"I love working with new directors. There's so much drive and effort. It still comes down to the character for me, but if it's a character I really want to play, I would never not do the project because of a new director."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Love, Character, Effort, Play, Project, Want)

"Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Values, Conservative, Effort, Morals, Pride, Republicans)

"Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation."
- Plato
(Related: Life, Effort, Land, Now)

"My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I'm not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it."
- Sarah Polley
(Related: Mom, Work, Cancer)

"And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship, all this prostitution of idealism and manhood, to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!"
- Harry Pollitt
(Related: Country, Defeat, Effort, Idealism, Loss, Prostitution)

"Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that our efficient relief effort has significantly improved the image of the United States among the Pakistani people."
- Jon Porter
(Related: People, American, Effort, states, United)

"I think when I'm in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I'm really not the one that's not available because of work and I'm very sad when I actually leave."
- Franka Potente
(Related: Work, Love, Effort)

"The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world."
- Colin Powell
(Related: states, United, World)

"You can't just have slogans, you can't just have catchy phrases. You have to have an agenda. And I think what the Republican Party has to do, if it's going to incorporate the tea party efforts in it, is to come up with an agenda that the American people can see, touch, and actually believe in, and something they believe in."
- Colin Powell
(Related: People, American, Party, Republican, Tea)

"The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort."
- Colin Powell
(Related: People, Competition, Effort)

"But I warn my colleagues that we will fail in our efforts to protect the homeland if we do not take additional steps to avoid a trade-off between protecting ourselves against terrorists attacks and preparing for and responding to natural disasters."
- David E. Price
(Related: Disasters, Trade, Will)

"Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Strength, Effort, Praise, Will)

"Without going to what I think is my limit. I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort, and to win the race at the slowest speed possible."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Effort, Race)

"We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria in the area of foreign policy, and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities."
- Georgi Purvanov
(Related: Policy, Goals, Foreign policy, Priorities, Stability, Will)

"John Brown's effort was peculiar. It was not a slave insurrection."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Effort)

"Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Art, Effort, Worth)

"It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort."
- Quintilian
(Related: Effort, Faults, Mind, Worth)

"If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates to blame America for these attacks."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Nature, America, Blame, Terror)

"I think that we must come together progressively, with the British, the Germans, the Spanish, the Italians and with the new members of the European Union, we must make an effort to forge closer links."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Effort)

"I mean, the world has already done a big, big effort to forget debt to countries heavily indebted and with low income. And that has given good chances to countries to get out of poverty."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Countries, Debt, Effort, Forget, Income, Poverty, World)

"The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, actually, was an effort to put something on the mall in Washington so American tourists could walk through America, and in their minds everything on the mall would be American."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: America, American, Effort, Tourists, Washington)

"There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall. People can develop dream recall skills, such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind."
- Henry Reed
(Related: People, Dream, Effort, Lying, Mind, Skill, Writing)

"As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Gain, Perspective, Sleep)

"We must make every effort to neutralize this threat peacefully, but be ever mindful of the growing danger Iran poses not just to a safe and free America, but to our allies abroad."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: America, Danger, Effort)

"Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)

"Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Time, Ideas, Attention, Effort, Investigation, Years)

"Fame is a constant effort."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Effort, Fame)

"We want to continue the efforts against domestic violence and spread the drug courts, and develop real effective means of providing treatment for drug abusers without having to have them arrested."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Treatment, Violence, Want)

"My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Hope, America, Building, Crime, Violence, Will)

"There is so much to do, and I want to continue my efforts."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Want)

"I won it, at least five million times. Men who were stronger, bigger and faster than I was could have done it, but they never picked up a pole, and never made the feeble effort to pick their legs off the ground and get over the bar."
- Bob Richards
(Related: Men, Effort)

"Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?"
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Legal, Work, Policy, Effort, Needs, Practice, Public, Public policy, Question, Skill, Will)

"If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Effort, Joy, Pursuit, Zest)

"Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these."
- James Whitcomb Riley
(Related: Determination, Effort, Man, Persistence, Will)

"Great effort springs naturally from great attitude."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Attitude, Effort)

"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Effort, Problems, Will)

"And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Time, Effort)

"No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves."
- Frederick William Robertson
"Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, Sports, People, Citizenship, Fight, Rights, Labor, Struggle, Years)

"Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Equality, Love, People, Virtue, Effort, Justice, May)

"I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: People)

"My best efforts were some modern things that looked like very lousy Matisses. Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy, and leave Paris."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: God, Paris, Sense)

"I can only hope the federal aid made available today will be sufficient in our recovery efforts, and pray that our citizens continue to be safe from the fallout of this dangerous natural disaster."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Hope, Disaster, Today, Will)

"For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Effort, Reward)

"A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we've never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens."
- Al Roker
(Related: Effort, State, Victims, World)

"Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Men, Time, People, Gods, Effort, Old, Trying, Worth)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"This is a global effort we're going to have to lead to overcome this jihadist effort. It's more than Osama bin Laden. But he is going to pay, and he will die."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Effort, Osama bin laden, Will)

"The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as 'progress', doesn't spread."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Government, Disease, Effort, Research, Respect)

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Happiness, Achievement, Effort, Joy, Lies)

"Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Effort, Freedom, Past, Present)

"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Effort)

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Courage, Effort, Energy, Labor)

"When families observe a later, deeper stage of cult involvement they may find it necessary to consider the involvement of a professional such as myself in an intervention effort."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Effort, May)

"Also, schools share some responsibility and should offer helpful orientations that include general information about such recruitment efforts on their campuses."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Information, Responsibility, Schools)

"The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement is preventative education. If students and the public at large are more aware of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand and resist their recruitment efforts."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Education, May, Public, Students)

"I did not imagine that the second half of my life would be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Life, Science, Danger, Humanity)

"We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Work, Cause, Criticism, Decisions, Effort, Future, Hard work, Will)

"And also it was a process of, we lifted weights as well, in an effort to train my body to then be able to lift heavier weights when I got in Australia. So that was the first couple of months."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Body, Effort, First, Months)

"Leaders at the highest levels of our government are undertaking a deliberate and systematic effort to redefine our government, our economy and our country."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Government, Country, Economy, Effort, Leaders)

"Significant steps have been taken since 9-11 to protect out country here at home, but much remains to be done, Americans from across the political spectrum must come together to develop the next phase of our efforts to counter global terror."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Home, Americans, Country, Terror)

"Serbia did not want to recognize our country in a peaceful way, so that is why they wanted to destroy us. All our efforts to find a peaceful solution were impossible. In order to save the people, NATO had to intervene."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: People, Country, Order, Solution, Want)

"Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Money, Goal, Bureaucracy, Congress, Effort, Focus, Press)

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Quality, Accident, Effort, Result)

"The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Power, Successful, Effort, Temperament)

"A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Effort)

"By his own efforts man could never gain the true and desired riches."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Gain, Man)

"It is to be deeply regretted that the clergymen would oppose an effort to teach the people the Bible truths; nevertheless, we find much opposition everywhere, and many clergymen will attempt to prevent the people from reading what is here written."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: People, Bible, Effort, Opposition, Reading, Will)

"I think there's an ongoing effort involved in trying to get a bigger perspective, trying to let go of things that limit your capacity to love and be loved or your capacity to hear and to really speak."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Love, Effort, Perspective, Trying)

"I think that was very important to Bacon... personally. I think he went to great efforts to get a house for the Stratford man, to make it so difficult for us to prove that it was Francis Bacon, because it is very difficult to prove."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Man)

"Probably all the books I've ever written have been efforts to define the boundaries of humanity."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Books, Humanity)

"I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time, I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing. So I finally made a serious effort."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Science, Time, People, Day, Effort, Fiction, Reading)

"The one thing that matters is the effort."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Effort)

"I've never made any effort to hide what happened. I served my time, I've tried to learn and move on."
- Victor Salva
(Related: Time, Effort)

"Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Life, Culture, Effort, Example, Joy, Philosophy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."
- George Sand
(Related: Experience, Genius, Effort, Simplicity, World)

"Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."
- George Santayana
(Related: Effort, Fanaticism)

"Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end."
- George Santayana
(Related: People, End, Prayer)

"The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal."
- George Santayana
(Related: Art, Effort, Existence)

"All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: War, Peace, People, Progress, Mankind, Prosperity, World, World war, Years)

"I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Children, May)

"It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Marriage, Career, Effort)

"We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are developing longer range missiles. We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat."
- Jim Saxton
(Related: Effort, Nations, World)

"It stands, essentially, for the application of increased energy to the efforts already undertaken by my ministry since 1934 with the results shown in the above statistics."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Energy, Results, Statistics)

"The uniqueness of the unit was more or less that it was focused on a single individual. It was really the first time the agency had done that sort of effort."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Time, Effort, First, Uniqueness)

"But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Diversity, End, Race)

"After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again, and we are in the process of bringing about expansions in security laws and creating an index file system."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Laws, Security)

"If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black."
- Mike Schmidt
(Related: Time, Baseball, Effort)

"Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes)

"With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: People, Opportunity, Land, News, State, Will)

"Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush's efforts, Afghanistan hasn't actually had an election."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: Afghanistan, Democracy)

"I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."
- Charles Schwab
(Related: Work, Approval, Criticism, Effort, Man, Spirit)

"I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Society, People, Habit, American, Cancer, Help, Smoking, State)

"I just find that the harder you work and the more effort you put into yourself, the better you'll be."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Work, Effort)

"Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Effort, Freedom)

"The events of the day's march are now becoming so dreary and dispiriting that one longs to forget them when we camp; it is an effort even to record them in a diary."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Day, Effort, Events, Forget, March, Now)

"Cambodia possesses now the rights to look far into the future and everything for making a future construction is waiting for the Cambodian own efforts."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Future, Rights, Now, Waiting)

"Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Nature, Effort, Living, Nothing, World)

"But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other people to understand that a lot of things are possible with a sustained effort and that the broadening of experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be."
- Richard Serra
(Related: Art, Work, People, Effort, Interest, Potential)

"But communication is two-sided - vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it... demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated."
- Roger Sessions
(Related: Being, Communication, Effort, Sense)

"The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Peace, Successful, Company, Effort, Monument, Name, Understanding)

"Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results."
- Ernest Shackleton
(Related: Effort, Results, Worth)

"I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: People, Depression, Trying)

"I've spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Gold)

"I never apologize for my efforts to support worthy projects that Alabama."
- Richard Shelby
(Related: Projects, Support)

"In America, for a brief time, people who followed Coltrane were studied and considered important, but it didn't last long. The result is that the kind of music I played in the '60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn, a suicidal effort."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Music, Time, People, America, Country, Effort, Result, Wrong)

"He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts."
- Robert E. Sherwood
(Related: Work, First, Importance, Will)

"I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet. Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in, all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Effort)

"If I want to continue to build the kind of effort we have with Do Something, being in a public office would help. I wouldn't rule it out, but it's not something I feel determined to do."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Being, Effort, Help, Office, Public, Want)

"We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Belief, Effort, Reform, Will)

"Secondly I would like to make continuous efforts of stabilising cross Strait relations, eventually reaching peace across the Taiwan strait and stability and security in the Asia Pacific region."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Peace, Security, Stability)

"There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Art, Trust, Effort)

"The committee's work is not about whether or how we should pay reparations. That was never the intent nor will the payment of reparations be the outcome. This is an effort designed to involve the campus community in a discovery of the meaning of our past."
- Ruth J. Simmons
(Related: Work, Committee, Community, Discovery, Effort, Meaning, Past, Will)

"For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Effort, Miracles)

"If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages, your life would be one perpetual prevarication."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Life, Effort)

"As a Republican, I voted with President Clinton consistently in our efforts to bail out our European friends in Kosovo to stop genocide. I am proud of those votes. I am proud of President Clinton for that."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Friends, Genocide, President, Republican)

"It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented - and unprecedentedly profitable - effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Effort, Race)

"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Men, Talent, Courage, Day, Effort, First, Timidity, Want, World)

"Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Imagination, Religion, Ideas, Effort, Present, Ritual, Sense, Sin, Worship)

"Success is dependent on effort."
- Sophocles
(Related: Success, Effort)

"I think that the quality of all bands is steadily improving and it is a pleasant thought to me that perhaps the efforts of Sousa's Band have quickened that interest and improved that quality."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Quality, Thought, Interest)

"I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress is due to his own efforts, and 2% to his teacher."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Progress)

"Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you're deprived of it."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Being, Books, Companionship, Effort, Fact, Mind, Writing)

"The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Women, Talent, Genius, Achievement, Failure, Ambition, Effort, First, Rank)

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Actions, Effort, Ridicule)

"I find it an effort to keep up appearances."
- Dusty Springfield
(Related: Effort)

"Number two, we're going to play with a lot of effort. Our guys are going to be in such good shape that fatigue is not going to be a problem. We're going to play with full effort from snap to whistle on every play the entire game."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Effort, Fatigue, Play)

"We've got a support system that gives our players a wonderful opportunity to graduate. If they go to class and give good effort, they can graduate from this school, and I believe that's important when you go out recruiting."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Opportunity, Class, Effort, School, Support)

"The great advantage to labor arising out of co-operative effort has been apparent to me for many years."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Effort, Labor, Years)

"Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Life, Success, Work, Effort, Hard work, Nothing)

"I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income."
- George Stephen
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Advertising, Effort, Fiction, Income, Past, Support, Writing, Years)

"I do have concerns about the current efforts to restructure our nation's intelligence community."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Nation)

"The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Attention, Effort)

"I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama thinking that I might make the team, might be a captain's pick. I made the effort to go over there."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Effort, Open, Thinking)

"The President so far has struck me as a man who is trying hard to keep his balance. He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Balance, Man, President, Trying)

"One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Effort, Murder, Will)

"Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Effort)

"Saving Milly was a break from this effort because I felt that it was time to be part of something that could shed light on a disease everyone feels they know, when most know so little."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Time, Disease, Effort, Light)

"When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity."
- John Strachan
(Related: Performance, Christianity, Despair, Devotion, Heroes, Humanity, Self)

"Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Fear, Old)

"To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Effort, Merit)

"A Train was born without any effort - if was like writing a letter to a friend."
- Billy Strayhorn
(Related: Friend, Effort, Writing)

"This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Being, Compromise, Effort, Evolution, Language, May, Today, Will)

"Labor organizations are formed, not to employ combined effort for a common object, but to indulge in declamation and denunciation, and especially to furnish an easy living to some officers who do not want to work."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Work, Effort, Labor, Living, Want)

"The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Nature, Disease, Effort, State)

"The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work."
- Robert A. Taft
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Hard work)

"Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Effort, Labor, Motive, Selfishness, Socialism, Today)

"We're going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana's team."
- Paul Tagliabue
(Related: Effort, Saints)

"Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Earth, Effort, Heaven, Listening, Trees)

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Earth, Effort, Heaven, Listening, Trees)

"My efforts have been to not only put the Biblical incident in the original setting, but at the same time give the human touch which makes the whole world kin and which ever remains the same."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Time, World)

"My effort has been not only to put the Biblical incident in the original setting... but at the same time give the human touch to convey to my public the reverence and elevation these subjects impart to me."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Time, Effort, Public)

"Let's use the opportunities before us to stand for Christ. If we will do, God himself will honor our efforts and America can be restored."
- Randall Terry
(Related: God, America, Christ, Honor, Will)

"The largest single contributor to Iraq's security is that effort of Iraqi people who continue to step forward to join the various Iraqi security forces."
- Craig L. Thomas
(Related: People, Effort, Iraq, Security)

"Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Music, Work, Effort, Listening, Mind)

"Tell him I mind having to look pretty, that's what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Effort, Mind, Pretty)

"I'm always making a conscious effort to be viable and accessible."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Effort)

"What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Nature, God, Effort, Laws, Party)

"I really didn't try to make an effort to make urban music, but I am a product of my inspirations."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Music, Effort)

"Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Circumstances, England, states, United)

"From the point of the view of the nation's power, it was obvious that while we were fighting the Sino-Japanese war, every effort was to be made to avoid adding to our enemies and opening additional fronts."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Power, War, Effort, Enemies, Fighting, Nation, Obvious)

"Throughout that period, Japan had made honest efforts to keep the destruction of war from spreading and, based on the belief that all nations of the world should find their places, had followed a policy designed to restore an expeditious peace between Japan and China."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Peace, War, Policy, Belief, Destruction, Nations, World)

"Understand from top to bottom what the effort requires."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Effort)

"That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Positive, Effort, Linux)

"You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile."
- Brian Tracy
"Allowing yourself to smile takes 99% of the effort."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: Effort, Smile)

"Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Happiness, Life, People, Identity, Mankind, Posterity)

"One thing, however, is sure, - that in all cases the effort should be to impose all the cost of repairing the wrong upon the doer of the wrong. This alone is real justice, and of course such justice is necessarily free."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Effort, Justice, Wrong)

"Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Conversation, Effort)

"The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic."
- Kenneth Tynan
(Related: Complexity, Effort, Play, Writing)

"These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Idea, Inspiration, Diligence, Effort, Vitality)

"Most of the effort in the software business goes into the maintenance of code that already exists."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Business, Effort, Software)

"Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes, there were efforts made to communicate. We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort to mount any kind of operation against the United States' interests."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Effort, Iraq, states, United)

"Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we've made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Technology, Education, Science, People, Importance, Inflation)

"There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Effort, End, Human nature, Nothing, Speech)

"People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' - if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway."
- Tim Vine
(Related: Funny, People, Childhood, Effort, Silly, Swearing)

"To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again."
- David Viscott
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Effort, Hurt, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products."
- Richard Wagner
(Related: Men, Hate, Joy, Machines, Will)

"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
(Related: Success, Winning, Effort, Energy, Persistence)

"The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Effort, Results, Will)

"We are taking steps to fight the production of meth on our own soil through limiting access to precursor ingredients, supporting educational efforts and providing necessary resources to law enforcement."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Fight, Law, Production)

"The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Defense, Dignity, Feeling, Rights, Hatred, Road)

"When the war was over and the guys were back to shaving every day, the editor thought the Beetle Bailey strips were hurting their disciplinary efforts to get the guys back to routine."
- Mort Walker
(Related: War, Thought, Day, Routine)

"In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Sacrifice, Possibility, Democracy, Effort, Growing up)

"Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: War, Hope, American, Effort)

"I have never been afraid of making patriots; but I disdain and despise all their efforts."
- Robert Walpole
"Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Chaos, Effort, Fighting, Law, Mission, Order, Soldiers, Terrorism, Troops)

"With this realization, came a growing need for men and women willing to take up arms in an effort to protect our American way of life and the freedoms so many of our ancestors died to entrench."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Life, Men, Women, American, Effort)

"All school districts receive funds from the federal government, through the Department of Education, to support anti-drug education efforts."
- John Walters
(Related: Education, Government, School, Support)

"Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses."
- John Warner
(Related: War, America, Effort, Freedom, Nation, World, Wounds)

"No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Injury, Race, Will, Youth)

"If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: People, Effort)

"There is no problem that is not improved by effort, and no effort that is too paltry to be worth undertaking."
- Sam Waterston
(Related: Effort, Worth)

"The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile."
- Alan Watts
(Related: People)

"Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Art, Destruction, Symbol)

"I believe in sex on a first date. Otherwise, how do you know if a second date is worth the effort?"
- Jackie Weaver
(Related: Sex, Effort, First, Worth)

"I've been in the league 12 years. To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were, that doesn't get anything done. I don't know. I'm playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs. My effort has never changed."
- Chris Webber
(Related: Effort, Trying, Years)

"I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort."
- Len Wein
(Related: Effort, Judgment)

"The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy."
- Steven Weinberg
(Related: Life, Effort, Grace, Tragedy, Universe)

"I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued."
- Carolyn Wells
(Related: Success, Facts, Theories)

"Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Country, Effort, Years)

"I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them - they are individual and stylish."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: People, Effort)

"He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts."
- Richard Whately
"Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays."
- Patrick White
(Related: Age, Poetry, Literary, Reading, Running, Writing)

"One of the first items of Congressional business in 2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Business, Act, Effort, First, Will)

"I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort. The resources and the talent are here, but now we've got to move forward with some sort of direction."
- Alvin Williams
(Related: Talent, Direction, Effort, Now)

"You really should not do this job unless you're willing to put in that enormous amount of effort. You should not do the job unless you're willing to take risks. And you shouldn't do the job unless you're willing to lose the job, too."
- Anthony A. Williams
(Related: Effort, Job)

"The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Destruction, Effort, Iraq, states, Weapons, World)

"In life every effort is marked down at the end as a win or a loss."
- Edward Bennett Williams
(Related: Life, Effort, End, Loss)

"When you stop and look at so much of the kind of activism that has been triggered, the Tea Party and the like, as a result of Obama's efforts - TARP, the stimulus package, and now the health care reform - there is a lot of sense this government is changing."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Government, Health, Activism, Care, Now, Party, Reform, Result, Sense, Tea)

"I don't want to give too much of it away, because I haven't cleared it with Bob, but the treatment is twenty years, and she, in an effort to protect herself faked her death and did a series of things regarding Dr. Loomis, who has died, because Michael Myers was after her."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: Death, Effort, Treatment, Want, Years)

"Fred Astaire is my hero. I love him because he was willing to kill himself to make his art look effortless. And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person."
- Connie Willis
(Related: Art, Love, Artist)

"Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the "environmentalist" view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Time, Effort)

"If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Successful, Failure, Effort, Humanism, Quest, Will)

"Scientists under all forms of government must be able to participate fully in international efforts."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Government, Scientists)

"I do NOT think that PC gaming is over... it will always be the choice of the gaming enthusiast who is willing to put in the extra effort for a richer, more rewarding experience."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Experience, Choice, Effort, Will)

"We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given to us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: Thought, Attitude, Effort, Liquor, Will)

"A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say."
- Michael Winner
(Related: People, Effort)

"Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software, and the time will come when it will be recognized that it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful, structured approach based on safe, structured languages."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Time, Quality, Development, Effort, Software, Will, Worth)

"When I first concluded to print the book, I made an honest effort to construct it in the third person."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Effort, First)

"It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant."
- Katarina Witt
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"I wish to express my hope that the efforts of our nations, nationalities and peoples in the direction of the development of our democratic order will be successful."
- Girma Woldegiorgis
(Related: Successful, Development, Hope, Direction, Nations, Order, Will)

"An activist is someone who makes an effort to see problems that are not being addressed and then makes an effort to make their voice heard. Sometimes there are so many things that it's almost impossible to make your voice heard in every area, but you can sure try."
- Joanne Woodward
(Related: Being, Effort, Problems, Voice)

"Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man."
- Leonard Woolf
(Related: Effort, Man)

"The effort to blur the lines between Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib reflects a deep misunderstanding about the different legal regimes that apply to Iraq and the war against al Qaeda."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Deep, Effort, Iraq)

"If we intensify our efforts we can have a cloned baby within a year or two, but I don't know whether we can intensify our efforts to that extent. We're not really under pressure to deliver a cloned baby to this world. What we are under pressure to do is to deliver a cloned baby that is a healthy one."
- Panayiotis Zavos
(Related: Baby, Pressure, World)