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165 Best Effort Quotes For More Success In Life

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To be successful in life you need to put in consistent effort.

Putting all your effort into everything you do will supercharge your success.

To continue to put the effort in day in and day out you need determination, grit, and hard work.

This collection of quotes about effort will help you to be more successful.

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Top 10 Effort Quotes

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer
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There is no substitute for work.

Vince Lombardi
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It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.

Claude M. Bristol
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The level path is easy, but it will not bring you to the mountaintop.

Dr. Idel Dreimer
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Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

William James
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Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers
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You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

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People are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for years in private.

Anthony Robbins
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When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw
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Perhaps the world isn’t giving you what you want because based on all your distractions and lack of discipline it’s simply unclear what you are asking for.

Brendon Burchard
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Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. Brian Tracy

Confidence is not something that comes out of nowhere. It is the result of months and years of practice, constant work, effort, and determination.

Anurag Prakash Ray

In the game of life, we all receive a set of variables and limitations in the field of play. We can either focus on the lack thereof or empower ourselves to create better realities with the pieces we play the game with. T.F. Hodge

You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give. Winston Churchill

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of selfsatisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable. John Wooden

Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.

Michael Jordan

Work hard, put maximum effort, and have a good attitude. Most importantly never give up. Ana Monnar

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. Harvey S. Firestone

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The man who succeeds is a man who has withstood the tests of time, trials, and has made every effort count. Hermann J. Steinherr

I’ve got a theory that if you give percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Larry Bird

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewing

Much effort, much prosperity. Euripides

What you get from life will be direct proportion to what you give to life. Gail Lynne Goodwin

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.

John Wanamaker

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

A winning effort begins with preparation. Joe Gibbs

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

Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.

Minor Myers, Jr.

When you start giving, instead of getting you make a difference. You can always give a warm smile, a sincere hello, a positive vibe…your attention, your time, your love, and kindness to those around you. Roy T. Bennett

The reward of a work is to have produced it; the reward of effort is to have grown by it. Antonin Sertillanges

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life happiness, freedom, and peace of mind are always attained by giving them to someone else. Peyton Conway March

Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.

Heywood Hale Broun

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

People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach. Marguerite de Navarre

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

Talent without effort is wasted talent. And while effort is the one thing you can control in your life, applying that effort intelligently is next on the list.

Mark Cuban

Success in anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and we control both of them. Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. Mahatma Gandhi

I am grinding while your sleeping. Gary Vaynerchuk

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

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

Continuous Effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill

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Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. John Ruskin

Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others! If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give!


The one thing that matters is the effort. Antoine De SaintExupery

There is never a traffic jam created from people going the extra mile. Jeff Dixon

You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort. Paulo Coelho

If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you.

Michael Jordan

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

Growing up is when you understand you get what you give, not what you’ re given. Guy Browning

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

Albert Einstein

People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new. Travis Bradberry

The view is better when it is earned. Anonymous

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Putting forth the effort to succeed is tantamount to your success. Jon Jones

Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.

Stephen Kaggwa

I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. Napoleon Hill

I carve things of wood because things made by effort are more real than things made by wishing. Katherine Arden

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy. Natalie Anger

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort. Colin Powell

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

Estee Lauder

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential. Liane Cordes

A little more persistence a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn into a glorious success. Elbert Hubbard

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

An industrious dunce is often more successful in life than his learned neighbor.

James Lendall Basford

Success is dependent on effort. Sophocles

Motivational Effort Quotes

Live today the way you want to be remembered tomorrow. Dillon Burroughs

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Charles Dickens

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou

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

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life and in relationship with others makes all the difference. Marilyn Atkinson

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

Gloria Pitzer

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Henry J. Kaiser

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt

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

I think I owe it to myself to put my best effort forward and prove how good I can be.

Patrick Kane

As one makes an impartial study of successful people, one is drawn to inevitable conclusion that persistence, concentration of effort and definiteness of purpose are the major sources of their achievements. Napoleon Hill

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

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

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


You get what you give. Next time you want something, give it all you got never forget. Rachana Rachel Carter

With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything. Antoine Griezmann

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Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price. Vince Lombardi

Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success.

Mary Lydon Simonsen

You give to yourself by giving of yourself Matt Kahn

The most important thing in a relationship is not what you get but what you give. Eleanor Roosevelt

The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands to his full stature. Arnold Bennett

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.

Vince Lombardi

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James

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

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. Sandra Day O’Conno

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.


All I ever knew, was that effort would get me seen on tape, effort would get me noticed to get to the league, effort would one day take care of my mom and my kids. Effort, which is between you and you. Nobody else can give you effort. Effort is what is inside Ray Lewis

If you’re going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you’re going to halfass it, why bother? Ashly Lorenzana

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, selfdiscipline, and effort. Anonymous

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

Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. Tim Fargo

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose in life is to give it away. Pablo Picasso

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Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Paul J. Meyer

The good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job.

Lionel Shriver

Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood, and tears and effort in the gym every day. Gabby Douglas

A great work demands a great sacrifice, and who is not capable of a great sacrifice is not capable of a great work. Muriel Strode

Put in % more effort than there’s only so much I can do and you’ll be way ahead of the game. Terri Guillemets

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

Benjamin Franklin

Effort without talent is a depressing situation. but talent without effort is a tragedy. Mike Ditka

Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

I CAN is times more important than IQ.


Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Effort Quotes

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. T.S. Eliot

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Give cheerfully and freely. It is the energy behind the giving that matters so do not give grudgingly. The law of cause and effect guarantees that you shall receive plenty for what you give. David Cameron Gikandi

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

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. Anonymous

He who seeks rest finds boredom….He who seeks work finds rest.


We are all selfmade, but only the successful will admit it. Earl Nightingale

Do the work. Everyone wants to be successful, but nobody wants to do the work. Gary Vaynerchuk

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Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you. Zig Ziglar

God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

Mother Teresa

You get out what you put in. If you want more, give more. Jeanette Jenkins

Mental toughness with extreme effort is the formula for success. Mark Wiggins

Each man is the smith of his own fortune. Appius Claudius

The greater the effort, the greater the glory.

Pierre Corneille

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. Lowell Thomas

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. George S. Patton

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Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. Ann Landers

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

They indeed are fools who are satisfied with the fruits of their past effort and do not engage themselves in selfeffort now. Swami Venkatesananda

The elevator to success is not running; you must climb the stairs. Zig Ziglar

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Emile Zola

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

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Roger Bannister

Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations. Les Brown

Never did I imagine luck as something I could create with my own effort. But it made sense.

Anthony Frasier

There’s not a person on my team in years that has consistently beat me to the ball every play. That ain’t got nothing to do with talent, That’s just got everything to do with effort, and nothing else. Ray Lewis

Ideas don’t work for people unwilling to do the work. Robin Sharma

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It doesn’t matter if you lose, it matters if you don’t try. Unknown

You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real life movement.

Ben Stein

The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. Jim Rohn

When you first begin a project, you may only have enough time to do a little. Over time, however, what may first appear to be small efforts will multiply and end up being significant! Catherine Pulsifer

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

Jillian Michaels

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. Edward H. Harriman

There is often a much simpler way of doing things if you make the effort to look for it. Edward de Bono

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort. Dave Weinbaum

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali

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Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men and women who kept on working. Anonymous

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

If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all? Joe Namath

Do not let your good ideas to spend your brain energy, do it with all the effort because the shadow of the success can become a reality only with hard work. Isra

All the socalled secrets of success will not work unless you do. Anonymous

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.

Pat Riley

I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out. Nancy Reagan

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson

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The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen. Sarah Brown

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There’s nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway. Mark Burnett

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. Sidney J. Phillips

The only thing that has kept me around is my effort. Ray Lewis

To Sum Up

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