Quotations on Effort

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The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Defense, Effort, Job)

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
(Keywords: Cause, Community, Effort, Future, Iraq, Now)

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
- Chinua Achebe
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Effort, Reading)

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
(Keywords: Science, Time, Arithmetic, Desire, Effort, Error, Old)

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
(Keywords: Strength, Effort, Measure, Result, Results)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Education, Cure, Customer, Effort, Legislation, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

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
(Keywords: Technology, Effort, Military)

Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Women, Effort, Party, President, Right)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Christ, Effort, Saints, Storms)

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Success, Blame, Effort, Journey)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Effort, Needs)

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
(Keywords: Time, Day, Effort, Iraq, Saying)

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
(Keywords: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Death, Funny, People, Children, Effort, Parents)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Work, Blood, Effort, Responsibility, World)

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
(Keywords: Common sense, Effort, Oil, Public, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Women, Idea, Government, Effort, End, Rights, Human rights, Obligation, Violence)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)



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