One needs to put forth effort in order to accomplish something.

It is the antithesis of indolence. The ability to overcome challenges and succeed depends on effort.

It calls for commitment, tenacity, and discipline. The ability to overcome challenges and succeed depends on effort.

It requires commitment, perseverance, and discipline. 

I have curated some of the best ‘Effort’ quotes, sayings and captions.


Effort Quotes

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The one thing that matters is the effort. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery.

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Give your best effort, because you are worth your best effort. ~ Denis Waitley.

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

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There’s no reward without work, no victory without effort, no battle won without risk. ~ Nora Roberts.

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

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.

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

Nothing can come of nothing. ~ William Shakespeare.

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Effort is a physical or mental action required to accomplish a goal. ~ Chandan Negi.

You will always win if you make an effort, no matter how much. However, if you failed it means you were too lazy. ~ Albert Camus.

One does not miss heaven by a hair, but by constant effort to avoid and escape God. ~ Dallas Willard.

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

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

Famous Effort Quotes

A drowning man cannot be saved until he is utterly exhausted and ceases to make the slightest effort to save himself. ~ Watchman Nee.

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Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

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

It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. ~ Claude M. Bristol.

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Doing the little things can make a big difference. ~ Yogi Berra.

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

Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers. Achievers are sold out to success-no matter the obstacles-and they are willing to put forth the effort and pay the price of success. ~ Jim Rohn.

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

Best Effort Quotes

Try to see the good in others. When you’re tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness. Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth. ~ Marianne Williamson.

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

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Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts. ~ Albert Einstein.

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

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Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself. ~ Denis Waitley.

Our daily objectives should include an honest effort to improve on yesterday. ~ Zig Ziglar.

Don’t wait for an employer, friend, or mentor to show appreciation for your work. Take pride in your own efforts on a daily basis. ~ Denis Waitley.

Popular Effort Quotes

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.

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Don’t expect front row seats if you’re giving nosebleed effort. ~ Eric Thomas.

The Tao of the sage is work without effort. ~ Laozi.

Success isn’t something you chase. It’s something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it. Most people don’t understand that. ~ Michael Jordan.

Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. ~ Walt Disney.

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

Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation. ~ William Arthur Ward.

There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children. ~ Marianne Williamson.

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

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Effort is the siamese twin of success. ~ Shane Koyczan.

Do what is healing to your spirit and without effort you will bring the world healing in return. ~ Alan Cohen.

There is only one thing in life you can control: Your own effort. ~ Mark Cuban.

There is a direct relationship between joy and effort. The joy of success is in ratio to the amount of effort expended to achieve it. ~ Denis Waitley.

You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset. ~ Tom Hopkins.

The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim. ~ Napoleon Hill.

Short Effort Quotes

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. ~ Sigmund Freud.

The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Effort is grossly underrated. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk.

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

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. ~ Pat Riley.

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

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

Inspiring Effort Quotes

People put so much effort into starting a relationship and so little effort into ending one. ~ Marina Abramovic.

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Get maximum effect from minimum effort. ~ Bruce Lee.

Control what you can control. I can control my emotions, my attitude, my effort every day. Mitchell Trubisky.

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.

Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience. ~ C.G. Jung.

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. ~ Erich Fromm.

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

I never blame failure – there are too many complicated situations in life – but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Much effort, much prosperity. ~ Euripides.

Motivating Effort Quotes

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

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

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known. ~ Chuck Palahniuk.

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Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcome. ~ Epictetus.

The amount of effort you put in is the amount of results you end up with. ~ Catherine Pulsifer.

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

Grace is the power of the Holy Spirit coming to us free of charge to enable you to do with ease what you could never do on your own with any amount of struggle and effort. ~ Joyce Meyer.

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

Top Effort Quotes

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

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

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. ~ Aeschylus.

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

Success is dependent on effort. ~ Sophocles.

The power of now can only be realized now. It requires no time and effort. Effort means you’re trying hard to get somewhere, and so you are not present, welcoming this moment as it is. ~ Eckhart Tolle.


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