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Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

Tags: Choice, Happiness  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.

Tags: Business, Life  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

Tags: Human, Strength  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.

Tags: Special, Stop  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Tags: Key, Strength  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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.

Tags: Force, Human  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

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.

Tags: Needs, Work  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

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.

Tags: Great, Money  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

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.

Tags: Life, Respect  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

There is a quite a lot of effort involved but I find action sequences some of the quickest to write and the most fun.

Tags: Fun, Write  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.

Tags: After, God  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it's just you, with input from your editor.

Tags: Novel, Write  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called.

Tags: Conscious, Tough  ✍ Author: James M. Cain

He was a silly guy. Out - do the other guy. That was his effort at all times.

Tags: Guy, Times  ✍ Author: Cab Calloway

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.

Tags: July, Risks  ✍ Author: James Cameron

And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it's just been so worth the effort. It's like I'm planting a garden in my head.

Tags: Mean, Poetry  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

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.

Tags: Control, Family  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

It's interesting when you're trying to create a character in animation. It's really a communal effort.

Tags: Character, Trying  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Tags: Means, Work  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

Iraq is part of a legitimate American effort not to have democracy everywhere but to have democracy somewhere.

Tags: American, Democracy  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

Finding a writer who can write decent kids' dialog and finding kids that can act realistically and not 'cute' is an effort.

Tags: Kids, Write  ✍ Author: Joe Dante

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.

Tags: Force, Law  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

Well, one of the things a lot of Americans don't know, when Mitt Romney is nominated a few days from now, he will be the most experienced executive to be nominated for the presidency since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952, who had run a university and had run the allied war effort. That's actually a big deal.

Tags: Big, War  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

You should make an effort on stage because it's a performance. The stage should be glittery and camp, but I don't go down the shops in full stage gear.

Tags: Full, Stage  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

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.

Tags: Understand, Why  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger
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It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Tags: Put, Work  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.

Tags: Evil, Love  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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

Tags: Great, Mother  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Tags: After, Best  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Much effort, much prosperity.

Tags: Prosperity  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

My own style is one of not much effort.

Tags: Style  ✍ Author: Freema Agyeman

Dressing up is like therapy; I feel better in myself when I've made an effort.

Tags: Dressing, Therapy  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

There's been a concerted effort to steal Christmas.

Tags: Steal  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

I have become increasingly used to the Tory party mimicking our policies and phrases in a desperate effort to pretend to their members they are still Eurosceptic.

Tags: Become, Used  ✍ Author: Nigel Farage

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.

Tags: Attention, Brain  ✍ Author: Ma Ferguson

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.

Tags: Lazy, May  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I've always thought things were absurd. It would take a lot more effort for me to see things as reasonable.

Tags: Reasonable, Thought  ✍ Author: Lou Ferrigno

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.

Tags: Greatest, Reality  ✍ Author: Lion Feuchtwanger

One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.

Tags: Atrocious, Style  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

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

Tags: Endless, Greed  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

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

Tags: Lies, Victory  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.

Tags: Hold, Moral  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Tags: Big, Care  ✍ Author: Andy Garcia

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.

Tags: Begins, Hurt  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

A liberal public is interesting to have as an audience. It is for that very reason that corporations make such an effort to ally themselves with cultural institutions.

Tags: Reason, Themselves  ✍ Author: Hans Haacke

Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more than they expect.

Tags: Give, Try  ✍ Author: Scott Hamilton

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.

Tags: Eyes, Sun  ✍ Author: Learned Hand

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

Tags: After, Business  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Tags: Strength, Struggle  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

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.

Tags: Against, Great  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

Tags: Life, Thinking  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

When I see films made from books, I make a huge effort not to remember the book. It's important to see the film as a film.

Tags: Book, Remember  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Necessarily, I'm always involved in casting, as any playwright is, because the whole process of putting on a play is a collaborative, organic effort on the part of a bunch of people trying to think alike.

Tags: Trying, Whole  ✍ Author: Charles Ives

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.

Tags: Clearly, Means  ✍ Author: William James

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.

Tags: Change, President  ✍ Author: Valerie Jarrett

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Tags: General, Read  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

The effort invested in 'getting it right' should be commensurate with the importance of the decision.

Tags: Decision, Getting  ✍ Author: Daniel Kahneman

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.

Tags: Leader, Trying  ✍ Author: Alan Kay

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.

Tags: Security, Social  ✍ Author: Mary Landrieu

Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.

Tags: Life, Writing  ✍ Author: Rose Wilder Lane

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

Tags: Power, Powerful  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee

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

Tags: Individual, Results  ✍ Author: Vince Lombardi

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.

Tags: Goal, Hard  ✍ Author: Vince Lombardi

There are limits to how much sound a cello can make. That's part of the framing of acoustical instruments. Finding what those limits might be, and then trying to suggest perhaps even the illusion of going beyond is part of that kind of effort.

Tags: Might, Trying  ✍ Author: Yo-Yo Ma

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.

Tags: Big, Reason  ✍ Author: Gavin MacLeod

Reading is a huge effort for many people, a bore for others, and, believe it or not, many people prefer watching TV.

Tags: Others, Reading  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives.

Tags: Themselves, Young  ✍ Author: Anne Sullivan Macy

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

Tags: Succeed, Success  ✍ Author: Ramana Maharshi

The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemption for the black people of the world.

Tags: Act, Black  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.

Tags: Great, Put  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

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.

Tags: Good, Sunshine  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

Tags: Knowing, Worth  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.

Tags: Liar, May  ✍ Author: A. A. Milne

I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.

Tags: Reading, Time  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

No part of Italian society should see itself as exempt from the effort to save Italy from collapse.

Tags: Save, Society  ✍ Author: Giorgio Napolitano

Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.

Tags: Living, Wore  ✍ Author: Anais Nin

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.

Tags: Accept, Today  ✍ Author: John Olver

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.

Tags: Dreams, Reality  ✍ Author: Jesse Owens

A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.

Tags: Moment, Worth  ✍ Author: Chuck Palahniuk

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

Tags: Against, Odds  ✍ Author: Arnold Palmer

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.

Tags: Bound, Complete  ✍ Author: Joe Pantoliano

Very often, people will come out and say, 'Greeks aren't doing things, Greeks aren't making changes, there's no reform,' That is hogwash. We have made a huge effort. The Greek people have made a huge effort.

Tags: Making, Often  ✍ Author: George Papandreou

There should be no effort, consciously or otherwise, that will lead to the erosion of institutional credibility and authority.

Tags: Authority, Lead  ✍ Author: Pratibha Patil

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

Tags: Above, Win  ✍ Author: Colin Powell

We've got to give a quality effort every day and play better.

Tags: Give, Quality  ✍ Author: Mike Quade

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.

Tags: Mind, Teacher  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

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.

Tags: Together, Union  ✍ Author: Jean-Pierre Raffarin

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Tags: Multiple, Reward  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

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.

Tags: Die, Pay  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.

Tags: Freedom, Past  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

Tags: Done, Great  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.

Tags: Done, Great  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

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

Tags: Brainy, Result  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

The one thing that matters is the effort.

Tags: Matters  ✍ Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I've never made any effort to hide what happened. I served my time, I've tried to learn and move on.

Tags: Learn, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Salva

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.

Tags: Art, Keep  ✍ Author: George Santayana

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

Tags: Aim, Forgotten  ✍ Author: George Santayana

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.

Tags: Hard, Work  ✍ Author: Robert A. Taft

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.

Tags: Human, Today  ✍ Author: William Howard Taft

We're going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana's team.

Tags: Keep, Team  ✍ Author: Paul Tagliabue

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