The one thing that matters is the effort.
-Antoine De Saint-exupery
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won t.
- Bruce Jenner
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. For it is not by the possession, but the search after truth that he enlarges his power, wherein alone consists his ever-increasing perfection.
- Gotthold Lessing
If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.
- Pope John I
If your efforts are sometimes greeted with indifference, don't lose heart. The sun puts on a wonderful show at daybreak, yet most of the people in the audience go on sleeping.
- Ada Teixeira
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
-James A. Garfield
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
-John F. Kennedy
You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
-Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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