A Quote by St. Marcarius the Great on god, christianity, spirituality, effort, virtue, growth, love, and peace

A man must practice good works for a long time, with great effort and determination, and "at last God comes, dwells within him and he in the Lord, and the Lord Himself sows His own commandments within him, filling him with spiritual fruit." - St. Marcarius the Great - Homily 19

St. Marcarius

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Chuck Palahniuk on perfection, hardwork, effort, and moment

One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort.  A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection. 

Chuck Palahniuk

Source: Fight Club

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A Quote by John Pierrakos on love, work, and effort

Love is not a given, it's a state that we work toward and experience gradually.

John Pierrakos

Source: Eros, Love & Sexuality : The Forces That Unify Man & Woman, Pages: 66

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A Quote by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on presence, awareness, work, calm, effort, and attention

Being present is real work.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Source: Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Pages: 135

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A Quote by Vince Poscente on effort, finishing touch, possible, and extra step

It's not how much you do, it's how often you do it. It simply doesn't
matter if you make some monumental effort at any given time. You have it in your to give that extra little bit. You know that you could add
that finishing touch. You know you can take that extra step.

Vince Poscente

Source: Invinceable Principles

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on lobster, humans, effort, waves, lazyness, indecision, and procrastination

A lobster, when left high and dry among the rock, does not have the sense enough to work his way back to the sea, but waits for the sea to come to him.  If it does not come, he remains where he is and dies, although the slightest effort would enable him to reach the waves, which are perhaps within a yard of him.  The world is full of human lobsters; people stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Gourasana on people, spiritual work, intelligence, and effort

People turn over their lives to spiritual work to try to escape, and want all their problems to go away, be solved; but spiritual life is hard and takes all your effort. Keep your intelligence about you.


Source: Modern-Day Meditation Guide Book by Jim St. James

Contributed by: Dhyan Salima

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, shared, teachings, liberation, state of liberation, practice, and effort

The Buddha shared his teachings so that everyone, without exception, could reach the same supreme state of liberation that he had attained through practice and effort.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 135

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on effort, art, and difficulty

The right art is purposeless, aimless!  The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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A Quote by Deepak Chopra on higher, plane, possibility, force, effort, sacrifice, ideas, changing, and normal

The possibility of stepping into a higher plane
is quite real for everyone. It requires no force
or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than
changing our ideas about what is normal.

Deepak Chopra

Source: - Deepak Chopra: Doctor and mind/body/spirit author

Contributed by: Nefi

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