A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on self, effort, and nothingness

Unless you make tremendous efforts, you will not be convinced that effort will take you nowhere. The self is so self-confident that unless it is totally discouraged it will not give up. Mere verbal conviction is not enough. Hard facts alone can show the absolute nothingness of the self-image.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Richard David Bach on wish, power, work, desire, effort, and life

You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true.

You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Jacob A. Riis on effort


Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Jacob Riis

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on free, truth, and effort

It is the truth that frees, not your effort to be free.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: kfa.org

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on miracle, effort, and goodness

There is no greater miracle
Than our conscious efforts
To become good human beings.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on teacher, student, education, energy, training, effort, tools, and models

At the utmost, the active-minded young man should ask of his teacher only mastery of his tools. The young man himself, the subject of education, is a certain form of energy; the object to be gained is economy of his force; the training is partly the clearing away of obstacles, partly the direct application of effort. Once acquired, the tools and models may be thrown away.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Fortune Cookie on effort


Only if you dive for pearls shall you find one.

Fortune Cookie

Source: Fortune Cookie

Contributed by: Mara

A Quote by William Wordsworth on hope, effort, expectation, and desire

With hope it is, hope that can never die,
Effort, and expectation, and desire,
And something evermore about to be.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Prelude

Contributed by: Susan

A Quote by Zen Proverb on sitting, quiet, spring, grass, grow, effort, and change

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Zen Proverb

Source: charityfocus.org

Contributed by: capricornluv

A Quote by Joshua Liebman on tolerance, positive, cordial, effort, understand, beliefs, practices, habits, sharing, and accepting

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

Joshua Liebman

Contributed by: RainbowBright

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