A Quote by Carter G. Woodson on education, effort, and information

The mere imparting of information is not education. Above all things, the effort must result in making a man think and do for himself.

Carter G. Woodson

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A Quote by Bruce Lee on effort


Don't think, feel. . . . The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will become.

Bruce Lee

Source: taken from Mental Fitness by Michiko J. Rolek, 1996, Weatherhill, Inc.

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on awareness, buddhism, delusion, effort, emptiness, meaning, mind, present, and understanding

To invoke the Buddha's name you have to understand the dharma of invoking. If it's not present in your mind, your mouth chants an empty name. As long as you're troubled by the three poisons or by thoughts of yourself, your deluded mind will keep you form seeing the Buddha and you'll only waste your effort. Chanting and invoking are worlds apart. Chanting is done with the mouth. Invoking is done with the mind. And because invoking comes from the mind, it's called the door to awareness. Chanting is centered in the mouth and appears as sound. If you cling to appearances while searching for meaning, you won't find a thing. . . .

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 111

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on boasts, books, effort, faith, men, reading, and truth

[Unbelievers] think they have made great efforts to get at the truth when they have spent a few hours in reading some book out of Holy Scripture, and have questioned some cleric about the truths of the faith. After that, they boast that they have searched in books and among men in vain.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on effort, power, and virtue

The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Bill Blackman on change, difficulty, and effort

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

Bill Blackman

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on effort, experience, influence, laughter, secrets, universe, and vision

William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was 'A smell of petroleum prevails throughout'.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: A History of Western Philosophy

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on bigotry, effort, experience, prejudice, and sons

I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice, even as so many of you have. Instead of allowing these thing to embitter me, I took them as spurs to more strenuous effort. .

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Belle S. Spafford on belief, effort, future, hope, knowledge, life, needs, organize, promises, richness, women, and world

This is a wonderful world for women. The richness, the hope, the promise of life today, particularly for women, are exciting beyond belief. Nonetheless, we need stout hearts and strong characters; we need knowledge and training; we need organized effort to meet the future.

Belle S. Spafford

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on clothes, effort, food, labor, laws, and reality

They proclaim that every man is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his "minimum sustenance" - his food, his clothes, his shelter with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright. To receive it - from whom?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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