effort

A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on children, effort, instinct, observation, thinking, and work

It is the natural instinct of a child to work from within outwards; "First I think, and then I draw my think." What wasted efforts we make to teach the child to stop thinking, and only to observe!

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on effort

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MEANDER, n. To proceed sinuously and aimlessly. The word is the ancient name of a river about one hundred and fifty miles south of Troy, which turned and twisted in the effort to get out of hearing when the Greeks and Trojans boasted of their prowess.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on effort and honor

MACHINATION, n. The method employed by one's opponents in baffling one's open and honorable efforts to do the right thing.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on disappointment, effort, fatherhood, mathematics, science, study, water, and weapons

The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment. . . . We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this greatest science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on day, effort, exploring, genius, labor, lies, men, mind, people, study, and thought

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on effort, life, and thinking

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

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Mr. Topes, in Mortal Coils, 1922

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on bitterness, effort, existence, life, love, nature, respect, and water

Of what significance is one's existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life? The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on bitterness and effort

The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Out of My Later Years.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on books, effort, and nature

About Newton: Nature to him was an open book, whose letters he could read without effort.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on concern, destiny, effort, and interest

The concern for man and his destiny must always be the chief interest of all technical effort. Never forget it among your diagrams and equations.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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