There is about wisdom a nobility and magnificence in the fact that she doesn't just fall to a person's lot, that each man owes her to his own efforts, that one doesn't go to anyone other than oneself to find her.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
Remember that the most difficult tasks are consummated, not by a single explosive burst of energy or effort, but by the constant daily application of the best you have within you.
Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.
Gretta Brooker Palmer
When you begin your transcendental training, focusing your best efforts, without attachment to outcomes, you will understand the peaceful warrior's way.
Source: Everyday Enlightenment
If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)
Source: Tales of Power
Contributed by: Brian
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand.
Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Zig Ziglar (1926 -)
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
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