Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.