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Quotations on Effort

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Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.

~ Unknown

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?

~ Henry David Thoreau

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.

~ John F. Kennedy

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.

~ James A. Garfield

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