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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) American writer and philanthropist.


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

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) English novelist .

Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!

Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

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

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.