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Half Effort Quotes


"Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results, it produces no results." - Hamilton Holt

"When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion." - Pat Riley

"Those who truly have the spirit of champions are never wholly happy with an easy win. Half the satisfaction stems from knowing that it was the time and the effort you invested that led to your high achievement." - Nicole Haislett

"You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy." - Lydia Maria Child

"A scattered effort is a poor effort." - Ron Kaufman

"Genuine effort is success." - Vernon Howard

"Effort is grossly underrated." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Sometimes I spend all day trying to count the leaves on a single tree... Of course I have to give up, but by then I'm half crazy with the wonder of it-the abundance of the leaves, the quietness of the branches, the hopelessness of my effort. And I am in that delicious and important place, roaring with laughter, full of earth-praise." - Mary Oliver

"Art is an effort to make you walk a half an inch above ground." - Yoko Ono

"Half Man, Half Sit-Out-The-Season." - Charles Barkley

"An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"To despise all effort is the greatest effort of all." - John Fowles

"Fame is a constant effort" - Jules Renard

"Real sharpness comes without effort." - Li Mu

"Hope is man's inner effort." - Sri Chinmoy

"Talk without effort is nothing." - Maria W. Stewart

"Success is dependant on effort." - Sophocles

"Walls don't fall without effort." - Neal Shusterman

"There's no ceiling on effort!" - Harvey C. Fruehauf

"Hell ain't half full." - Cormac Mccarthy

"The member of a culture ... purposely avoids the relationship of intimacy; he wants the object somehow depicted and fictionalized. ... He is embarrassed when this is taken out of its context of proper sentiments and presented bare, for he feels that this is a reintrusion of that world which his whole conscious effort has sought to banish. Forms and conventions are the ladder of ascent. And hence the speechlessness of the man of culture when he beholds the barbarian tearing aside some veil which is half adornment, half concealment." - Richard M. Weaver

"I believe that constant effort, tireless effort, pursuing clear goals with sincere effort is the only way" - Dalai Lama

"Prayer is an effort of will." - Oswald Chambers

"Effort is a measure of a Man." - William James

"Effort is between you and you." - Ray Lewis

"Looking effortless takes a lot of effort," - Alexa Chung

"Chairmen Meow deserves me every effort." - Cassandra Clare

"Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort." - Mark Cuban

"... no effort based on love is wasted." - Margo Kaufman

"Intellectual effort gives me enormous pleasure" - Vladimir Kramnik

"Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer." - Ray Bradbury

"You're a Demigod Percy, half god and half mortal!" - Rick Riordan

"Giving half answers won't make the conversation half as long." - Dave Johnson

"Who's started has half finished." - Horace

"Half of bravery is perspective." - Veronica Roth

"All people are half actors." - Dana Andrews

"Pleasing ware is half sold." - George Herbert

"My gran always said I was half clever, half stupid, and half crazy." - Charlie Higson

"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing." - Enrique Jardiel Poncela

"Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort." - Russell Simmons

"Effort is not a means to lead us to happiness. Effort itself is happiness" - Leo Tolstoy

"Life and love generate effort but effort will not generate them." - Alan Watts

"Give your best effort, because you are worth your best effort." - Denis Waitley

"Purity is something that cannot be attained except by piling effort upon effort." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Half-baked effort is almost as good as no effort put in at all. Always seek to do your best. Good things always have a way of finding those who put forth their best even when their situation seems bleak." - Chris Erickson

"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and merit, the effort to make each activity of our day meditation." - Ajahn Chah

"At last, in the gray dawn of Civilization the fire in the Soul dies down. The dwindling powers rise to one more, half-successful, effort of creation, and produce the Classicism that is common to all dying Cultures. The soul thinks once again, and in Romanticism looks back piteously to its childhood; then finally, weary, reluctant, cold, it loses its desire to be, and, as in Imperial Rome, wishes itself out of the overlong daylight and back in the darkness of protomysticism in the womb of the mother in the grave." - Oswald Spengler

"We've never done a coordinated music effort. Everything else we've done has been around a holiday - Halloween, Mardi Gras, half way to Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day." - Craig Johnson

"A good half of the effort of understanding what the Indian philosophers were after - and their subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys." - T S Eliot

"It was an incredible effort by the Irish down in Tallahassee. Jameis Winston was too tough in the second half; congrats to the Seminoles." - Dick Vitale

"You can't prevent undernourishment so easily, but famines you can stop with half an effort. Then the question was why don't the governments stop them?" - Amartya Sen

"Our effort was a serious effort, genuine effort, to open the door for peace, unfortunately, the Security Council is not ready to listen to that message." - Riyad Mansour

"Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right." - Conrad Black

"What's well begun is half done." - Horace

"Docility is the observable half of reason." - George Santayana

"Half this game is 90 percent mental." - Danny Ozark

"I am a stranger to half measures." - Marita Golden

"Half magic is no magic at all." - Sharyn McCrumb

"Social sorrow loses half its pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Pray with reverence, not half-heartedness." - Francis Chan

"Half-heartedness never won a battle." - William Mckinley

"Half the game is 90% mental." - Yogi Berra

"A work well begun is half-ended." - Plato

"A bachelor is only half a man" - Louisa Lawson

"Maxims are sharp-edged half-truths." - Mason Cooley

"An evil discovered is half healed." - Jane Frances de Chantal

"Youth without beauty is half a prize." - Ellen G White

"Perfect moments don't turn into half-hours." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Tse-Tung

"The bastards murdered half my family" - Prince Philip

"The first blow is half the battle." - Oliver Goldsmith

"a problem well put is half solved." - John Dewey

"Half-knowledge is worse than ignorance." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Half the battle is just showing up." - Stephen Hawking

"Gratitude's got a short half-life, Clarice." - Thomas Harris

"Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is." - Zig Ziglar

"If there is effort, there is always accomplishment." - Kano Jigoro

"Success for the striven washes away the effort of striving." - Pindar

"Obstacles cannot bend me. Every obstacle yields to effort." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort." - John Wooden

"We're all born pessimists. It takes effort to be optimistic." - Rush Limbaugh

"Without continuous effort there cannot be continuous achievement." - Orison Swett Marden

"Dying isn't like living; it requires no effort at all." - Ann Aguirre

"The conclusion is straightforward : self-control requires attention and effort." - Daniel Kahneman

"Being a decent human being will require effort and energy..." - David Nicholls

"It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory" - Paulo Coelho

"With a little effort, she could get up by herself" - Paolo Giordano

"Being charming takes time and effort, and I am busy." - Mason Cooley

"Zen is not effort. Effort is tension, effort is work, effort is to achieve something. Zen is not something to achieve. You are already that. Just relax, relax so deeply that you become a revelation to yourself." - Rajneesh

"The very effort to forget teaches us to remember." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"To make a commencement requires a mental effort." - Seneca the Younger

"To meditate with full effort, produces infinity, freedom." - Frederick Lenz

"Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep." - Henry David Thoreau

"Group discipline produces a unified effort toward a common goal." - Pat Summitt

"Beauty in mathematics is seeing the truth without effort." - George Polya

"My style icon is anyone who makes a bloody effort" - Isabella Blow

"Loving families value effort as much as success." - Wes Fesler

"Goals achieved with little effort are seldom worthwhile or lasting." - John Wooden

"Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation." - William Arthur Ward

"Conscious effort inhibits and 'jams' the automatic creative mechanism." - Maxwell Maltz

"A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence." - Sonia Sotomayor

"The Tao of the sage is work without effort." - Laozi

"Tears never were worth the effort of crying them." - Mary Balogh

"Effort is the unconstrained willingness to persevere through difficulty." - Sharon Salzberg

"Every heresy has been an effort to narrow the Church." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Climbing is a great effort, but the extraordinary pleasure." - Jerzy Kukuczka

"Anything acquired without effort, and without cost is generally unappreciated." - Napoleon Hill

"One thing we can all control is effort" - Mark Cuban

"Without conscious and deliberate effort, inertia always wins" - Tony Hsieh

"Death alone will put a stop to my effort!" - David Livingstone

"Don't gag people with welfare, they'll never make an effort." - Anonymous

"If the effort also is predestined, it is not the less our effort, made of our free will." - Albert Pike

"The first thing to be understood: effort is needed, but effort alone is not enough - effort and then effortlessness, effort plus effortlessness. Effort precedes, and then effortlessness follows. Effortlessness is the peak of effort, it comes only when you have reached the peak" - Rajneesh

"O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire." - Robert Browning

"Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental." - Jim McKenny

"The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He who sleeps half a day has won half a life." - Karl Kraus

"Half the joys and half the sorrows of this world are discovered in bed." - Kathleen Winsor

"My dad lives in Sicily, so I'm half Italian and half Irish - it's a fiery combination." - Nico

"Half of San Antonio's population is of Mexican descent; the other half just eats that way." - Mike Greenberg

"This living stuff is a lot. Too much, and not enough. Half empty, and half full." - Diane Keaton

" half of her should not be always so much wiser than the other half..." - Jane Austen

". . . I believe one half of the world is born for the convenience of the other half . . ." - Sarah Siddons

"I have a lot of ideas that I feel are half-formed, or half-way okay." - Joel Edgerton

"My guitar is half my life and my wife is the other half." - Huddie William Ledbetter

"Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Half a psychiatrist's patients see him because they are married - the other half because they're not." - Arnold H. Glasgow

"It is either a half-truth or a truth and a half." - Karl Kraus

"The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency-half tiger,half poet." - Yehudi Menuhin

"I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free." - Abraham Lincoln

"You're better off with a kick-ass half than a half-assed whole." - David Heinemeier Hansson

"One half of me is a hopeless romantic. The other half is well... just realistic." - Faraaz Kazi

"I know that half of my advertising dollars are wasted ... I just don't know which half." - John Wanamaker

"Half of learning is learning. The other half of learning is unlearning." - Mark Batterson

"Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist? - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Half of Louisiana is under water and the other half is under indictment." - Billy Tauzin

"I'd spent half of my life crying, the other half refusing to cry" - Jean-Claude Izzo

"The glass is always completely full-half air and half liquid." - Mark Millar

"I'm not glass-half-full, glass-half-empty; I'm like, "There's a glass?"" - Damon Lindelof

"I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted." - W C Fields

"the missing piece my breath my heart my memory me the other half the missing half" - Kami Garcia

"Television: The word is half Greek, half Latin. No good can come of it." - C P Scott

"So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout." - Lord Byron

"You find yourself refreshed, by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? You will find half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy." - Lydia Maria Child

"It takes great effort to follow the rules of a pull system ... thus a half-hearted introduction of a pull system brings a hundred harms and not a single gain." - Taiichi Ohno

"Pierre [from Dude, Where's My Car?] could be the best thing I've ever done. When you distill it down to a minute and a half of work, that may be my finest effort." - Brent Spiner

"A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness." - Hermann Ebbinghaus

"You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy." - Lydia M Child

"So I'm in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show, like maybe my artistic effort is going to be a little different." - Jackie Cooper



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