Quotes of effort

  1. The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort had never been terribly pertinent. – Aldrich Ames
  2. An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. – Lydia M. Child
  3. I would have preferred to be successful here with a piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works. – Camille Claudel
  4. Everything I did that required effort I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth. – Betty Cuthbert
  5. It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. – Isadora Duncan
  6. People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection. – Albert Ellis
  7. Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it. – Marilyn French
  8. If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously. – Jerry Garcia
  9. Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi
  10. Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. – Orison Swett Marden
  11. The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort – Colin Powell
  12. A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort – John Ruskin
  13. The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition. – John Ruskin
  14. I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet. Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in, all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them. – Mark Shields

Usage examples for effort

  1. But what would have been easy to him a week before, was now an effort for which he could not find courage. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  2. Will you make no effort to escape? – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  3. But many days were to pass before Helena made any effort to explain. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  4. " I've been thinking," she said, with an effort – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  5. I will make an effort to come again before the two weeks are up. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  6. She made an effort Is it your house?" – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  7. " Things are never so hard as you think they'll be," said his wife in an effort at comfort. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  8. " It is no matter," she said at last, speaking with an effort – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  9. It took an effort but he did it. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  10. She would at least make an effort to discover how her companions were engaged. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  11. He made an effort to pull himself together. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  12. It was with an effort that he spoke again. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  13. These things go, I think, without any effort – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  14. " Then what," each word was an effort has he done with my Jacqueline? – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  15. He smiled upon her gently, though it cost him an effort – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  16. If I am not killed, sir, trying to make some effort to escape. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  17. One little effort more. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  18. It was a first effort – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  19. It would be just so much lost time and effort – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. After a moment's effort the small door of the safe opened, and she said, with evident relief, " There!" – Lola by Owen Davis

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