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The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. [Ecclesiastes 9:11]
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
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.
God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.
Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Have you ever watched a stonecutter at work? He will hammer away at a rock for perhaps a 100 times without a crack showing in it. Then, on the 101st blow, it will split in two. It is not that blow alone which accomplished the result, but the 100 others that went before as well.
It's the last inch that counts.
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won t.
If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.

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