Quotes about Efforts
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.
Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.
When the shit is about to hit the fan, do somethin' - even if it is wrong.
When you try to unmake something, your will simply recoils on you.
When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress.
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward.
Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.
Never taking a chance is the worst failure of all.
The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
Man does not appear to me to be intended to enjoy felicity so unmixed; happiness is like the enchanted palaces we read of in our childhood, where fierce, fiery dragons defend the entrance and approach; and monsters of all shapes and kinds, requiring to be overcome ere victory is ours.
Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort.