Effort Quotes

I didn’t make it in life because of my athletic prowess. I didn’t make it because of my good looks. I didn’t make it because I’m a genius. I made it because I worked hard.

It’s one thing to have the gift, the ability and the talent. You need to put the work into it yourself, whether staring at video, starting early, preparation. You never take that for granted.

God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.

Great is the road I climb, but the garland offered by an easier effort is not worth the gathering.

Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.

Do, or do not. There is no “try.” (Yoda)