Effortless Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old effortless quotes, effortless sayings, and effortless proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Keeping the mind happy makes work effortless. This is the skill for productivity!     

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

What stands in the way of effortless effort is caring, or a conscious attempt to do well.     

Joe Hyams

Once you realize how effortless the highest way of life is, it takes tremendous effort to assume the opposite.     

Lester Levenson

To become effortless takes a lot of effort. It's good to compare it to learning an instrument or learning a sport.      

Tenzin Palmo

Work requires effort. Things we love to do feel effortless. Only do the things you love and you'll never have to work again.     

Simon Sinek

Looking effortless takes a lot of effort.     

Alexa Chung

Being effortless is the coolest thing in the world.     

Stella Mccartney

When something is right, it will feel easier and much more effortless.     

Sherry Argov

Our ability to perceive the world around us seems so effortless that we tend to take it for granted.     

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

When you know in your bones that your body is a sacred gift, you move in the world with an effortless grace. Gratitude and humility rise up spontaneously.     

Debbie Ford

You will be effortlessly filled with as much as you can open yourself to receive.     

Bryant McGill

We spend a lot of effort trying to make things look effortless.      

Alexander Isley

It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless.     

Ben Mitchell

Self-realization is effortless. What you are trying to find is what you already are.     

Ramesh S Balsekar

Sometimes not talking is effortless, and other times it's more exhausting than lifting pianos.     

Steve Toltz

Luxury must have that over-the-top attitude but be effortless at the same time, that's what feels chic to me.     

Stefano Pilati

Stick around long enough to be someone's friend. Because true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.     

Vera Nazarian

The language must be careful and must appear effortless. It must not sweat. It must suggest and be provocative at the same time.     

Toni Morrison

The act of 'letting go' is actually very easy - it's effortless. Thinking about, talking about, and contemplating 'letting go' is hard.     

Mike Brown

If only it was effortless to understand you because if it wasn't so. . .there wouldn't be any point to be by your side.      

Natsuki Takaya

Effortless [performance] and improvisation are two different things. Just because it's improvised doesn't mean it's effortless and just because it's effortless doesn't necessarily mean it's improvised.     

Christoph Waltz

Cooking is not effortless. To get a recipe that feels effortless is really hard.     

Claire Saffitz