65 Long Haul Quotes On Success In Life

These long haul quotes will inspire you. Long haul, a long distance (in reference to the transport of freight or passengers), or a prolonged and difficult effort or task.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging long haul quotes, long haul sayings, and long haul proverbs.

Best Long Haul Quotes

  1. “Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” ~ Anne Tyler
  2. “Be realistic and truthful – and tell Hong Kong businessmen honestly that they should go for long-term investments since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul.” ~ Zhu Rongji
  3. “Those who make us believe that anything’s possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the bleakest of circumstances. The men and women who have every reason to despair, but don’t, may have the most to teach us, not only about how to hold true to our beliefs, but about how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change.” ~ Paul Rogat Loeb
  4. “We didn’t do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U.S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long-haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare.” ~ Alexander Haig
  5. “No, the thing that makes for greatness is determination, persisting in the right direction over the long haul, following your dream, staying at the task.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll

  6. “Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.” ~ Arne Duncan
  7. “Over the long haul of life on the planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants.” ~ Stewart Udall
  8. “On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food.” ~ Lisa Snowdon
  9. “I’m a lyric soprano. I can try to step outside that and do different kind of singing, but it’s not something I can sustain over the long haul, and what is good for your voice is good for your career.” ~ Victoria Clark
  10. “A long-running TV series is a beast in that it demands you stick to one character over a long haul.” ~ Grant Bowler

  11. “I might have lived long enough to learn all this in the long haul, but I would have been just another soul taking up time and space for a long spell before I learned.” ~ Lou Rawls
  12. “You will be remembered, in the long haul, for the quality of your work, not the quantity of your work. No one evaluates Picasso based on the number of paintings he churned out.” ~ Tom Peters
  13. “A loving soul was always more beautiful over the long haul, but actual prettiness was fleeting.” ~ Ann Brashares
  14. “When we generate utopian visions and hope to make them happen soon – when we elect Barack Obama and expect all our problems to be solved, and solved quickly, by his presidency – the outcome is both predictable and tragic. That is not the way to engage social change in a democracy. And it is not the way to help democracy itself survive and thrive. Democracy is a non-stop experiment. Each generation must help sustain it, which means being in it day-by-day for the long haul.” ~ Parker J. Palmer
  15. “Maturity is many things. It is the ability to base a judgment on the big picture, the long haul.” ~ Ann Landers

  16. “Writing cant change the world overnight, but writing may have an enormous effect over time, over the long haul.” ~ Leslie Marmon Silko
  17. “You can’t do kaizen just once or twice and expect immediate results. You have to be in it for the long haul.” ~ Masaaki Imai
  18. “If I feel that I’m not able to do my best work – whether that’s my own fault or as a result of an editorial situation – then I need to stop doing it. I would rather not do something than do it badly or ineffectively. It’s the only way I can live with myself and do right by the fans in the long haul.” ~ J. Michael Straczynski
  19. “It’s a long haul bringing up our children to be good; you have to keep doing that — bring them up — and that means bringing things up with them: Asking, telling, sounding them out, sounding off yourself — finding, through experience, your own words, your own way of putting them together. You have to learn where you stand, and make sure your kids learn [where you stand], understand why, and soon, you hope, they’ll be standing there beside you, with you.” ~ Erik Erikson
  20. “Over the long haul, salespeople come and go, but having top-shelf management in place is the ultimate answer.” ~ Jason Jordan

  21. “There is probably some great acting that goes on in movies from people who have never been on a stage, but if you are in for the long haul, you’d be missing an enormous part of what being an actor is if you’re not part of theater.” ~ Justin Kirk
  22. “I always feel stupid giving advice since I’ve been married, what, a year? I can say this: Be in it for the long haul and just know there are going to be rough patches. No two people are the same, there are going to be areas where you just don’t click” ~ Nick Lachey
  23. “Small breasts are best for the long haul.” ~ Norman Rush
  24. “But our love isn’t easy because it’s not meant to be. It requires work and sacrifice and protection. And I wouldn’t want it any other way, not right now, with the morning sun making the curtains glow and Her arms around my neck and the sounds of the street so far away. I’m in it for the long haul, I’m not going away.” ~ Pete Wentz
  25. “The Missional church always thinks of the long haul rather than the quick fix” ~ Michael Frost

  26. “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate towards some goal which they come to find desirable and which motivates them over the long haul.” ~ Ordway Tead
  27. “He wasn’t into one-night stands, he wasn’t into scoring just to see if he could, he wasn’t into acting just charming enough to get what he wanted before cutting loose in favor of someone new and attractive. He just wasn’t like that. He would never be like that. When he met a girl, the first question he asked himself wasn’t whether she was good for a few dates; it was whether she was the kind of girl he could imagine spending time with in the long haul.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  28. “Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that’s ever happened in your life. It’s not. You’ll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won’t make a difference in your life in the long haul.” ~ Mark Hoppus
  29. “We’re all pros already. 1) We show up every day 2) We show up no matter what 3) We stay on the job all day 4) We are committed over the long haul 5) The stakes for us are high and real 6) We accept remuneration for our labor 7) We do not overidentify with our jobs 8 ) We master the technique of our jobs 9) We have a sense of humor about our jobs 10) We receive praise or blame in the real world” ~ Steven Pressfield
  30. “Keep a journal, and don’t assume that your work has to accomplish anything worthy: artists and peace-workers are in it for the long haul, and not to be judged by immediate results.” ~ William Stafford

  31. “Education enables people and societies to be what they can be. It is education that allows us to see that we are in this for the long haul, and it is education that will give us the tools we need to build a better future.” ~ Bill Richardson
  32. “I do identify with Olympic athletes quite a lot because they have to push to reach a certain plateau and some of them go on and some of them give up and some art – you know, some people are very talented in art and do a few amazing things and then give it up and go on and do other things, and others are in it for the long haul, more or less long-distance runners.” ~ Lawrence Jordan , Long haul quotes distance
  33. “In the end, you do need institutions to transmit the faith for the long haul. That’s why I make the case that, in certain ways, American Protestants could stand to recover the denominationalism that they’ve left behind over the last 50 years. They are real values in having a confessional tradition that can sustain your faith over the long term.” ~ Ross Douthat
  34. “The challenges posed by threats like terrorism, proliferation, and cyber attacks are not going away any time soon, and for our intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, we must maintain the trust of the American people and people around the world.” ~ Barack Obama
  35. “I do think that evangelicals in general need to think seriously about how you pass on your faith across generations and over the long haul.” ~ Ross Douthat

  36. “What is also true is that partly because my docket was really full here, so I couldn’t be both chief organizer of the Democratic Party and function as Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States. We did not begin what I think needs to happen over the long haul, and that is rebuild the Democratic Party at the ground level.” ~ Barack Obama
  37. “Sometimes great stuff comes quickly and sometimes it doesn’t and you’ve got to dig in for the long haul, don’t loose heart, and wait for something to come along. Which is something you learn the more you do it, that if it isn’t coming straight away just hang in there and something will come.” ~ Rob Brydon
  38. “Martina and I went through a very bad five years. Everything’s very good between us now, but it was a long haul.” ~ Billie Jean King
  39. “Dieting is long-haul. Many rapid weight loss programs actually only squeeze the water out of you. Just like a wet sponge. But a good dieter maintains his or her grip on that sponge, not letting it soak up water again.” ~ Owen Jones
  40. “You can divide airlines into two camps: expensive and cheap. But I believe that we will only distinguish between long-haul and short-haul airlines in the future.” ~ Stelios Haji-Ioannou

  41. “Over the long haul, many of those people [in a difficult marriage] will begin to reciprocate, because you are meeting a basic need in their life, the need for love, and they know they don’t deserve love many times.” ~ Gary Chapman
  42. “There are some things that you can always bet on. One is that when Congress comes up with a new program it never works right over the long haul. Another is, when Congress goes to fix the mess it has made the mess only gets worse.” ~ Lyn Nofziger
  43. “Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.” ~ James Dobson
  44. “No matter how skillful the trading scheme, over the long haul, abnormal returns are sustained only through abnormal exposure to risk.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  45. “Over the long haul I’d say that most directors I’ve worked with have been pretty sensitive to the quality of the interpreted scenes.” ~ Rod Serling

  46. “If we could turn around and stand back, then we would see the whole complete pattern. And therefore what we have to do in this lifetime is to perfect this pattern, so that it will continue a most beautiful pattern next time and next time and next time and next time because we vowed until samsara is empty! Now, that’s going to be a long time, so you’d better get prepared for the long haul, and the best way to do that is to really prepare yourself as much as possible in this lifetime, and not waste your opportunities so that we can genuinely benefit beings, endlessly, endlessly, endlessly.” ~ Tenzin Palmo
  47. “Building cultures of peace is long-haul work, undramatic and unheralded, and often infinitely tedious, and most of the people doing it probably don’t even think of themselves as practitioners of nonviolence. Maybe it’s time they did.” ~ Carol Lee Flinders
  48. “Leadership from the Oval Office – and sustained, effective use of the bully pulpit – is essential to getting the American people off their too-pampered butts and into meeting successfully the long-haul challenges of fixing major problems in the very fabric of our republic’s life, both domestically and in our international relations.” ~ Lawrence Wilkerson
  49. “As you give to fund God’s needs, are you forced to trust Him to provide for yours? That’s what a growing faith is about. And over the long haul, it’s not enough just to commit to a percentage. Growth means reviewing your giving goals and occasionally increasing the percentage you give.” ~ Andy Stanley
  50. “You can keep the body as well-oiled and receptive as possible, but whether you’re actually going to be able to go for the long haul is really not your own choice.” ~ Leonard Cohen

  51. “History is driven, over the long haul, by culture – by what men and women honor, cherish, and worship; by what societies deem to be true and good, and by the expressions they give to those convictions in language, literature, and the arts; by what individuals and societies are willing to stake their lives on.” ~ George Weigel
  52. “I never had a plan, except to write. I love what I do, and have from the beginning. Loving what you do makes it a lot easier to work, every day, to face the tough spots and heel in for the long haul. Nothing against plans; they work for some people. But for me, if I’d been planning, worrying about numbers, trying to micro-manage my career, I wouldn’t have focused on the writing. If you don’t write, you’re not read. If you’re not read, you don’t sell. So that’s my Master Plan, I guess. Write the books, let the agent agent, the editor edit, the publisher publish.” ~ Nora Roberts
  53. “Of course we have to make a profit, but we have to make a profit over the long haul, not just the short term, and that means we must keep investing in research and development – it has run consistently about 6 percent of sales at Sony – and in service.” ~ Akio Morita
  54. “A movement with some lasting organization is a lot less dramatic than a movement with a lot of demonstrations and a lot of marching and so forth. The more dramatic organization does catch attention quicker. Over the long haul, however, it’s a lot more difficult to keep together because you’re not building solid…A lasting organization is one in which people will continue to build, develop and move when you are not there.” ~ Cesar Chavez
  55. “Such is the scale and depth of poverty in many parts of the world that it won’t be ended overnight. That is why if, like me, you want to see an end to poverty, you need to be in it for the long haul.” ~ Annie Lennox

  56. “I spent my entire childhood living abroad because of my father’s occupation, so we were on long-haul flights all the time.” ~ Arabella Weir
  57. “Don’t wait for the muse. As I’ve said, he’s a hardheaded guy who’s not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn’t the Ouija board or the spirit-world we’re talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks. Your job is to make sure the muse knows where you’re going to be every day from nine ’til noon. or seven ’til three. If he does know, I assure you that sooner or later he’ll start showing up.” ~ Stephen King
  58. “If you want to stay in for the long haul, and lead a life that is free from illusions either propagated by you or embraced by you, then I suggest you learn to recognize and avoid the symptoms of the zealot and the person who knows he is right. For the dissenter, the skeptical mentality is at least as important as any armor of principle.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  59. “She takes another long haul, lets the smoke settle in her lungs– she has heard somewhere that cigarettes are good for grief. One long drag and you forget how to cry. The body too busy dealing with the poison.” ~ Colum McCann
  60. “What campaigns are for is weeding out the people who, for one way or another, weren’t making it for the long haul.” ~ Calvin Trillin

  61. “Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times, maybe even get them going. But curiosity usually evaporates. Gust have to go for the long haul. Curiosity’s like a fun friend you can’t really trust. It turns you on and then it leaves you to make it on your own – with whatever guts you can muster” ~ Haruki Murakami
  62. “Yippee! I can’t believe I made it. It feels like a long haul to get here. I’m so fine with it. People want you to have some sort of breakdown, but I’m relieved to be 40 years old, and I’ve lived a life.” ~ Nicole Kidman
  63. “If we’re on long-haul flights I’ve been known to sleep on the floor so I hear the engine.” ~ Wayne Rooney

  64. “It’s important to save your money. We need it for the long haul but too many Americans don’t save and don’t invest. It used to be that people would be proud of the fact that they were middle class. You’d have your church and buy a house and you had a car and everything else. Now, it’s really, really tough. Everybody has financial issues except for the one percent.” ~ Michael Douglas
  65. “The cross stands as a mystery because it is foreign to everything we exalt- self over principle, power over meekness, the quick fix over the long haul, cover-up over confession, escapism over confrontation, conform over sacrifice, feeling over commitment, legality over justice, the body over the spirit, anger over forgiveness, man over God.” ~ Ravi Zacharias

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