I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.— Misha Collins
Fulfilling Efficacy quotations
What people think, believe, and feel affects how they behave.
The natural and extrinsic effects of their actions, in turn, partly determine their thought patterns and affective reactions.
Self-belief does not necessarily ensure success, but self-disbelief assuredly spawns failure.
People not only gain understanding through reflection, they evaluate and alter their own thinking.
. . . [The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.
The spontaneous reproduction of superimposed needs by the individual does not establish autonomy; it only testifies to the efficacy of the control.
The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.
Prayer is the key of perfection and of sovereign happiness;
it is the efficacious means of getting rid of all vices and of acquiring all virtues; for the way to become perfect is to live in the presence of God.
No medicine is more valuable , none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy.
Such knowledge is probably gained in several ways.
One process undoubtedly operates through social comparison of success and failure experiences. Children repeatedly observe their own behavior and the attainments of others
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Self-doubt creates the impetus for learning but hinders adept use of previously established skills
Once established, reputations do not easily change.
When people are not aiming for anything in particular or when they cannot monitor their performance, there is little basis for translating perceived efficacy into appropriate magnitudes of effort
Ironically, it is the talented who have high aspirations, which are possible but exceedingly difficult to realize, who are especially vulnerable to self-dissatisfaction despite notable achievements.
The woman of tomorrow will be efficacious, seductive and without contest superior to man. It is for this woman that I conceive my designs.
The Holy Spirit is the bond by which Christ efficaciously unites us to himself.
Persons who have a strong sense of efficacy deploy their attention and effort to the demands of the situation and are spurred by obstacles to greater effort.
You know that I don't believe that anyone has ever taught anything to anyone.
I question that efficacy of teaching. The only thing that I know is that anyone who wants to learn will learn. And maybe a teacher is a facilitator, a person who puts things down and shows people how exciting and wonderful it is and asks them to eat.
He was a Baptist minister who prayed through his six-shooter which he claimed was the most efficacious form of prayer, especially in dealing with Yankees...he would go into battle singing the songs of David.
Perceived self-efficacy also shapes causal thinking.
In seeking solutions to difficult problems, those who perceived themselves as highly efficacious are inclined to attribute their failures to insufficient effort, whereas those of comparable skills but lower perceived self-efficacy ascribe their failures to deficient ability
In social cognitive theory, perceived self-efficacy results from diverse sources of information conveyed vicariously and through social evaluation, as well as through direct experience
People judge their capabilities partly by comparing their performances with those of others
Even the self-assured will raise their perceived self-efficacy if models teach them better ways of doing things.
If self-efficacy is lacking, people tend to behave ineffectually, even though they know what to do.
The satisfactions people derive from what they do are determined to a large degree by their self-evaluative standards
Self-efficacy beliefs differ from outcome expectations, judgments of the likely consequence [that] behavior will produce.
These moments of inner quiet will burn out all obstacles without fail.
Don't doubt its efficacy. Try it.
People who regard themselves as highly efficacious act, think, and feel differently from those who perceive themselves as inefficacious. They produce their own future, rather than simply foretell it.
The most genuine and efficacious charity is that which greases the paws of the priests; such charity covers a multitude of sins.
Success and failure are largely self-defined in terms of personal standards.
The higher the self-standards, the more likely will given attainments be viewed as failures, regardless of what others might think.
An enormous mass of experience, both of homeopathic doctors and their patients, is invoked in favor of the efficacy of these remedies and doses.
The human condition is better improved by altering detrimental circumstances and personal perspectives than by trying to alter personal outlooks, while ignoring the very circumstances that serve to nourish them
A theory that denies that thoughts can regulate actions does not lend itself readily to the explanation of complex human behavior.
I would rather believe a limited atonement that is efficacious for all men for whom it was intended, than a universal atonement that is not efficacious for anybody, except the will of men be added to it.