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  • Bob Parsons
    Bob Parsons
    American entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist 1950-
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    Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
  • Bradley A. Smith
    Bradley A. Smith
    American law professor 1958-
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    Every major federal campaign-finance-reform effort since 1943 has attempted to treat corporations and unions equally. If a limit applied to corporations, it applied to unions; if unions could form PACs, corporations could too; and so on. DISCLOSE is the first major campaign-finance bill that has not taken this approach.
  • Assata Shakur
    Assata Shakur
    American activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army (BLA) 1947-
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    I have been a political activist most of my life and many groups have attempted to label me as a criminal because of my outspoken beliefs. I am not a criminal and I have never been one.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
  • Bram Cohen
    Bram Cohen
    American computer programmer 1975-
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    One thing about school - I always had this attitude that I was in school to learn, and attempted to do whatever was involved in that process, while school had this attitude that I was there to earn grades, which I couldn't care less about. Unsurprisingly, my grades weren't very good.
    Source: Bram Cohen: Creator of BitTorrent, WrongPlanet.net, undated; accessed March 9, 2006, 17:01 (UTC)
  • Archibald Macleish
    Archibald Macleish
    American poet 1892-1982
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    The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.
  • Bill Alexander
    Bill Alexander
    German painter, art instructor, and television host 1915-1197
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    The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
    Source: Memorials of the Spanish Civil War: the official publication of the International Brigade Association
  • Barry White
    Barry White
    American singer-songwriter, record producer and composer 1944-2003
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    The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.
  • Albert Bushnell Hart
    Albert Bushnell Hart
    American historian, writer, and editor 1854-1943
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    The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence.
  • Wilferd Arlan Peterson
    Wilferd Arlan Peterson
    American author 1900-1995
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    The wise man realistically accepts as part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of ''nothing attempted, nothing gained'' and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    They would say, he answered, that you do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but have lost love because you never attempted obedience.
    Source: That Hideous Strength (1945) Ch. 7 : The Pendragon, section 2
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