Quotes: attempting

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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
    Horace Mann
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    A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
  • Gaston Bachelard
    Gaston Bachelard
    French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
    Gaston Bachelard
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    A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
  • Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
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    After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory. Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon's tapes.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger
    American politician 1923-
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    Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
  • By the time you have your protagonist attempting to assassinate the Pope, you've sort of signaled that everything is on the table.
  • Carl Andre
    Carl Andre
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    Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
  • In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    British journalist 1762-1835
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    It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
  • Arthur Machen
    Arthur Machen
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    It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
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