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Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
American educator 1796-1859
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
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.
American investigative journalist 1943-
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.
English writer 1709-1784
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
American politician 1923-
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
Brian K. Vaughan
American comic book and television writer 1976-
By the time you have your protagonist attempting to assassinate the Pope, you've sort of signaled that everything is on the table.
American minimalist artist 1935-
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
English economist 1806-1873
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
American lawyer 1844-1902
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.
British journalist 1762-1835
It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
Welsh author and mystic 1863-1947
It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
American president 1872-1933
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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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