Quotes: endeavor

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.
  • John Huston
    John Huston
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    After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
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    Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
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    As an actor, I endeavor to find the reason in the unreasonable. Because no one thinks they are being unreasonable or unrealistic or demanding or behaving madly. We all see ourselves as being justified.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
  • Eric Gill
    Eric Gill
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    Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavor to make an impossible peace with it - that is the tragedy. You cannot serve God and Mammon.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
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    For a North Korean watcher, seeing 'The Interview' is like seeing an earnest endeavor reflected back through a freak-show mirror.
  • John Haggai
    John Haggai
    American evangelist 1924-
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    Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
  • Henry George
    Henry George
    American political economist and journalist 1839-1897
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    How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.
  • I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
  • In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
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