Quotation Explorer - 'Attempt'

Huge biceps are an unattractive-uneducated-underpaid man's last attempt to be seen as worthy of dating, or, sleeping with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A face-lift is a woman’s attempt to lower the odds of the next person accurately guessing her age. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Don't live your life like an attempt, because if you fail there is no second attempt. - Amit Kalantri
If you are sad don't try to influence an environment but if you are happy attempt everyone you can reach. - Ben Bereng
Making the attempt is what matters most. - Gary Hopkins
We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths.
I find that I spend a tremendous amount of time chasing the praises of men rather than sitting with the praises of God. The former is something I attempt to catch, the latter catches me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Praise is declaration, a victory cry, proclaiming faith to stand firm in the place God has given you. Praise is a proclamation that the enemy's intent to plunder you will not rock you. Praise declares that you will not be moved by the enemy's attempt to snatch you away. - Darlene Zschech
What you shun enduring yourself, attempt not to impose on others. You shun slavery- beware enslaving others! If you can endure to do that, one would think you had been once upon a time a slave yourself. For vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery. - Epictetus
To attempt to increase the wealth of any country, either by introducing or by detaining in it an unnecessary quantity of gold and silver, is as absurd as it would be to attempt to increase the good cheer of private families by obliging them to keep an unnecessary number of kitchen utensils. - Adam Smith
I cannot live without you. For to attempt to do so would be to rob both of us of each other, and that is thievery of the greatest sort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made. - Andy Goldsworthy
Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude. - Irvin D. Yalom
This is the nature of love." Vashet said. "To attempt to describe it will drive a woman mad. This is what keeps poets scribbling endlessly away. If one could pin it to paper all complete, the others would lay down their pens. But it cannot be done. - Patrick Rothfuss
I cannot calculate nor attempt to manage sacrifice, for to do so is to attempt to sacrifice comfortably. And it is in the attempt to sacrifice comfortably that I begin to realize that the desire for comfort is in reality the demand that I put myself first, and there is nothing of sacrifice in that. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The attempt and not the deed Confounds us. - William Shakespeare
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself. - Joseph Sobran
The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living. - Viktor E. Frankl
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. - Samuel Johnson
It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful. - Phaedrus
Racism defends our greed, frees us from self-control and makes others responsible for our failings. It is an attempt to silence the guilt so we can look in the mirror. - Mari Serebrov
Sleeping is the most common attempt to temporarily escape reality. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Without order as a foundation, the cry for freedom is nothing more than the attempt of some group or another to achieve its own ends. When actually carried out in practice, that cry for freedom will inevitably express itself in tyranny. - Prince Klemens von Metternich
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? - Vincent Van Gogh
Not since North Korean media declared Kim Jong-il to be the reincarnation of Kim Il Sung has there been such a blatant attempt to create a necrocracy, or perhaps mausolocracy, in which a living claimant assumes the fleshly mantle of the departed. - Christopher Hitchens
The IMPOSSIBLE is ONLY relevant to those who NEVER attempt it…otherwise it is ABSTACT and MEANINGLESS - John Paul Warren
Every person has a life mission to fulfill. Never attempt to destroy what God has put in another person to do. You don't know God's plans, but Satan will most certainly use you to stop his plans. - Shannon L. Alder
Let me tell you what justice is. Justice is the law. And that man's feeble attempt to lay down the principles of deceny. - Morgan Freeman
If you truly believe something you will attempt to live it. Otherwise you don’t really believe it. - Toni Sorenson
For the last 2 years I even have been making an attempt to downsize my makeup assortment. I appraise what is passed on to friends and family and what must been thrown away each few months. This has left Maine with a makeup assortment that i actually fancy victimization. I have - raman kundal
We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. - Pope Francis
Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. - John Henry Cardinal Newman
Those who attempt to search into the majesty of God will be overwhelmed with His Glory! - Thomas à Kempis
Above all, do not attempt to be exhaustive. - Roland Barthes
I have experienced deep despair, mental-ill health and attempt of suicide. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Everything bleeds into everything and fiction is just this funny desperate little attempt to staunch the bleeding. - Meghan Lamb
Tell someone a story, and you capture their imagination. Make someone laugh, and you capture their friendship. Bring a tear to their eye with poignant grace, and you capture their heart. But never, never attempt to capture someone’s spirit. That is theirs, and theirs alone. - Pen
Moderation is an attempt to live within one's emotional means. - Marty Rubin
We write or we are written upon. The whole of our lives is the clumsy attempt to wield the pen with grace. - Vincent Louis Carrella
I won't compete with anybody. I love to compete with my own body. When God closes a door against me, I should not attempt to bang on it. And if God gives me a key to open a door, I should not misuse that key! - Israelmore Ayivor
When all help is stopped, when your loved ones started doubting your competence, when failure seems almost confirmed, but no matter what, if you make one more attempt, that final step will fetch you the victory. - Amit Kalantri
Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. - Albert Einstein
[asked if his suicide attempt was a cry for help]No. I told no one. You only cry for help if you believe that there's help to cry for. - Wentworth Miller
An attempt to study the evolution of living organisms without reference to cytology would be as futile as an account of stellar evolution which ignored spectroscopy. - J.B.S. Haldane
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift
I graciously survived depression, mental-illness and attempt of suicide. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Attempt to be creative for the joy it brings . . . select something like music, dance, sculpture, or poetry. Being creative will help you enjoy life. It engenders a spirit of gratitude. - Richard G. Scott
Sin is man's, last attempt to perfection. - Anthony Liccione
The entire road trip could be summed up as one giant attempt to keep from crashing the car during fits of rage and fits of hysteria. - Kari Martindale
American political culture quickly and always outpaces any attempt to satirize it. - Glenn Greenwald
To respond to anger is to attempt to slay a dragon with a wet noodle.The best you can do is hope the anger remembers the love.~ - Bluenscottish
A straight face is an ignorant man’s attempt to appear knowledgeable. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
One must, from time to time, attempt things beyond one's capacity.
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government - Spurious quote attributed to George Washington but never said by him .
Starting right now, attempt to live as if you have no regrets. - John O'Callaghan
The writer’s life is frightful. I have experienced deep dispair, mental ill and attempt of suicide. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true. - J.R.R. Tolkien
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell. - André Malraux
Suicide is not criminal. However, a failed attempt at it is. I wonder how someone will so much fail in life to want to take his own life and still fail at it. - Magnus Nwagu Amudi
A son is an unfulfilled man’s last attempt to fulfill his unfulfilled dreams. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your home.
The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. - John Stuart Mill
The truth, for me, is I do accept everyone. I believe people are going to be who they are going to be. Moreover, I strongly disagree that it is my place in life to judge who they are. Or to attempt to mold them into whom I believe they should become. - Paula Heller Garland
The beauty of the human race is not in its victory over evil, but the attempt. - Sarah Brownlee
The baby, not too young to start knowing the ledge, the cold truth, the life-and-death facts of it all. 'What kind of heaven is that, you can't have your records?' The baby, understanding perhaps it was purely rhetorical, made no attempt to answer this question. - Michael Chabon
The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception. - Edgar Allan Poe
The truth reveals itself in the most innocent of ways. You can lie and deceive, attempt to bury that which you wish to remain unseen. Yet the truth flourishes, rising from it's prison to stand tall for all to see. - D. Alma
Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. - William Van Horne
Morals are nothing but a civilized society’s attempt to tame some beast called man. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall. - Adolf Hitler
What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (including intellectual egoism), our sense of injury, our lack of love and forbearance. I regard every other attempt to change the world, even if it springs from the best intentions, as futile. - Hermann Hesse
Witchcraft is the attempt to gain special knowledge or power outside God. What do we mean by "special?" We mean power or knowledge that is not found or allowed by God in the natural order. - Thiessen, Sarah
Achievement is not important, attempt is...! - Milind K
Sometimes it is best for men not to attempt to interfere with destiny. Our prayers can be answered in ways which we do not expect and do not welcome. - Wilbur Smith
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. - Albert Einstein
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus from a life on the ocean wave. Figuratively, any lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing performance. - Ambrose Bierce
My life doesn't bore me, because I know its worth. So when I let you be part of it, ensure you add value and not attempt to devalue it; or else you can never be part of my future. - Gugu Mona
If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain. - Gabor Maté
It can be argued that the computer is humanity’s attempt to replicate the human brain. This is perhaps an unattainable goal. However, unattainable goals often lead to outstanding accomplishment. - Zubair Saleem Fazal
All violence is an attempt to replace shame with self-esteem. - James Gilligan
Destiny to some people is a preconceived notion as a design of blind faith, while in fact destiny is a constitution of endowed efforts in an attempt to steer toward a desired outcome. Create your destiny and reach for your dreams, you only live once. - Husam Wafaei
How soon do you think it is? Time will tell me. When it's autumn, the leaves fall. When the time comes, I'll know it. [Responding to a question about when he will start throwing his slider in his attempt to comeback from a career-ending stroke.] - J.R. Richard
Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry. - Stephen Hawking
The identification of fantasy is always an attempt to avoid one's own suffering: the identification of art is the sharing in the suffering of another. - W.H. Auden
Intellect is the virtue of ignoring one’s emotions’ attempt to contaminate one’s opinions. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Death cannot be struggled against, brother. It ever arrives, defiant of every hiding place, of every frantic attempt to escape. Death is every mortal's shadow, his true shadow, and time is its servant, spinning that shadow slowly round, until what stretched before one now stretched before him. - Steven Erikson
Morality consists in this for each individual: to attempt each time to extend its region of clear expression, to try to augment its amplitude, so as to produce a free act that expresses the most possible in one given condition or another. -- , The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, 73 - Gilles Deleuze
Saints love all beings. They love even those who attempt to harm them. - Radhe Maa
Air freshener is man’s pitiful attempt to have his food smell as good, after digestion, as they did, before ingestion. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
No one whose steps are truly ordered by God will ever attempt to walk over another human being. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D.N.A.
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. - Vannevar Bush
To calculate sacrifice is to attempt to sacrifice safely, and safe sacrifice is one of the most outrageous oxymoron’s I can think of. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. - Stephen Sondheim
If you Fail, Never Give Up because, F.A.I.L means "First Attempt In Learning". - Jerhia
The artist is the only one qualified to criticize his art, because only the artist knows what he was trying to express and how satisfied he is with the attempt. - Ron Brackin
There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten. - Indira Gandhi
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - Jimmy Carter
Whatever you attempt, if your attitude sucks, so will you. - Rob Liano
To sneer at his imperfect attempt was very bad breeding. - Emily Brontë
Most parents are not really ‘supportive’ because they want their kid(s) to succeed; they ‘support’ their kid(s) as an attempt to avoid appearing to have bred a failure, or, failures in the eyes of their peers and/or neighbours. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The mind and the chit are discharging and the world has believed them to be ‘charge’. That is why they attempt to still the mind and the chit, but that is not possible. - Dada Bhagwan
If Heaven actually exists, I don't need anyone to be my real estate broker. After all, what is religion but an attempt to sell you a share in the ultimate gated community? - Quentin R. Bufogle
Some may say I did not write well...but no one can say I did not write...that is all that matters. One must attempt the things they desire and in the attempt, master their fear of failure for the only definitive failure is to never try. - Shelley K. Wall
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. - Umberto Eco
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. - Thomas A. Edison
A failure is not one who has attempted and failed but one who has failed to attempt for fear of failing. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
A good marriage is good because one or both of them have learned to overlook the other's faults, to love the other as they are and to not attempt to change them or bring them to repentance. - Debi Pearl
I hope that the kind reader recognises this as a despairing attempt at humour. - Nancy Springer
This music, transmitted by loud-speakers, made a masterpiece appear like an amateurish attempt at composition by nimcompoop - Paul Hindemith
To achieve the impossible, you must attempt the absurd - Jon R. Michaelsen
There is no such thing as colossal failure. There is only colossal courage to attempt the impossible again and again until it becomes possible. - Toni Sorenson
An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes. - Ayn Rand
Each failure to sell will increase your chances for success at your next attempt. - Og Mandino
Live forever or die in the attempt. - Joseph Heller
Poetry is an attempt to penetrate the dense reality to find a place where the simplest things look as new as through the eyes of a child. - Czeslaw Milosz
Education itself is Marketing--marketing tools and perspectives to people who don't necessarily realize why they need them, how it will serve them, what they might accomplish with them. And, ensuingly, Marketing itself is Education (with no attempt to assess the value of what is being marketed). - Shellen Lubin
A bird does not give up flying because it failed on its first attempt. - Matshona Dhliwayo
As a subconscious attempt to add meaning or purpose to their life: The unemployed pray for a job; the retired pray for grandchildren. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Garfield's assassination attempt made "the whole nation care". - Jefferson Davis
I understand you, and I shall not attempt to make you change your mind. I am too old to want to improve the world. I have told you what I think, and that is all. I shall remain your friend even if you act contrary to my convictions, and I shall help you even if I disagree with you. - Milan Kundera
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better. - Flannery O'Connor
Avoiding our pain is needlessly exhausting. Pain can not be killed. When we attempt to bury our pain, it rises up from the grave of our emotions, haunting us, until we acknowledge its presence. We can heal our pain when we allow it to move through us. - Jaeda DeWalt
Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. We can now revise that and witness the attempt to imagine capitalism by way of imagining the end of the world. - Fredric Jameson
No terms, no conditions, no promises, no commitment, and no institution—but only another example of what happens when law and politics attempt to regulate a religious institution. - H. Kirk Rainer
Don't let the bonds of fear and doubt keep you from attempting the impossible. Each attempt will loosen the chains and you'll eventually break free, thus finding the 'impossible' was actually possible all along. - J.E.B. Spredemann
I believe in hope, in what is something called radical hope. I believe there is hope for all of us, even amid the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probaby. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to buld a fire in the darkness.r - John Green
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? - Robert H. Schuller
Eating a salad (in public) is an overweight person’s attempt to appear in control. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If you Fail, Never Give Up because, F.A.I.L means First Attempt In Learning. - Jerhia
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. - Baltasar Gracian
The destiny of a man is determined by his daily action, God won't allow you go anywhere, if you don't make an attempt to move. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If we fail to succeed in our attempt to fail, then failure is the only path to success. - Sean Gibson
I wish to declare with all earnestness that I do not want any religious ceremonies performed for me after my death. I do not believe in such ceremonies, and to submit to them, even as a matter of form, would be hypocrisy and an attempt to delude ourselves and others. - Jawaharlal Nehru
Tell me, Mr. Bennet, how can we amuse you during your visit? Do you hunt? Lady Catherine was spooning her turtle soup, blowing delicately to cool it.I am certain an animal would sooner die of laughter than gunshot wound if I even made the attempt. - Karen V. Wasylowski
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual. - Octavio Paz
A nanny state is hostile to liberty. Any attempt to institute or continue it should be opposed, root and branch. Government intervention is never the solution; it is always part of the problem. - Laurence M. Vance
Culture was actually humanity’s attempt to extend the womb. - Christopher Henry Dawson
Your attempt was valiant, but the fight was unfair. He was a seasoned warrior, fully armored. You were a lad with a short sword. You have a brave heart. That can be more important than size or strength. - Brandon Mull
Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science? - Carl Sagan
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life- long attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein
do something good...rape your self before your lifes next attempt....! - Rahul Ghosh
Make voyages! - Attempt them! - there's nothing else... - Tennessee Williams
I can attempt to stay on the fence. However, the problem is that the fence is a figment of my fear not a reality of my journey. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Sometimes in our attempt to give children what we did not have, we forget to give our children what we did have. - Connie Podesta
Appreciation and enjoyment of the creatures are the hallmark of God's dominion and therefore the standard by which our own attempt to exercise dominion must be judged. - Ellen F. Davis
Love is blind despite the world's attempt to give it eyes. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Every attempt to fix eternity is an escape from reality. I will be plaguing my days with moments and minutes. For ever is too far! - Rossana Condoleo
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