Quotation Explorer - 'Futile'

Perpetual peace is a futile dream. - Gen. George S. Patton
I have no more goals, all I'm gonna do is deal with the days Nature will give me along. I have lost too much strength on futile things until then ! - Laure Lacornette
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing). - Bill Gaede
The fate of warnings in political affairs is to be futile when the recipient wishes otherwise. - Barbara W. Tuchman
Man has made remarkable strides in conquering outer space, but how futile have been his efforts in conquering inner space- the space in our hearts and minds of men. - Thomas S. Monson
Nobody adores fertilizer. Nobody devotes their life to fertilizer (unless they own a fertilizer company). But, shit, you need it to grow the crops. The land is arid and dry without it, and trying to grow things is likely to be futile. - Shellen Lubin
Indeed, it's futile to try and use Holy Scripture to support any political position. I deeply distrust anyone who does. Just look at what an Islamic Republic is like. - Christopher Hitchens
Nothing is more futile than looking for meaning in things that have none. - Marty Rubin
The abode of the spirits are astral world and earth land counterparts. In the path of evolution, the soul is futile. You need a body to unfold consciousness. - Usha Cosmico
The more idealism proves futile, the more I respect idealists. - Marty Rubin
The historian without his facts is rootless and futile; the facts without their historian are dead and meaningless. - E. H. Carr
Horizontal expansion loses the depth, though excessive depth that only provokes darkness is futile. Therefore a balance between depth and vastness is essential in learning - Priyavrat Thareja
A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about. - Woodrow Wilson
Wherever you feel death, feel it. Don’t escape. Death is beautiful; death is the greatest mystery, more mysterious than life. Through life you can gain the world, the futile world- meaningless, worthless. Through death you can gain the eternal. Death is the door. - Osho
Why shouldn't things be largely absurd, futile, and transitory? They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together. - George Santayana
Good intentions and earnest effort are not enough. Only Jesus can make an otherwise futile life productive. - Charles R. Swindoll
To invest into a memory that will only take you down a road that cannot be traveled is futile and counter-productive. It takes us away from the here and now, and it only impedes our well-being when we give nostalgic cadence to this venture. - DC Gunnersen
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
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. - Col. Thomas Aspinwall
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
ROAD, n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go. All roads, howsoe'er they diverge, lead to Rome, Whence, thank the good Lord, at least one leads back home. Borey the Bald - Ambrose Bierce
The time you absolutely have to get off your ass and act is when action seems futile - Marty Rubin
Her endless, futile attempts to make her feelings known fell on stony ground. Slowly she retreated into the darkness where her dreams became reality and reality faded into the deep recesses of her soul.... - Virginia Alison
Leaders can set targets as high as they like, but when followers are not aware of the vision in place; it may just be another futile endeavor. - Gugu Mona
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