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The attempt to force human beings to despise ...
by Andre Malraux

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
- Andre Malraux

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
- Andre Malraux

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale;
and he wishes that it were.
- Andre Malraux

 

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
- Andre Malraux

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering,
there is nothing real.
- Andre Malraux

There are not fifty ways of fighting,
there's only one, and that's to win.
Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
- Andre Malraux

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The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love.
To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone -
even to himself.
- Andre Malraux

Communism destroys democracy.
Democracy can also destroy Communism.
- Andre Malraux

All art is a revolt against man's fate.
- Andre Malraux

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
- Andre Malraux

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been,
its style transmits its music only.
- Andre Malraux

There is always a need for intoxication:
China has opium,
Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
- Andre Malraux

An art book is a museum without walls.
- Andre Malraux

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened.
It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
- Andre Malraux

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
- Andre Malraux

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

Then I despair...
I remember that all through history,
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been murderers and tyrants,
and for a time they can seem invincible.
But in the end they always fall.
Think of it always.
- Andre Malraux

Often the difference between a successful person and
a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas,
but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas,
to take a calculated risk - and to act.
- Andre Malraux

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
and not in reaching it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

Every goal, every action, every thought,
every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known,
is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed

It is useless for us to attempt to reason a man
out of a thing he has never been reasoned into.
- Jonathan Swift

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Never go backward.
Attempt, and do it with all your might.
Determination is power.
- Charles Simmons

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

Clinton's attempt to socialize healthcare was the second
most disgusting thing he did in the oval office.
I can't remember was the first thing was.
- Ann Coulter

There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises
hold out the promise of great rewards.
- Titus Livius

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

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the
same legal privileges that civil government affords
to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin

I end up writing about all kinds of things.
I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular.
I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
- Tracy Chapman

Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience,
of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul,
for mental explanation or description.
- David Herbert Lawrence

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
- Vincent Van Gogh

Language cannot describe the scene that followed;
the shouts,
oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies,
and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'm just gonna be doing stuff that I really enjoy doing.
I'm not gonna attempt to be current in any way other
than the fact that people will like what I'm doing currently.
- Pat Travers

Eradicating a religion of kindness is,
I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
- Martin Scorsese

It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
- George P. Shultz

The essence of government is control,
or the attempt to control.
- Benjamin Tucker

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in
that which is not a difficult achievement.
- Ovid

I may attempt a novel.
I think that no matter what you write,
it requires being honest with oneself,
and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
- Iris Chang

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate
from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that
it does attempt to represent life.
- Henry James

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 attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things,
even though they fail.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Half the things that people do not succeed in are through
fear of making the attempt.
- James Northcote

We gathered all the stock we could find,
and made an attempt to move.
We left many of our horses and cattle in Wallowa.
We lost several hundred in crossing the river.
- Chief Joseph

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being,
but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
- Octavio Paz

Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions,
every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race,
has been labeled Utopian.
- Emma Goldman

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force.
It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
- Mike Tyson

Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures
resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
- Ezra Pound

You can't possibly predict what will last or not.
But once you attempt to write for the ages,
you're doomed.
- Carlisle Floyd

Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world,
you must make that attempt.
That's morality, that's religion.
That's art.
That's life.
- Phil Ochs

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on
an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
- Phyllis Schlafly

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation.
It is a technology-based film.
- Leonard Maltin


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