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George P. Shultz Quotes and Sayings

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

Oh, you know.
I am secretary of state.
My trips aren't successful.
I just talk to people.
- George P. Shultz

The higher the classification of secrecy,
the quicker you will report it.
- George P. Shultz

You've got to dream a little bit if you're going to get somewhere.
- George P. Shultz

 

Nothing ever gets settled in this town.
a seething debating society in which the debate never stops,
in which people never give up, including me.
And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.
- George P. Shultz

I learned in business that you had to be very careful
when you told somebody that's working for you to do something,
because the chances were very high he'd do it.
In government, you don't have to worry about that.
- George P. Shultz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The administration's attempt to keep us from selling
agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage.
Cuba is not a threat.
That is why we must do more to open Cuba -
not less.
- Max Baucus

I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt
some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings.
- Balthus

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds,
you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats

Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which
you didn't even have when you were on your own.
- Eddie Cantor

There is no such thing as inner peace.
There is only nervousness or death.
Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
- Fran Lebowitz

The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion
of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal
groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square.
- Pat Robertson

When every one of your arguments is characterized an
attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters,
it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
- Ann Coulter

The last thing I would attempt to do is to buy clothes
for a child I didn't know well.
- Colin Firth

I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown,
when they don't even understand that which they know.
- Terrence Howard

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

It is the nurse that the child first hears,
and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
- Quintilian

I'd rather attempt something I'm not sure I can do.
- Robin Wright Penn

You have to attempt to be objective about yourself.
- Charles Dance

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
- Derek Walcott

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince
journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

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

Philosophy is an attempt by man to find cause and effect.
Religion has the same goal.
- Al Goldstein

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi

Each simian had a much different body suit,
so besides trying to define class across species,
there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief,
which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an
attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
- George Borrow

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards;
they try to have more things,
or more money, in order to do more of what they want,
so they will be happier.
- Margaret Young

I think, though, as African-American women,
we are always trained to value our community even at
the expense of ourselves,
and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
- Anita Hill

Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge.
It is not contention we should try to avoid,
but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
- Joyce Appleby

An attempt to write nothing but characterization will soon bog down;
I for one don't want to have somebody tell me about someone else.
- Daniel Keys Moran

My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to
nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point.
And since I write pornography, naturally,
something of an obsession for me.
- Peter Sotos

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our
policy ever since the days of Washington,
and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
- James Buchanan

I believed in Bobby Kennedy.
Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something
to this country that has given me so much.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon
another group by armed violence.
- Scott Nearing

If the code does indeed have some logical foundation
then it is legitimate to consider all the evidence,
both good and bad, in any attempt to deduce it.
- Francis Crick

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting,
of which there remains always a residue,
and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
- Frederica Montseny

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
- John W. Gardner

I think that most actors, and they're a very strange lot actors,
very strange people, but I think that they attempt
to keep in touch with the child.
- Ben Kingsley

One must not attempt to justify them,
but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
- Maureen Dowd

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex,
to do dirt on it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.
- Tris Speaker

Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people,
not to alter their behavior.
- Jack Schwartz

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

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

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

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
- Theodor Reik

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting
in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately
serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
- Charlie Chaplin

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering:
the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate;
it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
- Walter Kaufmann

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


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