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John J. Sirica Quotes and Sayings

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An attempt is already underway to revise history -
to leave the impression that the former president had
nothing to do with Watergate.
But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice
after the Watergate break-in.
- John J. Sirica

In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason
for suspending the power of courts to get evidence
and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters
simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
- John J. Sirica

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

 

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

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

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

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"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think of myself as a journeyman actress.
I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off.
It could be almost anything.
- Angela Lansbury

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

When I was about 15...
I made my first attempt as a leading lady,
and was, of course, a complete failure.
- Maude Adams

In an attempt to amuse my friends and family,
I would do impressions of Dean Martin,
singing Everybody Loves Somebody.
I secretly really enjoyed singing the song.
- Peter Gallagher

This is something special.
You can attempt to have a kind of non-living music.
- Michael Tippett

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.
It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness.
It cannot be.
- Frank Herbert

There's no attempt to manipulate the audience.
We made our choice at the start.
- Stephen Hopkins

Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise.
In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
- Sextus Propertius

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

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

When we hide our failings from others,
we seek to hide them from ourselves,
and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful.
- Pierre Nicole

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

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have
been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative
brutality of the technique employed.
But this did not happen.
- Albert Claude

People always say that you can't please everybody.
I think that's a cop-out.
Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people
you will please if you try.
- Kanye West

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

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

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

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

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti

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

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

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well,
as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information
with consequent mental indigestion.
- Etty Hillesum

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else,
for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free
confederacy side by side upon this continent.
- John Brough

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

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy
and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
- Warren Buffett

I do think the attempt to raise consciousness has succeeded.
People are very aware of gender concerns now.
- Clifford Geertz

To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force,
is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
- Paul Harris

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

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

Let us tell our legislators in advance,
that this is a right, restraints on which,
we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to
restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
- Gerrit Smith

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

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt
to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use.
I was their human guinea pig.
- Philip Emeagwali

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
- Thomas Moore

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

Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.
- William Carey

Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with
people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
- Lee Iacocca

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
- Ovid

Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it,
it's doomed to failure.
- John Haggai

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds
of material but I know it when I see it.
- Potter Stewart

Much of outcomes research is a systematic attempt to
exploit what is known and make it better.
- Kevin Kelly

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

There's all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now,
it's a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society,
similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society.
- Irvine Welsh

You seldom get a censorship attempt from a 14-year-old boy.
It's the adults who get upset.
- Robert Cormier

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God,
and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide
anyone else's claim to have done the same.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the
coercion of logic by its own means.
- Theodor Adorno

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

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

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

Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail...
engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
- Richard J. Codey

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


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