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No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded
me to attempts to discourage me.
- Lynn Abbey

 

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to
check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.
- Allen Klein

Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures
to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused
by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word.
- Gilbert Murray

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity,
because his freedom is always won in his never wholly
successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt

I started by looking at what others had done before me.
You see, over the years there have been attempts by
many different people to reconstruct the chariot.
- Kit Williams

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.
- Robert Greenleaf

Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate.
One can only speak of another.
- Augusto Roa Bastos

For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws,
and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
- Aeschines

Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear,
unlike some earlier attempts.
- Brooks Robinson

History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare
by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits
in rural America simply will not work.
- Bennie Thompson

I actually share her view and understand her frustration
when any government attempts to ban secular symbols
like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
- Steve Israel

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican
leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to
increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.
- Ed Markey

No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers
answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.
- Andre Breton

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and
poetry to define beauty in the abstract,
to express it in the most general terms,
to find some universal formula for it.
- Walter Pater

Capitalism tries for a delicate balance:
It attempts to work things out so that
everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from
getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff.
- George Carlin

I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th
Fighter Wing's capabilities,
and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce
its personnel or take away aircraft.
- Mark Pryor

The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts
to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.
- James Fenton

Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.
- Robin Morgan

In practice, attempts to sort out good erotica from
bad porn inevitably comes down to:
What turns me on is erotica;
what turns you on is pornographic.
- Ellen Willis

Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts
to justify their prejudices.
- Sargent Shriver

For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction.
They were clearly failures.
- Mary A. Ward

My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release
anxiety and get attention.
Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on.
- Lorna Luft

It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's
attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
- Malcolm Cowley

Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne,
and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Many people believe that the current system must inevitably
end in total annihilation.
They reject, sometimes very emotionally,
any attempts to analyze this notion.
- Herman Kahn

Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain
freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
- Johann Most

It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational
grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational
attempts to justify our instincts.
- Thomas Huxley

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative.
Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so.
Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
- Eric Gill

By the time I was at college, I became very alert to
the question of racial discrimination,
and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
- Albert Maltz

Nixon's attempts to order subversion of various departments
was bound to come out in some form.
- Bob Woodward

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people,
to discourage them from ambitious attempts,
and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Not a season passes without new disclosures showing
Nixon's numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential
powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law.
- Bob Woodward

From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be
formed with what success,
should Fortune afford an opportunity,
I am likely to treat matters of greater importance.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

All sins are attempts to fill voids.
- Simone Weil

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat
homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected
and promoted by the government.
- Todd Akin

We have no reason to think that human cloning will not work -
it works in primates -
but it may take many,
many attempts.
- Wolf Reik

Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest.
Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the
Arab armies to conquer our land.
- Moshe Dayan

Attempts have been made from a study of the changes
produced by mutation to obtain the relative order of
the bases within various triplets,
but my own view is that these are premature until there
is more extensive and more reliable data on the composition of the triplets.
- Francis Crick

In the history of the treatment of depression,
there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile,
hoses, attempts to shock the patient.
All of these represent hatred or aggression towards
what depression represents in the patient.
- James Hillman

It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking,
Why don't they do something about it? They've done
all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations.
What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?
- Richard Donner

In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair.
There were no public prayer meetings,
no attempts to woo the Religious Right.
Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs.
- David Herbert Donald

Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with
attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations
seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to
connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to.
- Cat Stevens

The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital,
in this country between 1800 and 1850,
in the attempts which were made to establish means
of communication and transportation,
was enormous.
- William Graham Sumner

My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals,
including the smaller species of monkeys,
had failed, as had those of my predecessors,
for reasons which I can easily supply today.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

I think one of the things about writing in the studio
is that the song hasn't matured,
if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts.
Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit,
you learn more about a song.
- Peter Gabriel

Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand
the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can
perform superbly some of the same external tasks as
conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
- Thomas Nagel

After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a
weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down
a step so that it became a seventh,
and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily.
It was not an easy thing to work out.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Common sense tells us that the government's attempts
to solve large problems more often create new ones.
Common sense also tells us that a top-down,
one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings
of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for
one-sixth of our economy.
- Sarah Palin

As the poet has expected, the alarms now are sounded,
for - and it must be said again - the birth of a poet
is always a threat to the existing cultural order,
because he attempts to break through the circle of
literary castes to reach the center.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history,
when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia,
Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents
began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied
areas for hunting and fishing.
- Harry Johnston

In Japan itself there have all along been attempts
by some to obliterate the article about renunciation
of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they
have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad.
- Kenzaburo Oe

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts 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

However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators
threatened the entire world,
I could not accept his philosophy and,
after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted
into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II.
- Walter Kohn

There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe
has existed indefinitely,
for an infinite time.
It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be,
either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.
- Hannes Alfven

That statement was not addressed to the authors of political statements.
I said that I deplore attempts to misinform the public
and to /trigger/ political intervention.
And there were such attempts.
- Mario Monti

I was less successful in my attempts to effect preventive
vaccination against typhus by using the virus and in
trying to produce large quantities of serum using large animals.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from
facing your reality if you are Christian,
if you are using it to calm the pain,
because that it what all addictions are,
attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease.
- Keith Miller

Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave;
it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad,
is purposeful or not.
But religion is precisely the quest for such answers:
whether an act is right or wrong,
good or bad, and why.
- Warren Weaver

The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning,
for both reproductive purposes and medical research.
Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
- Ken Calvert

Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells
and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research
and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable.
- Paul Berg

On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that
brought in big audiences,
adults as well as primary and secondary school students.
On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.
- Andrzej Wajda

For so long as the Jew has even one ally,
he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind -
that his salvation came from that ally.
It is only when he is alone - against all of his own
efforts and frantic attempts -
that he will,
through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d.
- Meir Kahane

You can get on with your job.
I'm going to get on with mine.
And mine is to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland,
that's what they expect from me and I'm not going to
be deflected by interesting academic or media speculation
or attempts to take the whole debate back.
- Peter Hain

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble,
attempts what is above its strength,
pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all
things lawful for itself,
and all things possible.
- Thomas Kempis


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