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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent van Gogh

The attempt and not the deed Confounds us.

William Shakespeare

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

Jonathan Swift

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

Thomas Moore

It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.


In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

I am going to attempt to see him again.

Alan Yamamoto

It's an attempt to mitigate, and litigate the problem.

Jennifer Anderson

This is a special man and a special aircraft attempting to achieve another significant aviation milestone.

Timothy Rogers

Danny Nikolic made absolutely no attempt to do so.

Russell Lewis

Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.

William Carey

We're attempting to paint the streets green.

Mary Harrington

This is really an attempt, and not an unsuccessful attempt, to terrify people.

Jeffrey Robbins

We make no attempt to try to run the vehicle on the electric motor.

Bernard Robertson

Live forever or die in the attempt.

Joseph Heller

We're going to make every attempt to meet the standards.

Susan Hill

Expect great things -- attempt great things.

William Carey

Today we are attempting to look at risks proactively.

Barbara Karn

We're not going to attempt it, we're going to do it.

Kathy Morgan

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

Scott Nearing

This, we think, is an attempt to frighten the media.

Jose Torres

Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

Bryan Appleyard

It is just an attempt to see if they can break the deadlock.

Helen Olafsdottir

If there's an attempt to deceive, there's little you can do.

Vincent Truglia

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

John Haggai

We attempt to be accepting of others. Sometimes we aren't, but at least we try.

Nicholas Sparks

This is an attempt to get discovery they are not entitled to - it's also six months too late.

Jeff Justice

An elaborate attempt to get information.

Vincent Gullotto

He left a man on the ground dying, and he didn't attempt to render aid.

George Dunlap

It is an attempt to show nature in all of its beauty.

Randy Baker

It's an attempt to ... be responsive to communities that otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford us.

Lee Stetson

I think what Congress is attempting is outrageous.

Richard Becker

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.

William Van Horne

Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.

John Denham

There was no attempt to conceal anything.

Janet Jones

Every attempt is a success. Failure is letting any chance to try go by.

James Dee Richardson

Carl is just attempting to get some value for his position.

John Gutfreund

The key ... is attempting to ensure future compliance.

Ted Fitzgerald

Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box.

Rush Limbaugh

We won't even attempt to achieve what we do not believe at a deep level we can have or deserve.

Ruth Ross

It was a valiant attempt, and they did their best.

Laila Sadler

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

Dr. Robert Schuller

This is an attempt to play a shell game with the law.

Joe Karaganis

This rule is a transparent attempt to accommodate the industry.

Arjun Makhijani

We are attempting to offer the program statewide.

Bruce Barbour

Clearly, Microsoft is accelerating its attempt to get the Notes/Domino base to come to Exchange.

Matt Cain

By not putting it in the earnings release, that was an attempt to minimize it.

Mark Koenig

He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.

Joseph Heller

We're not the antidote. We're not attempting to be the opposition choice.

Aden Darity

This is an attempt by the city to add apples to oranges.

Maximino Medina Jr

Personally, I see the need for it. Their attempt is to get closer to where they need to be.

Natalie Robottom

Make voyages! - Attempt them! - there's nothing else...

Tennessee Williams

This is not an attempt to get 90 percent of the people out of the country ... That is impossible.

Jiri Dienstbier

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


Fingerprints match in 10 murder cases as well as one ... attempt.

Bernardo Batiz

It's clear to anyone with common sense this is an attempt to get votes.

John Jones

After 4 1/2 long years, this is our only attempt to get a scintilla of justice.

Sally Regenhard

I protested at the time but they wouldn't let me try again, and it's disappointing not to have a go at my final attempt.

Julie Crane

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.

Derek Walcott

We do see this as an attempt to hang him and put the screws to him.

Teresa Tomlinson

It's one more attempt to create a theocracy.

Brett Shirk

There was no attempt by IDOT to drag this case out.

Mike Claffey

As always, the public should not attempt to apprehend these people, but should contact the police.

Jack Hildebrand

It's the first attempt to get some numbers out there to get a feel for how big this thing is.

Greg Albrecht

He is able to do things with inner armatures that most people don't attempt.

Jack Johnston

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

Eddie Cantor

We will attempt to land somewhere.

Leroy Cain

Sincere attempt to take his life.

William Stone

The State is attempting to prove to you that no relationship existed.

Brian Gray