The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.
— Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson attempted quote

The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
— Samuel Smiles

They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party.
— William Henry Ashley

Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws.
— Rosa Parks