Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig.
How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
Life is trying things to see if they work.
Never attempt to catch a whale with a minnow.
The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.
Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil.
Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
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.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.