I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
— John Stuart Mill

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
Friedrich A. Hayek attempting quote

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
— Horace Mann

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.
— Gaston Bachelard

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
— attempting quotation by Calvin Coolidge