It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
— Virginia Woolf

I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me.
Richard Steele endeavour quote

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
— John Stuart Mill

I am of the opinion that all who can should vote for the most intelligent, honest, and conscientious men eligible to office, irrespective of former party opinions, who will endeavour to make the new constitutions and the laws passed under them as beneficial as possible to the true interests, prosperity, and liberty of all classes and conditions of the people.
— General Robert E. Lee

Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavour to warp and spoil it to their turn.
— William Penn