I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
— Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich striven quote

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle.
— William Osler

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.
— William Osler

What we want is not freedom but its appearances. It is for these simulacra that man has always striven. And since freedom, as has been said, is no more than a sensation, what difference is there between being free and believing ourselves free?
— striven quotation by E. M. Cioran