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What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past.

When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.

When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.

When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.

When we hide our failings from others, we seek to hide them from ourselves, and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful.

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

With me serving as the president, we filed a $3-million lawsuit against the league and its member clubs in an attempt to win increased pension benefits and a larger share Of television revenue.

Yeah. I'm amateurish. I can play enough to write a song, or strum on a little guitar to write out a song. But, I don't play well at all. I wouldn't even attempt for a second to play in public.

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else, for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free confederacy side by side upon this continent.

You can't possibly predict what will last or not. But once you attempt to write for the ages, you're doomed.

You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments, nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done.

You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.

You have to attempt to be objective about yourself.

You seldom get a censorship attempt from a 14-year-old boy. It's the adults who get upset.


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