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«Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.»
«Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.»
«In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses»
«Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.»
«A careful physician, before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.»
«Every principle is a war-note. Whoever attempts to carry out the rule of right and love and freedom must take his life in his hand.»
«Idleness and timidity often despair without being overcome, and forbear attempts for fear of being defeated; and we may promote the invigoration of faint endeavors, by showing what has already been performed»
«Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep»
«If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity»
«From the time of our birth till the time this body perishes, we are making many attempts to earn money and acquire food. In this process of amassing wealth, we are adopting means and methods which are adopted also by the birds and animals.»