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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?
Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.
There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Frank A. Clark
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Thomas A. Edison
The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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