- I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
[ Am Ambitious Content Despise Doubting Exertions Fools Formed Go Half Hand Having Myself Nothing Oh Once Plodding Plough Restless Set Stimulus Their Those Vanity Were Which Wise Would]
- Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
[ Automatic Concern Dedicated Every Exertions Goal Human Individuals Inevitable Justice Neither Nor Passionate Progress Requires Sacrifice Step Struggle Suffering Tireless Toward]
- But the general welfare must restrict and regulate the exertions of the individuals, as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power.
[ Derive Exertions General Individuals Must Power Regulate Restrict Social Strength Supply Their Welfare]
- It is bad policy to regulate everything... where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power.
[ Alone Bad Better Everything Exertions Interfering Less May Only Policy Power Private Promoted Regulate Social Themselves Things Those Where Which]
- Look around, and you see everywhere the exertions and acts of individuals restricted, regulated, or promoted, on the principle of the common welfare.
[ Acts Around Common Everywhere Exertions Individuals Look Principle Promoted Regulated Restricted See Welfare]
- A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
[ Being Better Chance Creature Exertions Fight Free Himself His Important Kept Made Man Men Miserable More Nothing Own Personal Safety Than Unless Which Willing]
- The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
[ Being Better Chance Creature Exertions Fight Free Himself His Important Kept Made Men Miserable More Nothing Own Person Personal Safety Than Unless Which Willing]
- But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
[ After Astronomy Attractive Beauty Brilliancy Clear Daily Exertions Favourite Frequently Glorious Heavens Most Nights Objects Pursuit Seen Were]
- After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
[ After Bear Bitterness Borne Exertions Fruit Furnishes Future Ground History Old Our Parallel Part Past Remain Root Sprout Still Voluntary Which World]
- The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
[ Acts Exertions Habitual His Man Measured Should Special Strength Virtue]
- Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
[ Behind Better Children Exertions Expected Happier His Hope Least Make Man Many Pathetic Possessions]
- A young man is stirred and stimulated by the consciousness of how much depends upon his own exertions: a young girl is oppressed by it.
[ Consciousness Depends Exertions Girl His How Man Much Oppressed Own Stimulated Stirred Upon Young]
- Nothing happens by itself... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.
[ Come Exertions Happens Itself Make Nothing Once Own Understand Way Will Your]
- The extraordinary exertions of the colonies, in cooperation with British measures, against the French, in the late war, were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more than adequate to their ability.
[ Ability Acknowledged Adequate Against British Colonies Cooperation Exertions Extraordinary French Late Measures More Parliament Than Their War Were]
- The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
[ Almost Alteration American Animated Annihilated Been Blending Characters Exertions Ideas Manners Nearly New Noblest Prevail Principles Progress Rapid Revolution Such Train Universally Which]
- But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.
[ Always Executed Exertions Government Greater Had Much Opposed Others Placed Situations Suited Talents Things Which Would]
- Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps - they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers.
[ Admirers Become Beginning Corps Correspondents Days Devoted Electoral Exertions Followed Friends Had His Into Kennedy More Most National November Press Since Some Than Them Those]
- How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?
[ Any Being Ennobled Exertions How Obtained Own Rational Thing]