Quotations that match 'attempts'.

All sins are attempts to fill voids. Simone Weil
[ Attempts Fill Sins]
Attempts have been made from a study of the changes produced by mutation to obtain the relative order of the bases within various triplets, but my own view is that these are premature until there is more extensive and more reliable data on the composition of the triplets. Francis Crick
[ Attempts Bases Been Changes Composition Data Extensive Made More Mutation Obtain Order Own Premature Produced Relative Reliable Study These Triplets Triplets Until Various View Within]
It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. Thomas Huxley
[ Attempts Beliefs Call Extremely Forgotten Grounds Instincts Irrational Justify Often Our Rational]
Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave; it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why. Warren Weaver
[ Act Analyze Animals Answers Attempts Bad Behave Behavior Concern Good How Precisely Purposeful Quest Religion Right Science Such Things Whether Why Wrong]
Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world. Stephen Gardiner History
[ Attempts Built First His Man Order Outside Possibly Presents View World]
The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them. Ken Calvert
[ Also Any Attempts Ban Bill Both Cloned Cloning Embryos Forbidden Human Made Medical Products Purposes Reproductive Research Them Would]
Not a season passes without new disclosures showing Nixon's numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law. Bob Woodward
[ Attempts Criminal Disclosures Fact Held His Law New Nixon Numerous Passes Powers Presidential Rule Scorn Season Showing Use Without]
After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down a step so that it became a seventh, and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily. It was not an easy thing to work out. Lindsey Buckingham
[ After Attempts Became Came Could Couple Down Dropping Easily Easy Failed Fairly Figures Got Out Place Play Seventh Step String These Thing Tuning Up Weird Where Work]
Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease. Keith Miller
[ Addictions Attempts Because Best Calm Christian Cover Disease Facing Keep Pain Reality Religious Spiritual Using Ways Work Your]
However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II. Walter Kohn
[ Accept Accepted After Attempts Barbarians Canadian Collaborators Corps Could During Earlier Entire Finally His However Ii Infantry Into Last Philosophy Several Their Threatened War While World Year]
From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance. Giraldus Cambrensis
[ Afford Am Attempts Formed Fortune Greater Idea Importance Inconsiderable Likely Matters May Opportunity Should Some Success These Treat]
Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. Sarah Palin
[ Accounts Also Attempts Common Create Economy Government Health-Care Improve Large More Nationwide New Often Ones Our Plan Problems Sense Solve System Tells Us Will Workings]
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime. Maximilien Robespierre
[ Against Attempts Butchers Crime Innocence Might Secure Struggles Throne]
In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad. Kenzaburo Oe
[ Abroad Along Article Attempts Been Constitution Every Itself Japan Make Obliterate Opportunity Pressures Purpose Renunciation Some Taken Use War]
Nixon's attempts to order subversion of various departments was bound to come out in some form. Bob Woodward
[ Attempts Bound Come Departments Form Nixon Order Out Some Subversion Various]
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it. Walter Pater
[ Abstract Art Attempts Beauty Been Define Express Find Formula General Made Many Most Poetry Some Terms Universal Writers]
Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to. Cat Stevens
[ Attempts Became Cast Causes Character Connect Countless Damage Deal Doubt Ever Had Muslim Reputation Seeking Since Subscribe Trying Which]
My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today. Charles Jules Henry Nicole
[ Animals Attempts Easily Failed First Had Including Laboratory Monkeys Predecessors Reasons Smaller Species Supply Those Today Transmit Typhus Which]
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin. John von Neumann Science
[ Anyone Attempts Course Generate Living Means Numbers Random Sin State]
The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years. Ed Markey
[ Attempts Bush Congress Dramatically Economy Five Fuel Increase Last Leadership Our Over President Problem Republican Resisted Standards Years]
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. Robert Louis Stevenson
[ Ambitious Attempts Conceived Console Discourage Generally Mediocre Mediocrity Most Our Pocket Their Them Use Wisdom]
I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights. Steve Israel
[ Actually Any Attempts Ban Christmas Claus Frustration Government Her Lights Nose Red Santa Secular Share Symbols Understand View]
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices. Sargent Shriver
[ Attempts Illogical Irrational Justify Prejudices Racists Their]
No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin. Aneurin Bevan
[ Am Amount Attempts Burning Concerned Deep Eradicate Ethical Far Hatred Heart Lower Party Seduction Social Than Tory Vermin]
In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient. James Hillman
[ Aggression Attempts Black Bowels Depression Hatred History Hoses Patient Represent Represents Shock Stool These Towards Treatment]
Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific. Eric Gill
[ Alone Analytical Attempts Bread Descriptive Does Hence Informative Live Man Purely Science Scientific]
I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song. Peter Gabriel
[ Attempts Bit Early Hasn Learn Matured More Often Once Out Quite Road Song Studio Taken Things Think Vocals Whereas Writing]
Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time. Thomas Nagel
[ Analogy Attempts Beings Believe Computers Conscious Current Eventually External Gigantic Man-Made Mind Perform Recognized Same Some Superbly Tasks Time Understand Waste Will]
We have no reason to think that human cloning will not work - it works in primates - but it may take many, many attempts. Wolf Reik
[ Attempts Cloning Human Many May Primates Reason Take Think Will Work Works]
Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost. Johann Most
[ Anarchism Attain Attempts Cause Does Failure Freedom Lost Mean Possible]
For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures. Mary A. Ward
[ After Attempts Clearly Failures Fiction Had Made Marriage Various Were Write]
Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another. Augusto Roa Bastos
[ Another Anyone Attempts Himself His Immediate Life Loses Only Relate Speak]
It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel. Malcolm Cowley
[ Attempts Been Chapel Copy Equivalent Jackson Pollock Sistine Would]
You can get on with your job. I'm going to get on with mine. And mine is to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland, that's what they expect from me and I'm not going to be deflected by interesting academic or media speculation or attempts to take the whole debate back. Peter Hain
[ Academic Attempts Back Debate Deliver Expect Get Going Interesting Ireland Job Media Mine Northern Speculation Take Whole Your]
Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. Robert Greenleaf
[ Attempts Communicate Many Much Saying Too]
Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land. Moshe Dayan
[ Aims Arab Armies Attempts Bring Conquer Conquest Israel Land Naught Our Purpose Soldiers]
I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government. Todd Akin
[ Activists Activity Attempts Civil Government Homosexual Oppose Promoted Protected Right Treat]
It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking, Why don't they do something about it? They've done all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations. What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing? Richard Donner
[ Adaptations Attempts Book Came Comic Crappy Different Done Film Just Kept Out Re-Release Something Superman These Thing Thinking Why]
The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word. Gilbert Murray
[ Attempts Caused Fact Greek Limit Meaning Misunderstanding Modern Much Often Our Strictly Too Word]
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible. Robin Morgan
[ Absurd Achieve Attempts Impossible Only She]
Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality. John M. Ford
[ Attempts Author Certainly Decide Decipher Else Empirically Intent Reader Reality Something Sometimes Than True Will]
Many people believe that the current system must inevitably end in total annihilation. They reject, sometimes very emotionally, any attempts to analyze this notion. Herman Kahn
[ Analyze Annihilation Any Attempts Believe Current Emotionally End Inevitably Many Must Notion Reject Sometimes System Total Very]
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased. Aeschines
[ Attempts Ceased Cherish Lawless Laws Men Only Revolutionary Shall Strong Then Will]
In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs. David Herbert Donald
[ Affair Anything Attempts Beliefs Countrymen Day Few His Knew Lincoln Meetings Prayer President Private Public Religion Religious Right Very Were Woo]
Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless. Allen Klein
[ After Any Attempts Deemed Humor Immediately September Tasteless Were]
I was less successful in my attempts to effect preventive vaccination against typhus by using the virus and in trying to produce large quantities of serum using large animals. Charles Jules Henry Nicole
[ Against Animals Attempts Effect Large Less Preventive Produce Quantities Serum Successful Trying Typhus Using Vaccination Virus]
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. Thomas Kempis
[ Above Attempts Burden Excuse Feels Impossibility Itself Lawful Love Nothing Pleads Possible Strength Things Thinks Trouble]
In practice, attempts to sort out good erotica from bad porn inevitably comes down to: What turns me on is erotica; what turns you on is pornographic. Ellen Willis
[ Attempts Bad Comes Down Erotica Good Inevitably Out Practice Sort Turns]
I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th Fighter Wing's capabilities, and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce its personnel or take away aircraft. Mark Pryor
[ Against Aircraft Attempts Away Capabilities Concerns Fight Fighter Nail Personnel Reduce Reducing Significant Take Tooth Will Wing]
Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing. Harry Johnston
[ Africa After American Areas Asia Attempts Began Continents Deal Earth Europe Event Feeding Find Fishing Good Grounds History Human Hunting Long Migration New Over Species Spread Wonderful]
The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital, in this country between 1800 and 1850, in the attempts which were made to establish means of communication and transportation, was enormous. William Graham Sumner
[ Attempts Between Capital Communication Country Enormous Establish Made Means Proportion Total Transportation Waste Were Which]
I started by looking at what others had done before me. You see, over the years there have been attempts by many different people to reconstruct the chariot. Kit Williams
[ Attempts Been Before Chariot Different Done Had Looking Many Others Over Reconstruct See Started Years]
For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d. Meir Kahane
[ Against Ally Alone Attempts Came Choice Compelled Convinced Efforts Even Frantic His Jew Long Mind Only Own Salvation Smallness Through Turn Will]
By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching. Albert Maltz
[ Alert Attempts Became College Discrimination First Had Lynching Question Racial Remember Time Very Writing]
On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film. Andrzej Wajda
[ Adults Attempts Audiences Big Brought Contemporary Create Film Great Had Hand Other Polish Primary School Secondary Spectacles Students Well Were]
Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear, unlike some earlier attempts. Brooks Robinson
[ Attempts Colony Disappear Earlier Reason Some Unlike Virginia]
That statement was not addressed to the authors of political statements. I said that I deplore attempts to misinform the public and to /trigger/ political intervention. And there were such attempts. Mario Monti
[ Addressed Attempts Authors Deplore Intervention Political Public Said Statement Statements Such Trigger Were]
History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits in rural America simply will not work. Bennie Thompson
[ America Attempts Benefits Companies History Medicare Offer Private Privatize Relying Rural Simply Suggests Will Work]
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
[ Against Attempts Check Eternally Expression Loathe Opinions Should Vigilant]
That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me. Lynn Abbey
[ Attempts Bedrock Blinded Could Discourage Faith Write]
Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity. Hannah Arendt
[ Always Attempts Because Cannot Does Free Freedom Himself His Know Liberate Man Necessity Never Subject Successful Wholly Won]
No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist. Andre Breton
[ Answering Appeals Attempts Examples Exist Making Rules Simply Vain]
The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint. James Fenton
[ Attempts Back Herself Lullaby Mother Ogre Saint Spell Transform Whereby]
My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on. Lorna Luft
[ Anxiety Attempts Attention Even Get Later Mother Reactions Release Remember She Some Suicide Way Were]
There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago. Hannes Alfven
[ Ago Attempts Billion Came Doubt Either Existed Four How Indefinitely Infinite Myth Only Rational Reason Say Thousand Time Twenty Universe Years]
As the poet has expected, the alarms now are sounded, for - and it must be said again - the birth of a poet is always a threat to the existing cultural order, because he attempts to break through the circle of literary castes to reach the center. Salvatore Quasimodo
[ Again Alarms Always Attempts Because Birth Break Center Circle Cultural Existing Expected Literary Must Now Order Poet Reach Said Sounded Threat Through]
Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable. Paul Berg
[ Attempts Being Cells Cloned Embryonic Ethically Human Medical Prepare Research Stem Therapies Today Unacceptable]
Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves. Albert Bushnell Hart
[ Attempts Been Colonial Cut Had Importation Legislatures Made Many Off Slaves Tax]