Quotes with tried
Dad never tried to dictate to me what I should do with my life. He never tried to put his blueprint for my life over mine. His attitude was, "I'm going to teach you basic values. I'm going to unconditionally love you. And I'm going to expect you to chart your own way in life."
Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Contrary to popular belief, I've never been to rehab. I've never been to jail, never been arrested. All the child-star clichés. I've tried very hard to avoid them all.
Having tried to apply the pruning knife to causes which were close to my heart, I was free to seek economies elsewhere with good grace.
About his vote to cut appropriations for some welfare agencies. As quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 1951.
It was pretty sad, because for the first time I found how stupid people could be. It sort of made me feel alone in the world. The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High, I tried to live up to it.
On reaction to her high school essay "God Dies", Collier's magazine, (May 8, 1937)
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do.
Society must be organized in such a way that man's social, loving nature is not separated from his social existence, but becomes one with it. If it is true, as I have tried to show, that love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, then any society which excludes, relatively, the development of love, must in the long run perish of its own contradiction with the basic necessities of human nature.
The Art of Loving (1956)
If I'd had more time or been a better writer, I would have tried to put the same ideas and experiences into a novel. But I didn't so I slapped it up on the Web.
Forces of nature plead to be used in the service of man, as lightning for ages tried to attract his attention to the great force of electricity, which would do his drudgery and leave him to develop the God-given powers within him. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.
Truth, indeed, is something that is believed in completely only by persons who have never tried personally to pursue it to its fastness and grab it by the tail.
Prejudices, Third Series (1922)
Winning a game is ephemeral. To just try to win is blasphemous. You have to do it right. I don't want anything to do with the bastardization of the purity of the game. The pleasure I get is playing. Until the final buzzer, I haven't lost. I'm a winner for 47 minutes and 50 seconds. So what does the winner get that I don't? Ten more seconds of pleasure, that's all. The mere fact I tried is a win. But the main point is, it's just such a pleasure to be a professional athlete. The problem with many athletes is they take themselves seriously and their sport lightly.
Interview in Sports Illustrated, March 30, 1981.
I am a very simple person. In spite of all that has happened to me, I have tried to remain the simple person I started out.
Pavarotti : My World (1995)
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
I tried to be responsible in teaching kids things I thought were good lessons, all in the context of,'it's O.K. to be wild and have a good time.'
The Government should assume the function of economic regulation only as a last resort, to be tried only when private initiative, inspired by high responsibility, with such assistance and balance as Government can give, has finally failed.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name." "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Chicago, IL, April 10, 1899