The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor
to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor.
They fade irrevocably out of my mind even now while I speak, and endeavor
to recall them and recollect myself.
Dashwood could neither pretend to be unconscious, nor endeavor
to be calm.
And the Western Union, in the endeavor
to protect its private lines, became involuntarily a bell-wether to lead capitalists in the direction of the telephone.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor
will light our country and all who serve it.
Let it be, then, our present occupation to inquire and endeavor
to ascertain the causes first put in operation at the period of our commemoration, and already productive of such magnificent effects; to examine with reiterated care and minute attention the characters of those men who gave the first impulse to a new series of events in the history of the world; to applaud and emulate those qualities of their minds which we shall find deserving of our admiration; to recognize with candor those features which forbid approbation or even require censure, and, finally, to lay alike their frailties and their perfections to our own hearts, either as warning or as example.
But I shall endeavor
in this discourse to describe the paths I have followed, and to delineate my life as in a picture, in order that each one may also be able to judge of them for himself, and that in the general opinion entertained of them, as gathered from current report, I myself may have a new help towards instruction to be added to those I have been in the habit of employing.
In the progress of this discussion I shall endeavor
to give a satisfactory answer to all the objections which shall have made their appearance, that may seem to have any claim to your attention.
I am persuaded in my own mind that the people have always thought right on this subject, and that their universal and uniform attachment to the cause of the Union rests on great and weighty reasons, which I shall endeavor
to develop and explain in some ensuing papers.
A few observations on this subject will be the more proper, as it is perceived that the adversaries of the new Constitution are availing themselves of the prevailing prejudice with regard to the practicable sphere of republican administration, in order to supply, by imaginary difficulties, the want of those solid objections which they endeavor
in vain to find.
In vain did Monsieur de Sucy endeavor
to find the swathe cut by the rear-guard through the mass of human beings; it was already obliterated, like the wake of a vessel through the sea.
Impelled by a vocation, by a sentiment of art, they endeavor
again and again to live by sentiments which society as incessantly materializes.