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Poor France, thy fine climate, rich vineyards, and the wishes of the learned avail nothing; thou art a destitute beggar, and not the powerful friend thou wert represented to me.
John James Audubon
One needs a Seer's Vision and an Angel's voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
B. R. Ambedkar
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
Charles Horton Cooley
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers, and how one could weep and plead for release, and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.
Many of my friends and family are scratching it out somewhere decidedly south of the ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, looking at losing their homes, colleges they can't afford and healthcare they can't avail themselves of.
Together with a team of financial and legal experts I have spent months exploring all possible alternatives to bankruptcy but to no avail.
Just as a drop of water in the ocean cannot avail much; but if a great river runneth into it, that maketh a great commotion.
Young adults enrolled in universities and colleges or other postsecondary training should avail themselves of the opportunity to take institute of religion courses or, if attending a Church school, should take at least one religion course every term.
Ezra Taft Benson
The lack of financial strength to avail healthcare is a major challenge.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
I have to be motivated, and I'm sure time will avail itself.
It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together.
How do you sustain yourself when all the old structures people looked to for support - religion, family, ethnic solidarity - are crumbling, or feel so false that you refuse to avail yourself of them? What comes next?
I'm trying to avail myself of the various technologies to get the message that Washington needs to be cleaned up, that the system that's in place is not what's beneficial in the country.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
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