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The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.
Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore... prove ultimately futile.
Pope John Paul II
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
Criticising the other fellow because he's in and you are not seems to me a futile waste of time.
Hartley William Shawcross
Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.
Anyone who tries to diss me in comparison to Queen, it just renders all their criticisms completely futile. That's quite pleasurable.
Many of the architects of the Vietnam War became near pariahs as they spent the remainder of their lives in the futile quest to explain away their decisions at the time.
Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another.
Anne Sullivan Macy
Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream.
Rosalia de Castro
I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown, when they don't even understand that which they know.
When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm.
I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
In the knockout tournaments, it's futile to prepare for a grand finale. You may have worked out many strategies for the final. But you may lose in the first round itself.
All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile - at best.
Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
Usually bands with violins - it's this little, poorly amplified looking kind of futile on stage, and that's not the way that my music is put together.
It is futile to talk too much about the past... like trying to make birth control retroactive.
Charles Erwin Wilson
Death, only, renders hope futile.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that it's pointless and futile and ugly, and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it. There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic.
It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
There has been a transition from a nuclear-annihilation scenario to an isolated-terrorist-nuclear-bomb scenario. But we're still locked into a mind-set that nuclear war would be so overwhelming that any kind of preparedness would be futile.
It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.
John Perry Barlow
My hope is that the Chinese government will come to realise that it is futile to repress free speech, and that contrary to what they believe a regime's strength rests not its suppression of a plurality of opinions and ideas, but in its capacity and willingness to encourage them.
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