Famous quotes containing the word attain:

    Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    There are few instances of the exercise of particular virtues which seem harder to attain to, or which appear more amiable and engaging in themselves, than those of moderation and the forgiveness of injuries.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)