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.
All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile - at best.
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
Discussing economic reforms in Serbia is futile.
When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm.
Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail... engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
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.
Death, only, renders hope futile.
Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
You can be the most intelligent person, and you can have so much potential, but if you don't have a guide by which to channel that energy, then a lot of times, it's futile.
Criticising the other fellow because he's in and you are not seems to me a futile waste of time.
All you have to do is hold your first soldier who is dying in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that I can't do anything about it... Then you understand the horror of war.
It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment.
If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?
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