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Trying Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Trying

Please enjoy these Trying Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

 

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

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If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
- Steve Yzerman

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

In my book, I was trying to get into my own soul.
- Claire Bloom

I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better.
- Geddy Lee

He was making all kinds of sounds apparently with his mouth,
and shaking his head and I thought, gosh,
is he trying to stop the orchestra? Is it all wrong?
It was just unbelievable.
- Robert Ripley

Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending,
it's very difficult because it's been done before and
you don't want to be manipulative.
- Tim Robbins

Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me
just trying to make my friends laugh.
- Adam Sandler

I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything:
trying to pack myself in a small suitcase.
I can hardly contain myself.
- Tim Vine

Leadership is about doing what you know is right -
even when a growing din of voices around you is trying
to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part,
the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's
tools and yesterday's concepts.
- Marshall McLuhan

Without trying, I'm different.
- Paul Wellstone

I'm trying to get out of my own way.
- Lucinda Williams

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds
seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
- Arnold Palmer

All I'm trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet.
- Joshua Nkomo

Someone's just told me the English are still trying
to take over the United States -
is that true?
- Steve Guttenberg

When you're a little kid, you don't see color,
and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind.
It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
- Eminem

My undergraduate degree is in business,
so I'm trying to get a bit of a background before I go in.
- Shannon Miller

In the last couple of years I've been facing down a
lot of the demons of the past and trying to find out,
who I am, It's something I think I'll be doing for the rest of my life.
- David Coverdale

In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist
over an extended period of time,
it has to deal with questions that you find very important,
that you're trying to work out.
- Donna Tartt

But I'm trying to play into this role as much as possible
and be a nicer person in real life.
- Fisher Stevens

Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party,
as we disagree with other political parties who are
trying to maintain the American way of life.
- Dorothy Day

Believe in yourself and stop trying to convince others.
- James De La Vega

You cannot make a socialist revolution without really trying.
- Ernest Mandel

There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days;
a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes,
trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar.
- John Fogerty

At first I was queasy; I'll never forget the sound
of the scalpel cutting a body open.
But it was so cool trying to work out how these people died.
- Jonathan Davis

So the first thing that went on was to decide...
trying to find a time when we could get reprisal raids out.
- James Stockdale

I haven't been worried about my image so much as I
have been trying to find projects to push myself further than before.
- Cameron Diaz

I'm very wary of large groups of people getting together
and trying to believe the same thing.
It never seems to end well, whether it's political
or religious or whatever.
- Peter Krause

People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement
because I never wear a bra.
It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart.
- Cameron Diaz

I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone,
but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to
pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.
- Shakira

We're all just playing our own game.
I don't see it as a rivalry.
We're just trying to play our best.
- Michelle Wie

My father and uncles and all their friends turned their
lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
- Edward G. Robinson

My guide had a copy of Palestine on my last trip to Gaza.
He'd bring it out and show people what I was trying to do.
That usually went over pretty well.
- Joe Sacco

But now I realize that this record business really needs me.
No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.
- Erykah Badu

I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what
he was trying to portray because that's not fair.
I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there.
- Taylor Dane

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
- Groucho Marx


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