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A collection of best trying quotes and sayings including trying your best and never giving up!

Inspiring Trying Quotes That Will Help You Rise And Try Again

Have you heard of any success story where triumph came in the very first attempt? Fact is that no great victories have been achieved without failures. Edison tried 10,000 times before he finally succeeded in creating the light bulb. Failure should never become the reason to simply call it quits. In fact, we should learn from our failed attempts, make another try and move ahead, who knows the moment when you said ‘I Quit’ was the last obstacle that you had to cross. Many celebrities, eminent thinkers and philosophers have shared their thoughts and success stories where they held on firmly and remained stubbornly persistent. Success surely comes to those who ‘try, try, try until they succeed’, and that is what their success mantra is. So whenever you are tempted to give up, just go through the following quotations and thoughts that will remind you about the formidable quality of winners, which is the power to cling on.

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.

- Marilyn Monroe

You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers. "Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

You never fail until you stop trying.

- Albert Einstein

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

- Bette Midler

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

- Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw

You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.

- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.

- Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Where is Wood?" said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn't there. "Still in the showers," said Fred. "We think he's trying to drown himself.

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.

- Kurt Vonnegut

The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.

- Pattern Recognition, William Gibson

I look forward to trying the Internet.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

One side of me is very busy paying attention to the details of life, the humanity of people, catching the street voices, the middle-class, upper-middle-class secret lives of Turks. The other side is interested in history and class and gender, trying to get all of society in a very realistic way.

- Orhan Pamuk

You’re not leaving me here alone,” I say. Because if he dies, I’ll never go home, not really. I’ll spend the rest of my life in this arena, trying to think my way out.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

- The Magician's Nephew, C. S. Lewis

'Snow' is my most popular book in the United States. But in Turkey, it was not as popular as 'My Name is Red,' or even 'The Museum of Innocence,' because the secular leaders didn't want this bourgeois Orhan trying to understand these head-scarf girls.

- Orhan Pamuk

Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it.

- Lady Gaga

I wish people wouldn't think of me as a saint - unless they agree with the definition of a saint that a saint's a sinner who goes on trying.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

There's a chance that the old Peeta, the one who loves you, is still inside. Trying to get back to you. Don't give up on him.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?

- Bob Marley

You have not failed until you quit trying.

- Gordon B. Hinckley

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

- Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine.

- Johnny Cash

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

- Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco

'E.T.' began with me trying to write a story about my parents' divorce.

- Steven Spielberg

You can always get better. Nobody can stop you from getting better, and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right.

- Roseanne Barr

I guess what I'm trying to say is that you are there, in everything I am, in everything I've ever done, and looking back, I know that I should have told you know much you've always meant to me.

- The Wedding, Nicholas Sparks

Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??

- Marilyn Monroe

And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.

- Lady Gaga

My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.

- Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.

- Robert A. Heinlein

Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.

- The Love of the Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald

If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.

- Edith Wharton

Katniss....he's still trying to keep you alive.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.

- Charles Lamb

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

- Nelson Mandela

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.

- Jason Mraz

Love is all right for those who can handle the psychic overload. It's like trying to carry a full garbage can on your back over a rushing river of piss.

- Charles Bukowski

History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.

- Ulysses, James Joyce

I'm trying to think, don't confuse me with facts.

- Plato

Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.

- A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby

I don't see why it should be remarkable that you can acquire a reputation for fairness and decency. Those are qualities shared by so many people. And the great majority of people I meet are decent people, just trying to navigate their way through the world without causing too much trouble.

- Michael Palin

Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen.

- Madeleine Albright

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, Booker T. Washington

I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart, I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

- William Ralph Inge

I want women -- and men -- to feel empowered by a deeper and more psychotic part of themselves. The part they're always trying desperately to hide. I want that to become something that they cherish.

- Lady Gaga

So what’s wrong if there happens to be one guy in the world who enjoys trying to understand you?

- Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.

- Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

And she finds it difficult to believe—that a person would love her even when she isn't trying. Trying to figure out what other people need, trying to be worthy.

- Margaret Atwood

I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.

- The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The day-to-day making of policy is arguing all the time. You're trying to get the right approach and the right answer, and there are moments that aren't very pleasant. But in the end, you look at the overall product.

- Madeleine Albright

We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should.

- Kurt Vonnegut

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

- Michael Jordan

Life isn't always smooth. If it were, we would never grow & develop as human beings. If we succeed, we are envied; if we fail, we are ridiculed & attacked. Sadly, this is how people are. Unexpected grief & suffering may lie ahead of you. But it is precisely when you encounter such trying times that you must not be defeated. NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER RETREAT!

- Daisaku Ikeda

When I'm travelling, I always take my little notebook and scribble things down as I watch them; I'm very much geared to everything that's happening. Whereas, the diary I keep is just about a record of a day I've spent. When I'm filming, I'm looking quite intensely at everything I see and trying to get my own eye on what we're going through.

- Michael Palin

I'm one of these very focused people when it comes to day-to-day work, and I'm trying not to think about what comes next so that I can stay very focused on what I'm doing now.

- Hillary Clinton

JUDGE: Are you trying to show contempt for this court? MAE WEST: I was doin' my best to hide it.

- Mae West

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

- Woody Guthrie

True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated, no matter how trying our circumstances.

- Daisaku Ikeda

It gave me a strange feeling, and the rest of that night I didn’t say much, but merely sat there and drank, trying to decide if I was getting older and wiser, or just plain old.

- The Rum Diary, Hunter S. Thompson

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

- Pablo Picasso

I mean, I'm a big believer in talking to people when you can and trying to solve problems when you can.

- Hillary Clinton

I just I felt like a freak, I guess what I'm trying to say is I want to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can create their own space in the world

- Lady Gaga

Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.

- Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi

Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

- Bossypants, Tina Fey

I guess I'm trying to say, Grab anything that goes by. It may not come around again.

- The Winter of Our Discontent, John Steinbeck

We're reaching for death on the end of a candle We're trying for something that's already found us

- Jim Morrison

I'm not your expert on Africa or animals or whatever. I'm not a travel writer or maker of documentaries. I was someone who doesn't know very much, trying to communicate.

- Michael Palin

I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it's a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff.

- David Byrne

What's wrong with being elitist if you are trying to encourage people to join the elite rather than being exclusive?

- Richard Dawkins

The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a 'sleeping dictionary.' Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I'm still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.

- Zsa Zsa Gabor

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

- Jack London

Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.

- The Color Purple, Alice Walker

Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence.

- Fragments: Poems, Marilyn Monroe

Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am.

- Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

- Albert Camus

I have filled 3 Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.

- A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments, David Foster Wallace

People may think I'm trying something new by telling stories, but they're just jokes connected to give the illusion of stories. But really, I just continue using my imagination and creating. That's what I do.

- Steven Alexander Wright

The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.

- Tupac Shakur

That ain't me, that ain't my face. It wasn't even me when I was trying to be that face. I wasn't even really me them; I was just being the way I looked, the way people wanted.

- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey

Sometimes when you take strong stands, if you're not called to do it, you're dividing the audience you're trying to reach.

- Joel Osteen

I'm trying to make God more relevant in our society.

- Joel Osteen

The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.

- Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements, Malcolm X

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

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm a helluva kisser.

- Kenny Chesney

Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.

- Hillary Clinton

He went down trying not to look long at her, as though she were the sun, but he saw her, as one sees the sun, without looking.

- Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

You try so hard to make something that's fun and exciting, then all anyone wants to talk about is how no-one likes you. It gets very grinding. I had to let the chip I have on my shoulder about that go.

- Andy Biersack

It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.

- Margaret Thatcher

I'm never gonna die, never heard of death, energy can never be destroyed only the flesh, so when you try to murder me with bullets to the head this is why you can't kill me niggaz, I'm already dead.

- Nas

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.

- George Burns

I see so many bands, that are trying really hard to write for a person that they've never met. I get the idea behind it and the idea of helping people, but I feel you help people more by exposing yourself.

- Andy Biersack

There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you...

- Gerard Way

Leaning forward in your chair when someone is trying to squeeze behind you isn't enough. You also have to move the chair.

- Seriously... I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres

Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.

- Colin Powell

I had a certain kind of disassociation from the other kids because I had more interest in sociology, ideas and trying to communicate those ideas to the kids around me.

- Andy Biersack

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.

- Getting On, Alan Bennett

I wasn't trying to be rich or famous; I was trying to figure out what is this thing in me that won't let me sleep that makes me restless and makes me keep pushing. I was trying to discover who I was.

- T. D. Jakes