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Positive Quotes about Trying

Let these Trying quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

Related topics: Government Political

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

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

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

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

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

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying
as to put the right man in the right place.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society.
We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am trying to think of the last time that I just said,
'What the hell!' and did something crazy.
- Jennifer Aniston

At times I experience hardship in trying to find the
proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.
- Princess Masako

I'm trying to do the best I can.
I'm not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.
- Mark Spitz

We are all the same person trying to shake hands with our self.
- Wavy Gravy

I had a big background in listening to classical music
and I started trying to compose,
like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.
- John Fahey

Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately
trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures
and how much can we explore without becoming something else.
- William Petersen

A week before shooting, they told me,
You don't have the part, yet.
We're still trying to find a handicapped kid who can act.
Either that or we break your legs.
- Kieran Culkin

Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music
was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it.
You had to be there.
It was quite funny.
- Roy Wood

We're not trying to change the world;
just music.
- Jonathan Davis

I look back at old photographs and videotapes,
and I go, Who was I trying to be? Who was I doing this for?
- Marla Maples

A lot of people got lost in Hollywood while trying to become a star.
They lost themselves.
- Jennifer O'Neill

This is really America in therapy, people trying to
get themselves together and be whole.
- David Viscott

And thought struggles against the results,
trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping
on with that way of thinking.
That is what I call 'sustained incoherence.
- David Bohm

Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty...
mine's putting in an express lane.
- Ron White

I've been in Washington ever since 1981,
trying to get out!
- Pat Oliphant

When you write songs, you can't really point out the
exact thing you're inspired by.
It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're
trying to put into words.
- Keren Ann

War is cruelty.
There is no use trying to reform it.
The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways,
even from the beginning of...
the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were
fighting our own national struggle.
- Bulent Ecevit

Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time
and the true meaning begins to show through.
It's a losing game, but we keep on trying.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I felt like I was betraying my family.
But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a
movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken.
- John Robinson

If I had been trying to take the job away from him in a sneaky,
underhand manner, then I deserved all I got.
But it was the other way around.
I was trying to get him the job.
- Ian St.
John

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool,
which is a matter of no small difficulty.
- James A. Garfield

We're trying to create people that are going to change the world.
- Thomas Monaghan

I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape.
- Calvin Klein

I do not know much about politics, but I am trying
to do the best I can with this administration until
the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else.
- William Howard Taft

It's no secret that in my books I'm trying to make
the comic and the serious rub up against each other
just as closely and uncomfortably as I can.
- Richard Russo

Being Captain of the Dodgers meant representing an
organization committed to winning and trying to keep it going.
We could have won every year if the breaks had gone right.
- Pee Wee Reese


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