Trying Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old trying quotes, trying sayings, and trying proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Tis a lesson you should heed. Try, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, Try, try, try again.     

William Edward Hickson

There is no failure except in no longer trying.     

Elbert Hubbard

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.     

Francis Bacon

The best angle from which to approach a problem is the Try-angle.     


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Trying is a part of failing. If you are afraid to fail then you're afraid to try.     

Mrs. Cunningham

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

W. Clement Stone

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

Michael Jordan

My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, You never know what you can accomplish until you try.     

Michael Jordan

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

How long should you try? Until.     

Jim Rohn

I try. I am trying. I was trying. I will try. I shall in the meantime try. I sometimes have tried. I shall still by that time be trying.     

Diane Glancy

In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.     

David Viscott

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.     

Stephen Kaggwa

Trying is always enough.     

Patricia Briggs

The unwillingness to try is worse than any failure.     

Nikki Giovanni

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.     

Beverly Sills

To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.     

Chester Barnard

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.     

Thomas Alva Edison

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.     

H. Jackson Brown

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.     

Alexander The Great

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.     


You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.     

The Rolling Stones

Success is achieved and maintained by those who TRY, And keep TRYING. Where there is nothing to lose by TRYING, And a great deal to gain if SUCCESSFUL, By all means, TRY. DO IT NOW.     

W. Clement Stone

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.     

T. S. Eliot

If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.     

Coleman Hawking

You're never a loser until you quit trying.     

Mike Ditka

There's doubt in trying. Just do it or stop thinking.     

Toba Beta

If you never stop trying you'll never give up. If you never give up you'll never stop trying.     

Rick W Terry

There is nothing to lose by trying. Define new ways of doing things. Never underestimate the power of an action.     

Lailah Gifty Akita