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Trying Quotes

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This drama between Dean and Ehrlichman took place while
I was trying to give the contents to the FBI.
- Fred F. Fielding

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project,
when I was trying to find a direction for myself.
That was the early sixties...
maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis

The voices on the record, that was trying to treat
my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
- Gary Cherone

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
- Walter Bagehot

The top players talk more now, and we have more meetings.
We're just trying to get things better.
But we still need somebody who could make a difference.
- Martina Hingis

Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically,
get rid of the overlay of culture and religion.
- Bill Condon

I'm not trying to get back on a team,
but I have tried to stay in shape just in case a team needs a point guard.
A championship team.
I wouldn't go to any other team.
- Tim Hardaway

I just consider myself a student, trying to learn more about it.
- Roscoe Mitchell

During this earlier period of his activity Voltaire
seems to have been trying -
half unconsciously,
perhaps - to discover and to express the fundamental quality of his genius.
- Lytton Strachey

I've never been into what am I going to do next,
trying to reinvent myself.
- Janet Jackson

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying
to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.
- Anna Kournikova

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

It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image.
They're trying to type me out.
There are worse things in life, you know.
I'm just really excited about the opportunity.
- Ben McKenzie

But my kids, my brothers' kids - they think about trying to top what we did.
- Damon Wayans

That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies,
when they just so cynically manipulate the audience
without even trying to give a good story.
- Gene Siskel

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

It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I believe in the institution of marriage,
and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
- Richard Pryor

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what
is deepest in their hearts.
- Lloyd Alexander

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present,
in the smile of God, I return to my childhood,
too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
- Herman Hesse

I'm not selling sex.
I'm selling underwear and jeans, and I'm not trying
to do it with pornography.
- Calvin Klein

I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately.
- Gavin DeGraw

Before you try to keep up with the Joneses,
be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.
- Erma Bombeck

Murrow covered something because it needed coverage.
He wasn't trying to get an audience just for the sake of it.
- Daniel Schorr

Well, you know it was so different from when you rehearsed.
You're out there with your guitar and trying to get a sound,
but it doesn't sound anything like what you expect!
- Jonathan Richman

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
- Frank Capra

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right.
As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting
has already been established.
- George Carlin

Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant.
In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth,
so it can't have a fictional beginning.
- Carol Ann Duffy

I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new.
I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind.
- Brian Eno


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