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34 Quotes About Trying (& Trying Again)

Whether you’re just trying your best right now, wanting to try new things, going through a rough patch or you want to try again after failing, the following quotes are all relevant and inspirational.

When life knocks us down or we don’t feel like we have the courage to try at all, then we need to draw on inspiration. A great starting point is by reading inspiring quotes from those people who have dealt with such hard times and in spite of this, have kept on trying again.

They highlight and remind us just why we have to keep on going and keep on pushing through. We hope that they inspire you.

 

Keep On Trying Quotes

 

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.” W. Clement Stone

 

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

 

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Robert F. Kennedy

 

“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again.” Nick Vujicic

 

“Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better.” Stefon Diggs

 

“If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” Elon Musk

 

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” George E. Woodberry

 

“Try and fail, but never fail to try.” Jared Leto

 

“Men do not fail; they give up trying.” Elihu Root

 

“There’s doubt in trying. Just do it or stop thinking.” Toba Beta

 

“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

 

“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” Barack Obama

 

“Set your target and keep trying until you reach it.” Napoleon Hill

 

“The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your hardest, because even if you try your hardest and it’s not as good as you’d hoped, you still have that sense of not letting yourself down.” Tom Holland

 

“A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.” George R.R. Martin

 

“Don’t bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner

 

“A winner never stops trying.” Tom Landry

 

“The only failure is not trying.” Robin S. Sharma

 

“I’m always trying to turn things upside down and see if they look any better.” Tibor Kalman

 

“Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Chris Bradford

 

“To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.” Roy T. Bennett

 

“I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time and trying to be brighter.” Jay-Z

 

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash

 

Quotes About Trying and Failing

 

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” George Edward Woodberry

 

“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

“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

 

“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan

 

“A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” B. F. Skinner

 

 Quotes About Trying Again

 

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett

 

“Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” Bear Grylls

 

“Old habits die hard, and if you’re not careful, the person you used to be can overtake the person you’re trying to become.” Lecrae

 

“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” Roy Bennett

 

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” Mike Ditka

 

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