64 Trying Quotes to Inspire You to Never Give Up

Trying is the key to personal growth and learning. It involves putting efforts into a task, activity, or goal, often challenging and unfamiliar.

We all experience failure, but the crucial difference is the mindset post-failure, distinguishing those who persevere from those who give up.

The simple axiom, ‘you can’t win if you don’t play’, encapsulates the essence of perseverance.

Usually, worthwhile achievements are not easy and the more effort we put in, the more triumphant our success feels.


While trying can be frustrating, it brings a thrill of working towards seemingly impossible goals and the rewards become increasingly satisfying as the hard work pays off.

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It’s essential to remember to rest, recuperate and bounce back stronger.

To help in this journey, inspiring ‘Keep Trying’ quotes and sayings have been compiled, promoting motivation and resilience in pursuing challenging dreams.

Best Trying Quotes

I’ve been a bad boy trying to be a good man my whole life. ~ Jimmy Snuka.

It will get easier each time, I think. I hope. I just have to keep trying. ~ Jenny Han.

What I’m trying to do is to maximize the probability of the future being better. ~ Elon Musk.


Do or do not. There is no try. Only do. ~ Frank Oz.


Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. ~ Rose Kennedy.

Try and fail, but never fail to try! ~ Jared Leto.

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

Famous Trying Quotes

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. ~ Ella Fitzgerald.

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


The only failure is not trying. ~ Robin S. Sharma.

Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try. ~ Rachel Hollis.

Breathe and don’t try to be perfect. ~ Nicole Kidman.

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

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. ~ Roy T. Bennett.


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

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

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

Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better. You don’t just get it overnight; you have to work at it. It’s a daily struggle. ~ Jackee Harry.


Trying is always enough. ~ Patricia Briggs.

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. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan.

Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up. Now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep. ~ Alan Watts.


If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. ~ Nick Vujicic.

I’ve always been a fighter. If you tell me I can’t, I’ll die trying to prove you wrong. ~ R.A. Salvatore.

Maybe the future is like rowing for shore. Your only choice is to try or give up. ~ Kristen Chandler.

Top Trying Quotes

Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. ~ Charles Bukowski.

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

The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are. ~ Denis Waitley.

Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. ~ Michael Jordan.

Inspiring Trying Quotes

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.


Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity. ~ Colin Powell.

Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try. ~ William Arthur Ward.

We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn’t make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying. ~ Joyce Meyer.

I know I haven’t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist. ~ Future.

Don’t waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you. Your time is too valuable to try to prove yourself to people. ~ Joel Osteen.


There is no try. There is only do. ~ John Green.

Life is about trying things to see if they work. ~ Ray Bradbury.

I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will. ~ Warren Buffett.

Here I am alive, and it’s not my fault, so I have to try and get by as best I can without hurting anybody until death takes over. ~ Leo Tolstoy.


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

Everyone tried with me. And every time, it felt like the whole point of life was to see if trying was ever enough. ~ David Levithan.

Memorable Trying Quotes

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time. ~ Michael Jordan.

When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it. ~ Margaret Chase Smith.


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

Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself. ~ Colin Powell.

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.

I’m trying to be more of a gentleman. ~ Jason Mraz.

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


We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying. ~ Douglas Adams.

Remember, don’t try to build the greatest wall that’s ever been built. Focus on laying a single, expertly-placed brick. Then keep doing that, every day. ~ Will Smith.

Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results. ~ Bill Parcells.

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

Wise Trying Quotes

Take the probability of loss times the amount of possible loss from the probability of gain times the amount of possible gain. That is what we’re trying to do. It’s imperfect, but that’s what it’s all about. ~ Warren Buffett.


Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present. ~ Alan Watts.

If you are going to try, go all the way or don’t even start. If you follow it you will be alive with the gods. It is the only good fight there is. ~ Charles Bukowski.

We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, but frankly we won’t if we’re too afraid to try. ~ Beth Moore.

All too often, the security of a mediocre present is more comfortable than the adventure of trying to be more in the future. ~ Tony Robbins.

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to sell it. ~ Steve Jobs.

Most people try to get rich by being cheap and the price for that is that you live cheap and there is so much money out there; why would you want to live cheap? ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki.


Don’t stop until you get where you’re trying to go. ~ Brent Faiyaz.

Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying. ~ Elon Musk.

Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ~ Rumi.

So these were the 64 quotes about Trying.

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