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Funny 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

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

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

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


 

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

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

Capitalism tries for a delicate balance:
It attempts to work things out so that
everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from
getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff.
- George Carlin


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

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

We have nearly complete misunderstanding between
people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon,
and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well.
It's when you are trying to convince another person to think
the same way that you do that there is
friction and trouble between people.
But when you feel that the other person is
dumber than dirt, too dumb for words -
why waste your breath - you get along pretty well.
There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as
when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one.
- Garrison Keillor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

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

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
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

I'm concentrating on staying healthy,
having peace, being happy, remembering what is important,
taking in nature and animals, spending time reading,
trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
- Joan Jett

And finally I twist my heart round again,
so that the bad is on the outside
and the good is on the inside,
and keep on trying to find a way of becoming
what I would so like to be, and could be,
if there weren't any other people living in the world.
- Anne Frank

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

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

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting
what one is trying to achieve.
- Paul Nitze

I think in art, but especially in films,
people are trying to confirm their own existences.
- Jim Morrison

We are trying to communicate a fulfilled ideal.
Does anybody remember laughter?
- Robert Plant

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by
reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time
by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

There's always more demands than there's time to meet them,
so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them.
- Marc Andreessen

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity.
Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.
- Sylvia Kristel

There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days;
a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes,
trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar.
- John Fogerty

When a sinister person means to be your enemy,
they always start by trying to become your friend.
- William Blake

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest
and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that,
at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
- Judy Chicago

Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take,
no one can engineer.
- Bill Budge

We have to be able to criticise what we love,
to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying
to make something better,
than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
- Ani DiFranco

We need to stop fighting Christian against Christian.
I have no time for anything but trying to love other people.
That is a full-time job.
- Anne Rice

Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any
kind in this business without accepting that there's
going to be a flip side to it.
- Jennifer Garner

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 think there's something inherently dishonest in trying
to go back and mess with the past.
- Len Wein

There's been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that.
I think our culture has always been one of trying to
do a very difficult job and do it well.
- Mark Kelly

In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized,
and in America, except when it is trying to be European,
it is direct and sincere.
- William Dean Howells

What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what
is rap and what is music.
- Wyclef Jean

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships.
It's painful for both sides.
The fact is, one grows out of people,
and the only thing is to face it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We're still here trying to get the word out that 330
farmers are quitting every week.
- Willie Nelson

Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would
just be a question then of recording them.
But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs;
taking them in different directions.
- Martin Gore


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