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A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Author: Douglas Adams (1952)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

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

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Profession: American Author of "Life's Little Instruction Book" Series

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

Author: Mrs. Cunningham

Profession: Television Character, "Happy Day"

There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Somehow the people who do as they please seem to get along just about as well as those who are always trying to please others.

Author: Robert C. Edwards


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.

Author: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)

Profession: American Newspaperman, Novelist, Playwright

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.

Author: William E. Hickson


Set your target and keep trying until you reach it.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

Nothing is to small to know, and nothing too big to attempt.

Author: William Van Horne


People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

A winner never stops trying.

Author: Tom Landry (1924)

Profession: American Football Player, Coach

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

As a result of trying to solve the big problems we face in life, many of us end up sacrificing individual relationships by doing things that we may consider as being small or insignificant at the time. This reminds us of the George and Gracie routine where George asks Gracie, How do you cook a pot roast? She replied, I put both a big pot roast and a small pot roast in the oven. When the small one is burnt, the big one is done just right!

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