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Giving It Your All: 101+ Greatest “Trying My Best” Quotes

Giving It Your All: 101+ Greatest “Trying My Best” Quotes

Let’s face it; sometimes life just takes too much of us that we would rather just lay down than face the challenges that get thrown at us.

We would love to have an easy way out and just run away from our problems without any consequences, but it’s really never that easy, and the best way to tackle life is to just try, try, and try, right?

If you’re looking for some motivation in this cycle that we call life, here are some “trying my best” quotes that could inspire you to face your obstacles head-on.

Read on and enjoy!

Trying My Best Quotes By Famous People

Famous trying my best quotes

1. “I realized that even if you win three or four times, the next victory will not necessarily be yours without trying.” ― Malala Yousafzai

2. “You can't get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you've done that, all that's left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them.” ― Idina Menzel

3. “Try and fail, but don't fail to try.” ― John Quincy Adams

4. “My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.” ― Charles Dickens

5. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas A. Edison

6. “Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.” ― Louisa May Alcott

7. “There’s nothing left except to try.” ― Madeleine L'Engle

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

9. “And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! *So come one, now, and TRY!*” ― Dr. Seuss

10. “Try your best, then you can let that thing go and try something else. Just be sure to finish what you start. See it all the way through, and don't give up so easily.” ― Queen Latifah

11. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ― Mark Twain

12. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner

13. “Seriously, I grew up a fan of Hulk Hogan, and I think I bring some of his best values to the ring… the values of a superhero. Always do your best. Never give up… I think kids want to believe in that, and they should believe in that.” ― John Cena

14. “Doing your best means never stop trying.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Trying My Best Quotes For Facing Life

Trying my best quotes on facing life

15. “You are too silly to fear the shame of being silly while trying.” ― Kangoma Kindembo

16. “Try your best… Do your best… Sow the best and reap the best! The best is right in you… Don't hide it and give out the worst. We are looking right up to you!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

17. “Do not try to be the best, but never forget to try your best.” ― Debasish Mridha

18. “If you've truly tried your best, you've got nothing to regret.” ― Pep Talk Radio

19. “You live once exactly you should try everything that you never had a try.” ― Pēteris Bitāns

20. “Make doing your best a habit, and you’ll never know not doing your best.” ― Carew Papritz

21. “It is deeply fulfilling to try your best, and to give your all is life-affirming. You can be proud of your best, fulfilled by your best.” ― Leanne Brown

22. “Not only try but try your best!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

23. “To do your best work, you have to enjoy what you do and the people around you.” ― Baiju Bhatt

24. “I sometimes fell short of being the best, but I never fell short of giving it my best.” ― William McRaven

25. “Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.” ― Bob Cousy

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26. “Tomorrow I’ll be all these things or at least I’ll try my best.” ― Jessica Hische

27. “Always do what you like, do what you want, and try your best to be happy.” ― Moon Jong-up

28. “What I'd like to get across is try your best to be yourself. I realize there are those who are much further along than you are; there are stars, but learn to be who you are and to play yourself. Be confident in that fact.” ― Jerome Richardson

29. “One of the biggest lessons is to keep your feet on the floor. Just keeping grounded and not really getting above yourself and always trying your best to be yourself.” ― Johnny Reid

30. “You don’t have to be the best, but you should always do your best.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

31. “Everyone's taste is different. But I think the best way to defend against regrets after opening night is to try your best to tell the story you want to tell. In terms of smaller changes over time, I think good plays are like poems. Every syllable counts.” ― Stephen Karam

Trying My Best Quotes To Help You Give It Your All

32. “In anything you set out to do, don't try your best. Do your best.” ― Ogwo David Emenike

33. “In all you do, try being a WOW, and not a woe.” ― Anthony Liccione

34. “Don’t strive to be perfect, just give it a hundred percent.” ― Utibe Samuel Mbom

35. “Go out there and try to be good. If you go out there and try to be good, you’ve got a chance to be great.” ― Preet Bharara

36. “Don’t get lost. Give it a try. Go find the place that you’re wishing for.” ― Natsuki Takaya

37. “If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.” ― Roy T. Bennett

38. “As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others.” ― John Wooden

39. “It’s not enough to just do your best. You must continue to improve your best.” ― Kenneth Wayne Wood

40. “Promise yourself to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.” ― Christian D. Larson

41. “Perfection is impossible; just strive to do your best.” ― Angela Watson

Trying My Best Quotes To Use When Learning

Trying my best quotes about learning

42. “As long as you try your best, that is all that matters. You don't have to be the fastest runner or top of the class.” ― Penny Lancaster

43. “Your best is always required. Your best isn't measured by someone else's best.” ― Kathleen Palmer Cleveland

44. “Do not give up dreaming. Failure is no reason to stop trying.” ― Alan Maiccon

45. “It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.” ― W. Edwards Deming

46. “Do your best and keep learning – that is what I believe in.” ― Suriya

47. “Learn to always try your best, and if you don't do well every time, there is always another day.”

Bob Swope

48. “Always try your best and make an “A” on the life test!” ― Kevin L. Timmons

49. “You can work on staying ahead of the competition by keeping one simple word in mind: Try. Try your best and put forth the effort.” ― Jumpstart Your Day

50. “If you water your dreams with excellence, success will grow.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

51. “It’s very easy to be number one: find the guy who is number one, and score one point higher than he does.” ― Paul Kalanithi

Trying My Best Quotes For Maintaining Relationships

Lou Holtz quotes on trying your best in relationships

52. “Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.” ― Mencius

53. “Don't expect others to change. Instead, take on the project and see if you can become the change you want to see in the world. Try your best to let go of anger, blame and seeing yourself as a victim.” ― Sharon Gannon

54. “It's you, so I feel that a person who will understand you, a person who will find you is waiting out there. So just keep on trying your best.” ― Natsuki Takaya

55. “Your best will never be good enough, to the ones constantly searching for your flaws. But for you to be the best, you need to ignore your flaws and do what is the best.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

56. “No one is perfect, no one is better than anyone else, there is not a perfect way to be all you can do is try your best and be good enough, not perfect.” ― Sarah Owen

57. “You don't have to be the best but you better try your best.” ― Jason Sanders

58. “Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.” ― Lou Holtz

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Trying My Best Quotes For Career Growth

Quote about trying your best in your career

59. “Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

60. “Do the best you can, with what you can, while you can, and success in inevitable.” ― Steve Maraboli

61. “Your choices and efforts, be they small or grand, mould and define who you are. Poor choices and minimal effort will result in the poorest version of you. Mediocre choices combined with doing just-enough-to-get-by will create a mediocre you. To be the best version of yourself, to reach your greater potential, make the very best choices possible. Put forth your highest efforts in everything. Be intentionally productive with the time you have. Work to do your best!” ―Richelle E. Goodrich

62. “At the very moment when people underestimate you is when you can make a breakthrough.” ― Germany Kent

63. “Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

64. “In those things toward which we exerted our best endeavors we succeeded.” ― George Samuel Clason

65. “If I don’t succeed, I will try again and never stop trying. When I succeed, I will again explore new opportunities.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

66. “No matter how small the job or how menial the chore, you must always try your best. This is especially true in cases when you could get away with doing less.” ― Rosario Marin

67. “Believe in the best … have a goal for the best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best.” ― Henry Ford

Trying My Best Quotes On Not Giving Up In Life

W. Bruce Cameron quote about not giving up on life

68. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep trying. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” ― Roy T. Bennett

69. “Failure is not an option if success is just a matter of trying harder.” ― W. Bruce Cameron

70. “When there is not enough time to do your best, do the best you can with the time you have.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

71. “Life isn’t about winning or losing; it’s about getting up and trying again.” ― Daniel L. Lewis

72. “In every aspect of life, have a game plan, and then do your best to achieve it.” ― Alan Kulwicki

73. “Try your best, be honest, don't be a quitter.” ― Paul E. Lupton

74. “Imperfection keeps me trying, and I won’t stop even if I do achieve it.” ― Nabil N. Jamal

75. “Try or cry. Choose!” ― Heenashree Khandelwal

76. “I’ve done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by ‘the joy of strife’. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” ― L. M. Montgomery

77. “If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” ― Orson Scott Card

78. “To become a better you, do not see the failure of your first attempts and declare yourself a loser.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

79. “The world can never be fixed; it was always broken, just in a different way. All we can do is our best with what we’ve got. Try to make it the best world it can be. Approach life from hope, not fear.” ― Joe Henderson

80. “Try your best to use positive words, even when expressing negative states of being.” ― Alina Manley

81. “It's hard to try your best and still not achieve your goal. It's hard to fail in front of others. But failure is also an opportunity to grow.” ― Ed Welch

82. “Losing isn't fun, but when you try your best, it can be accepted and turned into motivation.”  ― Jason Hapstak

83. “Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz

84. “People shouldn't dwell on the past. It's enough to try your best in all that you're doing now.” ― Aya Kito

85. “It is never too early and never too late to try your best. What you like or what you love will be a great success.” ― Debasish Mridha

86. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

87. “The first step in winning is the willingness to try.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

88. “By any means necessary, try your best to live your best life.” ― Mac Duke

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Trying My Best Quotes To Help When Striving For Success

Jojo Moyes quote about trying your best

89. “Push yourself. Don’t Settle.” ― Jojo Moyes

90. “If you try your best at something and you aren't successful, did you fail? You didn't fail if you gave it your best. You only fail when you haven't given something your best, or haven't seen it through.” ― Caesar Rondina

91. “Try again; you have millions of alternatives. Fill yourself with the bullets of hope and you will kill failure with one shot.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

92. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou

93. “When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going.” ― Roy T. Bennett

94. “The path to becoming your best is always a journey, not just a destination. And the key is to enjoy the journey along the way to the destination.” ― Steve Shallenberger

95. “Do the best you can. If it still doesn’t work out, at least you will have the peace of mind knowing you tried.” ― Akiroq Brost

96. “Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try.” ― Rachel Hollis

97. “It is a greater triumph for the fearful soul who tries and fails than for the fearless who succeed.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

98. “Just try your best to make it work. Leave the rest to fate.” ― Peter So

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

100. “Your best is always changing, but you can constantly strive to be better than you were the last time… better than the time you thought you were at your best. This is called ‘raising the bar.’” ― Dan Lena, ‎Marie Lena

101. “You have to remain positive and just try your best and part of that is doing things that continually surprise people, including yourself, so that you don't get pigeon-holed.” ― Yasmin Paige

102. “You fail not because you're not good enough, but because you haven't tried enough.” ― Udai Yadla

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

104. “Until you do your best, don't try to take a rest. Until you take a leap, don't try to sleep. Until you top, don't try to stop.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

105. “You have to try your best to have peace of mind, and whatever happens you know you did your best.” ― Demian Maia

106. “The only way you can be the best at something is to be the best you can be.” ― Susan Beth Pfeffer

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What’s Your Favorite Trying My Best Quote?

You won’t really fail in life as long as you trust yourself enough to try again time after time. It may sound cliché, but that’s just simply the reality; we don’t really have any other choice but to push through.

Life can be excruciatingly hard, but at least we got ourselves to fall back on.

It doesn’t matter how many obstacles come along our way—what’s important is that we know how to get back up again, each and every time.

Which one of these trying my best quotes inspired you the most?

Let us know in the comments!