Let the end try the man. [ William Shakespeare ]
If you trust before you try,
You may repent before you die. [ Proverb ]
Try to be of some use to others. [ Bishop Hall ]
Try and Trust will move mountains. [ Proverb ]
It is your virtue, being men, to try;
And it is ours, by virtue to deny. [ Drayton ]
These are the times that try men's souls. [ Thomas Paine ]
Lend me thy clarion goodness! let me try
To sound the praise of merit ere it dies.
Such as I oft have chanced to espy,
Lost in the dreary shades of dull obscurity. [ Shenstone ]
Often try what weight you can support.
And what your shoulders are too weak to bear. [ Roscommon ]
Let another try to understand that; I cannot. [ A. Lortzing ]
Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why?
To find one good, you must a hundred try. [ Claude Mermet ]
Let us try what esteem and kindness can effect. [ Johnson ]
From powerful causes spring the empiric's gains.
Man's love of life, his weakness, and his pains;
These first induce him the vile trash to try,
Then lend his name that other men may buy. [ Crabbe ]
Try to tame a mad horse, but knock him not at head. [ Proverb ]
Whenever he speaks, Heaven, how the listening throng
Dwell on the melting music of his tongue!
His arguments are emblems of his mien,
Mild but not faint, and forcing, though serene:
And when the power of eloquence he'd try,
Here lightning strikes you, there soft breezes sigh. [ Garth ]
It becomes a wise man to try negotiation before arms. [ Terence ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
Try to do your duty, and you at once know what is in you. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
All may have, if they dare try, a glorious life or grave. [ Herbert ]
Try whether the ice will bear, before you venture upon it. [ Proverb ]
If you would know the value of a ducat, try to borrow one. [ Proverb ]
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal uncured wounds. [ Horace ]
Better far to die in the old harness than to try to put on another. [ Josiah Gilbert Holland (pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) ]
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. [ Charles Dickens ]
To try to conceal our own heart, is a bad means to read that of others. [ Rousseau ]
Books bear him up awhile, and make him try to swim with bladders of philosophy. [ Rochester ]
Well, Time is the old justice that examines all such offenders, and let Time try. [ William Shakespeare ]
It is always a poor way of reading the hearts of others to try to conceal our own. [ Kousseau ]
Try what repentance can; what can it not? Yet what can it, when one cannot repent? [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]
It is easy to assume a habit; but when you try to cast it off, it will take skin and all. [ Henry Wheeler Shaw (pen name Josh Billings) ]
Try it, ye who think there is nothing in it; try what it is to speak with God behind you. [ Ward Beecher ]
When any one has offended me. I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it. [ Descartes ]
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pin-heads. [ Holmes ]
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations. [ Richter ]
Try to forget our cares and our maladies, and contribute, as we can, to the cheerfulness of each other. [ Johnson ]
The friends of the present day are of the nature of melons; we must try fifty before we meet with a good one. [ Claude-Mermet ]
We do not believe immortality because we have proved it, but we forever try to prove it because we believe it. [ James Martineau ]
There is no sorrow I have thought more about than that, - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail. [ George Eliot ]
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is! [ Donald J. Trump, Twitter Tweet, Jul 22, 2014 ]
Great poets try to describe what all men see and to express what all men feel; if they cannot describe it, they let it alone. [ John Ruskin ]
In describing things, I always try to see the whole scene before beginning to write it, and specially to realise the colour of everything. [ Ada Ellen Bayly, a.k.a. Edna Lyall, English novelist and early feminist, The Art Of Authorship, 1891 ]
Youth, enthusiasm, and tenderness are like the days of spring. Instead of complaining, O my heart, of their brief duration, try to enjoy them. [ Rückert ]
I think you will find that people who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be
consistent. [ Holmes ]
Complaints are vain; we will try to do better another time. Tomorrow and tomorrow. A few designs and a few failures, and the time of designing is past. [ Johnson ]
If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
If you ever go temporarily insane, don't shoot somebody, like a lot of people do. Instead, try to get some weeding done, because you'd really be surprised. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I cannot reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. [ Louisa May Alcott ]
How readily we wish time spent revoked, that we might try the ground again where once - through inexperience, as we now perceive - we missed that happiness we might have found! [ Cowper ]
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, - as though that time should be of another make from this, which has already come and is ours. [ Fuller ]
Calumny is like the wasp which worries you, and which it is not best to try to get rid of unless you are sure of slaying it; for otherwise it returns to the charge more furious than ever. [ Chamfort ]
If we are involved in something where we want to win, and particularly something that is necessary, if there's something out there that we need to win, we are going to try and beat your ass every time we can. [ Bobby Knight, April 27, 2016, Fox News Town Hall ]
Try for yourselves what you can read in half-an-hour, ... and consider what treasures you might have laid by at the end of the year; and what happiness, fortitude and wisdom they would have given you during all the days of your life. [ John Morley ]
Hate is of all things the mightiest divider, nay, is division itself. To couple hatred, therefore, though wedlock try all her golden links, and borrow to her aid all the iron manacles and fetters of law, it does but seek to twist a rope of sand. [ Milton ]
I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any. Exercise is loathsome. And it cannot be any benefit when you are tired; and I was always tired. But let another person try my way, and see where he will come out. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]
Did you ever hear of a man who had striven all his life faithfully and singly towards an object, and in no measure obtained it? If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated? Did ever a man try heroism, magnanimity, truth, sincerity, and find that there was no advantage in them, - that it was a vain endeavor? [ Thoreau ]
Might I give counsel to any young hearer, I would say to him, try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and life is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what the great men admire, - they admired great things; narrow spirits admire basely, and worship meanly. [ Thackeray ]
No man ever stood lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure there is greater anxiety to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience. I sometimes try my acquaintances by some such test as this - who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee. [ Thoreau ]
Equality is deemed by many a mere speculative chimera, which can never be reduced to practice. But if the abuse is inevitable, does it follow that we ought not to try at least to mitigate it? It is precisely because the force of things tends always to destroy equality that the force of the legislature must always tend to maintain it. [ Rousseau ]
You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults; still less of others faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; rejoice in it ; as you can, try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. [ Ruskin ]
I bet a fun thing would be to go way back in time to where there was going to be an eclipse and tell the cave men,
If I have come to destroy you, may the sun be blotted out from the sky. Just then the eclipse would start, and they'd probably try to kill you or something, but then you could explain about the rotation of the moon and all, and everyone would get a good laugh. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming.
You don't have to tell me, I said.
I'm off the team, aren't I?
Well, said Coach,
you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times. It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
No woman is a genius: women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. They represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. There are only two kinds of women, the plain and the colored. The plain women are very useful. If you want to gain a reputation for respectability you have merely to take them down to supper. The other women are very charming. They commit one mistake, however. They paint in order to try to look young. Our grandmothers painted in order to try to talk brilliantly. Rouge and esprit used to go together. That has all gone out now. As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter she is perfectly satisfied. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
In the matter of diet - which is another main thing - I have been persistently strict in sticking to the things which didn't agree with me until one or the other of us got the best of it. Until lately I got the best of it myself. But last spring I stopped frolicking with mince-pie after midnight; up to then I had always believed it wasn't loaded. For thirty years I have taken coffee and bread at eight in the morning, and no bite nor sup until seven-thirty in the evening. Eleven hours. That is all right for me, and is wholesome, because I have never had a headache in my life, but headachy people would not reach seventy comfortably by that road, and they would be foolish to try it. And I wish to urge upon you this - which I think is wisdom - that if you find you can't make seventy by any but an uncomfortable road, don't you go. When they take off the Pullman and retire you to the rancid smoker, put on your things, count your checks, and get out at the first way station where there's a cemetery. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]