Effort Quotes, Sayings about trying

Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
– James A. Garfield

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson

It’s always too early to quit.
– Norman Vincent Peale

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
– American Proverb

If you can walk, you can run.


The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
– W.J. Cameron

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
– Peter F. Drucker

‘Do’ is the first part of ‘done’.

Submitted by: Laura

You’ll never know, until you try it. Or else, you’ll regret it.

Submitted by: tepismyname

Full results don’t come from half hearted effort.

If you don’t try, you’ll never know.


It’s better to try and fail than to never know and always wonder.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
– John F. Kennedy

Rome was not built in a day.

Submitted by: quoter

If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices.
– Jean Vanier

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