Doing Your Best Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs to Cheer You Up

Some thought-provoking quotes, sayings and proverbs to inspire you in doing your best in life. Enjoy!

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it. ~Anonymous

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your won. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger. ~Christian D. Larsen

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. ~Abraham Lincoln

When you reach the top, keep climbing. ~Proverb

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God’s Paradise. ~Phillips Brooks

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. ~Albert Einstein

God makes three requests of his children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now. ~African-American proverb

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

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. ~Zig Ziglar

Try and fail, but don’t fail to try. ~Stephen Kaggwa

Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them. ~Author Unknown

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little by little one walks far. ~Peruvian proverb

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. ~Mae West

We must become the change we want to see. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. ~Oprah Winfrey

What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream. ~Mike Melville

Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked. ~Gary Ryan Blair

You are doing your best only when you are trying to improve what you are doing. ~Anonymous

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! ~Anne Frank

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~Walter Bagehot

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. ~Lowell Thomas

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. ~John Wooden

“Doing your own thing” is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource. ~Barbara Sher

Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. ~Ralph Marston

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. ~Edward Gibbon

Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest. ~Charles Dickens

God does not judge us by the multitude of works we perform, but how well we do the work that is ours to do. The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives–DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER ~Dale Turner

Go out and change the world. The more you study, the more you should have–
A GOAL you should be pursuing;
A DREAM your should be launching;
A PLAN you should be executing;
A PROJECT you should be starting;
A POSSIBILITY you should be exploring;
An OPPORTUNITY you should be grabbing;
An IDEA you should be working;
A PROBLEM you should be tackling;
A DECISION you should be making.
The greatest force in the world is a positive idea. ~Anonymous

We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value. ~Jim Rohn

We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves… ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. ~Duke Ellington

No one knows what he can do till he tries. ~Publius Syrus

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. ~Immanual Kant

We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. ~Seneca

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