you('ll) never know until you try

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you('ll) never know until you try

1. It is not possible for you to know whether or not you enjoy something until you try it for the first time. A: "Yuck, I don't like peas!" B: "You never know until you try. I bet you'd really like them!" A: "Those romance novels are so stupid." B: "Have you ever actually read one before? You'll never know until you try."
2. It is not possible for you to know whether or not you can do something until you attempt it for the first time. A: "I've always wanted to write a novel, but I'm not a good enough writer for it." B: "Why do you say that? You'll never know until you try." A: "I think I'd be too nervous to sky-dive." B: "Just go for it—you never know until you try!"
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