50 Winning Quotes About Not Giving Up

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It can be tempting to simply raise your hands in surrender at times. When things don’t go your way. And you’re running into one problem after another. You believe the universe just doesn’t like you.

But, when you’re at your lowest and things look bleak, remember that the strongest steel was forged from fire and then doused in water for good measure.

So, keep your head held high and reach deep within yourself for the strength you require to persevere and not give up.

And to help you on your way to success, here are 50 of the best quotes to keep you going. You got this!

50 Winning quotes on not giving up

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.

– Abraham Lincoln

Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

– Napoleon Hill

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

– Earl Nightingale

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

– Elbert Hubbard

Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.

– Khalid

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.

– Stephen Hawking

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

– Elbert Hubabrd

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

– Dale Carnegie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

– Confucius

I actually learned that you should never give up, and if you love something, take courage and absolutely go after it.

– Jessica Jung

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

– Albert Einstein

Things aren’t always easy, but you just have to keep going and don’t let the small stuff bog you down.

– Stella Maeve

You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.

– Babe Ruth

Never quit believing that you can develop in life. Never give up. Don’t deny the inward spirit that provides the drive to accomplish great things in life.

– Jon Huntsman, Sr.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

– Nelson Mandela

Progressing at a snail’s pace is still progress, and slow progress is better than no progress. Never be stagnant, and never give up.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

– Thomas Edison

Circumstances don’t defeat you — you defeat yourself when you give up.

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How long should you try? Until.

– Jim Rohn

If you are going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.

– Hope Hicks

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

– Roy T. Bennett

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

– Nelson Mandela

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.

– Roy T. Bennett

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

– Newt Gingrich

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

– Marcus Aurelius

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

– Richard Branson

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

– Abraham Lincoln

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

– Maya Angelou

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.

– Albert Einstein

You can’t become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There’s life in a nutshell.

– Bear Grylls

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

– William James

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

– A. A. Milne

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

– Milton Berle

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

– Bill Bradley

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

– Charles Spurgeon

Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

– Conrad Hilton

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

– Zig Ziglar

If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.

– Jesse Jackson

I know from experience that you should never give up on yourself or others, no matter what.

– George Foreman

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.

– Chuck Yeager

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

– Pele

Be as you wish to seem.

– Socrates

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.

– Barack Obama

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

– Robert. H. Schuller


To conclude, when faced with difficulties, we may be tempted to simply give up the fight and settle for the mediocre. But if the fire within you is strong, you will keep going and not give up on your dreams or goals until you reach them.

Here’s hoping that the quotes in this article rekindled or strengthened your desire to never give up and persevere.

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