15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

Achieving a goal is a wildly exhilarating thing. If you’re flirting with the idea of giving up, you could be throwing away something wonderful―your best future.

There’s going to be anxiety about uncertainty and fear about failing, but push yourself to keep going. After all, you’ll never know how close you are to succeeding if you quit now.

To channel some positive momentum, keep these 15 motivating quotes at the top of your mind. And never give up.

Related: 11 Ways to Stay Motivated From People Who Refused to Quit

1. Persist.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ―James A. Michener

2. Have a winning mindset.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” ―Vince Lombardi

3. Take the first step, then another.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela

4. Never stop trying.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“How long should you try? Until.” ―Jim Rohn

5. Keep at it.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ―Elbert Hubbard

6. Be unstoppable.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” ―Babe Ruth

7. Remember your ‘why.’

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” ―Winston Churchill

8. Keep yourself encouraged.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“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

9. Remember it’s supposed to be hard.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ―Harriet Beecher Stowe

10. Don’t feel sorry for yourself.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“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

11. Be strong.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

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

12. Keep moving, no matter your pace.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ―Confucius

13. Rise up against the odds.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” ―Jesse Jackson

14. Dig deep to keep yourself motivated.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“Survival can be summed up in three words―never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” ―Bear Grylls

15. Be resilient. Bounce back.

15 Inspiring Quotes About Never Giving Up

“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ―Conrad Hilton

Related: 7 Ways to Persist When Everything in You Wants to Give Up

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Lydia Sweatt is a freelance writer, bookworm, and bass guitar enthusiast. When she goes outside, a bicycle goes with her.

9 Comments

  1. Avatar Mark Elswick on August 1, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Love this page.

  2. Avatar Emily Hall on September 24, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    if you know Jesus the Bible has quotes

  3. Avatar Iryna on October 2, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Beautiful quotes! I’ve observed on my personal experience it’s worth to be persistent and to never give up.

  4. Avatar Ogbonna Emmanuel on May 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks so much

    very inspiring…

  5. Avatar Firew Kevede on September 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    God bless you.

  6. Avatar Matthew on September 18, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    nice talk very important

  7. Avatar TyraBanks on February 3, 2021 at 10:42 am

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  8. Avatar Batool on February 7, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Absolutely!!

  9. Avatar Batool on February 7, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Every master was once a disaster!

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