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Sometimes, just to keep going is the absolute hardest thing. We’ve all felt like giving up: on our goals, relationships, and more. But feeling like you want to give up, and actually doing it are two very different things.

In this post, I’ve included 35 quotes on not giving up that can inspire you keep going, even when you don’t feel like it.

1. Hold It Together

“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”
-Chris Bradford

2. The Power of One Star

“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

3. Think of Tomorrow’s Success

“Do not think of todays failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.”
-Helen Keller

4. Until God Gives Up…

Until God gives up, I cannot. And because He won’t, I can’t.”
-Craig D. Lounsbrough

5. Making a Habit

“If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!”
-Michael Jordan

6. Impossible Conditions

“Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don’t know how to quit.”
-Robert Schuller

7. Tough Times…

“The tough times never last, but the tough people do.”
-Robert H. Schuller

8. Stay In the Problem

“I’m not very smart. I just stay in the problem for a long time.”
-Albert Einstein

9. Big Dreams

“Never give up what you really want to do. Those who have big dreams are stronger than those who have all the facts.”
-H.Jackson Browne Junior

10. Slow and Steady

“If you don’t stop, it doesn’t matter how slow you are.”

11. Just Around The Corner

“Your victory is just around the corner. Don’t give up.”
-Nicki Minaj

12. Hard to Beat…

“It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up.”
-Babe Ruth

13. Keep Moving

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

14. Failing Once

“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”
-Marilyn Monroe

15. Hope’s Whisper

“When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

16. The Courage of Trying Again

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’
-Mary Anne Radmacher

17. You’re Closer Than You Think

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
-Thomas Edison

18. Going Through Hell…

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
-Winston Churchill

19. Dream, Desire, Determination

“It takes a dream to get started, desire to keep going, and determination to finish.”
-Eddie Harris, Jr.

20. The Third and Fourth Tries

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

21. Love & Inspiration

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
-Ella Fitzgerald

21. When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
-Milton Berle

22. Find Inspiration in Your Hardship

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.”
-Michelle Obama

23. Ambition & Persistence

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
-Bill Bradley

24. Back Up But Don’t Give 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

25. Time Passes Anyway…

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

26. Press On

“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

27. Intense Focus on The Outcome

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
-T.F. Hodge

28. It’s Always Too Early

“It’s always too early to quit.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

29. Tomorrow Will Be Better

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
-Maya Angelou

30. Accomplishing The Impossible

“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.”
-Andre A. Jackson

31. Your Dreams Are Valid

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
-Lupita Nyong’o

32. From Impossible to Inevitable

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
-Christopher Reeve

33. Childlike Wonder

“Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.”
-Randy Pausch

34. Success is Just Hanging On

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
-William Feather

35. What Can’t You Stop Thinking About?

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

Final Thoughts

Even just reading through these quotes on not giving up gives me motivation to not give up. I hope they did the same for you!

If you need a more frequent reminder, write down or print out your favorites and place them somewhere you can see them everyday.