138 Never Give Up Quotes

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The Best 28 Short Never Give Up Quotations

Never give up should be the motto of every person no matter where or who they are. Life is never lived going backwards but only going forward despite the trials and tribulations. It is these experiences of challenges and failures that set our true worth. These quotes speak clearly to the life motto of "never give up".

  1. The time to overcome your self-defeating behaviors is now. Otherwise, you run the risk of suffering deep regret over opportunities missed, satisfaction lost, and love not given or received. Mark Goulston, Get Out of Your Own Way

  2. Don't be afraid of misfortune or setbacks for it is only through difficulties that springs the character of strength. Byron R. Pulsifer

  3. Leadership is your biggest supervisory tool and motivation is the most important method through which you can apply your leadership ability. J. Thomas Miller III, Motivating Others

  4. One of the most common mistakes that organizations and their leaders make when introducing change is to just tell people what needs to be done, and how to do it. Without the why, there is no reason to be committed to it. John Putzier, The Everything HR Kit

  5. If Thomas Edison had been a quitter, you would be reading this quote with candlelight. Robert Rivers

  6. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln

  7. You are destined to do great things in your life. It is okay to believe that. It’s true. In order to accomplish great things you must start small and think big. Jason Harvey, Achieve Anything In Just One Year

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  8. In order for you to be productive and know what God is calling you to do, you must get in that secret place and spend time consecrating yourself before him and listen to his direction. Terrelle Smith, Becoming a Better Me

  9. Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done. Amelia Earhart

  10. I've never been able to accomplish anything thinking that I couldn't do it. You can't learn to walk until you attempt that first step. Byron R. Pulsifer

  11. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

  12. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are, and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens. Angelina Jolie

  13. Perception is our belief. Christina Reeves, The Mind is the Map

  14. Truly understanding one’s self is the beginning of realizing potential. Joseph Goodman

  15. To keep yourself motivated when things go wrong, you need to analyse where things went wrong. You have to be very realistic. Don't try to blame the rest of the world. The blame only lies with you. Recognize that immediately. Allan Sugar

  16. In order to help someone, it’s always important to understand what kinds of things will be most helpful to that person in particular. Nicole Raheja, Redefining Positive

  17. By using repetitive mental activities like positive thinking, we can retrain our brains to become more inclined toward positive feelings. Cyndie Spiegel, A Year of Positive Thinking

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  18. By gaining emotional strength, even on the bad days it is easier knowing what it will take to turn it around. Suzie Doscher, Balance

  19. Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change. Jim Rohn

  20. Many of the best quotes are like the best poems: they point to a truth, but they don't spell it out. You get an insight, but it's up to you to figure out what to do with it, how to implement it. Russ Kick

  21. In life as in golf, we all encounter turning points, moments of trial when everything accomplished up till then falls away and everything we stand for and believe is summoned forth for thorough examination. Arnold Palmer, A Golfer's Life

  22. We have all procrastinated in such a way, and often to our personal regret. Tim Tebow, Through My Eyes

  23. The reason it is sometimes difficult to think positively is that our minds are accustomed to thinking negatively. Andrian Teodoro, The Power of Positive Energy

  24. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. Octavia Butler

  25. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it - you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory. Franco Harris

  26. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George E. Woodberry

  27. Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. Norman Vincent Peale

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  28. It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. Arthur Calwell

  29. The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert G. Ingersoll

  30. I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. Wendell L. Willkie

  31. We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more. Bill Clinton.

  32. I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

  33. Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. Benjamin Franklin

  34. Nothing can possibly be conceived in the world, or even out of it, which can be called good, without qualification, except a good will. Immanuel Kant

  35. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle

  36. A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this world. He that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be but little the better for any thing else. John Locke

  37. ... decide what behavior you would like to create or change. Then, create a habit loop with a cue, routine, reward, and identify what would make you crave doing it so that really sticks with you. M. J. White, Quotes That Inspire Wellbeing

  38. The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. Jimmy Carter

  39. Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out. Collier, Robert

  40. A change in bad habits leads to a change in life. Craig, Jenny

  41. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

  42. Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman

  43. We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another. Veronica Roth

  44. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

  45. I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. Herbert Bayard Swope

  46. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama XIV

  47. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly. Langston Hughes

  48. Our words have creative power. Whenever we speak something, either good or bad, we give life to what we are saying ... They don’t realize they are prophesying their futures. The Scripture says, “We will eat the fruit of our words." That means we will get exactly what we’ve been saying. Joel Osteen, I Declare

  49. Whether small or big, our hearts long for a connection that relates and builds us up. The Grumpy Guru, Teamwork Quotes

  50. Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. William James

  51. Another name for destiny is opportunity, once you miss it your destiny is gone. Michael Bassey Johnson

  52. As long as there are ways we can serve, then we have a job to do. Marianne Williamson

  53. Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert

  54. If you want to change the world… start off by making your bed. William H. McRaven, Make Your Bed

  55. I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead

  56. Change might be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped. Duhigg, Charles

  57. Your little choices become habits that affect the bigger decisions you make in life. Elizabeth George

  58. Your social networks may matter more than your genetic networks. But if your friends have healthy habits you are more likely to as well. So, get healthy friends. Hyman, Mark

  59. A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them. King, Stephen

  60. Habits change into character. Ovid

  61. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. George Washington

  62. A leader who envisions greatness in each of his or her followers soon sees greatness realized. Cliff Mauer, How to Motivate Employees

  63. If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. Marcus Garvey

  64. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. Wilma Rudolph

  65. As long as you have hope, you can continue to move forward. Don't ever lose hope. Catherine Pulsifer

  66. Impossible is only another name for unbelief; hopeless is often the signature of doubt; incurable is but the present tense of of undiscovery. William Arthur Ward

  67. Just never let go of hope. Just never quit dreaming. Jancarl Campi, Never Let Go of Hope

  68. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. Steve Maraboli, Dare To Be

  69. ...when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must, but don't you quit. Edgar A. Guest; from his poem Don't Quit

  70. I truly believe that there is a hidden champion inside all of us, and we must have the courage to bring it out. David DeNotaris Feeling Your Way Through Life

  71. No matter who does you wrong, you don't have to stay defeated. Disappointments are inevitable, but misery is optional. Joel Osteen

  72. Every seed knows its time- all in good time. Russian Proverb

  73. And don't be discouraged if you make a mistake, fix it and move on - that is how we learn! Catherine and Byron Pulsifer

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  74. When confronted by failure, disappointment, or rejection, it may be far easier simply to give up. But this attitude can spell the difference between long-term success and a series of defeat. Amy E. Dean, Peace of Mind

  75. Behind every success story is usually someone who beat the obstacles because he or she refused to accept the pessimist's view. Seymour Schulich, Get Smarter Life and Business

  76. Find what you love - and do it! Life is too short to waste it doing something you don't enjoy. Diann B. Murr, Wake Up Successful

  77. No one has ever achieved extreme success without being enthusiastic about taking action. Noel N

  78. Would you like me to give you a formula for. . . .success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. . . You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. . . You can be discouraged by failure--or you can learn from it. Thomas John Watson, Sr.

  79. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Alva Edison

  80. If your morning drive to the office finds you discouraged by listening to negative morning news, consider creating a new environment by listening to your favorite music or to inspirational talks." Krista Regedanz 5 Ways to Combat Job Burnout

  81. When life has you discouraged, the smallest act of kindness can change your whole day. Kattarin Kirk

  82. Firefighters and police officers aren't born courageous. They, instead, personify the spirit of preserving life. Defeat is not in their vocabulary. Byron R. Pulsifer

  83. You create you own stress when you procrastinate. Catherine Pulsifer

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  84. When you bury your hopes, dreams, and aspirations in the mud and decay of procrastination, life stands still never to be grasped tightly and embraced before the winds of time dash it to the rocks of "what if"? Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  85. Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same. Angelina Jolie

  86. You are a powerful being. Do you realize the immense authority you have at this very moment to influence the world? Jason Harvey, Achieve Anything In Just One Year

  87. In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

  88. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis

  89. Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it. Frank C. Bucaro

  90. Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. Charles Richter

  91. To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as...to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead. Og Mandino

  92. Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Lord Chesterfield

  93. Since failure is just a process of discovering what works and what doesn't work, we must readjust our strategies and plow ahead again. Demond Jackson, The 101 Most Powerful Success Quotes for High Achievers

  94. Finding the energy to give just a little more effort is often the difference between failure and success. Mark Black

  95. Your greatest hero or heroine grew through failure and disappointment. Failure is the strength behind all personal experience. Gillian Stokes, Personal Power

  96. Never take failure personally, never take set backs in a social setting as evidence that you are not worth talking to. Peter W. Murphy, Always Know What To Say

  97. When I feel overwhelmed and my stress levels rise, I stop and step back from the situation and put the event in perspective. I always ask myself - what difference will this make in five years time? Catherine Pulsifer

  98. God knows your destination but it is up to you to take the first step. Just the same as a crop doesn't appear without being sown first. Byron R. Pulsifer

  99. Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. Helen Gahagan Douglas

  100. The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. Harry Emerson Fosdick

  101. An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. Arnold Glascow

  102. You can't do everything at once, but you can do something at once. Calvin Coolidge

  103. Most people stop short of taking action; they spend more time thinking about what they need to do and analysing it all. This wastes so much time and energy. Time and energy that could be put to better use by taking action. Wendy Hearn

  104. Worrying about the future is a useless act; it does nothing to improve the present. Tom Hodgkinson, How To Be Free

  105. Despair, if channelled properly, can focus the mind so that genuine opportunity can come into view. Neville Gilfoy, The magic elixir, Progress Magazine

  106. I've never been accused of contemplating to take action; I simply move forward without fanfare or broadcasting. Kate Summers

  107. If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. William James

  108. People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. George Bernard Shaw

  109. Nerves and butterflies are fine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick. Steve Bull

  110. Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which will never happen. James Russel Lowell

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  111. Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible. Amelia Earhart

  112. All habits take time and patience to develop into success. Benjamin Chapin, Think Positive

  113. Failures are the pillars of success. Welsh Proverb

  114. Success may have more to do with effectively balancing demands and priorities than simply winning. Timothy Smith

  115. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it. Oprah Winfrey

  116. For he who holds the joy robs the many. Robert Rivers

  117. If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. Leo Tolstoy

  118. People do not lack strength; they lack will. Victor Hugo

  119. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky

  120. I'll always be Number 1 to myself. Moses Malone

  121. You may be having a bad day today, but remember that today is not forever. AJ Winters, The Motivation Switch

  122. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer

  123. Yes, accept failure but do not treat it as an outcome. Vinnie Fisher

  124. Self-discovery is optional. Not many seek it, but we all need it. Joseph Goodman

  125. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan

  126. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

  127. The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition. Nick Seitz

  128. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

  129. Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides

  130. Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  131. To define is to limit. Oscar Wilde

  132. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. Carl Jung

  133. There is no meaning to life without experiences. Byron R. Pulsifer

  134. What labels me, negates me. Soren Kierkegaard

  135. Rest in reason; move in passion. Kahlil Gibran

  136. Life begins where fear ends. Osho

  137. What worries you, masters you. John Locke

  138. Don’t be a writer. Be writing. William Faulkner



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