Motivational Quotes About Perseverance & Never Giving Up

Feel like quitting or giving up?

Here are over 1000 inspirational and motivational quotes and sayings about perseverance, staying positive, and keeping your head up.

No matter what your situation is right now, you got to pick yourself up and keep going.

If you let fear and doubt to creep in, it will start to send you in a negative downward spiral where you will feel like there is no hope.

So it is important that every day you feed your mind with positivity which is why we have compiled the best quotes about perseverance and never giving up so you can keep going.

Make sure to bookmark this page and use it to start your day so you can get pumped up!

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You have one of two choices right now: give up or keep going. One will make you great and the other won’t. Which do you prefer?

What makes a boy a “man” and a girl a “woman”? Courage and the willingness to keep going when life gets hard.

Life is a stage. Don’t play the victim role.

Ask your future self if you should quit or keep going. What’s their answer?

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. ― Vince Lombardi Jr.

One blink at a time.
One breath at a time.
One heartbeat at a time.
One step at a time.
One day at a time.
Keep going…

Challenges and obstacles are a part of life. They make us stronger and build character. If life were easy it would be boring and you would never grow.

I don’t care how long it takes me, but I’m going somewhere beautiful.

Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

Trust the process.

Life can be a scary but fun rollercoaster ride: filled with ups and downs, twist and turns, and you might get dizzy or throw up. But in the end, you will always return safe and sound.

Stop whining.
Stop crying.
Stop thinking “poor me”.
It’s time to put on your big boy pants and man up!

Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.

Good things come to those who believe. Better things come to those who are patient. The best things come to those who never give up.

At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart, or you can focus on what’s keeping you together.

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. ― Roy T. Bennett

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Life is tough, my darling, but so are you. – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

I have learned a lot this year… I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you. – Jennifer Weiner

Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry?

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life… every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going, remember why you started.

Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

Like the morning sun, you too shall rise and continue to shine.

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

Life is like a car. If you keep going in reverse, you won’t get to your destination, but if you speed up and don’t take the time to enjoy your surroundings, you might get lost.

I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.

Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong or got in shape by thinking about it. They did it. – Jim Wendler

Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. – Denis Waitley

You should never give up. No matter how hard the situation is, always believe that something beautiful is going to happen.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar

Never give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, you cannot go wrong.

Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. ― Charles Jones

Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. – Og Mandino

If you feel like giving up, just look back on how far you are already.

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

I didn’t come this far to only come this far.

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart, – JmStorm

I can and I will. Watch me. – Carrie Green

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Keep going. No matter what you do, no matter how many times you screw up and think to yourself “there’s no point to carry on”, no matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it – keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit, because a month from now you will be that much closer to your goal than you are now. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Make today count.

As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you’re still human. And as long as you keep trying, there’s still hope. Never give up on yourself and never abandon your dreams. – Susan Gale

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Keep going when you feel scared because: You’re on the right track! You’re too close to success! You’ll regret if you quit!

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha

Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when you world was falling apart.

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going when you really feel like giving up.

Hope is what keeps us going in life, we hope we will be strong, we hope we will pass a test, we hope we will make new friends, we hope we will never lose the old, we hope someone loves us, we hope that love will find us, we hope when all seems lost, we hope when we are hurt and we hope when we cry. Never lose your hope, never give up when someone gives up on you, they may still hope as you do.

Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day. – Karen Salmanjohn

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

One day I’ll be at the place I always wanted to be.

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

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

There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.

God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a gift for your faithfulness. Don’t give up!

It’s never too late and you’re never too old to become better.

One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it! – Hector Crawford

The comeback is always stronger than the setback.

Disappointments are just God’s way of saying: I’ve got something better in store.

You are stronger than you think.

Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. – Napoleon Hill

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say “because of you, I didn’t give up.”

Success seems to be connected with action, Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton

In life, many things don’t go according to plan. If you fall, get back up. If you stumble, regain your balance. Never give up.

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Don’t ever give up. Don’t ever give in. Don’t ever stop trying. Don’t ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. But never, ever, ever give up. – Richelle E. Goodrich

Success . . . seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton

Forget about the past. It does not exist, except in your memory. Drop it. And stop worrying about how you’re going to get through tomorrow. Life is going on right here, right now – pay attention to that and all will be well. – Neale Donald Walsch

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ― Martin Luther

Life can go up. Life can go down. Things happen… And on the bad, down days, you wonder if you will find the strength to overcome the setbacks in your life. The disappointment can be crushing, but this is not the end of your story. There is more for you and I hope that reading through these quotes will give you the strength to choose to never give up.

Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but it’s more difficult to regret.

The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Don’t let today’s troubles bring you down. Don’t let life’s little obstacles keep you from trying. Don’t let your fears keep you from dreaming. Don’t give up for any reason. Believe in yourself.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ― Mary Anne Radmacher

We all make mistakes, but the winner knows that success comes from perseverance: trying, failing, learning, and doing it again until he succeeds. – Judy Ford

Never give up, stay focused, stay positive, stay strong.

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Keep smiling… and one day life will get tired of upsetting you.

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself. – Iyanla Vanzant

Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.

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

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. – John Maxwell

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve

You’ve got to live life, got to keep going. You just have to be aware and keep your eyes open. – Tom Chambers

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. ― Maya Angelou

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.

You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. – Flavia Weedn

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. -Chantal Sutherland

So, what does perseverance mean? It means that one possesses persistence, tenacity, determination, and staying power. This in turn means, when applied to a problem or issue that needs to be resolved, that the individual never gives up, never quits and never sees defeat until the problem, challenge, project, obstacle is resolved to a satisfactory level. – Byron Pulsifer



1. Have A Purpose

If you are going to be able to push through the hard times, you are going to need have a strong reason “why” that pulls you toward your goal.

Without a strong purpose, it will be much easier for you to want to quit and throw in the towel.

So make sure you have a clear purpose as to why you want your goal.

2. Don’t Dwell On The Past

No matter where you are at on your path, never look back and dwell on the past.

The only moment you have is now and that is all that matters.

Focus on what you want. Not on what you don’t want.

Remember, what you choose to focus on expands. So focus on what you want and move in that direction.

3. Learn From Your Mistakes

If you make mistakes, so what?

Learn from them.

Examine them.

See what you could have done better.

Then move forward.

4. Visualize Your Success

It is very important that you take the time to visualize and see yourself experiencing the end result.

See yourself living your goal so you can feel that state of being in your body.

The most successful athletes sear that it was visualizing themselves making the pass, or putting the ball in the goal, is what helped them to succeed.

So see yourself doing whatever it is you want to be doing.

5. Enjoy The Process

And no matter what, enjoy the journey.

You will never get this experience back so relax and enjoy the ride.


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