128 Don’t Give Up Quotes and Sayings

There are times when the course of life doesn’t go according to your plan. What we want to achieve can sometimes be very difficult to reach. It may seem hopeless, but giving up shouldn’t be an option. So if you or someone you know is struggling, here are 128 don’t give up quotes to help us move forward.

Don’t Give Up Quotes

1. Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. – Jack Ma

2. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

3. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant

4. I never lose. I either win or learn. – Nelson Mandela

5. You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now. – Olivia Benson

6. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi

7. Survival can be summed up in three words — never give up. That’s the heart of it, really. Just keep trying. – Bear Grylls

8. There is no failure except in no longer trying. – Elbert Hubbard

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

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

11. Do it again. Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again. Because ‘again’ is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection. – Richelle E. Goodrich

12. 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.

13. Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

14. It takes a dream to get started, desire to keep going, and determination to finish. – Eddie Harris, Jr.

15. When hardships keep coming back, do not take it personal. It’s just life. – Naide P. Obiang

16. Circumstances don’t defeat you — you defeat yourself when you give up. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

17. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. – William Feather

18. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

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19. Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up. – Chinese Proverb

20. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

21. I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude. – Yani Tseng

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

23. Never give in and never give up. – Hubert H. Humphrey

24. Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away. – Arthur Golden

25. It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. – George Eliot

26. Be fearless. Be glib. Be enigmatic. Read. Never give up. – Lauren Kate

27. I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened. – Wilma Rudolph

28. Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish. That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up. – Dada Vaswani

29. Whatever I might have imagined a terminal diagnosis would do to my spirit, it summoned quite the opposite – the greatest appreciation for life itself. So I will never give up, and I will never give in. – Craig Sager

30. You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don’t just follow the herd like somebody else might do. – Renny Harlin

31. My advice would be to follow your dream. Most of my life, I was in second place before I came in first place. I hope that inspired people to never give up. – Jackie Evancho

32. I’ve always been very driven and knew that to get where I wanted to go, I could never give up. – Diane Hendricks

33. Having chosen something worth doing, never give up, and try not to let anyone down. – Harry Kroto

34. Tough situations build strong people in the end. – Roy T. Bennett

35. Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up! Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal. – Sri Chinmoy

36. Perhaps you are just close to what you have been waiting for all along and ideas start formulating in your mind and advising you to “give up”. Tell them “not me”. – Israelmore Ayivor

37. Don’t give up because things are hard, but work harder, when you think of giving up. – Anthony Liccione

38. 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

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39. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. – Anne Lamott

40. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge

41. Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight. – Lance Armstrong

42. Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it. – Richard E. Grant

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

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

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

46. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. – Rocky Balboa

47. Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself. – Sidney Sheldon

48. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

49. 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

50. 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

51. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. – Richard Branson

52. Just underneath your breaking point lies your true strength. – Jennifer Tindugan-Adoviso

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53. The only thing you should ever quit is giving up! – Steve Pfiester

54. 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. – Charlie Jones

55. Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience. – William Ward

56. Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up. – Nicki Minaj

57. Keep trying and never give up. The dream may seem difficult to reach at some point but never let go of your dream. You will be amazed by what you can accomplish when you stay determined. – Lailah Gifty Akita

58. Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. – Jane Addams

59. Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur

60. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

61. No. Don’t give up hope just yet. It’s the last thing to go. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope. – Pittacus Lore

62. Rise and rise again until lambs become lions – Robin Hood

63. Feeling tired? Learn to rest, not to quit. – Dido Stargaze

64. I’ve given up on it getting easier, but at least I haven’t given up. I guess that’s something… – Beth Hading-Yostlot

65. Everyday we are reminded by forces that you don’t have to give up! – Puneet Dhingra

66. In the middle of the road, in the moment you want to give up, shout out even louder: So what? – BTS (So What)

67. Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what. – Mohsin Jameel

68. If you think what you tried and couldn’t achieve yesterday isn’t possible, think again. Today’s a new day. You’re stronger. It’s another opportunity to rise and get things done. – Wesam Fawzi

69. Tenacity is strength in adversity. – Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

70. We overestimate the event and underestimate the process. Every fulfilled dream occurred because of dedication. – John C. Maxwell

71. Magic happens when a stubborn soul never gives up on her dreams! – Avijeet Das

72. You can cry again or You can try again. Choice is yours. – Soham Mondal

73. The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. – Mr Never Give Up

74. The sky is the limit when the universe is involved. – Anthony T. Hincks

75. Make it a quest to never give up even when the dots seem as if they are difficult to connect. – Charlena Jackson

76. Let them ridicule you, laugh at you, hurt you & ignore you but never let them stop you. – Apoorve Dubey

77. the lights that show me the way maybe so simple, but for me they’re enough to reach my way, to find the right path, I won’t give up until my last breath. – Nourhan Mamdouh

78. To live intentionally implies that it is not going to be always convenient but it is what will take you to significance if you do not give up. – Sunday Adelaja

79. Desperation is the best innovator – Tony Cleaver

80. You did not come this far, just to come this far. – Manoj Arora

81. Champions don’t give up; they get up! – Sanjo Jendayi

82. Nightmares appear many times before your dream. – J.R. Rim

83. Don’t give up when dark times come. The more storms you face in life, the stronger you’ll be. Hold on. Your greater is coming. – Germany Kent

84. Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders—a lingering trace of hope. The only reason we have these scars is because we survived and are still here. – Kamand Kojouri

85. The night is darkest just before dawn. But keep your eyes open; if you avert your eyes from the dark, you’ll be blind to the rays of a new day…So keep your eyes open, no matter how dark the night ahead may be. – Hideaki Sorachi

86. Be patient and believe in your future. God is already there and is preparing a way. – Shannon L. Alder

87. God sees in you what you can’t see in yourself. Remember to keep the faith and never give up! – Prophetess Dina Rolle

88. Great struggles make for great stories. – Sanober Khan

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89. Toss me like a dough and watch me RISE! – Chinonye J. Chidolue

90. I’ve lost so many battles than I can even remember. What I never knew, though, was that I was actually stronger than I thought I was. – Ufuoma Apoki

91. Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path. – Phillip Sweet

92. Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds. – Marta

93. There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. – Hope Hicks

94. Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal. – Nathan Chen

95. In life, you have ups and downs, but you should never give up. You should always try to get ahead. – Yalitza Aparicio

96. A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perseverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough. – Robert Kraft

97. Go out into the world with your passion and love for what you do, and just never give up. – Dianne Reeves

98. The one thing you’ve gotta do is that you need to always do the best you can do, no matter what the given situation, no matter what comes up against you. You do the best you can do, and you never give up. Never quit. – James Corden

99. On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both. – Yehuda Berg

100. Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. – Simon Sinek

101. Never give up. People will always discount you, and you’ll always get rejected. But set your sights high. Be boldly ambitious. Be relentless and never give up. – Reshma Saujani

102. Seriously, I grew up a fan of Hulk Hogan, and I think I bring some of his best values to the ring… the values of a superhero. Always do your best. Never give up… I think kids want to believe in that, and they should believe in that. – John Cena

103. My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. – Bjorn Borg

104. I always try to do my best. Sometimes is that enough to get a good result, sometimes not, but I never give up, and I never will. – Edin Dzeko

105. I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you’d never do is relevant. – Joss Whedon

106. When we were young, they always teach you that you can never give up. It doesn’t matter what has happened: you cannot give up. Sometimes it is good, sometimes that is not good. But still, you try. – Dusan Tadic

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107. Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. – Sir Winston Churchill

108. Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. – Earl Nightingale

109. People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

110. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou

111. Walk down any sidewalk in any city and eventually you’ll find a flower growing out of a crack in the concrete, tenaciously grasping for life, barely enough earth for it to clench hold of. This little flower has seeded, sprouted, and blossomed, despite thousands of feet walking over and around it every day. This flower is a survivor, thriving better than if it were in my Aunt Tilda’s fucking backyard garden with her fussing over it day and night and giving it all the goddamned care she thought it needed. Yeah, eventually, some careless asshole’s gonna trample and kill that flower, but another one’s gonna replace it. […] I’ll always believe in you, Raeburn. You just have to find another crack in the sidewalk and blossom. Don’t be another Kurt Cobain. Don’t give up. People need you. – Pete Conrad

112. Life is a journey of tenacity. Only the tough gets to the top through the storm. Take the steps one by one though the errand may be arduous. Never give up though you may grow weary. Think of the purpose though its attainment may be tough. Dare tog et to the crown though you may meet the obstacles. You are never born to relax all day but to dare to do the undone. If only it is reasonable enough within the real reasons of your life, and if your soul and spirit convince you of getting it done, then, you have the real reasons to dare for the crown. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

113. There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up. – Richelle E. Goodrich

114. Never give up without being greatly rewarded for all your struggles. Have faith in your future. Persist and persevere for however long it would take for your problem to become a history in your life. – Edmond Mbiaka

115. If you never stop trying you’ll never give up. If you never give up you’ll never stop trying. – Rick W. Terry

116. If you Fail, Never Give Up because, F.A.I.L means First Attempt In Learning. – Jerhia

117. The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I’m choosing to stand up taller. I’ll probably get knocked down a few more times before this life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I’ll never stay on the ground. – Colleen Hoover

118. Maybe he thought I would run then. Maybe he thought I would be done. But I had been hurt before. I think he underestimated my ability to pick myself up and keep going. Done? Far from it. – Glenn Beck

119. Every cloud has a silver lining – John Milton

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120. If you are feeling low, or trampled, unappreciated, or forgotten…and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion…the hope is real…you are valued…and what lies ahead…is brilliance. – Tom Althouse

121. Don’t give up trying to find your way. But do remember that sometimes it takes bending to avoid breaking. – Katinka Hesselink

122. Better collapse earlier than giving up later, but what best is never giving up. – Sakin Maharjan

123. There IS a better future for you! Get rid of that negative and defeated attitude. Stop tearing yourself down and learn to build yourself up. Speak positively about yourself. If you’re not satisfied with who you are and where you’re at in your life, have the courage to make a change and be a person that you can be proud of. Change can be scary, but change for the better is very rewarding in the end. You can do it! Do it for YOU. – Stephanie Lahart

124. You will never know how much you can accomplish until you try. Never stop trying. Your miracle will come in undefined moments. – Lailah Gifty Akita

125. If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. – Laurie Notaro

126. It is absolutely essential to hang in there—especially when you feel most discouraged. – Steve Shallenberger

127. To truly fail in life is to never try. When you fall on your face, it is an opportunity for you to find the road again. It may remind you how hard the road is, but you will never forget its presence once you make contact. – H.L. Stephens

128. Don’t be discouraged if people don’t see your vision, your harvest. All they see from their perspective is that you’re watering a whole lot of dirt. They don’t SEE what seeds you’ve been planting with blood, sweat, tears and lack of sleep. Make sure you don’t abandon or neglect it because “they” don’t see it. You have to KNOW and believe for yourself. They don’t see the roots and what’s budding under the dirt. But it’s okay, because it’s NOT meant for them to see it. While you wait, MASTER it. You continue to do YOUR work and have unwavering faith! Remember why you started planting in the first place. Your harvest WILL come! – Yvonne Pierre

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