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50 Quotes to Read When You Want to Give Up

As of today, I have been blogging for 27 days straight.  I am a part of a business association that issued the challenge for its members to blog every day for 30 days.  Now, I knew that this wasn’t going to be easy, after all, it’s supposed to be a challenge right?  But as I sat down to write yet another post for today (smile), I said to myself, “I can’t do it anymore.”  I want to stay committed to the challenge, and I want to accomplish this for my business, but I just didn’t have the energy to come up with anything new.  I gave out a heavy sigh and was going to give up, until I thought of the most obvious inspiration for a post that was right in front of me.  What do you do when you feel like giving up?  Look around you and gather inspiration from those who didn’t.  So, to help get me through this challenge (3 more days!), I have gathered 50 of some of the best quotes I’ve seen on never giving up.  Enjoy!

  1. If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. Fall seven times and stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
  3. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
  4. Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you…yet, someone survived…You can do anything you choose to do. – Maya Angelou
  5. A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B.F. Skinner
  6. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
  7. Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. – Benjamin Disraeli
  8. It always seems impossible until it's done. – Nelson Mandela
  9. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
  10. The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. – Lorraine Hansberry
  11. Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener
  12. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
  13. I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.' – Katherine Dunham
  14. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. – Unknown
  16. The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.– Wilma Rudolph
  17. You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up. – Babe Ruth
  18. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett
  19. 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
  20. When someone tells you that you can’t do something, perhaps you should consider that they are only telling you what they can’t do.– Sheldon Cahoon
  21. If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles. –Wayne Dyer
  22. I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground. – Madam C.J. Walker
  23. Change the changeable. Accept the unchangeable. And remove yourself from the unacceptable. –Denis Waitley
  24. 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
  25. It’s always too early to quit. – Norman Vincent Peale
  26. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  27. Remember: There are years that ask questions, and years that answer. – Zora Neale Hurston
  28. There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne
  29. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James
  30. If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. – Buddhist Saying
  31. Paralyze resistance with persistence. – Woody Hayes
  32. How long should you try? Until. – Jim Rohn
  33. It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you. – Iyanla Vanzant
  34. You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can’t go wrong. The world is behind you. – Josephine Baker
  35. You can fall, but you can rise also. – Angelique Kidjo
  36. Whatever you fear most has no power – it is your fear that has the power. The thing itself cannot touch you. But if you allow your fear to seep into your mind and overtake your thoughts, it will rob you of your life. – Oprah Winfrey
  37. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks
  38. Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it. – Marva Collins
  39. Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it. – Maya Angelou
  40. Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. –  George Weinberg
  41. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese proverb
  42. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –  Henry Ford
  43. You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. – Steve Case
  44. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. –  Steve Jobs
  45. When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. – African Proverb
  46. Fail often so you can succeed sooner. –  Tom Kelley
  47. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. –  Beverly Sills
  48. 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

  49. 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
  50. Hope is a thing with feathers / That perches in the soul, / And sings the tune without words / And never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson

Which one is your favorite?

  • July 10, 2015
  • Tiffany A

I’m Tiffany, and the drastic changes to my skin in my late 20s, led me to start making my own skin products. I've learned that managing my eating habits, stress, and my skin regimen is helping to get my skin back on track. Now I blog about my skin struggles and what I’ve learned along the way. Check out my awesome body butters here.

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