100 Powerful Quotes About Never Giving Up

As social workers, sometimes we may have feelings that hurt  or emotions that sting the most. 

We get these feelings when we find ourselves stuck and unable to effectively change people’s lives because of several factors such as time restraints and limited resources.

Equally, in our personal lives, sometimes we have the longing for impossible things indeed, because they are impossible; nostalgia and reminiscence for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with our career; and overall dissatisfaction with the world’s existence!

All these create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are. BUT “it is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars” – Richard Evans.

So, never give up and live your life to the fullest!

REMEMBER, quotes can help uplift and inspire you as a social worker. 

100 Powerful Quotes About Never Giving Up

Over the last few months, by going through a challenge started by the great Paul Scrivs, I have come to realise that there is the need to never lose infinite hope! 

That is why I have put together 100 quotes about never giving up on your dreams, including reasons why.

Never Give Up Quotes

  1. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ―James A. Michener
  2. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama
  3. “Your success matters more than you think it does” – unknown
  4. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”– Earl Nightingale.
  5. “The most worthwhile things in life are not easy” – unknown
  6. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” ―Vince Lombardi
  7. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” -Mark Twain
  8. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” -Bill Cosby
  9. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda
  10. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela
  11. “Many great successes were once known as big, sad, sorry failures” – unknown
  12. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ― Tom Bodett
  13. “In a time of destruction, create something.” ― Maxine Hong Kingston
  14. 14. “How long should you try? Until.” ―Jim Rohn
  15. 15. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” -Pablo Picasso
  16. 16. “Some people go through hard times, so bad that they can’t even talk about it, but no matter what, we should never give up.” ― Ifeoluwa Egbetade
  17. “The best things, the things that matter most, are the most difficult” – unknown
  18. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ―Elbert Hubbard
  19. “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” ―Babe Ruth
  20. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” ―Winston ChurchillQuotes About Never Giving Up
  21. “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.”– Coco Chanel
  22. “Don’t be discouraged” – unknown
  23. “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
  24. “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” ― Laini Taylor
  25. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” ― John Lennon
  26. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane
  27. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi
  28. “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
  29. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” ―Jesse Jackson
  30. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ―Thomas Edison
  31. 31. “Survival can be summed up in three words―never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” ―Bear Grylls
  32. “Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ―Conrad Hilton
  33. “Have a renewed energy and get things done” – unknown
  34. “If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t I?” -Orville Wright
  35. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ―Confucius
  36. “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
  37. ” Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Richard Branson
  38. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” John Wooden
  39. “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzkydon't give up quotes
  40. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” J.K. Rowling
  41. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” LeBron James
  42. “I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan
  43. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ―Harriet Beecher Stowe
  44. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” ― Victor Hugo
  45. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher
  46. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Dr Roopleen
  47. 47. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” Susan Gale
  48. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticised, anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  49. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” Randy Pausch
  50. “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.” W. Clement Stone
  51. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore
  52. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.” Napoleon Hill
  53. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott
  54. “You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
  55. “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” John Steinbeck
  56. “A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” John Burroughs
  57. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino
  58. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So, I did ten times more work.” George Bernard Shaw
  59. “Don’t quit. Success is ahead” – unknownnever give up quotes
  60. “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Alexander Pope
  61. “What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!” Alfred Adler
  62. “Strive to be more than average. Average never changed the world” – unknown
  63. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” Leo Buscaglia
  64. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
  65. “Tenacity matters more than talent” – unknown
  66. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” -Abraham Lincoln
  67. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan
  68. “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. ” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.” ― Alexandre Duma
  69. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron
  70. “But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.” ― Marissa Meyer, Heartless
  71. “Talent is great, but without tenacity, talent won’t get you very far” – unknown
  72. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” Eleanor Roosevelt
  73. “Hang in there, and stay tenacious” – unknown
  74. “Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” Napoleon Hill
  75. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  76. “Be as you wish to seem.”– Socrates
  77. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”– Jack Ma
  78. “Failure is important. Every winner loses, but not every loser wins” – unknown
  79. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”– Newt Gingrichnever give up quotes
  80. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”– George Eliot
  81. “Don’t close the book when bad things happen in your life! Just turn the page and start a new chapter!”– LaToya Jackson
  82. “Remember the look on your nemesis’ face when you succeed will be glorious. Keep moving” – unknown
  83. “Finish every day and be done with it like a pro” – unknown
  84. “Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” ― Kālidāsa,
  85. “Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone” ― Shah Rukh Khan
  86. “Instant success is a myth” – unknown
  87. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
  88. “Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, everyone. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other” ― Veronica Roth
  89. It takes many reiterations for one success – unknown
  90. “Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone” ― Shah Rukh Khan

Bible Quotes on Never Giving Up

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:24. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. –
  2. 2 Timothy 1:7. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  3. Luke 1:37. “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
  4. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”.
  5. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me”.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up

  1. Never give up on your dreams because time will pass by anyway, you might as well do something amazing with it.
  2. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, so do not waste a moment on the yesterday’s
  3. The more you do something, the easier it will get, and the better you will get at doing it. You will improve and be a master
  4. Fulfilling your purpose in life is an ongoing decision, it is not fate.
  5. There is a hero inside you. Make it shine!

Final thoughts on Never Give Up Quotes

In life and as social workers, some blunders and absurdities will no doubt creep in. But forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day, start it well and press on.

Try something different and don’t let past failure keep you from future success.

Share your experiences about not giving up in the comments section below.

I will love to hear about them.


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