16 Inspirational Quotes To Remind You To NEVER Give Up

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Life. There’s a reason it’s a 4-letter word. Sometimes you love it and other times….well let’s just say we are not a fan.

We’ve all heard the clichés comparing life to a wave or a roller-coaster or anything else that has its ups and downs. We all know that every life, even ones that might seem perfect from the outside, have their own bumpy roads.

It’s a normal part of life and everyone has their own things to overcome.

And yet, too often people feel this need to compare to see who is going through a tougher time right now.


Why would you want to compare? Unless someone switched bodies with you and lived through exactly what you’re going through in the exact same conditions as you and your personality, there is no comparison (and unless you live in the movie Freaky Friday, you have no way of doing that).

We are all different people with different personalities.

To one person getting all B’s one semester is rock bottom and for another person it could be failing out of college altogether and for someone else, it could be unemployment. The only winners are the ones who, despite whatever their hardship, mistake or “failure” might be, keep striving for their dreams and who never give up.

No one said it would be easy. Change is never easy.

But it's a necessary part of life and the truth is, there is one secret that can help you to survive anything life may decide to throw at you. Never. Give. Up.

So here are 16 quotes to help remind you why you should NEVER give up.

It's all about how you spin it.

Thomas A. Edison inspirational quotes

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas A. Edison

You are still just as unstoppable as ever.

Beau Taplin inspirational quotes

"She was unstoppable not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continues on despite them." — Beau Taplin

You are not a failure: you are a phoenix.

Janet Fitch inspirational quotes phoenix

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” — Janet Fitch 

Things will start to get better the moment you decide to get back up.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson inspirational change quotes

"Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet." — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

You'll never know how much farther you can go if you just give up.

Gena Showalter inspirational quotes

“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” — Gena Showalter

It might seem like a step backwards, but really it's just a backwards step to your goal.

Bruno Mars inspirational quotes

"Someone told me something that stuck with me: 'You have to envision your life, and then go backwards.' I've been living by that motto for a while, so I see where I need to be. Now I'm just backtracking and trying to get back up there." — Bruno Mars

Never lose sight of hope for it can help you through anything.

Thich Nhat Hanh inspirational quotes

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today." — Thich Nhat Hanh

You are not the only one to feel like they've failed.

J.M. Barrie inspirational quotes

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” — J.M. Barrie

You do the absolute best that you can do.

Chuck Yeager inspirational quotes

"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

Just because it's hard in the beginning doesn't mean you can't do it.

Ira Glass inspirational quotes

"For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer.” — Ira Glass

Don't focus on how many times things didn't work out but on how many times you didn't let that stop you.

Nelson Mandela inspirational quotes

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." — Nelson Mandela

Believe that things can and will get better, even if it doesn't always seem like it.

Desmond Tutu inspirational quotes

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." — Desmond Tutu

Wear each hardship you survived as a battle scar of life.

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"Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it." — Unknown

Everyone makes mistakes and if you didn't, you'd be doing something wrong.

J.K. Rowling inspirational quotes

“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 fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling

A successful person is one who didn't let failure keep them down.

Winston Churchill inspirational quotes

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

But most importantly, never give up.

inspirational quotes never give up

"Nothing worth having comes easy." — Unknown

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