25 Quotes to Remind You Never to Give up on Your Dreams


Jul. 16 2020, Updated 1:19 p.m. ET

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There are days when it's hard to feel anything other than demoralized and frustrated, but on those days in particular, it's crucial to keep our determination, perseverance, and a healthy perspective.

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Sometimes, the best thing we can use for an encouragement and self-confidence boost are empowering quotes reminding us never to give up in the face of hardship, and to help us realize that, with a little slow and steady persistence, we will make it through to the other end more refreshed, and more driven.

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'Never give up' quotes:

1. “Life is not only merriment, it is desire and determination.” —Khalil Gibran

2. “I know now, after fifty years, that the finding/losing, forgetting/remembering, leaving/returning, never stops. The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end, there is always another chance.” —Jeanette Winterson

3. "You rarely win, but sometimes you do." —Harper Lee

4. "I started posting covers online and having this crazy determination about what I wanted to do and just went for it. I was like, 'OK, no one else can create my future for me, and no one can get what I want for me, so I have to go out and get it myself." —Dua Lipa

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5. "At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else." —Shirley Chisholm

6. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” —Confucius

7. "Winners never quit, and quitters never win." —Vince Lombardi

8. "How long should you try? Until." —Jim Rohn

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9. "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." —Harriet Beecher Stowe

10. "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently." —Maya Angelou

11. "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." —William Faulkner

12. "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

13. "It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses." —George Eliot

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14. "When someone tells me 'no,' it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them." —Karen E. Quinones Miller

15. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." —Beverly Sills

16. "To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that translates to the other players." —LeBron James

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17. "Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition lost substance in her presence." —Elena Ferrante

18. "It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them." —May Ray

19. "No one can pull anyone back from anywhere. You can save yourself or you remain unsaved." —Alice Sebold

20. "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

21. "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go." —Langston Hughes

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22. "If happy I can be I will, if suffer I must I can." —William Faulkner

23. "Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth." —Archimedes

24. "I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I am going to press on." —Barack Obama

25. "Why are we worn out? Why do we, who start out so passionate, brave, noble, believing, become totally bankrupt by the age of thirty or thirty-five? Why is it that one is extinguished by consumption, another puts a bullet in his head, a third seeks oblivion in vodka, cards, a fourth, in order to stifle fear and anguish, cynically tramples underfoot the portrait of his pure, beautiful youth? Why is it that, once fallen, we do not try to rise, and, having lost one thing, we do not seek another? Why?" —Anton Chekhov

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