Giving Up Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old giving up quotes, giving up sayings, and giving up proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up.     

Chinese Proverb

A just man falls seven times, and rises up again.     

Biblical Proverb

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

Jack Ma

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

Jesse Jackson

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.     

Orison Swett Marden

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.     

Thomas Alva Edison

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.     

H.Ross Perot

Never give up on something you really want. It's difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret.     


Where there is a will there is a way.     

English Proverb

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.     

Maeve Greyson

Every cloud has a silver lining.     

John Milton

Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.     

Ruth Gordon

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.     

Emily Dickinson

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.     

Robert Anthony

Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it!     

Richard E. Grant

The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does notgive up can move mountains.     

Ernest Hello

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.     

Stephen Kaggwa

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.     

William James

Setbacks are temporary as long as you don't give up.     

Kevin Ngo

I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything. 'I will try' has performed miracles.     

George P. Burnham

I can't' isn't a reason to give up, it's a reason to try harder.