21 thought-provoking quotes about not giving up


Life’s not easy and the world can be a tough place.

You’ll find that nothing worth having ever comes easy.

For anything worth having there’s always a price to be paid and that price must always be paid first.

You’ll get nothing unless you’ve earned the right to it.

The price you pay is not necessarily in money. Much more likely the price you pay will be in blood, sweat and tears.

Success can be yours but you have to keep going and you must persevere until you get to where you want to be.

Don’t allow other peoples’ negativity to shake your belief in what’s possible.

If you believe it’s possible then keep going until you get to where you want to be.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about not giving up that will encourage you to keep going.

Quotes about not giving up:

  1. Never, never, never give up. ~Winston Churchill
  2. Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up. ~Nicki Minaj
  3. Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it! ~Richard E Grant
  4. Survival can be summed up in three words, never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying. ~Bear Grylls
  5. Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away. ~Arthur Golden
  6. My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be. ~Susana Martinez
  7. There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. ~Hope Hicks
  8. I never give up when I encounter obstacles in my way. I just continue going until I reach my career objectives. ~Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  9. I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off. ~Shakira
  10. My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. ~Bjorn Borg
  11. Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not clichés but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path. ~Phillip Sweet
  12. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. ~H Jackson Brown, Jr
  13. I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude. ~Yani Tseng
  14. 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
  15. Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. ~Simon Sinek
  16. The one thing you’ve gotta do is that you need to always do the best you can do, no matter what the given situation, no matter what comes up against you. You do the best you can do, and you never give up. Never quit. ~James Corden
  17. A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough. ~Robert Kraft
  18. If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. ~Laurie Notaro
  19. Never quit believing that you can develop in life. Never give up. Don’t deny the inward spirit that provides the drive to accomplish great things in life. ~Jon Huntsman, Sr
  20. There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected. Shine! ~Jimmy Smits
  21. Write every day; never give up; it’s supposed to be difficult; try to find some pleasure and reward in the act of writing, because you can’t look for praise from editors, readers, or critics. In other words, tips that are much easier to give than to take. ~JR Moehringer

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21 thought-provoking quotes about letting go

Emotional attachments to people, to employers, to property and even to places and things affect us all occasionally.

And breaking an emotional attachment can be hard for anyone.

However if you don’t let go, you can’t move on. You have to accept that not everyone and everything will stay with you permanently on your journey from the cradle to the grave.

Your life is simply a series of chapters and not everyone or everything is guaranteed a place in every chapter.

That privilege is reserved for you only.

So sometimes it will be necessary for you to let go, hard as that may be.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about letting go to underline today’s message.

Quotes about letting go:

  1. You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. ~Don Schlitz
  2. You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on. ~Sue Fitzmaurice
  3. There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go. ~Jessica Hatchigan
  4. Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history but not a part of your destiny. ~Steve Maraboli
  5. Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There’s nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It’s not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? ~Leo Buscaglia
  6. Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. ~Deborah Reber
  7. It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place. ~Angelina Jolie
  8. There’s a trick to the graceful exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over and then to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value. ~Ellen Goodman
  9. Change can be good but it’s always tough to let go of the past. ~Emily Giffi
  10. I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done. ~Turcois Ominek
  11. You can meet someone who’s just right but he might not be meant for you. You break up; you lose things; you never feel the same again. But maybe you should stop questioning why. Maybe you should just accept it and move on. ~Winna Efendi
  12. Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were, it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay. ~Lee Goff
  13. No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on. ~Alexandra Elle
  14. Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death. ~Goldie Hawn
  15. It is by giving the freedom to the other that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back. ~Aleksandra Ninkovic
  16. Accept the fact that you will grow apart from people you’ve had significant relationships with. Understand when someone no longer positively affects your life. Let them go. Don’t hinder your growth. ~Author Unknown
  17. If someone doesn’t care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don’t hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are. ~Amaka Imani Nkosazana
  18. You really don’t have to burn any bridges to let go. You don’t have to destroy anything. You can just decide to cross over and move on. ~Marta Mrotek
  19. Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day, it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self. ~Tere Arigo
  20. The bottom line is this; when one person stops being a part of your life, another one will come, and fill that empty space. Leave the ones who left in the past, right where they belong, and never look back. ~Ena Snow
  21. Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go. ~Wilfred James Dolor

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21 thought-provoking quotes about anything and everything

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. ~Author Unknown

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

To succeed be different, be daring and be there first. ~ Author Unknown

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you’ll never cease to grow. ~Anthony J D’Angelo

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~Mike Murdock

Figure out what you really love doing and use your strengths on a daily basis. ~Tom Rath

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~Gordon B Hinckley

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. ~Carl von Clausewitz

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~Woodrow Wilson

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. ~Erma Bombeck

We all have to sell something to survive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don’t like the job and are only doing it for the money, you’re on a losing wicket. ~Carolyn McCall

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Today is life, the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ~Dale Carnegie

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. ~Dean Koontz

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A Edison

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. ~John F Kennedy

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. ~Sam Levenson

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis

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21 thought-provoking quotes about education

You don’t need to go to college or university but you do need an education.

It doesn’t have to be a formal education, being self-taught can have its advantages, particularly if you feel you learn better that way. Certainly classroom learning doesn’t suit everyone.

However learning is a lifelong process. You must never stop learning new things because life never stops changing.

Think about it; there are things we take for granted today that didn’t exist 10 or 15 years ago. For instance social media, and its enormous impact on our lives, wasn’t even on the horizon as we entered the new Millennium, less than 20 years ago.

Progress never stops and neither must your education.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about education to help you think a little more about today’s point.

And ladies, if it’s not obvious, any quote here with a reference to men applies equally to women. You knew that, I know. However the problem with many older quotes is that they do often refer to the male of the species.

Obviously now we live in more enlightened times, thanks mostly to education. Education is essential for everyone.

Quotes about education:

  1. I am not a teacher, but an awakener. ~Robert Frost
  2. I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. ~Maya Angelou
  3. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain
  5. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. ~Aristotle
  6. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. ~Henry Ford
  7. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. ~Margaret Mead
  8. The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. ~Thomas Paine
  9. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~Jim Rohn
  10. To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  11. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. ~EM Forster
  12. Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. ~Plato
  13. Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. ~GK Chesterton
  14. Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones. ~Charlotte Bronte
  15. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. ~Socrates
  16. Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. ~Isaac Asimov
  17. All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. ~Walter Scott
  18. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ~Albert Einstein
  19. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. ~Leonardo da Vinci
  20. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ~Thomas Jefferson
  21. Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself; educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society. ~Doris Lessing

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21 thought-provoking quotes about love

We all need to feel loved and we all crave affection. That’s only natural.

However love is an emotion, so it’s more complex than we’d prefer. It’s complex enough to be beyond the comprehension of most people most of the time.

Mostly love is one of life’s great mysteries.

So here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about love to help you reflect on the great mystery of love.

If you’re in love then I hope it’s reciprocated.

If you’d like to be in love then I hope you find that special someone some time very soon. In the meantime enjoy today’s quotes.

Quotes about love:

  1. Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides
  3. Forgiveness is the final form of love. Reinhold Niebuhr
  4. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
  5. Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown Jr
  6. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey
  7. Money can buy you a fine dog but only love can make him wag his tail. Kinky Friedman
  8. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh
  9. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
  10. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa
  11. The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden
  12. Faith makes all things possible and love makes all things easy. Dwight L. Moody
  13. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi
  14. If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. Richard Bach
  15. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers
  16. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
  17. Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young
  18. I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. John Keats
  19. They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. Bil Keane
  20. Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. Mario Teguh
  21. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr

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21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness

You’ll be as happy as you choose to be.

Yes, life’s challenging. Yes, life’s full of frustrations and disappointments. Yes, people do drive you nuts occasionally.

No one’s life is perfect, despite any outward signs to the contrary.

And it is a fact that everyone has problems.

Personal happiness depends on how we choose to look at life. It’s that simple. Happiness is not a destination it’s a state of being.

So if you’re not currently in that state, here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness to help you.

You can let life’s challenges make you feel miserable or you can refuse to let anything get you down.

Focus on the good things in your life, however few and small they may be.

Just say to yourself, I’m going to be happy and nothing is going to stop me.

You will find that being happy isn’t as hard as it might appear to be.

Enjoy these 21 thought-provoking quotes about happiness and I hope they help to increase your sense of personal happiness and make your life much more fulfilling:-

Quotes about happiness:

  1. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ~Omar Khayyam
  2. No medicine cures what happiness cannot. ~Gabriel García Márquez
  3. One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. ~Rita Mae Brown
  4. Whoever is happy will make others happy. ~Anne Frank
  5. We forge the chains we wear in life. ~Charles Dickens
  6. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ~Ernest Hemingway
  7. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~Anton Chekhov
  8. The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn
  9. Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. ~St Augustine
  10. It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness. ~Charles Spurgeon
  11. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Oppenheim
  12. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  13. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. ~Abraham Lincoln
  14. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Robert Brault 
  15. I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. ~Jane Austen
  16. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. ~Roy T. Bennett 
  17. Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ~Hunter S. Thompson
  18. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. ~Andrew Carnegie
  19. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  20. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus
  21. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. ~Joseph Addison

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10 humor quotes and why we need a good laugh

Humor is a serious business or at least it should be because when we laugh we relax and that’s good for us. Think about that, it’s easy to dismiss humor as being an unnecessary distraction but it’s not. Humor is essential to our wellbeing. If you don’t believe me then read these ten humor quotes and reflect on the opinions of so many great minds.

  1. Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle
  2. A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~Charlie Chaplin
  3. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~Peter Ustinov
  4. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. ~WC Fields
  5. A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. ~Mignon McLaughlin
  6. Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. ~Will Rogers
  7. It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver. ~Betty White
  8. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. ~Grenville Kleiser
  9. I realize that humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life and feel alive. ~Anne Wilson Schaef
  10. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. ~Henry Ward Beecher

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7 inspirational quotes about love

We need love and we feel love. As human beings, we are emotional and social creatures and we need other people. We need a sense that we matter to other people. And of course, other people matter to us too. We feel love for those who matter to us and our greatest love is for that person who matters most. Our greatest love is felt for that person in whose company we always feel a sense of contentment. If you’ve found that special person then get down on your knees and thank God for the privilege because you are lucky indeed. Not everyone is quite so lucky. Here are 7 inspirational quotes about love to help you reflect on this complex emotion.

However remember this; love alone won’t sustain a relationship. That requires hard work and a lot of compromise. Nevertheless without love, a relationship has no chance at all. If you truly love someone, you’ll want what’s best for them and you’ll be prepared to set aside your own needs occasionally to ensure that their needs are being satisfied. In a successful relationship all parties must feel their needs are respected and being met, at least most of the time. Love means you can’t have your own way all of the time.

Today’s quotes:

  1. Where there is love there is life. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  2. There’s only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. ~George Sand
  3. A flower cannot blossom without sunshine and man cannot live without love. ~Max Muller
  4. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~H Jackson Brown, Jr
  5. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~Oscar Wilde
  6. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~Audrey Hepburn
  7. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ~Ann Landers

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