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40 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Going

Whatever our gifts and goals, there can be no substitute for persistence, perseverance and patience. Without these attributes, very few of us can get far in any area of life.

Persistence requires us to be fully committed, not to a particular action, but to a plan. A persistent person takes the time to understand situations, create a plan of action and then stick to the plan. When things don’t go according to plan she patiently perseverses, then relooks at options and creates alternative plans and strategies.

When Charles Darrow sent a new game he created to Parker Brother, it was turned down. He was given 52 reasons why the game would never sell. One of the reasons was that no one would be interested in a game about property dealing. They were eventually won over by Darrow’s persistence. And so we have enjoyed many hours of Monopoly, the best selling game of the twentieth century!

I’ve put together 40 quotes to inspire you to keep going!

inspirational quotes to keep you going


40 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Going

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually in fear you will make one – Elbert Hubbard

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence – Confucius

Success is not final, failure is not fatal : it is courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

It is during our failures that we discover our true desire for success. – Kevin Ngo

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. – Richard L Evans

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. ~ Napoleon Hill

Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to boldly walk through them. – Orison Swett Marden

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D Larson

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. – George Lucas

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers


Believe in possibilities. Believe in human potential. Believe in yourself and you’ll have the power to change your fate. – Kevin Ngo

You were not born a winner, and your were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be. – Lou Holtz

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. – Mahatma Gandhi

One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. – Napoleon Hill

In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. – Frasier Krane

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~ Dale Carnegie

Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon. – Paul Brandt

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. – Alexander Pope

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. – William Feather

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. – Josh Billings

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. – Charles F. Kettering

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. – Victor Hugo

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Dr. Samuel Johnson

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. – Og Mandino

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

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. – James Whitcomb Riley

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. – Author Unknown

Paralyse resistance with persistence. – Woody Hayes

Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else. – Brian Tracy

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

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. ― H.G. Wells

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ― Thomas A. Edison

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. ― Theodore Roosevelt

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. ― Andy Warhol

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


Plug into the power of persistence, perseverance and patience today!


  1. Allan G. Smorra Allan G. Smorra May 15, 2015

    I found your blog via the Blog Blitz and really enjoy these quotes—Gandhi’s in particular. Thank you.

  2. nan nan May 15, 2015

    I love quotes. I have so many saved on my computer that this reminds me that I need to consolidate them and enjoy them! I love anything Napoleon Hill. Have you read any of his books? My favorite is “Think and Grow Rich”. He was a part of the industrial age and believed that you are or become what you think!

    I needed these today – to remind me to keep going forward! Thank you!

  3. Parul Parul May 14, 2015

    Such a great collection of 40 awesome quotes..
    My all time favorite is “In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.” This one reminds me to take chances and keep doing things 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!
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