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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

14 Inspiring Quotes on 'Giving Up'

To give up means to surrender, relinquish, the control of possession of something. It is when when one says, “I can’t go on anymore.” Or “I quit!”

In that famous Indian movie, Three Idiots, I really learnt a lot from that movie. A particular engineering student gave up in the last minute. I really felt sorry for him. He did not only give up, he also hung himself. What a cruel way to give up.

Giving up, I believe should not be in any of our options, at all. But, when things are going the other way, thought of giving up comes to mind. The most unfortunate thing is that, “we tend to give up, when we are almost done.”  And then, settle for less. A little or some petty mistakes, make our mind go blank.

Mistakes are meant to be made, if we try new things. Adele Scheele pointed to us that “Mistakes and even failures are characteristics of successful people.” Mistakes simply tells you when you need to correct your course. Don’t ignore your mistakes and let them not stick to you. If you do, you may end up, giving up.


These collections of quotes will keep you alert, should the going gets tougher, if you use them. They are from various people, living and dead. Read and Meditate on them with open mind.

1. “The secret of our success is that we never, never, give up.” Wilma Mankiller

2. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after will be sunshine.” Jack Ma

3. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

4. “A man can give up a right, but he may not give up a duty without being guilty of a grave dereliction.” Mahatma Gandhi

5. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Mahatma Gandhi

6. “Men always fool themselves when they give up experience for systems born of the imagination. Man is the work of nature, he exists in nature, he is subject to its laws, he can not break free, he can not leave even in thought; it is in vain that his spirit wants to soar beyond the bounds of the visible world, he is always forced to return.” Baron  d’Holbach

7. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” Earl Nightingale

8. “The man gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountain.” Ernest Hello

9. He made 1000 bulbs that did not work, after which he finally made the right one that worked properly

10. “It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up what is charming.” Oscar Wilde

11. “No matter how tough life gets, never give up! It’s the best thing you can ever do to your self-confidence.” Anonymous

12. “Life is not about how hard of a hit you can give….It’s about how many you can take and still keep moving forward.” Rocky

13. “All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”  William Shakespeare

14. “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” Dale Carnegie

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