Keep Going Quotes: 100+ Best Quotes for 2024

Running a business takes hard work and dedication, but it’s totally worth it in the end. These motivational quotes about staying strong and fighting back will help you get through your challenging moments in life when times seem dark, but they’re only temporary setbacks on an overall journey to success!

Even when you’re down in the darkest paths of your journey – keep reminding yourself how far you’ve already come and what great things can happen next if you just keep going.




Keep Going Quotes – Famous Actors



I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving. – Morgan Freeman


The only failure is not to try. – George Clooney


Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world, and in many ways, it’s the first step toward learning something better and getting better at it. – Jon Hamm


I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you. – Harrison Ford


After many years of self-flagellation, I’ve realized that beating myself up doesn’t get me anywhere. – Chris Pine


Your regrets aren’t what you did, but what you didn’t do. So I take every opportunity. – Cameron Diaz


Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go. – Nicole Kidman


I’ve come across many actors like me who didn’t have a backup. That drive and will made it work. – Clive Owen


I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. – Denzel Washington


The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit. – Morgan Freeman


Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews


If I get rejected for a part, I pick myself up and say, ‘OK not today, maybe tomorrow I’ll get this other part or something. – Liam Neeson


I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going. – Sylvester Stallone


You learn to rise above a lot of bad things that happen in your life. And you have to keep going. – Lauren Bacall


You just have to keep on doing what you do. It’s the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting. – Meryl Streep


I’m a big believer in never say never. – Jim Parsons


Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin


I was armoured enough to come out to Hollywood. And I knew that I would get told ‘no’ a million times. – Taraji Henson


Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life. – Jake Gyllenhaal


Keep Going Quotes – Famous Scientists



It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein


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


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford


Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted in something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. — Marie Curie


I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie


A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B.F. Skinner


Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now? – Richard Carlson


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


Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur


You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them. It is perseverance in the pursuit of studies that is really wanted. — Alexander Graham Bell


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein


Let your dream devour your life, not your life devour your dream. –  Antoine De Saint-Exupery


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison


Keep Going Quotes – Famous Artists



Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso


If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. — Michelangelo


The idea of divine inspiration and an aha moment is largely a fantasy. Anything of value comes from hard work and unwavering dedication. If you want to be a good artist, you need to look at other artists, make a lot of crappy art, and just keep working. — Sydney Pink


Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. — Chuck Close


I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me. — Roy Lichtenstein


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


Creativity takes courage. — Henri Matisse


Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying. – Kevin Feige


If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means, paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced. — Vincent van Gogh


There is no ‘right’ way to make art. The only wrong is in not trying, not doing. Don’t put barriers up that aren’t there — just get to work and make something. — Lisa Golightly


The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are, in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance. — Stephen Nachmanovitch


I think some of the biggest bursts of creativity and artistic growth I’ve had are usually preceded by a big creative block. — Ashley Goldberg


I think creative blocks come from people’s life journeys. If you don’t know who you are or what you’re about, or what you believe in, it’s really pretty impossible to be creative. — Rainn Wilson


I think it’s important to remember that making art is a process. It is never finished. The occupation itself is one of process, exploration, and experimentation. It is one of questioning and examining. — Mel Robson


When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out – so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don’t need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily. — Caio Fonseca


Routine kills creative thought. — Scarlett Thomas


Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light, and shadows.  — Jim Jarmusch


Keep Going Quotes – Famous Authors



Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher


As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. – Dr Steve Maraboli


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


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


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


Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie


If I’m going to have hope, I’m going to have to learn to endure disappointment. – Sharon Weil


Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward. – Roy T. Bennett


Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success. – Leigh Mitchell Hodges


The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost


Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George Edward Woodberry


When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe


Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener


The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. – Mignon McLaughlin


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


Show up, show up, show up, and after awhile, the muse shows up, too. If she doesn’t show up invited, eventually, she just shows up. — Isabel Allende


The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ― Sylvia Plath


Yesterday’s over, tomorrow may never come, there’s just today and what you can do with it. – Austin Kleon


What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward. – Roy T. Bennett


Autumn is my favourite season of all. It is a transitory period that allows the earth to rest before it sees the harshness of winter and hears the promise of spring. – Kamand Kojouri


To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it. ― Germany Kent


Keep Going Quotes – Famous Athletes & Coaches



You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth


I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan


​​It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. – Vince Lombardi


Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. – Tim Notke


Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t. – Jerry Rice


Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. – Michael Jordan


There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. – Derek Jeter


To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. – Picabo Street


Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. – Dean Karnazes


Everyone goes down a road that they’re not supposed to go down. You can do two things from it. You can keep going down that road and go to a dark place. Or you can turn and go up the hill and go to the top – try to go to the top. -Julian Edelman


You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going. – Morgan Wootten


Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. – Satchel Paige


It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters. – Evander Holyfield


Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever. – Jimmy Valvano


Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. – Phil Jackson


A champion is one who gets up when he can’t. – Jack Dempsey


You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth


Keep Going Quotes – Famous Politicians



If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill


It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius


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


In every battle, there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins. – Ulysses S. Grant


Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot


I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln


Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. – Benjamin Disraeli


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


A winner is just a loser who tried one more time. – George M. Moore Jr. 


Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill


Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich


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


The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. – Colin Powell


The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle. – Vaclav Havel


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