There are certainly quite a few different ways that people can find the motivation to keep going in life. However, for some people, words of encouragement and inspiration can be just what they need to stay on track. With that in mind, here are 130 quotes to help you keep going when things get tough.

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

“As long as I’m working, I’m happy. You see my face – great. You don’t see my face – too bad, I don’t care. I’ll keep going.” – John DiMaggio

 “Don’t give up on your daydream! That little voice inside is telling you how to live your life with intent & purpose.” ― Dawn Gluskin

“Siren voices tell me, ‘You don’t have to keep going on.’ And then you think, ‘I’m a writer. What do I do? Sit there watching my wife clean up?’ I don’t know. I like being a writer.” – Terry Pratchett

“You wouldn’t train for a marathon & then give up a mile before the finish line. Same goes with your life & dreams.” ― Dawn Gluskin

 “When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be ground to stand on… or you will grow wings to fly.” ― O.R. Melling

 “You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“We did ‘Erin Brockovich’, we did ‘Man on the Moon’, we did ‘Living Out Loud’, but now I’m going to keep going.” – Danny DeVito

“Don’t do it! Don’t you dare think about giving up! EVERYTHING has a process. Work with the process, not against it. Move forward with purpose and never stop believing. You can do this! You know you can.” ― Stephanie LA hart

“As long as we desire to reach new heights, we will find the strength to climb the mountain.” ― Lailah Giftie Akita

“Is it wise to move along the path, hoping for what may never come or to go back and change your course for the likely?” ― Jasmin Morin

“No matter how hard the battle gets, or no matter how many people don’t believe in your dream, never give up.” – Eric Thomas

“If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.” – A. Josland

“Fantasy has a dark side to it. It also has a light hemisphere – the power of the human imagination to keep going, to imagine a better tomorrow.” – Tim O’Brien

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

”I never wanted to go back and relive the glory days; I just want to keep moving forward. That’s what I took from punk. Keep going. Don’t look back.”  – Paul Simonon

“Our babies are like penguins; penguin babies can’t exist unless more than one person is taking care of them. They just can’t keep going.” – Alison Gopnik

“Know this: whenever you think of leaving, a part of you has already left. But it’s never too late to get it back.” ― 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

“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

“I’m a workaholic, so I ignore the signs of fatigue and just keep going and going, and then conk out when I get home. It can be pretty stressful.” – Keke Palmer

 “At the very moment when people underestimate you is when you can make a breakthrough.” ― Germany Kent

“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

“If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“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

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer

“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran

 “Always remember that motivation gets you moving, but determination keeps you going.” ― Dr Prem Jag Yasi

“Anyone can start a marathon. Only the strongest will finish it, even after they fall.”― Gena Showalter

“Even small positive shifts in thinking, create huge results if you are consistent in your efforts.”― Nanette Mathews

“Not having the best situation, but seeing the best in your situation is the key to happiness.” – Marie Forlet

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” –Bette Davis

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” — Esie de Wolfe

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” — Blake Lively

 “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

 “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

“It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” –Kenneth J Hutchins

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

 “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

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

 “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank

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

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”— Walter Bagehot

“Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”— Imam Ali

“Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.” – Maxwell Malts

 “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” —Wilma Rudolph

 “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— Malala Yousafzai

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

 “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

 “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell

“The more the panic grows, the more uplifting the image of a man who refuses to bow to the terror.” – Ernst Junger

“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”― Miguel de Unamuno

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

 “Don’t let anyone convince you, ever again, that you’re nothing without them.”― Julia Ash

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“Don’t give up on believing things can and will get better, even if they seem to be getting worse.” ― Yeridah Spann

 “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

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

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

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

“My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.” – Richard Branson

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

“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

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

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

“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 plod right ahead.” – George Lucas

“Just keep going like crazy and look back when it’s over. Otherwise, you just get confused.” – Cliff Burton

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”– T.F. Hodge

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

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

 “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” —Pele

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” —Confucius

 “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my” —Louis Pasteur

“Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up.” —Chinese Proverb

 “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” —Robert Taw

 “You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.” ― Chuck Yeager

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” —Andy Dufresne

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” —Bill Bradley

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.” —Roy McAvoy

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