130 Keep Pushing Quotes For When The Fight Is Harder Than Ever (2022)

If you give up when things get hard, you aren’t going to find the success you’re after.

These keep pushing quotes will motivate you to fight through when things are tough.

Life is full of challenges and struggles.

Those that succeed at life and business have learned how to keep going even when things aren’t going well.

They don’t allow the setbacks and obstacles to cause them to give up and throw in the towel.

Instead, they learn that failures and obstacles are the things that lead to success.

If you are ready to start overcoming difficult times to find success, these keep pushing quotes can help keep you going.

For more inspiration, also check out these inspirational Creed II quotes that will inspire you to channel your inner champion.

Keep pushing quotes about failure

  1. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
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2. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” — Henry Ford

Keep Pushing Quotes about failure

3. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho

Keep Pushing Quotes about the fear of failure

4. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

Keep Pushing Quotes about hope

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

Keep Pushing Quotes and sayings

6. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” — Eloise Ristad

Best Keep Pushing Quotes from Eloise Ristad

7. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Kennedy

Keep Pushing Quotes about failure

8. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” — Tony Robbins

Keep Pushing Quotes about failure and frustrations

9. “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” ― J.K. Rowling

Keep Pushing Quotes to live without failing

10. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou

Keeppushing quotes about being positive

11. “This is one of the most important themes I want you to take from me: Stay as positive and upbeat as you can possibly be. I’ll say it many times: if you can dream it, you can be it.” – John Calipari

Keep Pushing Quotes about being positive

12. “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.” – Helen Keller

13. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Keep Pushing Quotes about Believe

14. “Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!” – Jo Franz

Keep Pushing Quotes about limitation

15. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Keep Pushing Quotes about success

16. “I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.” – Mike Ditka

Keep Pushing Quotes on unrealistic

17. “Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

Keep Pushing Quotes on life

18. “Your attitude is critical to success. If you expect things to be difficult, it will always be easier to solve problems, overcome adversity, and have an enthusiastic energy about how you go about and enjoy your work.” – Nick Saban (see more Nick Saban quotes)

19. “I believe one of my strengths is my ability to keep negative thoughts out. I am an optimist.” – John Wooden

Keep Pushing Quotes on Strength

20. “Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning.” – Angeline Trevena

Keep Pushing Quotes on journey

21. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton 

Keep Pushing Quotes on Happiness

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Keeppushing quotes to find success

22. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” – E.B. White

Keep Pushing Quotes with confidence

23. “With confidence, you have won before you have started.” – Marcus Garvey

Keep Pushing Quotes to find success

24. “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” – Vince Lombardi

25. “Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” – Luis Galarza

26. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

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27. “There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.” – Woody Hayes

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28. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Sam Levenson

Keep Pushing Quotes to find success

29. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Keep Pushing Quotes becoming success

30. “At some point, you just have to decide you’re going to be confident. Then, as you do, you’re going to have more success.” – Mike Leach

Keep Pushing Quotes on going to be confident

31. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz

32. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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Keep pushing quotes for difficult times

33. “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.” – Martha Graham

Keep Pushing Quotes for difficult times

34. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” —George Whitefield

Keep Pushing Quotes for difficult times

35. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami

36. “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Keep Pushing Quotes about struggling

37. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

38. “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.” – Joyce Meyer

39. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

40. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis

41. “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar

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Keeppushing quotes because adversity makes you better

42. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward

43. “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” – Malcolm X

44. “When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm, take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” – LL Cool J

45. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

46. “There is no education like adversity.” – Benjamin Disraeli

47. “Real champions fight through adversity.” – Conor McGregor

48. “Any man can win when things go his way, it’s the man who overcomes adversity that is the true champion.” – Jock Ewing

49. “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” – Joseph Campbell

50. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

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51. “You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.” – Rene Descartes

52. “I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.” – Aaliyah

Keep pushing quotes to help you push on

53. “Push yourself to the edge of your limits. That’s how they expand.” – Robin Sharma

54. “Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregor

55. “Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing.” – Kevin Durant

56. “It takes true strength of character to redefine your limits by pushing past them.” – Katherine Reutter

57. “I want to keep pushing myself so I never feel settled. I don’t really know if it’s going to end up working. I’m stressed out most of the time.” – Selena Gomez

58. “I like people who are able to keep pushing themselves and challenging themselves even after great success.” – John C. Reilly

59. “When you hear that something can’t be done, ignore that advice and push forward.” – Robert Kiyosaki

60. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” – Pat Summitt

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More Keep pushing quotes and sayings

61. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy Satchel Paige

62. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

63. “Never give in. Never, never, never.” – Winston Churchill

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

65. “Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!” – Yvonne Pierre

66. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

67. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus

68. “No matter what happens, it is within my power to turn it to my advantage.” – Epictetus

69. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius

70. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.” – Lucille Ball

Thought-provoking keep going quotes

71. “Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

72. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

73. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

74. “Never give up. Never give in. Never become hostile… Hate is too big a burden to bear.” – John Lewis

75. “Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it!” – Richard E. Grant

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

77. “Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.” – Mandy Hale

78. “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

79. “If you stop, you’ll lose everything. You’ve got to keep going.” – Greyson Chance

80. “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going.” – Terry Fox

Encouraging keep pushing quotes

81. “Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.” – Nathan Chen

82. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

83. “Where God guides, He provides. No matter how things look, God is still in control. Stay in peace and be hopeful. Your blessing is coming soon.” – Germany Kent

84. “Perseverance means keep pushing.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

85. “Go to your desire and don’t hang around here.” – Jack Kerouac

86. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

88. “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

89. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” – Patti Smith

90. “You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” – Walt Schmidt

Additional keep pushing quotes to keep you motivated during tough times

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

92. “Never give up on your dreams, no matter how painful and difficult your journey is.” – Lisa

93. “Never give up on what you really want to do.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

94. “You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going.” – George Lucas

95. “In life, you have got to make the best of every situation; you have to keep going.” – John Daly

96. “Things aren’t always easy, but you just have to keep going and don’t let the small stuff bog you down.” – Stella Maeve

97. “You can’t stop getting older; you just have to keep going and laugh a lot.” – Anita Dobson

98. “You don’t stop living because bad things happen. You keep going.” – Gina Neely

99. “Also, stick around. Don’t lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it.” – Mark Ruffalo

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

Keep pushing quotes about persevering

101. “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

102. “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 for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

103. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

104. “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” – Charles Spurgeon

105. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

106. “If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.” – Joseph Addison

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

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

109. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

110. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Are you ready to push through?” – Julie Andrews

Keep pushing quotes to inspire you to never give up

111. “Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein

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

113. “Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

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

115. “How long should you try? Until.” – Jim Rohn

116. “If you never give up, you’ll be successful.” – Dan O’Brien

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

118. “If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.” – Hayley Williams

119. “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” – Alex Morgan

120. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn Vos Savant

Keep Pushing Quotes To Encourage You Not To Give Up

121. “Life is hard enough. Life is always going to be hard, so you need to push for what you want.” — Dizzee Rascal

122. “It depends on you, to keep pushing forward until you win or give in. Always choose the former.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

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

124. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” — Roy T. Bennett

125. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan

126. “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” — Napoleon Hill

127. “If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” — T. Harv Eker

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

129. “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” — Jack Canfield

130. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” — Vince Lombardi

Are you ready to push through?

Life gets tough at times.

It doesn’t matter if you are trying to start a business or get through a conversation with a difficult person, obstacles come in all shapes and sizes.

Some things are harder than others and when you face those it can be too easy to want to give up.

But that won’t lead you to success. 

Learning how to push through those times is what’s going to help you keep moving forward and succeed.

Use the quotes listed here to inspire you towards continued action and progress.

Even small steps forward during difficult times keep you moving towards success.

Which of the quotes above resonated with you best?

Do you have any other inspirational keep pushing quotes to add?

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Norbert Juma, Lead Editor

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