Never Give Up- Poems and Quotes

Never Give Up

Poems and Quotes

I found these poems and quotes for anyone who is struggling right now. I hope they give hope and inspiration. they help me on days when everything seems like it is against me. The theme is Never Give Up.

At the bottom of the post I’ve added links to experts who can help and some amusing quotes to make you smile!

Never Give Up

“Don’t Quit”

Edgar A. Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low but the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many failures turn about

When we might have won had we stuck it out.

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

You can never tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.


Never Give Up

In darkest hour, when shadows fall, Do not surrender, stand tall. For every stumble, every tear, Strength emerges, banishing fear.

Though roads be rugged, rough and long, Keep pushing forward, stay strong. The challenges may seem too steep, But resilience runs deep.

When dreams are shattered, hope feels lost, Remember, failures come at no small cost. With determination as your guide, New horizons you’ll surely stride.

Don’t let setbacks define your fate, For perseverance will elevate. Rise above the doubts and strife, Embrace the journey, claim your life.

When storms unleash their mighty roar, Anchor your spirit on hope’s shore. With unwavering faith and steadfast will, Conquer mountains, fulfill your skill.

In moments dark, when skies are gray, Believe in yourself, find your own way. For in the face of trials, you’ll find, Unyielding strength within your mind.

So, do not waver, do not yield, In the face of trials, never shield. With resilience as your trusted guide, Embrace the challenge, never hide.


When shadows cast their somber hue, And doubts whisper, “You can’t get through,” Summon the fire that burns within, And let your spirit fiercely begin.

For in each fall, a lesson lies, A chance to learn, to truly rise. Gather the fragments, piece by piece, Build a stronger soul, find your release.

When all seems lost and hope feels thin, Remember the power held within. Draw from the well of courage deep, And sow the seeds of dreams you’ll reap.

When the world says “No,” defy the norm, Ignite the fire, let passion swarm. For greatness lies beyond the veil, When determination cannot fail.

When roadblocks halt your forward stride, Pause, reflect, and then decide, To navigate a different way, Uncharted paths where possibilities sway.

In the face of darkness, seek the light, Embrace the challenge with all your might. With grit and faith, you’ll forge a way, To brighter skies and a brand-new day.

So, don’t surrender, don’t retreat, In every setback, victory’s sweet. Hold onto hope, let it ignite, And soar beyond the highest height.

For in the heart that refuses to break, Resides the strength no trial can shake. Keep moving forward, don’t look back, And conquer the world, stay on track.

(Unfortunately I can’t find the authors who wrote the above two poems. I love them and want to credit these poets. if anyone can help I would be very grateful)

This poem, I wrote myself. It was for a friend who was going through cancer treatment. I hope it helps others too.


You have to believe, that all will be right

In the longest of days and the coldest of nights

You may feel scared, tired and alone

But there’s always someone to carry you home

Someone who knows the pain that you feel

The raw and relentless, cruel and real

It comes like a cloud covering the sky

There are no answers, just why? why? why?

But we are strong together, and a day will come

When the clouds part and welcome the sun

So take hold of that sunbeam, don’t let it leave

Clasp it tightly, but let yourself grieve

Then slowly but surely  release your grasp

Let the light enter  and swallow the past

And then for a second your heart will feel light

And strength will replace it, to continue the fight

Just like the sunbeam you cannot hide

But weather the storm with  hope on your side

Kate Hanford


Quotes That Say Never Give Up

  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  • “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
  • “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown
  • “The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up.” – Unknown
  • “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  • “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
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
  • “Hope is the anchor that keeps us steady during the stormy seas of life.” – Unknown
  • “Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” – Samuel Smiles
  • “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  • “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
  • “Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “When you feel like giving up, remember why you started.” – Unknown
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  • “The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up.” – Unknown
  • “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.” – Unknown

Amusing Quotes That Tell Us To Never Give Up

Laughing is nature’s greatest therapy. Hopefully some of these inspirational quotes will help raise a smile.

  1. “If at first, you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.” – Unknown
  2. “Quitting is like trying to solve a puzzle without even opening the box.” – Unknown
  3. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.” – Dalai Lama
  4. “Quitting is like eating a whole cake to avoid a slice of broccoli.” – Unknown
  5. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade… or add vodka and throw a party!” – Unknown
  6. “The only time quitting is acceptable is when you’re quitting to become a full-time unicorn trainer.” – Unknown
  7. “Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving… and occasionally dodge potholes.” – Unknown
  8. “Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me – I’ll laugh at you!” – Unknown
  9. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
  10. “I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes. She hugged me.” – Unknown

Laughter Quote

 Some Quotes To Add A Smile

  1. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller
  2. “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” – Unknown
  3. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe
  5. “A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman
  6. “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe
  7. “Smile, it’s free therapy.” – Douglas Horton
  8. “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Unknown
  9. “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” – George Eliot

Laugh And The World Laughs With You

  1. “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
  2. “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” – Victor Hugo
  3. “Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing.” – Jarod Kintz
  4. “Laughter is the best medicine for the soul.” – Unknown
  5. “Laughter is like a windshield wiper. It doesn’t stop the rain, but it allows us to keep going.” – Unknown
  6. “Laughter is contagious, spread it generously.” – Unknown

f you’ve read to the bottom of this post – well done! If you find life is really getting you down, there is always help. Send me a message or contact an expert from the links below.

Mind UK

Mental Health America

Here are some more of my own poems from this blog

Poems To Help With Anxiety and Depression

Don’t forger Never Give Up.

8 thoughts on “Never Give Up- Poems and Quotes

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  1. 12Doxies! Please excuse the last post, I’m still trying to get this to work.
    My brother is dying of cancer, he may have a few days, or he may have a few hours. I am trying to decide if I should send this to his wife now, or if I should wait till after the funeral. These are beautiful poems. It’s a long ways to drive up everyday day but I’ve been going there to see her and my brother. Some days he recognizes me and some days he doesn’t. But these poems I believe will help her out in the long run but I don’t want to give them to her at the wrong time.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I have been in your situation with both my parents, so I know what you’re going through. My advice would be to leave showing your brother’s wife for a while. Hopefully she will get some comfort from the poems (and you too) when the time is right. So sorry, thinking of you at this sad time.

  2. Thought provoking. Thanks for taking the time to research all these words to live by. You have helped me with my broken heart from abuse and bullying by my husband for nearly 50 years.

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