140 Keep Pushing Quotes to Help You Move Forward

Overcome adversities and toughen yourself up with these keep pushing quotes.

As we get older, we walk on paths that are new and unexplored to us. Sometimes, we also face obstacles that are too hard to handle, and because of this, we are tempted to give up.

When we are continuously being pushed out of our comfort zones, it is common to be discouraged. Our collection will help you break your limits and give you the motivation to move forward in life. So, never stop reaching your dreams and keep pushing!

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Best Keep Pushing Quotes

1. “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

2. “Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.” – Germany Kent 

3. “The only way out is through.” – Anonymous

4. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time, more wisely.” – Henry Ford

5. “Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt

6. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt 

7. “No matter how dysfunctional your background, how broke or broken you are, where you are today, or what anyone else says, you matter, and your life matters!” – Germany Kent 

8. “Believe in yourself, and you will be unstoppable.” – Anonymous

9. “Do not wait to strike ’till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats 

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

11. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve, the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “Pat yourself on the back when you win, and when you don’t, just keep moving! So long as you don’t stop moving, soon you may realize just how close you are to winning!” – Chinonye J. Chidolue

13. “When we push ourselves, we come back stronger.” – Anonymous

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

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

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Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Pushing

16. “Keep pushing. It will all be worth it.” – Anonymous

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

18. “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

19. “Don’t stop. Push harder. Keep going.” – Anonymous

20. “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 got to keep dancing. You got to keep your feet moving.” – Morgan Freeman

21. “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘You can do it,’ when things are tough.” – Richard M. DeVos

22. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Anonymous

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

24. “Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

25. “Push, persist until something happens.” – Anonymous 

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

27. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

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

30. “When people try to discredit you, just remember who you are and whose you are. Raise your head high and keep pushing.” – Germany Kent

Quotes to Keep You Pushing Toward Success

31. “You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight, you cry, you curse, then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.” – Elizabeth Taylor

32. “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

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

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

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

36. “The secret to success is to keep pushing and stay focused.” – Anonymous 

37. “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

38. “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.” – Zig Ziglar

39. “I put so much pressure on myself. I’m my toughest critic. I always push myself to go harder than I did last time.” – Polo G

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

41. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher

42. “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” – Anonymous

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

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

45. “Keep pushing. The only way to get past is to go through it.” – Anonymous

Quotes That Will Motivate You to Keep Pushing

46. “We just keep pushing until we can do it.” – Bobby Boland

47. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryan

48. “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

49. “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 

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

51. “Remember, difficult does not mean impossible.” – Anonymous

52. “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

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

54. “I think we all strive to push ourselves to overcome our struggles, and when we do, we get to know ourselves better.” – Ann Bancroft

55. “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

Deep Quotes to Help You Work Harder and Keep Pushing

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

57. “The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.” – Steve Smith 

58. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link 

59. “It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.” – Anonymous

60. “Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.” – Gordon B. Hinkley

61. “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 joy in overcoming obstacles.” – Helen Keller

62. “Master the art of getting through things. Even if it’s hard, challenging, or difficult at the moment, still believe that you can get through it. You can master your mind, emotions, and how you respond to things.” – Anonymous

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

64. “Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.” – Leo Rosten

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

Quotes That Tell You to Keep Pushing and to Stay Positive

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

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

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

69. “Giving up will not help you advance forward. Keep pushing.” – Anonymous

70. “The most certain way to succeed is to just try one more time.” – Thomas Edison

71. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

72. “It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.” – Anonymous

73. “You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” – John Maxwell

74. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.” – Anonymous

75. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Anonymous

Powerful Keep Pushing Quotes

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

77. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

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

79. “You goals do not care that you are tired. Push through.” – Anonymous

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

81. “Don’t resist the growing pains, push through them.” – Germany Kent

82. “Fire is the test of gold. Adversity, of strong men.” – Martha Graham

83. “When things are going bad, don’t use that as an excuse to give up. Use that as motivation to push harder!” – Anonymous

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

85. “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 Persisting Through Adversity

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

87. “Never give up, keep pushing forward, and take what is yours!” – Anonymous 

88. “You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.” – Andrew Carnegie

89. “Everything ends. You just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.” – Jesse Itzler

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

91. “Just keep pushing and stay focused. The hard work will pay off.” – Anonymous

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

93. “The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities.” – Anonymous

94. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

95. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope, and wind the clock for tomorrow is another day.” – Elwyn Brooks White

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

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

98. “Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.” – Travis Bradberry

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

100. “Any man can win when things go his way. It’s the man who overcomes adversity.” – Jock Ewing

Keep Pushing Quotes That Will Cheer You Up

101. “You are capable of much more than you can even imagine. Keep pushing.” – Anonymous

102. “Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.” – Mason Cooley

103. “The moment you want to quit is the moment you need to keep pushing.” – Anonymous

104. “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” – Anonymous

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

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

107. “Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

108. “Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.” – Anonymous

109. “No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis

110. “Believe in yourself. Push to your highest limit.” – Marsai Martin

Quotes That Show How You Can Break Your Limits When You Keep Pushing

111. “Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries, and laugh a lot—it’s good for you!” – Paula Radcliffe

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

113. “Never let go of hope. Remember what you deserve and keep pushing forward.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

117. “I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.” – Issa Rae

118. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

119. “The climb is ugly, but the peak is beautiful. Don’t let your struggle keep you from your success.” – Anonymous

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

Keep Pushing Quotes That Will Teach You a Lot of Life Lessons

121. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” – Dale Carnegie

122. “It depends on you to keep pushing forward until you win or giving in. Always choice the former.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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

125. “The best thing you can do is learn from those mistakes so that you continue to get better. That’s the management style or leadership style I believe in, which is push people to their limit such that they can become better than they thought they could be. That certainly has helped me.” – Lisa Su

Quotes to Keep Pushing and Constantly Take Up Challenges

126. “Life is guaranteed to have ups and downs. Keep smiling. Keep your head up. Keep pushing through.” – Anonymous

127. “Every goal you set comes with challenges. Don’t give up. Keep pushing. You will get there!” – Anonymous

128. “Usually, your biggest trials come right before your biggest breakthroughs. Keep pushing on!” – Anonymous

129. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

130. “There is definitely more left in you than what those negative thoughts are forcing you to believe. Quitting on yourself should never be an option in your life. Success is your true destiny. Keep pushing until something very rewarding happens.” – Edmond Mbiaka

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

132. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing

133. “I can’t tell you how great a feeling it is for me, but I can’t stress enough that the dream is not over. I’m not satisfied or complacent with where I am. I want to keep pushing forward, and I want this team to keep doing good things. We’ve still got a long way to go.” – Wes Miller

134. “You just keep pushing yourself harder and harder to achieve more and more. I don’t think it’s ever quite as glamorous as it appears on the outside.” – Sean Parker

135. “I like to push myself to achieve a certain quality, eliminate the excess detail. I always want a high degree of purity.” – Elsa Peretti

Keep Pushing Quotes That Will Empower You to Overcome Obstacles

136. “You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made, but I just kept pushing.” – Rene Descartes

137. “Keep pushing yourself forward. Do whatever it takes. You’ll soon leap over the final hurdle and land right where you want to be.” – Anonymous

138. “Let the stress go and let the blessings flow. Keep your head up and keep pushing forward. God has a plan.” – Anonymous

139. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

140. “Don’t give up on things God has placed in your heart. Keep pushing and praying. He will direct you.” – Anonymous

Did This Collection Encourage You to Push Yourself and Become Unstoppable?

Sometimes, we are the ones who draw the limit of what we can do. Our mindset contributes a lot to how we act, and it also dictates our motivation. We are stronger than we think, and this is why we should never give up and keep pushing ourselves.

Do your best in everything because you will only regret not taking the chance to persevere. To endure the trials of life will make us grow and learn more about ourselves.

Life is already hard, and we should stop second-guessing our dreams just because it is getting tough. Embracing the pain and pushing boundaries are the things that make our life worth living. So go and keep pushing!

What is your biggest takeaway from reading the collection? Do you have a favorite quote from the selection? Let us know in the comment section below!

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