Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Failing for Success— Thomas A. Edison
Proven Gave Up quotations
I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it;
Never underestimate the heart of a champion.
When others kid me about being bald, I simply tell them that the way I figure it, the good Lord only gave men so many hormones, and if others want to waste theirs on growing hair, that's up to them.
Wrestling seemed like something I might be good at, so I stuck with it and gave it a shot. I ended up in a pretty good place. I was very fortunate.
I think it's about time we gave up religion and got back to God.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.
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.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Don't feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.
You were my strength when I was weak;
you were my voice when I couldn't speak; you were my eyes when I couldn't see; you saw the best there was in me; lifted me up when I couldn't reach, you gave me faith cuz you believed. I'm everything I am because you loved me.
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
Don't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.
My parents were pretty lenient with me.
But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.
There may be a new album, and there may not.
Right now, we're encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn't bother to bootleg you.
God gave me you for the ups and downs and days of doubts.
We can't forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone.
Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.
I gave up Christianity at about 14. Came back to it when getting on for 30. Not an emotional conversion; almost purely philosophical. I didn't want to. I'm not in the least a religious type. I want to be let alone, to feel I'm my own master; but since the facts seemed to be just the opposite, I had to give in.
When I eat alone I feel like a seminarian being punished.
I tried it for one week and I was not comfortable. Then I searched through Sacred Scripture for something saying I had to eat alone. I found nothing, so I gave it up and it's much better now.
Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.
I'm guess I'm up to about 70% of normal, which is a real relief.
My doctor gave me clearance to go out in public again, so I've been able to go to the store and help out a little bit around the house.
When the sun died, I went up to heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal, or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people.
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.
There's a certain way you stand to give yourself authority, which gives you the texture for the part. I chose that my character hadn't been married, he'd worked his way up the chain of command. For a small cameo role, I gave it a lot of thought.
We never gave up. We didn't get lost in a sea of despair. We kept the faith. We kept pushing and pulling. We kept marching. And we made some progress.
Their notion of training was to march the men up and down in parades and reviews: these were nice to look at and gave them the impression of military discipline and precision, but as a preparation for a modern war they had no value whatsoever.
I had a breakthrough, I think my life just became calmer, I gave up drinking.
My priorities changed as I had a young daughter. The group didn't want me to record for the Think Tank album... so I took it as a sign to leave.
Now it's easy for someone to set up a storefront and reach the entire world in very modest ways. So these technologies that we thought would dis-intermediate traditional sellers gave more people the tools to be sellers. It also changed the balance of power between sellers and buyers.
I wanted to live in Paris and write nothing but fiction and be perfectly free.
I had decided all this had to be settled by the time I was thirty, and so I gave up my job and moved to Paris at twenty-eight. I just held my breath and jumped. I didn’t even look to see if there was water in the pool.
Our ancestors took this land. They took it and made it and held it. We do not give up what our ancestors gave us. They came across the sea and they fought here, and they built here and they're buried here. This is our land, mixed with our blood, strengthened with our bone. Ours!
Nobody supported me; my family thought I had gone crazy. They thought, you crazy gangster, you crazy drug addict, now you want to be a writer? That's it! They totally gave up on me after that.
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.