155 Surrender Quotes To Help You Let Go And Move On

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The Most Famous Surrender Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Surrendering is not a weakness. At the contrary it is strength. The surrender stops living in boiling water and starts living in a secure place. — Shams Tabrizi

If the life we live in this world is wholly for Christ, it is a life of daily surrender. — Ellen G. White

Surrender and living in the present are one and the same. — Mata Amritanandamayi

You have to surrender, at least a little bit, to be the best version of yourself possible. — Naval Ravikant

Try something different. Surrender. — Rumi

How did you get here? Close your eyes . . . and surrender! — Rumi

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender. — William Booth

Trust God to take care of you in all circumstances. Do you realize what the enemy will lose if you surrender and trust God? — Beth Moore

You see, a potter can only mold the clay when it lies completely in his hand. It requires complete surrender. — Corrie Ten Boom

The greatest human attainment in all the world is for a life to be so surrendered to Him that the name of God Almighty will be glorified through that life. — Kathryn Kuhlman

Short Surrender Quotes

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  • Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle
  • The other day the grass was brown, now its green cuz I ain't give up. Never surrender. — DJ Khaled
  • Never break or fold, that's what it takes to be major. — Kevin Gates
  • I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle. — Sitting Bull
  • Once we surrender our mind to God completely, He will take care of us in every way. — Sathya Sai Baba
  • You will never see the end, if you give up in the middle — Joyce Meyer
  • Capture a shadow, dance with the wind, stand in a rainbow, begin at the end. — Mary Anne Radmacher
  • Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity. — Marlon Brando
  • Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing. — Eckhart Tolle
  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. — Vince Lombardi

Top 10 Surrender Quotes

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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

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

The other day the grass was brown, now its green cuz I ain't give up. Never surrender. — DJ Khaled

The greatest human attainment in all the world is for a life to be so surrendered to Him that the name of God Almighty will be glorified through that life. — Kathryn Kuhlman

I surrendered unto Him all there was of me; everything! Then for the first time I realized what it meant to have real power. — Kathryn Kuhlman

All who surrender will be spared; whoever does not surrender but opposes with struggle and dissension, shall be annihilated. — Genghis Khan

There are moments in life where it gets so hectic that time becomes a blur. Keep calm and never give up. — John Cena

Never break or fold, that's what it takes to be major. — Kevin Gates

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle. — Sitting Bull

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We. — Phil Jackson

Surrender Image Quotes

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Surrender quote by Joyce Meyer

You will never see the end, if you give up in the middle — Joyce Meyer

Surrender quote by Mary Anne Radmacher

Capture a shadow, dance with the wind, stand in a rainbow, begin at the end. — Mary Anne Radmacher

Surrender quote All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
Surrender quote by Vince Lombardi

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. — Vince Lombardi

Surrender quote by Tupac Shakur

Never surrender, it's all about the faith that you got. — Tupac Shakur

Surrender quote by Percy Cerutty

Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer. — Percy Cerutty

Surrender quote Surrender to what is.Let go of what was.Have faith in what w
Surrender to what is.Let go of what was.Have faith in what will be. ~Sonia Ricotti
Surrender quote by Brad Henry

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization. — Brad Henry

Surrender quote Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

Love Surrender Quotes

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From Mary we learn to surrender to God's Will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary we learn to love Christ her Son and the Son of God! — Pope John Paul II

Love is a flower that blooms so tender, each kiss a dew drop of sweet surrender. Love is a moment of life enchanting, let's take that moment that tonight is granting. — Dean Martin

When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness. — Anais Nin

Surrender quote One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world. — Marianne Williamson

Love has nothing to do with another person. Love is Truth. Love is Beauty. Love is Self. To know yourself, to surrender to the truth of yourself, is to surrender to love. — Gangaji

Allow your softer, more intuitive, and less dominating feminine qualities to rise to the fore, so that you're surrendering rather than dominating, receiving rather than broadcasting, loving rather than fighting. — Lao Tzu

Surrender quote Often times, the greatest peace comes of surrender.
Often times, the greatest peace comes of surrender.

Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness. — Esther Perel

Mature love is not a surrender of the self but a surrender to the self. The ego surrenders its hegemony of the personality to the heart, but in this surrender it is not annihilated. Rather it is strengthened because its roots in the body are nourished by the joy that the body feels. — Alexander Lowen

Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death. — Goldie Hawn

Every noble impulse, every unselfish expression of love, every surrender of self to something higher than self, every loyalty to an ideal, every fine courage of the soul – by doing good for good’s sake – that is spirituality. – — David O. Mckay

What Is Surrender Quotes

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The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing. — Baruch Spinoza

Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do. — Billy Sunday

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left? — Jim Carrey

Surrender quote The harder you work, the harder is to surrender.
The harder you work, the harder is to surrender.

Having a body that is like a musical instrument, open enough to be able to resonate, literally resonate with what is coming both from the inside and from the outside, so that one is able to surrender to powers greater than oneself. — Marion Woodman

I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can't be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn't discuss media coverage. — Sachin Tendulkar

What is it about tears that should be so terrifying? the touch of God is marked by tears...deep, soul-shaking tears, weeping...it comes when that last barrier is down and you surrender yourself to health and wholeness — David Wilkerson

Surrender quote The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore. Presence is the key. Now is the key. — Eckhart Tolle

Americans have only the dimmest notion of what their constitutional freedoms are - and what it took to get them...[and] the willingness to surrender what we're supposed to be fighting for is a recurring part of our history. — Nat Hentoff

The demons aren't the noise. They are our aversion to the noise...when you can accept discomfort, doing so allows a balance of mind. That surrender, that letting go of wanting anything to be other than it is right in the moment, is what frees us from hell. — Stephen Levine

Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all. A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender. — Dan Barker

Never Surrender Quotes

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Never surrender, it's all about the faith you got: don't ever stop, just push it 'till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall — Tupac Shakur

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. — Winston Churchill

Dreams require down payments. Dreams are free, but the journey isn't. There is a price to pay. When you find your why you'll find your way. When you develop your will you will embark on your way. Many people start; few people finish. Many people have a dream; few people achieve their dreams. — John C. Maxwell

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. — John F. Kennedy

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. — John F. Kennedy

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Never surrender, it's all about the faith that you got. — Tupac Shakur

I can never forget that one of the most gifted, best educated nations in the world, of its own free will, surrendered its fate into the hands of a maniac. — Eric Hoffer

I shall never surrender or retreat. — William B. Travis

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Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer. — Percy Cerutty

We must surrender ourselves so utterly that we can never own ourselves again. We must hand over self and all its rights in an eternal covenant, and give God the absolute right to own us, control us and possess us forever. — A. B. Simpson

Surrender To God Quotes

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They deceive themselves who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will - with our thoughts, words and actions - to the will of God. — Teresa of Avila

Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

Any denomination or church group that forsakes inerrancy will end up shipwrecked. It is impossible to prevent the surrender of other important doctrinal teachings of the Word of God when inerrancy is gone. — Francis Schaeffer

If you surrender yourself, and do not rush, but meditate on the Word of God, you will find prayer forming in your heart. It is a prayer inspired by the Holy Spirit, a prayer that God will be pleased to hear. — John R. Rice

There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose...There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God. — Theodore Hesburgh

Brokenness is the shattering of my self-will - the absolute surrender of my will to the will of God. It is saying “Yes, Lord!” - no resistance, no chafing, no stubbornness - simply submitting myself to His direction and will in my life. — Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak... surrender to them. Don't ask first whether it's permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some god. You will ruin yourself if you do that. — Hermann Hesse

When God requires us to surrender one dream, it’s because He wants to hand us a bigger and better one. — Mandy Hale

When we surrender to His timing, He does mighty things in and for us, according to His will and His timing. God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. — Charles Stanley

Don't seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness. — Leo Tolstoy

No Surrender Quotes

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For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue preservd . On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight, without the Aid of foreign Invaders. — Samuel Adams

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck. — Thomas Jefferson

We fight not for glory, nor for wealth, nor honour but only and alone for freedom which no good man surrenders but with his life. — Robert the Bruce

If you are not yourself, if you surrender your personality, you have nothing left to give the world. You have no pleasure, no use, nothing which will attract and charm me, for by the suppression of your individuality, you lose your distinctive character. — Edward Wilmot Blyden

If you surrender you shall be treated as prisoners of war, but if I haveto storm your works you may expect no quarter. — Nathan Bedford Forrest

The first step into the realm of giving is...not manward but Godward: an utter yielding of our best. So long as our idea of surrender is limited to the renouncing of unlawful things, we have never grasped its true meaning: that is not worthy of the name for 'no polluted thing' can be offered. — Lilias Trotter

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A born Texan has instilled in his system a mind-set of no retreat or no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans. — Bill W. Clayton

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. — Jesse Jackson

Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous. . . . — Thomas Jefferson

Surrender To Love Quotes

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All of us need a vision for our lives, and even as we work to achieve that vision, we must surrender to the power that is greater than we know. It's one of the defining principles of my life that I love to share: God can dream a bigger dream for you than you could ever dream for yourself. — Oprah Winfrey

Beloved, surrender wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ, who loves you. As you drink from the deep well of Scripture, the Lord will refresh you and cleanse you, mold you and re-create you through His Living Word. For the Bible is the very breath of God, giving life eternal to those who seek Him. — Francine Rivers

Don't get upset with your imperfections. Surrender to the Power of God's Love, which is greater than our weakness. — Saint Francis de Sales

Total surrender to the demands of the human spirit: be attentive, be intelligent, be reasonable, be responsible, be in love. — Bernard Lonergan

Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music. — Pierce Brosnan

To love all ages yield surrender; But to the young it's raptures bring A blessing bountiful and tender- As storms refresh the fields of spring. — Alexander Pushkin

If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship. — Rob Bell

Christianity does not think of man finally submitting to the power of God, it thinks of Him as finally surrendering to the love of God. It is not that man's will is crushed, but that man's heart is broken. — William Barclay

Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lovers never surrender to each other, lovers simply surrender to love. — Osho

Don't Surrender Quotes

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Give up? I don’t know what that means. — Paul Pogba

Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore. — Cheryl Strayed

You also know you’re surrendered when you don’t react to criticism and rush to defend yourself. Surrendered hearts show up best in relationships. You don’t edge others out, you don’t demand your rights, and you aren’t self-serving when you’re surrendered. — Rick Warren

Hold fast to the diary from today on! Write regularly! Don't surrender! Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it every moment. — Franz Kafka

Don't yield to that alluring witch, laziness, or else be prepared to surrender all that you have won in your better moments. — Horace

I write very rarely. Only, in fact, when the sheet of paper suffers an existential crisis and threatens, if I don't surrender to it, to bury me alive under its whiteness. — Kiki Dimoula

If you don't surrender to God, don't think you don't surrender. Everybody surrenders -- to something. — E. Stanley Jones

...people don't respect the morning. An alarm clock violently wakes them up, shatters their sleep like the blow of an ax, and they immediately surrender themselves to deadly haste. — Milan Kundera

You cannot have a desire to surrender because that's non-surrender. Surrender arises spontaneously sometimes in people who don't even have a word for it. And I know that openness is there in many people. — Eckhart Tolle

Don't go empty handed when going to a temple or to see a spiritual master. Offer something as a symbol of surrender, even if it be a mere flower. — Mata Amritanandamayi

Acceptance And Surrender Quotes

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The will is not merely assertive, aggressive, and controlling. There is the accepting will, yielding will, the dedicated will. You might say that there is a feminine polarity to the will – the willing surrender, the joyful acceptance of the other functions of the personality. — Roberto Assagioli

The prospect of a government that treats all its citizens as criminal suspects is more terrifying than any terrorist. And even more frightening is a citizenry that can accept the surrender of its freedoms as the price of "freedom". — Joseph Sobran

Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now. Let it teach you Being. Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real. Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem. — Eckhart Tolle

To survive you must surrender without giving in, that is to say, fully accept the reality in all its horror and never give up the will to survive. That allows you to quickly adapt to the situation and dedicate yourself to the present moment rather than wallow in denial. — Laurence Gonzales

Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

The spineless pussy willows in Ottawa are actually helping to condition the Canadian public to accept the surrender of our country, which American forces were unable to accomplish in 1776 and 1812. — Paul Hellyer

All moments are beautiful, only you have to be receptive and surrendering. All moments are blessings, only you have to be capable of seeing. All moments are benedictions. If you accept with a deep gratitude, nothing ever goes wrong. — Osho

I always felt that a governor surrenders a certain amount of privacy. And I came to accept that. — James Douglas, Lord of Douglas

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater. — Nicholas Evans

I always felt that a governor surrenders a certain amount of privacy. And I came to accept that. — James Douglas

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Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist; shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance. — Gabrielle Roth

Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems. — Anthony of Padua

We will fight in every valley, in every street, in every oasis, and every town. We won't surrender again; we are not women; we will keep fighting. — Muammar al-Gaddafi

My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood… Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl! — Che Guevara

The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back. In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us. — Ram Dass

Don't get upset with your imperfections. It's a great mistake because it leads nowhere - to get angry because you are angry, upset at being upset, depressed at being depressed, disappointed because you are disappointed. So don't fool yourself. Simply surrender to the Power of God's Love, which is always greater than our weakness. — Saint Francis de Sales

Do not surrender your grief so quickly Let it cut more deeply Let it ferment and season you As few human or divine ingredients can Something is missing in my heart tonight That has made my eyes so soft And my voice so tender And my need of God so absolutely clear. — Hafez

Be crumbled. So wild flowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender. — Rumi

Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes. — Jack Kornfield

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more. — Ignatius of Loyola

There's something within you that knows what to do. There is a power greater than you that knows how to take care of you without your help. All you've got to do is to surrender to it. Surrender your thoughts, your mind, your ego, to the current that knows the way. It will take care of you. It will take better care of you than you can ever imagine. — Robert Adams

Where is the delusion when truth is known? Where is the disease when the mind is clear? Where is death when the Breath is controlled? Therefore surrender to Yoga. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

In Conclusion

Surrender quotes also highlight the notion that surrendering is not a sign of weakness, but rather a display of strength and resilience. They emphasize that surrendering requires courage and a willingness to release our attachment to specific outcomes. These quotes urge us to surrender our ego, surrender our fears, and surrender our need for control. They suggest that surrendering leads to personal growth, self-discovery, and a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.

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