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30 Keep Going Quotes for When Hope Is Lost

30 Keep Going Quotes for When Hope Is Lost

You’re here and you’re breathing and it’s still your turn. If you feel like there’s no more hope left for you, read these keep going quotes. They’ll help you change the memory of the past and the confusion of the present into new hope for the future.

Where hope is lost, it can be found again. Where love is forgotten, it can be remembered again.

You’re here and you’re breathing and it’s still your turn. If you feel like there’s no more hope left for you, read these keep going quotes. They’ll help you change the memory of the past and the confusion of the present into new hope for the future.

30 Keep Going Quotes to Restore Your Hope

1. “We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

2. “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

3. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. When there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

4. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

5. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt

6. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”– William J. Brennan, Jr.

7. “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

6. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

9. “I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.” – Neila Rey

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

11. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch

14. “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller

13. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

14. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”– William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

15. “You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.” – Morgan Wootten

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

17. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

18. “Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury

19 .“We can design our life agendas so that our daily planner is no longer the object of resentment but, rather, a thing of beauty: a stunning log of our enjoyment of life and progress toward freedom and transcendence.” – Brendon Burchard

20. “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.” – Gail Sheehy

21. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis

22. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

23. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

24. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

25. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

26. “Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” – Maxwell Maltz

27. “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” – Unknown

28. “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall

29. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

30. “The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring.” – Louis L’Amour

Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,


P.S. Wake up with hope beating in your heart. Get my book Morning Affirmations: 200 Phrases for an Intentional and Openhearted Start to Your Day. There’s light waiting for you…

Comments on this post (25)

  • Jul 05, 2024

    I have no hope left there is no more water in my glass to drink

    — Me

  • Jul 05, 2024

    The brick walls are there for a reason,they are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something..

    — Bernard

  • Jun 07, 2023

    No 27

    — Gladys

  • Jun 07, 2023

    No 9
    I have been there but not anymore…At some point I got depressed and gave up but I wanna see what happens If I dont Give up…


    — Galia Nelson

  • Dec 09, 2022

    Nothing seems to make sense any more been going through alot for the past 13year this year this minute I feel like taking away my life. What can
    I really do am even pregnant no financial support am in debt worried of going to prison tomorrow

    — Stella

  • Oct 10, 2022

    I have read through the quotes and will do so again, not sure if I can hope again being in my 70’s now and feeling it is all behind me with so many departed friends and family. Life feels so sad now and my heart aches from missing everyone. I think of the line of poetry "the pain of all the partings gone and partings yet to be. But thank you Jennifer for your lovely kindness, I will check in again.

    — Clare

  • Oct 10, 2022

    Writing this at 4:00 am on the 7th October 2022. No 16 for me. I have been going through hell for 18 months. I felt so alone until I read some of these messages- you have all given me hope that all is not lost, even if I am fighting my battle with my dying breath.

    I hope when the next person passing here reads this they will know our roads may differ, but our aim is the same.
    Hope is just knowing morning will be here soon.

    — Grace

  • Feb 12, 2022


    — Adyam

  • Feb 04, 2022

    Judy, may all the warmth of my heart be yours. Sending you a big hug from afar!

    — Jennifer Healey

  • Feb 04, 2022

    They all affected me, #1 especially. For better or worse, things changed today in my life to where I am a party of one! :) So, here we go… hello ruin! Transformation should be fun, never imagined going through this again at this age, yet have to say – all has been stripped away! No more excuses, stories, narratives blaming whatever – it’s now all up to me. Scary! Bittersweet. Sad. Overwhelmed by all the options – what does life look like now??? I’ve been so lost in whatever that was for last 10 years, I don’t even know for sure what I want anymore. Please pray for me, if you would. I read all your comments and send you prayers of comfort, light and love.

    — Judy

  • Nov 28, 2021

    Jane, my heart goes out to you and I am deeply sorry for the loss of your uncle, your brother, and your dear husband. Sometimes there are no words. I pray you find comfort in small moments. And I do think that mercy is not something we deserve or don’t deserve – but need, and it is given to those in need, whether or not they think they deserve that grace. I hope you feel that and offer yourself a little mercy too. You belong in the light, too. Sending my love and warm thoughts to you in this very difficult time. x

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Nov 28, 2021

    #’s 16 & 29

    In one week in March 2021, in 3 different states, I lost my Uncle Mel, my Husband David and my Brother Kenny. My husband died from Covid that I transmitted to him because of my job at the hospital – even though I was doubly vaccinated. I lived, he died alone. I couldn’t hold his hand or make him understand how much I loved him and will love him forever. Now there are roadblocks with probate, and all I want to do, all I ever wanted to do when he died, is to get away from here. Don’t care about the house, can’t face battles with relatives, who want to feast on what little is left, am alone with this grief. But those quotes speak to my heart. This is hell. I pray I have the courage to keep walking through it and trust God, though I don’t deserve His mercy.

    — Jane

  • Jun 18, 2021
    16 If you are going thru hell, keep going! My 43 yr old son had surgery today and I never dreamed he’d be so hard to take care of. I almost felt like throwing in the towel till I read this. Thank you!

    — Sharon

  • Jan 17, 2021

    No.6 gave me more hope.

    — David Olatayo

  • Jan 10, 2021

    Gloria, may god bless you…….
    You are the strongest person alive

    — Una

  • Oct 24, 2020

    Gloria, my heart is with you, too, during such a difficult and emotionally exhausting time. You have more strength within than you might think you do… You need to listen to your heart and do what is right by it, what is right by your present and your future. You are strong enough to say what you need and set those boundaries and move towards a healthier environment for yourself. You deserve that much. x

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Oct 24, 2020

    At 70 I find myself lost .I lost my husband of 31 years eight years ago .I lost the most beautiful love my daughter along time ago she died when she was eleven .As so many have suffered this year losing their loved ones my heart is with you all through your pain and suffering . A year after my husband died I met a man he worked in
    regulars where I lived he took me out for dinner a couple of times and we had a relationship.After living together for 4 years having many hurdles to over come he said he was getting his own place which he has Oddly he spends everyday and night with me. During g our relationship he became abusive and drank a lot .He expects the relationship to continue like this.I had suffered from depression and was still suffering when he left me he took all his belongings furniture things that were his! I’m broken up haveno one to talk to he constantly threatens to leave and will never admit to wrongdoing he has recently suggested a three some we never have sex together. I feel I am past it I should put up with it I just don’t think I can say go and stay same where can I find more strength.I feel pathetic why am I so weak he pleases himself what he does and does not help in the home.How do I give up .xxxxxxxx

    — Gloria

  • Jul 31, 2020

    Thank you so much ☺.
    This is what I needed to see.
    Thank you .
    Number 16 would always be on my mind everyday of my life.

    — Harrison munachi

  • May 25, 2020

    I chose #7 &10

    — Noemi A. Tagupa

  • May 25, 2020

    Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” because when I stop thats when negatives creep in.

    — Dlewis

  • Apr 14, 2020

    One about storm by Haruki Muraki

    — Afisus Jacob

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Hi Scot, thank you for sharing this! I’m wishing you well in your search for a new beginning… I myself just did the same, and it took some months for me to find the right fit, but keep your head up and hope alive and you’ll find your fit. Writing poetry and drawing is itself a kind of meditation, I think :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Good morning or afternoon Let me begin by sayin I’m a Born-Again Christian(A Protestant🙏) This was a good Restore your Hope list. The best two quotes to me were by C.S. Lewis & Robert Schuller. I’ve been unhappy with my workplace conditions and stress at my workplace in Central Ohio. I have used Indeed dot com in the past 2 weeks & I’m hopeful for a couple interviews soon. I hope to Interview with a few Employers and get involved in Selling or become a Cable/Internet Installer. I write a little Poetry & draw with Charcoal & Lead Pencils from time to time. This is therapeutic for me & Drawing & meditarion has been shown to be beneficial 4 anyone that experiences Anxiety. I don’t meditate because my mind is too active & I prefer gaming on my cell to attempting to focus on my breathing. How was that for a message? Have a great week. Roman’s 8:28-31

    — Scot

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Josephine, I love this one so so much too <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Sep 23, 2019

    The one of the storm. Thank you.

    — Josephine

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