One of the hardest things in life is to keep going when all logical reason is telling you to stop. When your mind or body is screaming out telling you give up. However many great champions in sport and life are simply people who can resist that urge, who just don’t know when they’re beat. Here are some of my favourite quotes about quitting:
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired.
It's always too early to quit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.