giving up Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about giving up
  1. #1
    “Help,” he said, “is giving part of yourself to somebody who comes to accept it willingly and needs it badly.”
    “So it is,” he said, using an old homiletic transition, “that we can seldom help anybody. Either we don’t know what part to give or maybe we don’t like to give any part of ourselves. Then, more often than not, the part that is needed is not wanted. And even more often, we do not have the part that is needed.”
  2. #2
    “Of what use was it to be loved and lose one’s beauty and become Real if it all ended like this?”
  3. #3
    “Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour.”
  4. #4
  5. #5
    “Why am I not dead? I should be dead. It would best for everyone if I were dead.”
  6. #6
    “An argument that happened while you were walking out the door on your way to work is no longer an actual argument, it’s a thought in your mind.”
  7. #7
    “As a man matures he also learns that he may be giving up himself, but his major change is becoming more aware of how he can succeed in giving. Likewise, as a woman matures she also learns new strategies for giving, but her major change tends to be learning to set limits in order to receive what she wants.”
  8. #8
    “I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.”
  1. #9
    “The deal I had struck with Jenny when I agreed to come here was that we would check the pups out, ask some questions, and keep an open mind as to whether we were ready to bring home a dog ‘This is the first ad we’re answering’ I had said. ‘Let’s not make any snap decisions.’ But thirty seconds into it, I could see I had already lost the battle. There was no question that before the night was through one of these puppies would be ours.”
  2. #10
    For years now, I’ve wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.
  3. #11
    “It’s always too early to quit.”
  4. #12
    When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don’t see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.
    Joseph Heller
    Giving Up
  5. #13
    “It isn’t about destroying our capability to fight so much as crushing our will to fight.”
  6. #14
    ″... Tanto came across base chief Bob sitting on the floor in a main hallway, his back against the wall, his head in his hands. Tanto thought Bob looked as though he’d given up... his body language sent a message of defeat.”
  7. #15
    “We shall in fact be the slaves and puppets of that to which we have given our souls.”
  8. #16
    “Western parents worry a lot about their children’s self-esteem. But as a parent, one of the worst things you can do for your child’s self-esteem is to let them give up. On the flip side, there’s nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn’t.”

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  1. #17
    “Surrendering is the free-falling backwards into the unknown and trusting that The Universe will catch you.”
  2. #18
    “I want a boat that will take me far away from here.”
  3. #19
    “Why not? His mind plodded on. Why go through all this complexity when a flung-open door and a few steps would end it all.”
  4. #20
    “I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought.”
  5. #21
    “One of the great ironies of life is that if you give up your life, you gain it. If you help others, you benefit. If you lose yourself, you find yourself.”
  6. #22
    “Giving up the nomadic lifestyle enabled women to have a child every year.”
  7. #23
    “Life is going to get bad sometimes. You’ll make poor choices. You’ll fail. You’ll lose hope and maybe want to give up. If you jump, and trust that He will be there to help you soar, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”
  8. #24
    “God, the hardest thing he’d ever done in his life was giving up what he wanted so that the woman he
    loved could get what she needed.”
  9. #25
    “Praying always means praying through things and not giving up. It means being ever-watchful and persevering in prayer in order to see breakthrough.”
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