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Mignon McLaughlinWhen threatened, the first thing a democracy gives up is democracy.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

William BlakeBetter to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Dorothy ParkerBut I don't give up; I forget why not.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

SenecaJust as an enemy is more dangerous to a retreating army, so every trouble that fortune brings attacks us all the harder if we yield and turn our backs.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Antonio PorchiaThe tragedy of a man is greater when he gives it up.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Fernando PessoaI bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Stanislaw Jerzy LecThe exit is usually where the entrance was.

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Thomas EdisonMany of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Thomas EdisonThe trouble with most people is that they quit before they start.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Douglas MacArthurAge wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

Elbert HubbardThere is no failure except in no longer trying.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

William JamesMost people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

Lyndon JohnsonThere are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

     (about withdrawing from Vietnam)

Vince LombardiWinners never quit and quitters never win.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Vince LombardiOnce you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

David Lloyd GeorgeThere is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

Emile M. CioranWhat are you waiting for in order to give up?

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Funny Quotes

Mark TwainGiving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Movie Quotes

The Godfather: Part III (1990)Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

—  from the film The Godfather: Part III (1990)


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