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Top 73 Keep Striving Quotes for 2022

By August 22, 2021December 21st, 2021Quotes11 min read
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Are you looking for the best keep striving quotes? Well, below, I’ve rounded up 73 of the top keep striving quotes from some of the most successful and well-known people ever.

Striving means trying very hard to make something happen, especially against challenges. These quotes will help inspire and motivate you to keep pushing on, even if everything is against you.

These quotes range from Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, and heaps more!

If you’d like to jump to any particular striving category, simply click one of the links below. I hope you find these quotes helpful for whatever journey you’re partaking in.

Anyways, let’s actually get onto the top keep striving quotes.

Keep Striving Quotes

  1. “Keep striving for your goals, and remember that it’s good to be ambitious.” – Hilary Clinton

  2. “When faced with a mountain, I WILL NOT QUIT! I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath, or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine with God’s help!” – Robert H. Schuller

  3. “It’s not being homeless that matters. It’s about who you are. Keep striving and you become somebody. Quit and you also become somebody.. but not the same person.” – Robert Kiyosaki

  4. “My advice is precisely the advice my mother gave me. If you believe you have talent, the next thing you must have is determination. If you keep working, keep striving, and try always to move forward a little bit with every job you do, you’ll eventually make it. And I believe that!” – Cass Elliot

  5. “I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.” – Arthur Ashe
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  1. “Just remember, you are not alone, in fact you are in a very common place with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals.” – Mike Moreno

  2. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

  3. “If I keep striving to put on the best quality show based on the values I have, I don’t have to think “oh we’re crossing the line” because the line is built in. We follow that and do the best quality work we can.” – Harry Connick, Jr.

  4. “I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.” – Paul Theroux

  5. “Success doesn’t always come in the form of a trophy. Keep striving for success.” – Andre Agassi
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  1. “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent Van Gogh

  2. “I just want to keep having the courage to raise the bar for myself, and to keep striving for excellence in artistic integrity and public service. And to continue to challenge myself to move outside of my comfort zone, personally and professionally.” – Kerry Washington

  3. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

  4. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln

  5. “I have that thing in my stomach where I just need to keep striving for things. In my mind, I want the fairy tale.” – January Jones
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Strive for Perfection Quotes

  1. “Strive for perfection in everything you do.” – Henry Royce

  2. “Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. Every being must attain to it.” – Swami Vivekananda

  3. “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” – Harriet B. Braiker

  4. “I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well” – Tom Ford

  5. “There’s no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
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  1. “Strive for excellence, not perfection.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  2. “Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.” – William Shakespeare

  3. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

  4. “Learn the difference between striving for excellence and striving for perfection. The first is attainable; the second is not.” – Douglas Merrill

  5. “Don’t waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence – doing your best.” – Laurence Olivier
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  1. “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.” – Denis Waitley

  2. “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

  3. “This toxic striving for perfection is a female thing. How many men obsess about being perfect? For men, generally, good enough is good enough.” – Jane Fonda

  4. “Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You’ll be afraid you can’t achieve it. It’s your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.” – Laurence Olivier

  5. “Perfection is impossibility but striving for perfection is not. Do the best you can. That is what counts.” – John Wooden
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  1. “Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.” – Samuel McChord Crothers

  2. “Grain is life, there’s all this striving for perfection with digital stuff. Striving is fine, but getting there is not great. I want a sense of the human and that is what breathes life into a picture. For me, imperfection is perfection.” – Anton Corbijn

  3. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

  4. “Mozart, striving for perfection, wrote the same symphony forty-one times. In his case, it worked. He wrote a perfect symphony.” – Edward Abbey

  5. “Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating.” – Melody Beattie
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Strive for Success Quotes

  1. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

  2. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

  3. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John C. Maxwell

  4. “You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure.” – Thomas J. Watson

  5. “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” – Dan Millman
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  1. “We’re constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  2. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  3. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill

  4. “Always remember that striving and struggle precede success even in the dictionary.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

  5. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
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  1. “A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality.” – Strive Masiyiwa

  2. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

  3. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

  4. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

  5. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier
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  1. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

  2. “The American Dream has always focused on building a better life for yourself and your family, striving for success, and even fleeing from religious prosecution.” – Marc Veasey

  3. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” – Thomas Watson, Jr.

  4. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

  5. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
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Strive Quotes

  1. “Ambition is your inner voice that tells you, you can, and should, strive to go beyond your circumstances or situation in life.” – Lloyd Blankfein

  2. “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” – Gautama Buddha

  3. “Don’t strive for perfection. It doesn’t exist. Strive for a better you. That’s always in reach.” – Brett Hoebel

  4. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

  5. “True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” – Baltasar Gracian
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  1. “I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.” – Hope Solo

  2. “In this life we get only those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice.” – George Matthew Adams

  3. “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” – Dan Millman

  4. “Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” – Paulo Coelho

  5. “No matter what it is, if you aren’t happy striving for it, you won’t be happy achieving it.” – Robert Breault
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  1. “Let us strive on to finish the work we are in.” – Abraham Lincoln

  2. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

  3. “The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.” – Wendell Berry

  4. “We can not guarantee success, we can strive to deserve it.” – George Washington

  5. “I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.” – Will Smith
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  1. “I’m certainly not saying that my life is what success is all about. To me, success is the ongoing process of striving to become more.” – Tony Robbins

  2. “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” – E. O. Wilson

  3. “Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.” – Richard Rorty

Wrapping Up

So there we have the top 73 keep striving quotes from some of the most successful individuals ever.

I really hope you liked this round-up of keep striving quotes. It’s always good to get motivated by those who have been through the same struggles that we’re all currently going through.

Make sure to bookmark or share this post, so you can always come back to it and keep pushing on! 😃

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