55 Inspiring Quotes on Moving Forward, Persistence, and Progress


Entrepreneurs keep talking about trying, failing (fast), and starting over. But we often forget to talk about and acknowledge the feelings in between failing and starting over.
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Entrepreneurs keep talking about trying, failing (fast), and starting over. But we often forget to talk about and acknowledge the feelings in between failing and starting over.

In the deep well of feeling like a failure (which is not quite true), of being disappointed, having to deal with all the negative emotions surrounding this kind of situation, we need to find the energy to stand up, straighten up, and move on. Move forward towards the next goal. Build positivity and resilience to allow us to start over and progress.

Moving Forward, Strength, Resilience, Persistence, Positivity, Starting Over, Progress

We need to keep moving forward. The list of quotes in this article are exactly about that: moving forward. These are quotes from great inspirational leaders, artists, and normal extraordinary people who talk about persistence, strength, resilience, positivity, the burning desire to keep moving on towards their life goals.

Life is not always about winning. Some of the times you win, some other times you learn. Life is also about learning to let go, starting over, making progress, smaller in the beginning, more as we keep on keeping on. Life is about laughing, learning, crying, working, loving, being present, and enjoying every step of the way.

That’s what we aimed to remind you in this article.

It’s a long list of quotes, but it’s witty, it’s wise, it’s funny and a little sad sometimes. It’s a treasure trove of inspiration.

Keep Moving Forward Quotes Resources:

H. W. Brands – The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

Oscar Wilde – Complete Works

George Bernard Shaw

Alain de Botton – How Proust Can Change Your Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker Trilogy

Sheryl Sandberg – Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Napoleon Hill

Khalil Gibran

Lao Tzu

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, take some time for yourself and savor

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

– Harriet Tubman

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

– Walt Disney

The longer we keep looking back in the rear view mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.

– Dan Quinn

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

– Steve Maraboli

It’s a wonderful world. You can’t go backward. You’re always moving forward. It’s the wonderful part about life. And that’s terrific.

– Harvey Fierstein

moving forward, persistence, progress quotes - Walt Disney

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

– Roy T. Bennett

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

– Viktor Frankl

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.

– Dalai Lama

There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.

– Sophie Kinsella

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.

– Maxwell Maltz

You can only lose what you cling to.

— Buddha

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

– Winston Churchill

I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.

– Howard Schultz

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

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

– Henry Ford

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.

― Nicole Sobon

It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.

– Roy T. Bennett

I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.

― Fridtjof Nansen

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

― Lyndon B. Johnson

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.

― Katherine Mansfield

A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back-you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.

― Jodi Picoult

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.

– Napoleon Hill

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

– Victor Kiam

Silence is a source of great strength.

– Lao Tzu

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.

– Conrad Hall

There is no standing still because time is moving forward.

– Greg Lake

Paralyze resistance with persistence.

– Woody Hayes

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.

– Venus Williams

A good half of the art of living is resilience.

― Alain de Botton

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

– Khalil Gibran

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

– Napoleon Hill

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

– Colin Powell

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

– Walt Disney

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

– Bill Bradley

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

– Benjamin Franklin

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

– Napoleon Hill

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.

– Elizabeth Edwards

When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

― Elvis Presley

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

– Frederick Douglass

Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.

– Aisha Tyler

I think we build resilience to prepare for whatever adversity we’ll face. And we all face some adversity – we’re all living some form of Option B.

– Sheryl Sandberg

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

– Napoleon Hill

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

― Marcus Aurelius

Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.

― Roy T. Bennett

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.

― George Eliot

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

― Michael Jordan

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

– Douglas Adams

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.

― Roy T. Bennett

One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: ‘This too shall pass’.

― Alain de Botton

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

– George Bernard Shaw

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

– Robert Kennedy

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

– Oscar Wilde

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

– Benjamin Franklin

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