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35 Inspiring Quotes on Quitting Your Job

On the pathway to success, you should never look at quitting. Then again, there comes a time when you may want to quit your job and go into business or freelancing full-time. If that’s the case, then I hope these quotes can inspire you on when you should quit, and when you should stick.

Please note: I don’t advocate that you quit your job on the spot. Without a safety barrier such as 6 to 12 months of your living costs saved up, it’s simply going to be psychologically challenging. Don’t quit on a whim but instead focus on an end date and work towards it. I learned this lesson the hard way early in my online journey.

Best Quotes About Quitting Your Job

1. The cowards never started, and the weak died along the way. That leaves us, ladies and gentlemen.

Phil Knight

2. Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever.

Lance Armstrong

3. Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.

Denis Waitley

4. Happiness is an inside job.

William Arthur Ward

5. One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.

Napoleon Hill

6. Say NO to the demands of the world. Say YES to the longings of your own heart.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

7. A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.

John le Caree

8. If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.


9. 'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

Tim Ferriss

10. He not busy being born... is busy dying.

Bob Dylan

11. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

12. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most people dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

13. I grew so depressed from the lack of support that I considered quitting. No one understood me.

Shinya Yamanaka

14. Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur

15. People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

16. It matters if you just don’t give up.

Stephen Hawking

17. There’s no rule, no law, no regulation that says you can’t come back. So I have every right to come back.

Lance Armstrong

18. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. The difference is winning and losing is most often not quitting.

Walt Disney

20. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

21. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

22. If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.

Michael Jordan

23. A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.

Richard Bach

24. Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.


25. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

26. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

Conrad Hilton

27. 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.

Ross Perot

28. The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.

Ernest Hello

29. Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

Muhammad Ali

30. Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never – In anything great or small, large or petty – Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill

31. Champions don’t quit.

Mike Tyson

32. Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.

Robert Kiyosaki

33. Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.

Napoleon Hill

34. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald

35. 97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% that never gave up.

Daymond John

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After doing this for 10 years, I’ve learned that online success doesn’t come cheaply, easy or fast. It’s merely consistent work, day in and day out and the rewards are certainly worth the grind.