An inspiring collection of keep your head up quotes and sayings to remind you to always look on the bright side of life!

Life is a true miracle. Life is a gift and many other things but it is not easy. There will be times when you’ll feel like all hope is lost and that giving up is the only right thing to do.

There will be times when you’ll wish you could rewind the past and do things differently or when you’ll feel completely helpless or devastated.

If this is how you’ve been feeling lately or how you’re feeling today, fear not! Life is a miracle and learning to cope with our bad choices, decisions and disappointments is a part of it.

Tough times make us stronger, bolder and wiser!

Keep your head up quotes and sayings will help you find your silver lining and find the courage to accept the things you cannot change. Because life is a miracle teaching us valuable lessons and transforming us into our best self!

Best Quotes And Sayings To Keep Your Head Up During Tough Times

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1. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

2. “Stand tall, stand proud. Know that you are unique and magnificent. You do not need the approval of others.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

3. “Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.” – Max L. Forman

4. “So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

5. “Keep your head up. Keep your heart strong.” – Ben Howard

6. “Keep your chin up but not so high that you cannot see what is right in front of you.” – Joshua F.

7. “Try your best! Don’t try and you won’t know what you can do!” – Xiao F.

8. “The only reason to look down on someone is to help them up.” – Leroy Hibbert

9. “Keep your head up because one day one person will fight like hell for you, the same as you would for them, and it will be a deep love. So, keep your head up.”– Carlos Salinas

10. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

11. “Giving up on a purposeful journey of life is as deadly as death! When you pursue with tenacity, and strive through the adversities and the vicissitudes of life with a mind of fortitude and get to the end of the journey, you shall surely see life. Awake! Arise and go! Never ever give up!!!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

12. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Satchel Paige

13. “Put your shoulders back, hold your head up high knowing that the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you.” – Joel Osteen

14. “Keep your head up in failure and your head down in success.” – Jerry Seinfeld

15. “It takes someone strong to leave with their head held high. It takes someone stronger to stay with their head held higher.” – Isabella Poretsis

16. “Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I’ve been through. I said, it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor. Not a victim.” – Patricia Buckley

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17. “It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right.” – Ajay Naidu

18. “To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it.” – Germany Kent

19. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

20. “Even though you’re fed up, you’ve got to keep your head up.” – Tupac Shakur

21. “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up and handle it.” – Tupac Shakur

22. “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” – T. S. Eliot

23. “You have to lift your head up out of the mud and just do it.” – Teri Garr

24. “If I’m going to have hope, I’m going to have to learn to endure the disappointment.” – Sharon Weil

25. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.” – Unknown

26. “Always keep your mind strong with positive thoughts and your head up with full confidence, because you truly have greatness in you.” – Edmond Mbiaka

27. “I’m a child of God. God is my mommy, my daddy. That’s the only thing that’ll keep my head up. If I don’t remember who I am in him, I’m done.” – Mary J. Blige

28. “I admire someone who has been through a lot and still keeps their head up.” – Unknown

29. “Never think about something wrong you did in the past, always look forward with your head up high; have no regrets.” – Jared Leto

30. “How do I deal with people who look down on me? I look up at them.” – Ljupka Cvetanova

31. “And I know this world is so cold and deceiving but I keep my head up like my nose is bleeding.” – Lil Wayne

32. “Lift your head up high, and scream to the world. I know I am someone, and let the truth unfurl.” – Michael Jackson

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33. “You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.” – Jewish proverb

34. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

35. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

36. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

37. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

38. “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

39. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

40. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

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41. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy

42. “Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.” – Jesse Jackson

43. “As the world falls, I will keep my head up high because I know at the end of the time, I fall with my heart sorrowing into the sky.” – Christina Dessert

44. “Never let anyone tell you who you are, hold your head up high, look them in the eyes and TELL them who you are.” – Sonya Parker

45. “Keep your head up. It has to get worse before it gets better.” – Unknown

46. “Life’s like a snakes and ladders game. You can rise straight up to the top and fall right to the bottom the next second. But what differentiates you from others is your ability to climb up the ladders after sliding down the snakes.” – Evelyn H.

47. “I encourage messes. Art is a mess of sparks of creativity. Love is a mess of emotions beyond normal control. The perfect words are never going to be said. Prince Charming is always stuff of legend. Skeletons don’t belong in closets. Rain is inescapable. Absorb the world. Embrace insanity. Say cheese and Smile.” – Yekaterina Bezpalaya

48. “No matter how much it hurts, you have to hold your head up and keep going.” – Brooke Addison

49. “He who is silent and bows his head dies every time he does so. He who speaks aloud and walks with his head held high dies only once.” – Giovanni Falcone

50. “Always hold your head up high, even if on the inside you’re about to cry. Pretend that nothing is wrong at all. Close your eyes before you fall. If you can’t see it, it’s not there.” – Unknown

51. “Keep your heels, head and standards high.” – Coco Chanel

52. “Sometimes you just have to hold your head up high, blink away the tears and say goodbye.” – Unknown

53. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

54. “Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.” – Angelina Jolie

55. “A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.” – Stephan Hoeller

56. “What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.” – Dr. Patrick Gentempo

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57. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

58. “It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.” – Henry David Thoreau

59. “Keep your head up and be patient.” – A. J. McLean

60. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

61. “Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it, really. Just keep trying.” – Bear Grylls

62. “The nail that sticks its head up is the one that gets hit.” – Japanese proverb

63. “When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

64. “Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There’s still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile.” – Cameron Diaz

65. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

66. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

67. “When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” – Unknown

68. “I think my mind blown, I barely feel my feet. I’mma hold my head high even in defeat.” – Rick Ross

69. “Keep your head held high because the floor isn’t very interesting to look at.” – Unknown

70. “Keep your head up even if sometimes all you would want to do is hide away. Remember that it always gets easier.” – Unknown

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71. “Never give up your desire to be what you want to be. Stay focused, persistent, and relentless.” – Debasish Mridha MD

72. “Man was made to lead with his chin; he is worth knowing only with his guard down, his head up and his heart rampant on his sleeve.” – Robert Farrar Capon

73. “As children of God we are somebody. He will build us, mold us, and magnify us if we will but hold our heads up, our arms out, and walk with him.” – Marvin J. Ashton

74. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” – Bryce Courtenay

75. “I had to hold my head up high and put a bold face on things, but the thoughts keep coming anyways.” – Anne Frank

76. “I wrote when I was enduring a particularly both hard time in my life and an enlightening one. The strength I found in myself, and the realization that I really didn’t care anymore what life threw at me, inspired me to love messes. To be a mess, embrace messes because life is like that. Everything always has to be too perfect. Why not too messy?” – Yekaterina Bezpalaya

77. “You may try, but you can never tell what can or will happen unless it has happened already. And even then, it is uncertain.” – Brady C.

78. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

79. “A winner is someone who gets up one more time than he is knocked down.” – Mark S. Waxman

80. “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma

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81. “In my own faith tradition, these questions have been very important. It has always been easiest for me to apprehend God in the natural world. I love to go to church, but when I really want to feel the presence of the divine, I’m more likely to head up into the mountains.” – Bill McKibben

82. “You’ve got to have some adversity and learn from it. I’m working hard, but I didn’t expect a cure in one day. You learn. You move on. You hold your head up. You go on to the next day.” – Chuck Knoblauch

83. “The only thing you should ever quit is giving up.” – Steve Pfiester

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

85. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

86. “They’ve picked their heads up off the ground, and they now have a lot to carry on their shoulders.” – Ron Atkinson

87. “You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” – Olivia Benson

88. “Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory, and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say, ‘We’re Liverpool.’” – Bill Shankly

89. “I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

90. “God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for your life.” – Joel Osteen

91. “We ain’t meant to survive, cause it’s a setup. And even though you’re fed up. Huh, ya got to keep your head up.” – Tupac Shakur

92. “Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him.” – Tupac Shakur

93. “Abundance is a direct reflection of your preparation to live abundantly. People who are ready for abundance keep their heads up, their eyes open and give thanks for everything they get.” – Iyanla Vanzant

94. “You should see the eyes of some of those children when I say to them, we’re going to have to open your head up and take out this tumor. They’re not happy about it, believe me. And they don’t like me very much at that point. But later on, they love me.” – Ben Carson

95. “Keep your head up and smile, because someone somewhere wants to see you fail.” – Burnell Taylor

96. “You keep your head down and you work and work, and all of a sudden you pick your head up and people are receiving it the same way we’re sending it” – Jeffrey Tambor

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97. “When a church manipulates the law to say, “These people are lesser,” it takes a lot of resilience to hold your head up and say, “I am not lesser!” Some people can do it, and some cannot; and some of those people who cannot will be destroyed.” – Andrew Solomon

98. “You measure a player from the head up.” – Al McGuire

99. “I usually head up to the mountains or out into the desert. Somewhere nobody is. There I can dig deep and find the core that got me where I am today. It’s sort of like my reset button.” – Nathan Parsons

100. “It seems to me that the secret of true happiness in life is to know what you are and then be content to be that, in style, head up and proud, and not yearn to be something else.” – Robert A. Heinlein

101. “If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!” – Sarah Dessen

102. “Don’t let anyone knock you down. Keep your head up.” – Greyson Chance

103. “There are a lot of new opportunities that are poking their head up in my future. I’ve been very fortunate that way, but for right now, what I like is what I’m doing.” – Gavin MacLeod

104. “When we are youths in the Dominican, we pick up bats and balls because baseball is part of what we grow up with. The fun feeling you get playing keeps your head up when you encounter difficult times.” – Vladimir Guerrero

105. “Never give up on something you believe in.” – Steve Scalise

106. “If we let our head drop, our heart drops with it. Keep your head up, and your body is capable of amazing feats.” – Chrissie Wellington

107. “Be persistent and just keep going to open mics no matter what, even if just to watch and not perform. You’ll find that even at your worst keep your head up because you’ll still be better than other people’s best.” – Pete Holmes

108. “That’s what is incredible about human beings, is the choice to keep going.” – Jack Antonoff

109. “Don’t let haters get me off my grind. With my head up, I know I’ll be fine. Keep fighting until I get there. When I’m down and I feel like giving up, I think again. I whip my hair back and forth.” – Willow Smith

110. “If you’ve got a good idea and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to pursue it, keep your head up and eyes open because you don’t know when opportunity will come knocking.” – Paula Deen

111. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Elbert Hubbard

112. “You can run away from people, places, and things, but you can’t run from emotions, problems, or pain. You can’t run away from them, so they make you stronger because you have to live through them.” – K.L.

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113. “Things aren’t always easy, but you just have to keep going and don’t let the small stuff bog you down.” – Stella Maeve

114. “Do not change with the change, but change before change!” – Vivek K.

115. “I was haunted by trainers going “Up, up, up, get up.” You find yourself picking your head up and then realizing, they aren’t talking to me.” – Jeff Daniels

116. “I’m not a conscious rapper, all those things we talk about, the struggle, the pain, the outlook to the future, keep your head up. I try to put all those positive things into a regular human character, which is myself.” – J. Cole

117. “Don’t wait on approval, validation and likes from others – always give yourself the highest of approval ratings and work from there. Hold your head up and be fabulous no matter what!” – Jody Watley

118. “When times get rough, keep your head up.” – CC Sabathia

119. “I continue to hope and believe that the best stories and photographs are yet to occur. My quest for them will certainly require that I keep my head up and my eyes and heart open as I walk down the street.” – Peter Turnley

120. “You never give up, even when you should.” – Kelly Creagh

If you are going through tough times at the moment, I hope these keep your head up quotes have inspired you to find a silver lining and think positively no matter how hard the situation is.

Let this collection of life quotes and love quotes be your everyday reminder to keep your head and hopes up high no matter what! And remember:

“Life is not always black and white, it’s a million shades of gray.” – Unknown

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