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200 Inspirational Quotes On Surrender (2023)

1. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger


2. “He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.”


3. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey


4. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got: don’t ever stop, just push it ’till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall”


5. “The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”


6. Those of us who submitted or surrendered our ideas and dreams and identities to the 'leaders' must take back our rights, our identities, our responsibilities.


7. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


8. “To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu


9. “There is no perfect decision—only the perfectly surrendered decision to press through our fears and know that God is working in us to bring about good through us. Let’s state it”


10. “My fear of being real, of being seen, paralyzes me into silence. I crave the touch and the connection, but I’m not always brave enough to open my hand and reach out. This is the great challenge: to be seen, accepted, and loved, I must first reveal, offer, and surrender.” ― Anna White


11. “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life”-Judi Ford


12. “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.”


13. “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the ‘me’ for the ‘we’.”


14. “Isn’t it strange how we must surrender being right in order to find what’s right, how humility enables us to be authentic, vulnerable, trustworthy, and intimate with others? People are open to those who are open to them.”


15. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got; don’t ever stop, just push it ‘till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fail.”


16. "The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.” – Ram Dass


17. “I surrender my life to you. You are everything to me. You are my life.”


18. “Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”


19. “You also know you’re surrendered when you don’t react to criticism and rush to defend yourself. Surrendered hearts show up best in relationships. You don’t edge others out, you don’t demand your rights, and you aren’t self-serving when you’re surrendered.”


20. “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”


21. “You are conditioned to believe that if you let go, if you surrender, you will either be a victim of circumstances and not assertive in your own being, or you will be viewed as being lazy, lacking in willpower, and un-motivated.


22. “When love comes unexpectedly, sometimes all you can do is surrender and accept the beauty that has come into your life unannounced to cherish it forevermore.”


23. “Surrendering is not repressing your personality. God wants to use your unique personality. Rather than its being diminished, surrendering enhances it. C. S. Lewis observed, “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become — because he made us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be…. It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.”


24. “A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan


25. “Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realise that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.” – Pat Summitt


26. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


27. “You are conditioned to believe that if you let go, if you surrender, you will either be a victim of circumstances and not assertive in your own being, or you will be viewed as being lazy, lacking in willpower, and un-motivated.


28. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”


29. “For I take it there are two things the imagination loves to do. It loves to embrace its objects completely, to take it in at a single glace, and see it as something harmonious, symmetrical, and self-explanatory. That is the classical imagination; the Parthenon was built for it. It also loves to lose itself in a labyrinth, to surrender to the inextricable. That is the romantic imagination; the Orlando Furioso was written for it. But Christian Theology does not cater very well for either.


30. “The night before brain surgery, I thought about death. I searched out my larger values, and I asked myself, if I was going to die, did I want to do it fighting and clawing or in peaceful surrender? What sort of character did I hope to show? Was I content with myself and what I had done with my life so far? I decided that I was essentially a good person, although I could have been better.”


31. “My life certainly didn’t change overnight. I experienced a waiting period, a time of growth, development, and perseverance as God prepared me. Lessons on patience, trust, surrender, and learning to take hold all preceded my stepping out. But even in this seemingly unimportant time of pruning and trials, God was preparing me for the next step.”


32. “Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.”


33. “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…”


34. “Teamwork is important. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.”


35. “I’ll surrender my world to you if that is the only way I could become a part of yours.”


36. “I surrendered myself to the cages of others' expectations, cultural mandates and institutional allegiances. Until I buried who I was in order to become what I should be. I lost myself when I learned how to please.”


37. “It is an interesting paradox that the more you surrender the credit for something you've done, the more memorable you become, and the more you actually end up receiving credit.”


38. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” -Vince Lombardi


39. “Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.” — Marie Reid


40. “Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.”~Jocko Willink


41. “Thus we may have a duty to rescue a drowning man and, perhaps, if we live on a dangerous coast, to learn lifesaving so as to be ready for any drowning man when he turns up. It may be our duty to lose our own lives in saving him. But if anyone devoted himself to lifesaving in the sense of giving it his total attention—so that he thought and spoke of nothing else and demanded the cessation of all other human activities until everyone had learned to swim—he would be a monomaniac. The rescue of drowning men is, then, a duty worth dying for, but not worth living for. It seems to me that all political duties (among which I include military duties) are of this kind. A man may have to die for our country, but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.”


42. “There are three barriers that block our total surrender to God: fear, pride, and confusion. We don’t realize how much God loves us, we want to control our own lives, and we misunderstand the meaning of surrender.”


43. Think about it, no one can win a race in which he had given up. You can’t win a battle for which you have surrendered. – Mary Kay Ash


44. “The more we diminish our own pain, or rank it, compared to others have survived, the less empathic we are to everyone. That when we surrender our own joy to make those in pain feel less alone or to make ourselves feel less guilty, or somehow more committed, we deplete ourselves of what it takes to feel fully alive and fueled by purpose. And sometimes when we can't acknowledge the pain of others while experiencing our own joy, we close our eyes, insulate ourselves, pretended that there's nothing we can do to make things better, and opt out of helping others. This ability to opt out of suffering and injustice or pretend everything is okay is the core of privilege...The goal is to get to the place where we can think 'I am aware of what's happening, the part I play, and how I can can make it better, and that doesn't mean I have to deny the joy in my life.”


45. Teamwork is really a form of trust. It's what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won't achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.'—Pat Summitt


46. “Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.” – Pat Summit (Coach)


47. “When you decide to live a totally surrendered life, that decision will be tested. Sometimes it will mean doing inconvenient, unpopular, costly, or seemingly impossible tasks. It will often mean doing the opposite of what you feel like doing.”


48. Think about it, no one can win a race in which he had given up. You can’t win a battle for which you have surrendered.


49. “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.”— Judy Ford


50. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox


51. “Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.” – Marie Reid


52. “We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”


53. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” – Jesse Jackson


54. “The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.”


55. Good teams become great ones, when members trust each other enough to surrender the ‘me’ for the ‘we.’ –Phil Jackson


56. “All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender, for it is all give and no take.”


57. “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.” – Judy Ford


58. “What you need to do, is to put your will over completely into the hands of your Lord, surrendering to Him the entire control of it. Say, “Yes, Lord, YES!” to everything, and trust Him to work in you to will, as to bring your whole wishes and affections into conformity with His own sweet, and lovable, and most lovely will. It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him. He turns hard things into easy, and bitter things into sweet. It is not that He puts easy things in the place of the hard, but He actually changes the hard thing into an easy one.” ~ Hannah Whitall Smith , Trust quotes for him


59. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” — Michael J. Fox


60. “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.” — Judy Ford


61. “One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”


62. “And it’s the one thing Jesus is asking of the rich ruler. Not for a life lived perfectly, but a heart of perfect surrender.”


63. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. –Arnold Schwarzenegger


64. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?'” – Jim Carrey


65. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger


66. “If every time we choose a turd, society, at a great expense, simply allows us to redeem it for a pepperoni, then not only will we never learn to make smart choices, we will also surrender the freedom to choose, because a choice without consequences is no choice at all.”


67. “To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.”


68. “Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. ” ― Miguel Angel Ruiz


69. “The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering


70. “A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan


71. "It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey


72. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi


73. “letting go is not the same as loss of control; it is intentional surrender.”


74. “The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.” – Rick Warren


75. “Lead. Step up. Be the one who people look to. Absorb the impact—and the negativity. Draw fire—yes: Draw fire. That’s when a member of a platoon—for tactical reasons—steps into the open to draw enemy fire; maybe to give another part of the team a chance to move; maybe to distract the enemy; maybe to help the platoon locate the enemy. But that’s what I say: Draw fire. Bring that pain to me— I can handle it when others cannot. When bad things are happening—I will be the one good thing—standing tall—that can be relied upon. I will bolster those around me. And the positive attitude will spread. And we will fight. And in fighting, we will win. If not the battle and if not the war—we will win: Because our spirit will never surrender. And that is the ultimate victory: To hold your head high, and—even in the face of inescapable defeat— To Stand and Fight.”


76. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles. Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right?


77. “God often calls surrendered people to do battle on his behalf.”


78. “The theme of obeying God runs from Genesis to Revelation, and it is vital to our children’s success in life. A child who has a heart that is willing to surrender to God and fulfill every divine appointment given to him or her is a success.”


79. “Teamwork is really a form of trust It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues ” – Pat Summit, American basketball coach


80. The sweetness of your love has built her nest around my heart. Like the web, it has entangled me and all I do is ever surrender to it.


81. “The French, [Colville] told Churchill, were moving ever closer to capitulating. Churchill said, ‘Tell them…that if they let us have their [naval] fleet we shall never forget, but that if they surrender without consulting us we shall never forgive. We shall blacken their name for a thousand years!’


82. “Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger


83. “This is the paradox: victory comes through surrender. Surrender doesn’t weaken you; it strengthens you. Surrendered to God, you don’t have to fear or surrender to anything else.”


84. “What you need to do, is to put your will over completely into the hands of your Lord, surrendering to Him the entire control of it. Say, “Yes, Lord, YES!” to everything, and trust Him to work in you to will, as to bring your whole wishes and affections into conformity with His own sweet, and lovable, and most lovely will. It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him. He turns hard things into easy, and bitter things into sweet. It is not that He puts easy things in the place of the hard, but He actually changes the hard thing into an easy one.” ~ Hannah Whitall Smith , Trust quotes for him


85. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got. Don’t ever stop, just push it ‘till you hit the top. And if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fail.”


86. "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger


87. 37. “Recovery begins at exactly that moment when you are completely broken to pieces and must surrender to unfamiliar and uncomfortable ways in order to be rebuilt into who you were meant to be.” – Unknown


88. “Everybody eventually surrenders to something or someone. If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego. You were designed to worship God — and if you fail to worship him, you will create other things (idols) to give your life to. You are free to choose what you surrender to, but you are not free from the consequences of that choice. E. Stanley Jones said, “If you don’t surrender to Christ, you surrender to chaos.”


89. “Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.” — Marie Reid


90. Think about it, no one can win a race in which he had given up. You can’t win a battle for which you have surrendered.


91. “In the end, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


92. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”— Arnold Schwarzenegger


93. “Don’t make decisions when you’re exhausted or scared, make them when you’re rested and at peace before God and surrender to him.” -John Mark Comer


94. To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. - Irving Wallace


95. “ A courageous man prefers death to the surrender of self-respect.”


96. “Obviously, the core of Eve’s temptation was she wanted to be like God, knowing good and evil. But we can’t ignore the fact that the serpent used food as a tool in the process. If the very downfall of humanity was caused when Eve surrendered to a temptation to eat something she wasn’t supposed to eat, I do think our struggles with food are important to God.”


97. “It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?”


98. The sweetness of your love has built her nest around my heart. Like the web, it has entangled me and all I do is ever surrender to it.


99. “Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.” – Jocko Willink


100. “And it’s the one thing Jesus is asking of the rich ruler. Not for a life lived perfectly, but a heart of perfect surrender.”


101. “The secret of the surrendered life is giving God the first part of every day, the first day of every week, the first portion of your income, the first consideration in every decision, and the first place in all of your life.”


102. “Life insurance can be numbingly complicated. Clients often turn off their brains and surrender their judgment to the very agent or planner who brought on their coma in the first place.” ~ Jane Bryant Quinn


103. “Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.” – Goldie Hawn


104. “Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.” — Cheryl Strayed. “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar”


105. ‘He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo


106. “As the river surrenders itself to the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you.” – Kabir


107. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got: don’t ever stop, just push it ’till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall”


108. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is a strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


109. "It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?”


110. “He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.”


111. “come to You today, a woman worn out from trying to do everything in my own strength. A woman ready to accept Your invitation to surrender. Today I say that I give up. I give up carrying the weight of all that’s too much for me. Take this, Lord. Take all of this hard and all of this hurt and shatter it just right, so I can be made stronger, more beautiful, and able to withstand fires like never before. I trust Your love for me. I trust Your plans for me. And I trust You will use all of this for good. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


112. “Every seduction has two elements that you must analyze and understand: first, yourself and what is seductive about you; and second, your target and the actions that will penetrate their defenses and create surrender.”


113. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted like trees.”


114. Dear God, I surrender my loved one to You today. Thank You for the gift that they are to me. I trust You are in control over everything and that You will be in the surgery room with them when I cannot.


115. ‘I surrender my life to you. You are everything to me. You are my life.’


116. Scripture points us back to the promise of God's love and care in our lives. When you or someone you love is facing surgery, take time to read over these comforting Bible verses. Be reminded to surrender your worries to God in exchange for His supernatural peace.


117. “Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger


118. Think about it, no one can win a race in which he had given up. You can’t win a battle for which you have surrendered. – Mary Kay Ash


119. In your lifetime, you will find and meet one person who will love you more than anybody you have ever known and will know. They will love you with every bit of energy and soul. They sacrifice, surrender and give so much that it scares you. Someday, you will know who that is. Sometimes, people realize who it was.


120. “He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven.” —Oscar Wilde


121. “You know you’re surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, force your agenda, and control the situation. You let go and let God work.”


122. The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.


123. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” — Rainer Maria Rilke


124. “It wasn’t in a war. It wasn’t in a battle. It isn’t in a melee of fire and destruction that most of us succumb to weakness. We are taken apart, slowly. Convinced to take an easier path. Enticed by comfort. Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.”


125. “I’ve also learned that the more we diminish our own pain, or rank it compared to what others have survived, the less empathic we are to everyone. That when we surrender our own joy to make those in pain feel less alone or to make ourselves feel less guilty or seem more committed, we deplete ourselves of what it takes to feel fully alive and fueled by purpose.”


126. “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” ― Phil Jackson


127. We focus on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but we forget to pause in the stillness of the days between. Find time today to be present in that place of waiting. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace that comes as you breathe in that place of quiet surrender. Don’t rush through the space called Between. – Katherine J Walden


128. “No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.” — Jim Rohn


129. To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.


130. To the wing of your love, I surrender my heart that we might fly together to discover the hidden treasure inside our hearts.


131. “No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.” ~ Jim Rohn


132. Why did you surrender to that sickness? Why did you stop fighting back the sickness? So you will be missed in the family. Death, why?


133. “The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.”


134. ”Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.”


135. ‘I surrender my life to you. You are everything to me. You are my life.’


136. “No one else ‘makes us angry.’ We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.”


137. “If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” – Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon


138. There is no perfect decision - only the perfectly surrendered decision to press through our fears and know that God is working in us to bring about good through us. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


139. “At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.”


140. “No one else makes us angry. We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.” — Jim Rohn


141. “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.”


142. The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. – Vince Lombardi


143. “And let's be honest, if we weren't ever disappointed, we'd settle for the shallow pleasures of this world rather than addressing the spiritual desperation of our souls. We don't think about fixing things until we realize they are broken. And even then we don't call in the experts until we surrender to the realization we cannot fix things on our own. If our souls never ached with disappointments and disillusionment, we'd never full admit and submit to our need for God. If we weren't shattered we'd never know the glorious touch of the Potter making something glorious out of dust, out of us.”


144. “The tricky part can be loving yourself unconditionally where you are at, versus judging and bullying yourself. Know first that your purpose is to connect to the infinity of your being then surrender all to Spirit, and take instructions from universal consciousness. When you live a life of magic and love, you align yourself with a higher path of love.”—Nerissa Marie


145. “Do not give up based on instinct. If you are forced to stand down, retreat so that you can rebuild and attack. But make that decision based on logic. Not on the instinct of surrender and defeat.” – Jocko Willink


146. “Strength doesn’t come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger


147. “To be one’s self. and unafraid whether right or wrong. is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.” – Irving Wallace


148. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.” – Tupac Shakur


149. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” — Jesse Jackson


150. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender. that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger


151. “If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego.” – Rick Warren


152. “ Strenght does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”


153. “A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow!”


154. “One’s dignity may be assaulted. vandalized and cruelly mocked. but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox


155. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted like trees.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


156. “Recovery begins at exactly that moment when you are completely broken to pieces and must surrender to unfamiliar and uncomfortable ways in order to be rebuilt into who you were meant to be.” – Unknown


157. “Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty.”


158. Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life. – Judy Ford


159. “A man may have to die for our country, but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.”


160. “William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said, “The greatness of a man’s power is in the measure of his surrender.”


161. “Strength does not come from winning. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”


162. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


163. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” — Jim Carrey.


164. “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”


165. “To be one's self. and unafraid whether right or wrong. is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”– Irving Wallace


166. Lord, it seems as if my world has collapsed, hurling me into another deep, dark pit. I come to You in complete surrender. I am desperate for You, helpless and afraid. But today, I choose to trust You, even in the darkness, knowing that Your healing for my life is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - Mary Southerland


167. “I will never surrender to discouragement or despair no matter what seeming obstacles may confront me.”


168. All of us need a vision for our lives, and even as we work to achieve that vision, we must surrender to the power that is greater than we know. It’s one of the defining principles of my life that I love to share: God can dream a bigger dream for you than you could ever dream for yourself.


169. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”


170. “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the ME for the WE.” – Phil Jackson


171. “As a leader, your job is to do everything in your power to create the perfect conditions for success by benching your ego and inspiring your team to play the game the right way. But at some point, you need to let go and turn yourself over to the basketball gods. The soul of success is surrendering to what is.” – Phil Jackson


172. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger


173. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender”


174. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” ―Jesse Jackson


175. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.” – Tupac Shakur


176. However awful the storm of my disappointment, it's a response that belongs to me. It's my heart, after all. My territory, my kingdom. And since I'm the only one with the authority to surrender it, I can also take it back. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi


177. In your lifetime, you will find and meet one person who will love you more than anybody you have ever known and will know. They will love you with every bit of energy and soul. They sacrifice, surrender and give so much that it scares you. Someday, you will know who that is. Sometimes, people realize who it was.


178. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”


179. “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!”


180. ”Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.” – Jocko Willink


181. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”


182. The mere presence of you, weaken me to surrender. You came in a special way and took my heart away. Now, all I live for is every presence of yours that makes my heart shiver for your love.


183. “If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” – Toni Morrison


184. “To be one’s self. and unafraid whether right or wrong. is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”


185. “Dream big – dream very big. Work hard – work very hard. And after you’ve done all you can, you stand, wait, and fully surrender.” – Oprah Winfrey


186. “To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflicts than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.”


187. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?’” – Jim Carrey


188. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Rainer”


189. “She fell, she crashed, she broke, she crawled, she hurt, she surrendered, and then… she rose again.” – Nausicaa Twila


190. “During labor, the most important thing is to get primal and surrender to the process.” – Ricki Lake


191. “We cannot know love if we remain unable to surrender our attachment to power. if any feeling of vulnerability strikes terror in our hearts. Lovelessness torments.” – Bell hooks. All About Love: New Visions


192. “Can I trust God? Trust is an essential ingredient to surrender. You won’t surrender to God unless you trust him, but you can’t trust him until you know him better. Fear keeps us from surrendering, but love casts out all fear. The more you realize how much God loves you, the easier surrender becomes.”


193. “The most difficult area to surrender for many people is their money.”


194. “Summer is for surrendering; winter is for wondering.” — Debasish Mridha


195. “A second barrier to total surrender is our pride. We don’t want to admit that we’re just creatures and not in charge of everything. It is the oldest temptation: “You’ll be like God!”11 That desire — to have complete control — is the cause of so much stress in our lives. Life is a struggle, but what most people don’t realize is that our struggle, like Jacob’s, is really a struggle with God! We want to be God, and there’s no way we are going to win that struggle.”


196. “My life certainly didn’t change overnight. I experienced a waiting period, a time of growth, development, and perseverance as God prepared me. Lessons on patience, trust, surrender, and learning to take hold all preceded my stepping out. But even in this seemingly unimportant time of pruning and trials, God was preparing me for the next step.”


197. “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”


198. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.” – Goldie Hawn


199. “Love is total surrender, total acceptance and total commitment.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


200. “ A courageous man prefers death to the surrender of self-respect.”

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