Lance Armstrong- Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

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

Lance Armstrong


This statement made by Lance Armstrong is about failure and struggle. Pain is temporary meaning, nothing last forever. Our struggles, pain, and situation are all temporary. However, giving up and quitting last forever. Hardships, disappointments, and misfortune will be soon be replaced with something better if we keep going and don’t quit.

Source:  This quote was found in his novel, “It’s Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life (2001)



About Lance Armstrong:  Born on September 18, 1971, he is a professional road racing cyclist. At age 25, he was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and was later injured in 2009 and broke his collarbone in an accident. This famous quote is connected to his personal and professional life. Armstrong struggled with cancer but never quits. His athletic success and being a cancer survivor inspired him to become a motivational speaker. He is currently making special appearances to personal, sports and corporate events.


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