Motivational Quotes

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

“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.”

“I respect those who smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.”

“Why fit in when you are born to stand out!”

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

“Life is much more joyful when we live from the inside out rather than the outside in.”

“I am responsible for what I say. I am not responsible for what you understand.”

“Let the kindness of others inspire you, buoy your spirits, and help you believe in the possibility that life, with its myriad complexities and challenges, is ultimately the repository of the world’s best gifts—joy, love, laughter, and light.”

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

“If you can’t tell whether your glass is half-empty or half-full, you don’t need another glass; what you need is better eyesight…and a more thankful heart.”

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.”

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain”

“The past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last sixteen years; or the last fifty years of life, doesn’t mean anything… All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?”

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

“Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to happen every time but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment.”

Abundance is not about how much money you have… It’s how you feel about what you have.

“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life, but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”

“Positive thinking is the ability to feel negative when you have to and still maintain enough hope to keep on going.”

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. – Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

“If you want to empower anyone else in your life, you need to start living the most empowered version of yourself first!”—Michael Eisen

“Allow yourself more moments of awe and wonder and inspiration and grace.”—Jennifer Pastiloff

We avoid experiencing where we are because we have developed a belief that it is not what we should be or want to be. Remember: failures pave the roadways to every success.”—Guru Singh

Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter.

“You have to be courageous and wise enough to know that if what you are doing isn’t producing the desired results, you must take different actions.”—Devon Harris

If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one. — Robert Brault

“If you’re on vacation, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to really be on vacation.”

“People in a relationship don’t want just to hold hands, though that’s important; they want to feel worthy, admirable, and interesting.”—Gretchen Rubin

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”-Joshua J. Marine

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.”-Unknown Author

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” -Sir Edmund Hillary

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”-Henry Ward Beecher

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”-T. S. Eliot

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”-Joe Paterno

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.”
-William James

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”-Jim Ryan

“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better.”-Paul Coffey

“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.”-John Wooden

“Runners just do it. They run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.” –-Unknown
“For me, races are the celebration of my training.” –Dan Browne, 2007 National Champion in the 5K and 20K

“There is no ‘Y’ in running. Believe in the run.” –Nike

“Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” –Lowell Thomas

“My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.”–John Bryant

“There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.” –Nike

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” — George Sheehan

“Anybody running beats anybody walking, and anybody walking beats anybody sitting.” –Tom Bunk

“Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still.” –Kathleen Harris

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” –-Dean Karnazes

“There is no time to think about how much I hurt; there is only time to run.” –Ben Logsdon

“Those who do something and fail are infinitetly better then those who try to do nothing and succeed.” –-Lloyd Jones

“No matter what the level of ability, you have more potential than you can develop in a lifetime.” –-James T. McCay

“Your biggest task is not to get ahead of others, but to surpass yourself.” –Author unknown

“When you run in the morning, you gain time. It’s like stretching 24 hours into 25. You may need less sleep and get up earlier, but if you can get by that, running early seems to expand the day.” –Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” –-George Sheehan

“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, are great.”
–-Mark Twain

“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.”–George Sheehan

“No matter how slow I run, I’m still faster than my couch.” -Anonymous

“I used to run to get to where I was going, but I never thought it would take me anywhere.” -Forrest Gump

“Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight.” -Lance Armstrong

“Relish the bad training runs. Without them it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.” -Pat Teske

“Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.” -Dr. George Sheehan.

“Running is like mouthwash; if you can feel the burn, it’s working.” -Brian Tackett

“Tears streamed down my face as I crossed the finish line. I was a new person, a runner.” -Thomas King

“I run because I used to be envious of people that could run, and now I am that person.” -Kendra Thompson

“Runs end. Running doesn’t.” – Nike

“Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work.” -Kara Goucher

“When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race.” -Jay Foonberg, 72-year-old runner

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life (and running) is not all about time but about our experiences along the way.” -Jen Rhines

“A run begins the moment you forget you are running.” – Adidas

“Above all, train hard, eat light, and avoid TV and people with negative attitudes.” – Scott Tinley `

“Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.”
-sign on Tom Fleming’s wall while training for the Boston Marathon

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race; it’s to test the limits of the human heart.”- Bill Bowerman

“Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.” -Joan Benoit Samuelson

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