Running Quotes

Welcome to Running Quotes. Here you will find famous quotes and quotations about Running.

Running Quotes and Quotations

There is an itch in runners. ~Arnold Hano

Running is my sunshine. ~Joan Twine

You play the way you practice. ~Pop Warner

Run hard, be strong, think big! ~Percy Cerutty

Feel the fear and do it anyway. ~Susan Jeffers

The impossible is often the untried. ~Jim Goodwin

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. ~Jumbo Elliot

I don't jog. If I die I want to be sick. ~Abe Lemmons

I have met my hero, and he is me. ~Dr. George Sheehan

Running gives me confidence. ~Steve Prefontaine

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. ~Benjamin Franklin

Running Quotes and Quotations

A runner must run with dreams in his heart. ~Emil Zatopek

Success doesn't come to you... you go to it. ~Marva Collins

Recognize your victories. ~Joan Benoit Samuelson

Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is. ~Catfish Hunter

Self ~trust is the essence of heroism. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winners never quit, and quitters never win. ~Vince Lombardi

Life is short... running makes it seem longer. ~Baron Hansen

You train best where you are the happiest. ~Fran Shorter

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~Earl Weaver

It takes education to be successful in the game of life. ~Bob Lanier

Running Quotes and Quotations

Running is one of the best solution to a clear mind. ~Sasha Azevedo

We all need goals. Life is hard to live without one. ~Tory Baucum

Citius, altius, fortius...swifter, higher, stronger. ~Olympic Motto

I eat whatever the guy who beat me in the last race ate. ~Alex Ratelle

In order to succeed, we must first believe we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis

You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough. ~Joe Louis

each race telling me more about myself and others. ~Dr. George Sheehan

There's nothing a man can't do if the spirit's there. ~FRANZ STAMPFL

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. ~Martin Mull

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. ~Vince Lombardi

Running Quotes and Quotations

Don't give up on the impossible before you try it. ~Biggie Munn, MSU football

Dream the impossible, do the incredible. ~Unknown (courtesy Jeremy Paxston)

If the hill has its own name, then it's probably a pretty tough hill. ~Marty Stern

Everything I know about life, I learned it from running. ~Ruben Toledo Rosado

Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible. ~Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

To give anything less than your best is the sacrifice the gift. ~Steve Prefonataine

The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank. ~George Sheehan

Just do the best with what you have, and you'll soon be doing it better. ~Gil Hodges

A coach can be like oasis in the desert of a runner's lost enthusiasm. ~Ken Doherty

You only grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone. ~Percy Cerutty

Running Quotes and Quotations

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle

Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight. ~Lance Armstrong

You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back. ~Prefontaine

This is what really matters: running. This is where I know where I am. ~Steve Jones

The race does not always go to the swift, but to the ones who keep running. ~Anonymous

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

The crime is not to avoid failure, the crime is to not give triumph a chance. ~H. Weldon

If you want to live, you must walk. If you want to live long, you must run. ~Jinabhai Navik

Only those who will risk going to far can possibly find out how far they can go. ~T.S. Eliot

Running Quotes and Quotations

Every time I fail I assume I will be a stronger person for it. ~Joan Benoit Samuelson

Passion is pushing myself when there is no one else around ~ just me and the road. ~Ryan Shay

The biggest mistake an athlete can make is to be afraid of making one. ~L. Ron Hubbard, author

The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting as well. ~Baron de Coubertin

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

Running Quotes and Quotations

Ninety -eight percent of success is in the head and the heart. ~Cathy Ferguson, Olympic swimming

Don't attack a hill from the very bottom - it's bigger than you are! ~Harry Groves

Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run? ~Kevin Nelson

The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~John Wooden

When you run in places you visit, you encounter things you'd never see otherwise. ~Tom Brokaw

Running Quotes and Quotations

A star can win any game; a team can win every game ~Jack Ramsay, National Basketball Association

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks. ~Joe Paterno

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. ~Erma Bombeck

If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances. ~Alberto Salazar

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

Running Quotes and Quotations

Runners just do it ~ they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~Author Unknown

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ~Steve Prefontaine

If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today. ~Wid Matthews, Chicago Cubs

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. ~Dr. Joyce Brothers

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. ~Steve Prefontaine

Running Quotes and Quotations

You can't go back and make a brand new start, but you can start now and make a brand -new end. ~Jack Garmise

They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long -distance runner. ~Chuck Knox, LA Rams

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself. ~Mahatma Ghandi

A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you've done it, you feel you can do anything. ~Anonymous

Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be. ~Dr. George Sheehan

Running Quotes and Quotations

Do no go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any idiot can train himself into the ground; the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger. ~Keith Brantley

I ran to be free; I ran to avoid pain; I ran to feel pain; I ran out of love and hate and anger and joy. ~Dagny Scott

Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined. ~Carlos Lopes, Portugal

Success does not come to the most righteous and rigorously disciplined but to those who continue running. ~Amby Burfoot

Running Quotes and Quotations

One thing about racing is that it hurts. You better accept that from the beginning or you're not going anywhere. ~Bob Kennedy

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~William Faulkner

Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas. ~Esa Tikkannen, 1979

To a runner, a side stich is like a car alarm. It signifies something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away. ~Author Unknown

Only think of two things -the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other. ~Sam Mussabini

Running Quotes and Quotations

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble. ~ Bill Rodgers

There is something about the ritual of the race -putting on the number, lining up, being timed -that brings out the best in us. ~ Grete Waitz

You don't get to choose when opportunity is going to knock, so you better be prepared for it when it does. ~Ted Anderson, U of Nebraska Omaha

To make your life a work of art, you must have the material to work with. The race, any race, is just such an experience. ~George Sheehan

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude is how well you do it. ~Lou Holtz, U of S. Carolina football

Running Quotes and Quotations

Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. ~Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon training motto

A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected by in as many ways as they're capable of understanding. ~Steve Prefontaine

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise. ~P.Z. Pearce

Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. ~Charles Schulz, Peanuts

Running Quotes and Quotations

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. ~Bruce Barton

There's nothing better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve. ~OG Mandino

My feet have several thousand meetings scheduled with the dirt on a trail not far from here. Who am I to keep them waiting? Time to run. ~Jeb Dickerson

To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain ~ not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it. ~Dr. George Sheehan

The greatest danger to most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. ~Michelangelo

Running Quotes and Quotations

We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self ~discipline and effort. ~Jesse Owens

Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring. ~Jimmy Carter

If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. ~Priscilla Welch, Master Marathon Great

If you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it. ~Emil Zatopeck

In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. ~Fred Lebow

Running Quotes and Quotations

The most important day in any running program is rest. Rest days give your muscles time to recover so you can run again. Your muscles build in strength as you rest. ~Hal Higdon

Blink and you miss a sprint. The 10,000 meters is lap after lap of waiting. Theatrically, the mile is just the right length - beginning, middle, end: a story unfolding. ~Sebastian Coe

I think there's only one sensible place for a person to be at 5:30 in the morning. That's in bed. And what am I doing? I'm out running. And I completely hate this. ~Derek Clayton

I don't think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit ~ups. ~Rita Rudner

The most important message I stress to beginners is to learn to love the sport. Like other endeavors, if running is not undertaken properly, it can be difficult and discouraging. ~Cliff Held

Running Quotes and Quotations

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. ~Mark Twain

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street. ~Neil Armstrong

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 to quit. ~George Sheehan

Some runners judge performance by whether they won or lost. Others define success or failure by how fast they ran. Only you can judge your performance. Avoid letting others sit in judgment of you. ~Hal Higdon

Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about. ~PattySue Plumer

In running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions. ~Glenn Cunningham

I think some of the most celebrated moments in human achievement should be those times when everything is going against a person and they are down in the dumps but they simply choose to get up. That's real greatness! ~Ryan Hall

Running Quotes and Quotations

Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path. ~Siddhartha

It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him. ~Mike Royko

I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs. ~Jesse Owens

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

You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that's in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That's the way to be great, running against yourself.

From Running Quotes to Quote of the Day