Running Quotes


Pre Quotes:
*To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift*

*You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.*
George Patton Quotes:

*Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage*

*Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired…You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.*

~ George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian

 

Dr. George Sheehan Quotes:

*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
*Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it*

~ Oprah Winfrey

*We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.*

~ Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile

*You also need to look back, not just at the people who are running behind you but especially at those who don’t run and never will… those who run but don’t race…those who started training for a race but didn’t carry through…those who got to the starting line but didn’t in the finish line…those who once raced better than you but no longer run at all. You’re still here. Take pride in wherever you finish. Look at all the people you’ve outlasted.*

~ Joe Henderson
*We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.*

~ Alberto Salazar

*There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.*

~ Bill Bowerman

*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

*I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.*

~ Arthur Blank
Motivational Quotes:
*Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right.*
~ Henry Ford

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

*Me thinks that the moment my legs began to move, my thoughts began to flow.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

*Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right*
~ Aldous Huxley

*It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise*
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

*Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.*
~ Albert Einstein

*Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.*
~ W. C. Doane

*The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be*
~ Horace Bushnell

 

Quotes on Running

*I like running because it’s a challenge. If you run hard, there’s the pain – and you’ve got to work your way through the pain. You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don’t overdo it’ and? Don’t push yourself.’ Well, I think that’s a lot of bull. If you push the human body, it will respond.*

~ Bob Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers general manager, NHL Hall of Fame.
*It’s elevating and humbling at the same time. Running along a beach at sunrise with no other footprints in the sand, you realize the vastness of creation, your own insignificant space in the plan, how tiny you really are, your own creatureliness and how much you owe to the supreme body, the God that brought all this beauty and harmony into being.*

~ Sister Marion Irvine, 2:51 PR and 1984 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier