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Lindsey N. Dyn

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Inspirational Quotes

Sometimes you need a little extra motivation to push through that hard run.  Search through the inspirational quotes below for a little extra oomph...

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

                 - Mark Twain


"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." 

                 - Confucius


"As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are." 





   - Joan Benoit Samuelson

"Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will." 


 - Mahatma Gandhi

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.  I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be." 


 - Ken Venturi

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." 




"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.  Seize common occasions and make them great.  Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them." 


"There are so many things in life that divide us, that separate us and tear us apart, be it race, religion, creed, socioeconomic level, nationality or any variety of other factors. But running is something that we all share in common." 


"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.  A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." 

                      - Lao Tzu



"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." 

         - Oprah Winfrey



"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." 




"That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is."

        - Kara Goucher

- Francis of Assisi

    - Orison Swett Marden

    - Steve Prefontaine

 - Dean Karnazes


"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory." 

      - William Barclay


"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more." 

      - Steve Prefontaine


"When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time." 

       - Haile Gebrselassie


"At the end of a marathon, it's going to hurt whether you're speeding up or slowing down. You may as well push."

         - Summer Sanders

“We strive toward a goal, and whether we achieve it or not is important, but it's not what's most important. What matters is how we move toward that goal.”

- Scott Jurek, from Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

- Scott Jurek, from Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

"Nobody said it's going to be easy.  You have to dig into yourself.  Think about your family.  Think about the journey itself.  THINK IN THE MOMENT."

         - Meb Keflezighi


"Running has taught me, perhaps more than anything else, that there's no reason to fear starting lines…or other new beginnings."

        - Amby Burfoot

"The label of 'marathoner' has, from the beginning, been awarded to those who went the distance under their own power, whether they ran, walked, crawled or tiptoed.  When you cross that finish line, you've entered an elite group.  About one-tenth of one percent of the population has done it.  Don't let anyone take that great achievement away from you."



"Running is a simple, primitive act, and therein lays its power. For it is one of the few commonalities left between us as a human race."


"We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport."

           - Alberto Salazar


"It doesn't matter how fast or how far you're going.  If you're putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club."

       - Kara Goucher


“Sometimes the best journeys aren’t necessarily from east to west, or from ground to summit, but from heart to head. Between them we find our voice.”


 - Scott Jurek, from Eat and Run:

   My Unlikely Journey to

  Ultramarathon Greatness

"For an athlete, the biggest pressure comes from within.  You know what you want to do and what you're capable of."

      - Paula Radcliffe

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

           - Steve Prefontaine


"The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character."

            - Arnold Schwarzenegger


"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."

             - Albert Schweitzer

"You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone."

       - Percy Cerutty

"Winning has nothing to do with racing.  Most days don't have races anyway.  Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up."

           - Amby Burfoot


"Being an athlete is a state of mind which is not bound by age, performance or place in the running pack."

           - Jeff Galloway

- Jeff Galloway

- Dean Karnazes