19 Tweetable Running Quotes on Motivation, Racing, and Reaching Your Goals

Sometimes brevity is best. The most inspiring motivation often comes from a single sentence.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of quotes that are sure to inspire you to be the best runner you can be. Some are funny, some serious, but all are powerful and remind us that running is an important part of who we are.

I’ve also made it really easy for you to share them with other runners. Just click the “Click here to tweet this” button after each quote and you can share it on Twitter. If you prefer Facebook, StumbleUpon, or email, you can do that too!

Which running quote will you share?

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. -Michael Jordan –> Click here to tweet this

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney –> Click here to tweet this

What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now. -Buddha –> Click here to tweet this

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. -Juma Ikangaa –> Click here to tweet this

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. -Oprah –> Click here to tweet this

Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’. -Paul Tergat –> Click here to tweet this

I eat whatever the guy who beat me in the last race ate. -Alex Ratelle –> Click here to tweet this

Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage. -George Patton –> Click here to tweet this

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. -John Bingham –> Click here to tweet this

Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right. -Henry Ford –> Click here to tweet this

Keep varying the program. Your body will tell you what to do. -Joan Benoit Samuelson –> Click here to tweet this

Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant. -Dr. George Sheehan –> Click here to tweet this

Every day is a good day when you run. -Kevin Nelson –> Click here to tweet this

If you want to be the best runner you can be, start now. -Priscilla Welch –> Click here to tweet this

Racing teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. -Patti Sue Plummer –> Click here to tweet this

Run hard, be strong, think big! -Percy Cerutty –> Click here to tweet this

I had as many doubts as everyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards. -Alberto Salazar –> Click here to tweet this

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. -Les Brown –> Click here to tweet this

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. -Muhammad Ali –> Click here to tweet this

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Comments

  1. Somewhere in Africa a lion wakes up and thinks to himself “if I am not faster than the slowest gazelle I will starve today”
    Somewhere else in Africa a gazelle wakes up and thinks to himself “if I am not faster that than the fastest lion I will be killed today”
    So wether you are a lion or a gazelle, when you wake up in the morning you better be running! ——author unknown——–

  2. What’s on your feet isn’t as important as what’s on your shoulders – and both are behind what’s in your chest.

  3. Good ones

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