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Top 10 Non-running Quotes for Runners

Posted by Filed Under: Inspiration & Motivation, Running Quotes

I have always been an avid collector of inspirational quotations. Through my journey, I have found many great running quotes (that’s another article) that describe the many challenges runners face and their dedication to the sport. I have also found many non-running quotes that apply very well to running. Here are my favorite 10 non-running quotes for runners.

  1. Life is not a matter of being dealt good cards, but of being able to play a poor hand well. —Unknown
  2. Everything you do is your legacy. —Aaron Douglas Trimble
  3. Blessings are placed within our reach, but they are not placed within our hands. —Unknown
  4. No wonder experience is the best teacher. It has to teach us things we don’t want to learn. —Unknown
  5. Every man dies, but not every man truly lives. —William Wallace
  6. The crime is not to avoid failure, the crime is to not give triumph a chance. —H. Weldon
  7. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. —George Bernard Shaw
  8. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. —William Shakespeare
  9. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. —Confucius
  10. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. —Henry David Thoreau


8 Comments
  1. jank on September 21st at 12:22 pm

    How does it feel? To be on your own? With no direction home? Like a rolling stone? – B. Dylan on trail running.

  2. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on September 21st at 12:44 pm

    “I don’t want to live forever through my work. I want to live forever through not dying.” — Woody Allen

  3. Melisa (Irish Blue) on September 21st at 1:38 pm

    “Whether your sunglasses are off or on…you only see the world you make.” – Bonnie Raitt (Thing Called Love)

  4. Funky Dung on September 21st at 5:58 pm

    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

  5. Dawn - Pink Chick on September 21st at 7:55 pm

    Confusion must have seen me running…

  6. Dawn - Pink Chick on September 21st at 7:55 pm

    Confucius must have seen me running…

  7. Jeanne on September 21st at 8:38 pm

    dawn, i think you had it right the first time.
    Jank: That is hilarious!!

  8. Linda on September 21st at 9:13 pm

    Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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