Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
Just put one foot in front of the other.
If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
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.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.
I run to see who has the most guts.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
There's no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes.
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