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Inspirational Quotes

Stay fit. When you are 600 years old someone might ask you to do something really big.

What I Learned from Noah's Ark

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese proverb

Physical weakness is the cause of at least one-third of our miseries..First of all our young men must be strong. Religion will come afterwards...Be strong, my young friends, that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to heaven through football than through the study of the Gita..You will understand the Gita better with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger. You will understand the mighty genius and the mighty strength of Krishna better with a little strong blood in you. You will understand the Upanishads better and the glory of the Atman, when your body stands firm on your feet and you feel yourselves as men.

- from Education

Swami Vivekananda

Gratitude for the teaching of the enlightened ones, gratitude for the wonders of nature, gratitude for the charity of human beings, gratitude for the opportunity to practice — gratitude, not asceticism, is the principle of the marathon.

Marathon Monks

We are here at the Masters Games to make ourselves feel that we are children - God's children. For it is only children who have higher goals and make progress. Old people have given up their goals and are only waiting for death's hour to strike.

Sri Chinmoy

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least falls while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Pain is weakness leaving the body.


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

If you want to increase your chance of success, double your rate of failure.

Thomas Edison

Never trust an idea you come upon sitting down.


Only the mediocre are always at their best.


Make no little plans. They have no power to stir men's blood.

David Hudson Burnham

Big commitments mean big wins and big losses. Big commitments are often followed by big fears, doubts, and confusions.


You may be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try.

Beverly Sills

80% of success is just showing up.

Woody Allen

The way to learn any game is to play for more than you can afford to lose.


When one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Criticism is something that can be easily avoided by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.


Until one is committed there is hesistancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that in the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

W.H. Murray

You don't ever regret what you do, I don't think. You regret what you don't do. Because what you do, you can learn from it and you can just move on. But what you don't do will always make you wonder and live in that sort of mysterious, "I wonder what would have happened" manner.


No empowerment is so effective as self-empowerment. In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when they are wrong, they are positive, and that is the way of accomplishment.

David Landes

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot

If you don't start, it's certain you won't arrive.


We fear the thing we want the most.


We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whatever you assume to be true will become true for you.


Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

David Icke

Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger.


Whatever does not make me stronger, kills me.

Boulder Colorado running club

Somewhere along the line, we seem to have confused comfort with happiness...There is magic in misery.

Dean Karnazes, ultramarathon man

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson