Inspirational Quotes

Wilma Rudolph quote
Wilma Rudolph - Polio Survivor and Olympic Gold Medalist

"Our stories are proof that passion and purpose in life can lay dormant for years. But then one day, you find your desire, your dream, your strength. It was in you the whole time. And once you find it, nothing will ever be the same. From that day forward, you will put everything on the line, make every day count, test the limits of your heart and embrace the challenge of your spirit."  ~Bill Rodgers

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."  ~Roger Bannister

"When you get a diagnosis, don't play to the result, take it day by day."  - Michael J Fox

"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.  Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." ~Joseph Campbell

“The true runner is a very fortunate person. He has found something in him that is just perfect.” ~Dr. George Sheehan

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~Carl Gustav Jung

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a difficult thing but to turn it into glory.” ~William Barclay

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”  ~Wilma Rudolph

"We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate. Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless." - Christopher Reeve

"The miracle isn't that I finished; the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John Bingham

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. " - Eleanor Roosevelt


We gain strength, and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...We must do that which we think we cannot." - Eleanor Roosevelt