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Best literary quotes for runners

book runningSometimes, the best quotes for runners come from the people you would least expect.


1) “Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible” –William Shakespeare

2) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!” –Dr. Suess

3) “Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run” –Rudyard Kipling

4) “The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother” –Charles Dickens

5) “The paradox of endurance sports is that an athlete can never work as hard as he wants because if he pushes himself too far, his democrat will fall” –Malcolm Gladwell

6) “Forever is composed of nows” –Emily Dickinson

7) “Here are some who like to run. They run for fun in the hot, hot sun” –Dr. Suess

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8) “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line” –Archimedes

9) “There’s time enough, but none to spare” –Charles W. Chestnutt

10) “It is not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character and judgement” –Marcus Tulles Cicero