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Steve Prefontaine Quotes and Sayings

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I run to see who has the most guts.
- Steve Prefontaine

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest.
I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish
himself into exhausting pace,
and then at the end, punish himself even more.
- Steve Prefontaine

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.
- Steve Prefontaine

I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end,
and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.
- Steve Prefontaine

 

What I want is to be number one.
- Steve Prefontaine

Something inside of me just said 'Hey,
wait a minute, I want to beat him,' and I just took off.
- Steve Prefontaine

How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races?
- Steve Prefontaine

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To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
- Steve Prefontaine

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.
- Steve Prefontaine

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing PHOTO

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The cost of a thing is the amount
of what I will call life
which is required to be exchanged for it,
immediately or in the long run.
- Henry David Thoreau

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me
want to run home to be with my wife.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

Either you run the day or the day runs you.
- Jim Rohn

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

For exercise, I now run with my chocolate Lab puppy,
Oscar.
- Daniela Pestova

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week.
I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great.
I can run a marathon, you know.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

A runner must run with dreams in his heart,
not money in his pocket.
- Emil Zatopek

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things...
I play with leaves.
I skip down the street and run against the wind.
- Leo Buscaglia

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

They have come up with a perfect understanding.
He won't try to run her life,
and he won't try to run his, either.
- Anonymous

Run a home like you would a small business and treat
it with the same seriousness.
- Anthea Turner

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier
weapon than the machine-gun.
- George Orwell

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
- Christie Hefner

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

You can't be fat and fast, too; so lift,
run, diet and work.
- Hank Stram

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down.
I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without
me showing him up rounding the bases.
- Mickey Mantle

Well, I always run the risk of falling on my face,
which has in fact happened.
- Marcel Carne

Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore's,
the market creates certain forces which perhaps in
the long run may lead to democracy.
- Peter L. Berger

Thats why my biggest problems were with LL and Run.
- Kool Moe Dee

Headteachers and governing bodies run schools and that won't change.
- Estelle Morris

The more we get out of the world the less we leave,
and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts
at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.
- Norbert Wiener

The people who run a university are far more qualified
and intelligent in handling people than someone who
inherited his money and used it to buy a pro team.
- Hayden Fry

If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
- Jackie Mason

What breaks capitalism, all that will ever break capitalism,
is capitalists.
The faster they run the more strain on their heart.
- Raymond Williams

To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd
to me a generous undertaking;
for tho' it may be secure,
'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party.
- Mary Astell


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