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The finishing line, in general, is used to mark the end point of a race, but it has often been used as a metaphor for denoting the goals set by one in their life.

Reaching the finish line is not a cakewalk, there are obstacles that hinder our progress and at times tend to break our will but this is when motivation and dedication help a lot. Setbacks and failures are a part of reaching the finish line, a true winner never gets discouraged by such obstacles but instead stays resilient towards reaching their goal.

The below-provided list of finish line quotes will provide you with energy, dedication, and a renewed motivation to work towards your goals and reach that finish line. This collection of finish line quotes includes motivational quotes, and inspirational lines by some of the finest minds such as Catherine Martin, Bear Grylls, Chuck Norris, and Ralph Boston who emphasize the importance of reaching the finish line and what it takes to get there. People often tend to slow down after running the first mile with all their might and this is where their motivation plays a key role. It pushes people towards their predetermined goal, and then the other, and then another. Scroll down to read these encouraging finish-line quotes to start your morning!

Finish Line Quotes about Motivation


(It is our motivation towards achieving a goal that does not let us stop despite all adversities.)

Some of the biggest winners ever in history have been self-motivated people who have had just one thing on their mind, to achieve their goals.

“Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.” - Sophia Amoruso.

“Today, in this race, you do it for one person and one person only. You do it for yourself. You cross that finish line, and you change your life forever.” - Michael D’aulerio.

“No one has a problem with the first mile of a journey. Even an infant could do fine for a while. But it isn't the start that matters. It's the finish line.” - Julien Smith.

“The first rule of making progress in anything you do is setting goals, allowing yourself to always have a finish line in sight. This provides a boost in motivation during those moments when slogging forward seems impossible, giving you something tangible to work towards at every moment.” - T. Harv Eker.

“I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far in my career, but the finish line is nowhere in sight. Still, it’s fun to look back before we move forward.” - Jeff Hardy.

“How to run an ultramarathon? Puff out your chest, put one foot in front of the other, and don’t stop till you cross the finish line.” - Dean Karnazes.

“The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finish line.” - Paula Abdul.

“At the end of the day I want to be the first rider across that finish line and I'll just find the quickest and easiest way to do it.” - Mark Cavendish.

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” - John Bingham.

“Nice guys finish first. If you don't know that, then you don't know where the finish line is.” - Garry Shandling.

“The longer I persist on my journey toward my goal, the closer I come to finish line.” - Debasish Mridha.

“Life is a race, and what matters most isn't when a person crosses the finish line, but how strong they've grown along the way.” - Jen Stephens.

“It’s incredible how many emotions you feel when crossing the finish line and seeing that you are No. 1.” - Marcel Hirscher.

“What kind of competitor see’s the finish line and slows down…always finish strong.” - Gary Ryan Blair.

“A horse that doesn’t set foot on the track is certainly never going to cross the finish line, let alone win the race.” - Richie Norton.

“The only obstacle between you and the finish line is, well… you.” - Michael D’aulerio.

“We didn’t crumble after 9/11. We didn’t falter after the Boston Marathon. But we’re America. Americans will never, ever stand down. We endure. We overcome. We own the finish line.” - Joe Biden.

“There's probably nothing quite like crossing the finish line and seeing the clock read numbers that you have never seen before.” - Bonnie Blair.

“Why is it that the finish line always tends to appear just after the point at which we most want to give up? Is it the universe’s way of reserving the best for those who can give the most?” - Bear Grylls.

“The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.” - Gordon Parks.

Finish Line Quotes about Work


(For some the finish line marks their life goals while for some it is related to a work project or assignment.)

These inspirational finish-line quotes make a person remember why they started in the first place, renewing their zeal towards real victory as they touch the finish line.

“I have great empathy for all the contestants that come on ‘Top Chef,’ whether they go home right away or they make it to the finish line. It’s a very vulnerable position they put themselves in and I feel for them.” - Padma Lakshmi.

“Winning does not always mean coming in first…real victory is in arriving at the finish line with no regrets because you know you’ve gone all out.” - Apolo Ohno.

“You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way to present myself, and I’m going to ride that horse to the finish line. Not everybody will like it, but that’s OK.” - Phil McGraw.

“But what kind of race is it, when the racers never let go of each other's hands, and the winner pulls the loser laughing over the finish line?” - Orson Scott Card.

“Nice guys do not finish last. Last place is for the cowards and those too full of fear to take action.” - Robert Kiyosaki.

“Keep moving in the direction of your dreams. No matter how slow it may seems, stay focus, you will get to the finish line.” - Lailah Gifty Akita.

“Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.” - Jesse Itzler.

“I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn’t about the finish line but how I got there that mattered.” - Sarah Dessen.

“If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?” - Bill Gates.

“As educators we need to understand that there is no finish line in our work.” - Carol Ann Tomlinson.

“To be successful one must make change an ongoing process. Quality is a race with no finish line.” - David T. Kearns.

“Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone.” - Howard Schultz.

“I wish I wasn't the face of the victims - three lost near the finish line and hundreds injured - because then everyone would forget about me, and I could recover in peace, and at my own pace.” - Jeff Bauman.

“There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.” - Steve Jobs.

“You can't drag people from understanding to action. A customer isn't actually at the last mile if you're the one dragging her to the finish line.” - Thomas P.M. Barnett.

“Business is much less transparent than a win in a Grand Prix; in a race you drive over the finishing line first and you have won. In business it is different.” - Niki Lauda.

“There is no finish line when it comes to system reliability and availability, and our efforts to improve performance never cease.” - Marc Benioff.


Finish Line Quotes about Life

Everyone has set some goals for themselves in life, and while many falter along the way, those who reach the finish line know how satisfying and fulfilling it is.

“I realized something. That wasn’t a finish line for me…This is my new starting line.” - Wendelin Van Draanen.

“Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts.” - Ralph Boston.

“During a race where everyone holds their own truth, the finish line is a surprise.” - Akiane Kramarik.

“One should always try to do the best you possibly can. I'm not in a race to the finish line - I won't put anything out until it's completely ready. You want to keep it special and unique for the customer.” - L'Wren Scott.

“There’s no finish line. That’s a big pill for people to swallow, Every single day for the rest of your life, you are going to have to make better food choices, and move around a bit more.” - Bob Harper.

“Suffering produces the very endurance that will enable you to reach the finish line of the race set before you.” - Catherine Martin.

“If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race. It’s up to you.” - Dave Scott.

“In the marathon of life, there is no finish line.” - Bill Courtney.

“In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves into a different matter altogether.” - Mary Anne Radmacher.

“Doesn’t matter how fast you cross the finish line if you’re running the wrong race.” - Richie Norton.

“Life is the only race you'll run where you don't know where the finish line is.” - Steve Farrar.

“Conquer your fears, one fear at a time, and eventually you will reach the finish line.” - Jeanette Coron.

“Don’t look for the finish line. The journey itself is the destination.” - Sadhguru.

“Reaching the finish line, never walking, and enjoying the race. These three, in this order, are my goals.” - Haruki Murakami.

“Whatever is going on in your life, just don’t give up because the finish line is a great place to be.” - Rebekah Gregory.

“As your training integrates Mind, Body and Spirit, enjoy the process. Your journey to the marathon finish will last a few hours. Your journey to the start will influence a lifetime.” - Gina Greenlee.

“The path of true love never ran smooth. More likely you ran out of gas, blew a tire, and hit the wall before you crossed the finish line.” - Erin McCarthy.

“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action.” - Sophia Amoruso.

“But for each of us, isn't life about determining your own finish line?” - Diana Nyad.

“I have been running so sweaty my whole life urgent for a finish line and I have been missing the rapture this whole time of being forever incomplete.” - Alanis Morissette.

“If you don’t discover God’s dreams, you’ll either waste your life running in wrong races and crossing wrong finish lines or, like many people, have no finish line at all.” - Dutch Sheets.

Inspiring Finish Line Quotes

This list of quotes includes some of the most renowned finish-line quotes from over the past decades which have helped some of the greatest people achieve their goals when they had almost given up.

“No jockey ever won a race by carrying the horse across the finish line; no coach ever won a volleyball match by touching the ball during play.” - John Kessel.

“When you cross the finish line, it will change your life forever.” - Dick Beardsley.

“Maybe the start line was supposed to be your finish line. Don't be afraid to walk backwards.” - Tablo.

“To get to the finish line, you'll have to try lots of different paths.” - Amby Burfoot.

“Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith.” - John Bingham.

“There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one.” - Chuck Norris.

“Once you’ve committed yourself to something, pace yourself to the finish line.” - Meb Keflezighi.

“Sometimes we become so focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

“The Europeans look down on raising your hands. They don’t like the end-zone dance. I think that’s unfortunate. That feeling – the finish line, the last couple of meters – is what motivates me.” - Lance Armstrong.

“Crippled and crazy, we hobble toward the finish line, pen in hand.” - Siri Hustvedt.

“Don’t forget to cheer for yourself, when you reach the finish line.” - Charmaine J Forde.

“Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.” - Rihanna.

“It is not how you start the race or where you are during the race-it is how you cross the finish line that will matter.” - Robert D. Hales.

“He was shaken by the overwhelming revelation that the headlong race between his misfortunes and his dreams was at that moment reaching the finish line. The rest was darkness.” - John Green.

“The race for quality has no finish line – so technically, it’s more like a death march. Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” - Peter Drucker.

“Here is the start, there is the finish line. Between that, you have to run.” - Jeff Galloway.

“For everyone who thought I couldn’t do it… for everyone who thought I shouldn’t do it… for everyone who said, ‘It’s impossible’… see you at the finish line!” - Christopher Reeve.

“It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line.” - Kim Basinger.

“A lot of young players relax a bit when they reach the first-team, thinking they have reached the finish line, but really, it's just the beginning.” - Manuel Pellegrini.

“Your spirit is the duster of any spider web. Behind every finish line, there is a start one. Behind every success, there is another challenge. While you are alive, be alive. If you miss what you once did, do it again.” - Mother Teresa.

“Motivation starts the race, but self-discipline ultimately crosses the finish line.” - Steve Pavlina.

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Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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