117 Inspirational Nike Quotes That Will Make You Do It

1. “There is no ‘Y’ in running. Believe in the run.”

2. “Start unknown. Finish unforgettable.”

3. “All you have to do is pick up your feet.”

4. “It’s not where you place, it’s how hard you worked to get there.”

5. “Believe that voice that says you can run a little faster, and you can throw a little harder. That for you, the laws of physic are only merely a suggestion.”

6. “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

7. “If it isn’t trying, you’re not trying hard enough.”

8. “Greatness is earned, never awarded.”

9. “It starts about the time I walk out of my front door. I reach the woods, smell the river and I just feel myself come to life again. It’s like yeah, I’m back.”

10. “Strike fear or get struck.”

11. “Training is the opposite of hoping.”

12. “The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.”

13. “All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.”

14. “Some people are told they were born with greatness. Some people tell themselves.”

15. “Be legendary.”

16. “If you’re a girl from Compton, don’t just become a tennis player. Become the greatest athlete ever.”

17. “Write the future.”

18. “Running. Sometimes, legs feel like rocks. But rocks under pressure make diamonds. Running is power.”

19. “You’re only one workout away from a good mood.”

20. “But unless you are a runner, you won’t understand.”

21. “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe dedicated.”

22. “Ran sounds better than run.”

23. “Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few, for the superstars. The truth is, greatness is for us all. This is not about lowering expectations; it’s about raising them for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it. Find your greatness.”

24. “There are two types of people: Those who run and those who should. Nike believes in both.”

25. “Work hard. Dream big.”

26. “There is no finish line.”

27. “You either ran today or you didn’t.”

28. “Yesterday you said tomorrow.”

29. “Runs end. Running doesn’t.”

30. “SWOOSH. The sound made when you blow by somebody.”

31. “If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you’d be back by now.”

32. “Remember, this is the grind. A battle royale between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulders telling you that this is just a game. This just a waste of time.”

33. “Willpower knows no obstacles. Find your greatness.”

34. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.”

35. “I believe in redefining my impossible.”

36. “Sometimes greatness is about overcoming insurmountable adversity. Sometimes it’s just fun.”

37. “The ones who say ‘you can’t’ are too afraid you will.”

38. “Set goals. Exercise. Love yourself. Focus on fitness. Rest and relax. Eat right. Smile. Portray positive. Enjoy life. Care for others. Tell yourself you can do this.”

39. “Don’t become the best basketball player in the world. Be bigger than basketball.”

40. “My better is better than your better.”

41. “The harder you push, the more you are pulled.”

42. “Ambitious goals make for outstanding achievements.”

43. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Make it burn.”

44. “Don’t try to be the fastest runner in your school or the fastest in the world. Be the fastest ever.”

45. “Do not ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.”

46. “Mary had a little shoe it’s sole was full of air and anyone that Mary raced didn’t have a prayer.”

47. “It’s alright to be Goliath, but always act like David.”

48. “Run more than your mouth.”

49. “Don’t run away from challenges. Run over them.”

50. “What you do is up to you. Just do it.”

51. “Earned. Not given.”

52. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.”

53. “Greatness is a scary thing until it isn’t.”

54. “If greatness doesn’t come knocking at your door, maybe you should go knock on its door.”

55. “Why do I run? Why do I breathe?”

56. “If you try to tell the guy with a sword that he’s not great because he’s not famous, be my guest.”

57. “The only one who can tell you “You can’t” is you. And you don’t have to listen.”

58. “Running never takes more than it gives back. Believe in the run.”

59. “Nothing is over until you stop trying.”

60. “My feet hurt. From kicking so much ass.”

61. “Strong is the new beautiful.”

62. “Every professional was once an amateur.”

63. “The only time you must not fail is the last time you try.”

64. “Think training’s hard? Try losing.”

65. “Take the high road and go higher.”

66. “It is not the biggest stadium in the world, not the biggest players either. But the pursuit of greatness is kind of big enough.”

67. “With each step comes the decision to take another. You’re on your way now. But this is not the time to dwell on how far you’ve come.”

68. “And when you make that choice. When you decide to turn your back on what’s comfortable, safe, and what someone called common sense, that’s your day one. From there it only gets tougher. So just make sure this is something you want. Because the easy way will always be there ready to wash you away.”

69. “My agility denies your agility.”

70. “Running is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”

71. “Giving up is simply not an option.”

72. “Where your world becomes the next two strides.”

73. “Go hard or go home.”

74. “When your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you that you’re not ready for it, listen instead to that lone voice of dissent. The one that says you’re ready, you’re prepared, it’s all up to you now.”

75. “Is greatness worth fighting for? What do you think?”

76. “The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.”

77. “Don’t settle for homecoming queen or line back. Do both.”

78. “I’m not a woman that’s an athlete. I’m an athlete.”

79. “Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is reserved for a chosen few, for the superstars. The truth is, greatness is for all of us.”

80. “Rewrite history. Redefine the position.”

81. “Taking it easy won’t take you anywhere.”

82. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.”

83. “Luck is the last time wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident. Sweat, on the other hand, is for those who know it’s a choice. So decide now. Because destiny waits for no man.”

84. “Run the day. Don’t let it run you.”

85. “Who says you can’t run away from your problems?”

86. “The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.”

87. “Failure’s not an option. It’s a step.”

88. “You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose.”

89. “Jack and Jill raced up the hill to see who was faster. Jack’s feet were bare, Jill had Nike Air, poor Jack could never catch her.”

90. “If you have only one hand, don’t just watch football. Play it. At the highest level.”

91. “Just do it. Then do it again.”

92. “I may be over the top on this, but I just don’t want to like my competitors. I want my people to believe that whenever he and our other competitors succeed, we will be less able to do all the things we want to do.”

93. “Lose 120 pounds and become an iron man… after beating a brain tumor.”

94. “Take charge. Write your own story.”

95. “If we think greatness is supposed to look a certain way, act a certain way, and play in a certain way, we certainly need to rethink some things.”

96. “If we face our fears, it means we are pointed in the right direction. Even if that direction is upside down.”

97. “You don’t need an official code, an official net, or official uniforms to be officially great.”

98. “Don’t picture yourself wearing O.B. J’s jersey, picture O.B. J wearing yours.”

99. “Greatness is not in one special place. And it is not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.”

100. “Test your faith daily.”

101. “Just do it! Well, later!”

102. “Yesterday you said tomorrow. JUST DO IT.”

103. “You don’t get it by staring, you don’t get it by wishing, you don’t get it by drooling, you don’t get it by hoping, you don’t get it easy. You get it by getting off your ass and working for it.”

104. “The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen.”

105. “Quit making excuses, putting it off, complaining about it, dreaming about it, whining about it, crying about it, believing you can’t, worrying if you can, waiting until you are older, skinnier, richer, braver, or all around better. Suck it up, hold on tight, say a prayer, make a plan & JUST DO IT.”

106. “It is easy to think greatness is only something you see on T.V. unless of course greatness is watching T.V.”

107. “Make yourself unstoppable.”

108. “Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.”

109. “Someone who is busier than you is running right now.”

110. “Remember what we’re fighting for and never forget that momentum is a cool mistress. She can turn out of time with the smallest mistake. She is ever searching for the weak place of your armor, that one thing you forgot to prepare for.”

111. “You don’t get it by wishing.”

112. “This is not about lowering expectations. It’s about raising them for every one of us.”

113. “I run like a girl. Keep up.”

114. “Good News: It’s a leap year. You can run 366 days.”

115. “Greatness is not some rare DNA strand. It is not some precious thing. Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing. We are all capable of it. All of us.”

116. “Work hard and be proud of what your achieve.”

117. “If no one thinks you can then you have to.”

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