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Looking for motivational quotes about the finishing line? We have rounded up the best collection of finish line quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, slogans, status messages, one-liners (with images and pictures) to inspire you to get to your goals.



  1. “Hope to see you at the finish line.”
  2. “Glory awaits you at the finish line.”
  3. “The finish line is just the beginning.”
  4. “The finish line is in sight.” – David Heymann
  5. “I did not come this far to only come this far.”
  6. “A goal is a dream with a finish line.” – Duke Ellington
  7. “The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race.”
  8. “Many will start fast, few will finish strong.” – Gary Ryan Blair
  9. “Resistance is greatest just before the finish line.” – Steven Pressfield
  10. “Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone.” – Howard Schultz
  11. “Seeing the finish line and having the strength to reach it. It’s what we do.”
  12. “Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.” – Rihanna
  13. “There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one.” – Chuck Norris
  14. “To get to the finish line, you’ll have to try lots of different paths.” – Amby Burfoot
  15. “Don’t forget to cheer for yourself, when you reach the finish line.” – Charmaine J Forde
  16. “Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.”
  17. “Here is the start, there is the finish line. Between that, you have to run.” – Jeff Galloway
  18. “Life is the only race you’ll run where you don’t know where the finish line is.” – Steve Farrar
  19. “Maybe the start line was supposed to be your finish line. Don’t be afraid to walk backwards.” – Tablo
  20. “During a race where everyone holds their own truth, the finish line is a surprise.” – Akiane Kramarik
  21. “In
    choosing joy, the finish line dissolves into a different matter altogether.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  22. “What kind of competitor see’s the finish line and slows down…always finish strong.” – Gary Ryan Blair
  23. “The longer I persist on my journey toward my goal, the closer I come to finish line.” – Debasish Mridha
  24. “If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?” – Bill Gates
  25. “I realize something. That wasn’t a finish line for me…This is my new starting line.” – Wendelin Van Draanen
  26. “Sometimes we become so focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  27. “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
  28. “Suffering produces the very endurance that will enable you to reach the finish line of the race set before you.” – Catherine Martin
  29. “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
  30. “Keep moving in the direction of your dreams. No matter how slows it may seems, stay focus, you will get to the finish line.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “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
  35. “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
  36. “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
  37. “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
  38. “The finish line is the culmination of a journey. As such, we should never pay it so much attention that the culmination of the journey becomes the whole of the journey at the expense of the journey.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  39. “People who consistently win have a clear and thoughtful strategy. They know what they need to do and when they need to do it. They write it down so they stay on course, and avoid any alternative that does not get them closer to the finish line.” – Phil McGraw
  40. “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? What I do know, from nature, is that the dawn only appears after the darkest hour.” – Bear Grylls
  41. “Remember: You’ll be left with an empty feeling if you hit the finish line alone. When you run a race as a team, though, you’ll discover that much of the reward comes from hitting the tape together. You want to be surrounded not just by cheering onlookers but by a crowd of winners, celebrating as one.” – Howard Schultz


  1. “There is no finish line to leadership.” – Julia Hartz
  2. “In the marathon of life, there is no finish line.” – Bill Courtney
  3. “Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma
  4. “When you cross the finish line, it will change your life forever.” – Dick Beardsley
  5. “It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line.” – Kim Basinger
  6. “The race for excellence has no finish line.” – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  7. “Crippled and crazy, we hobble toward the finish line, pen in hand.” – Siri Hustvedt
  8. “You can’t give up until the finish line, that’s something I’ve learned.” – Gwen Jorgensen
  9. “Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.” – Jesse Itzler
  10. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham
  11. “Once you’ve committed yourself to something, pace yourself to the finish line.” – Meb Keflezighi
  12. “Doesn’t matter how fast you cross the finish line if you’re running the wrong race.” – Richie Norton
  13. “As educators, we need to understand that there is no finish line in our work.” – Carol Ann Tomlinson
  14. “Conquer your fears, one fear at a time, and eventually you will reach the finish line.” – Jeanette Coron
  15. “The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finish line.” – Paula Abdul
  16. “There is nothing like crossing the finish line, it is just such an emotional thing to accomplish.” – Washburn
  17. “Nice guys finish first. If you don’t know that, then you don’t know where the finish line is.” – Garry Shandling
  18. “To be successful one must make change an ongoing process. Quality is a race with no finish line.” – David T. Kearns
  19. “The perfect racing car crosses the finish line first and subsequently falls into its component parts.” – Ferdinand Porsche
  20. “Nice guys do not finish last. Last place is for the cowards and those too full of fear to take action.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  21. “We eat and sleep and shuffle through the fog, walking a marathon with no finish line, no medals, no cheering.” – Isaac Marion
  22. “It’s incredible how many emotions you feel when crossing the finish line and seeing that you are No. 1.” – Marcel Hirscher
  23. “Reaching the finish line, never walking, and enjoying the race. These three, in this order, are my goals.” – Haruki Murakami
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “It is not because of setbacks that most entrepreneurs do not reach the finishing line, but because of a lack of willpower and motivation.” – Danny Mekić
  27. “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
  28. “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
  29. “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
  30. “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
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “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
  35. “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
  36. “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
  37. “When it comes to life, I would much rather have run the race well than have run the race fast. For if we understand life, we would realize that the first one to cross the finish line is not necessarily the one who actually won the race.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  38. “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
  39. “Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what keeps us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, & all of those voices that tell you what you can & cannot do & can & cannot be.” – John Bingham
  40. “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. 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
  41. “Leaders need to remember that the point of leading is not to cross the finish line first. It’s to take people across the finish line with you. For that reason, leaders must deliberately slow their pace, stay connected to their people, enlist others to help fulfill the vision, and keep people going. You can’t do that if you’re running too far ahead of your people.” – John C. Maxwell


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