Finish Line Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old finish line quotes, finish line sayings, and finish line proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A goal is a dream with a finish line.     

Duke Ellington

When you cross the finish line, it will change your life forever.     

Dick Beardsley

There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one.     

Chuck Norris

Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.     


In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves into a different matter altogether.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

During a race where everyone holds their own truth, the finish line is a surprise.     

Akiane Kramarik

Sometimes we become so focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey.     

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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


Suffering produces the very endurance that will enable you to reach the finish line of the race set before you.     

Catherine Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is the only race you'll run where you don't know where the finish line is.     

Steve Farrar

To get to the finish line, you'll have to try lots of different paths.     

Amby Burfoot

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