75+ No Excuses Quotes to Help You Get It Done

If you’re reading this chances are high you’re here for one reason, and one reason alone…ENCOURAGEMENT. This collection of finish strong quotes will give you the encouragement we could all use from time to time to gain our second-wind and finish strong.

It doesn’t matter if you’re striving to grow a business, wrapping up an important project, or finishing up the day or even the week, they all demand your giving it everything you’ve got till the very end. So, if you’re ready for some serious motivation to help you cross the finish line, let’s dive into these powerful quotes about finishing strong.


Best Finish Strong Quotes

1. “Many will start fast, few will finish strong.” – Gary Ryan Blair

2. “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi

3. “I realized the secret to success is finishing! And not just finishing, but finishing strong!” – Eric Thomas

4. “No matter who you are or what you do, embrace the challenge to first start with the goal to finish strong.” – Andy Andrews

5. “If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If you fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters How you are going to finish. Are you going to finish strong?” – Nick Vujicic

6. “Regardless of what came before or of what is yet to come, what matters most right now is how I choose to respond to the challenge before me. Will I lie down or will I fight? The choice is mine, and I chose to FINISH STRONG.” – Dan Green

7. “The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.” – Derek Jeter

8. “Finish strong. I challenge you to find two words that more absolutely define a performance objective. For me, those two words are a clear call to action.” – Dan Green

9. “Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”― Neil Gaiman

10. “It’s not where you start — It’s where you finish that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

11. “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

12. “It’s one thing to have the faith to get started, but it’s another thing to have the fortitude to finish strong.” – Kami Dempsey

13. “You can put forth maximum effort every day of the week, but if you’re not committed to finishing strong, someone hungrier will surpass you.” – The STRIVE

14. “One way or the other you’re going to finish… So, why not finish strong and make yourself immensely proud of your effort.” – Gary Ryan Blair

15. “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

16. “Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn’t matter how well you start if you fail to finish.” – Billy Sunday

17. “Start strong, stay strong, and finish strong by always remembering why you’re doing it in the first place.” – Ralph Marston

18. “I start a picture and I finish it.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

19. “If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not.” – B.G. Jett

20. “Remember no matter how fast you run, you can’t be the winner if you don’t finish.” – Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor Quote

21. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Finish Strong Quote

22. “Sometimes, a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.” – Rudy

23.  “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

24. “There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.” – Vince Lombardi

25. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

26. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

27. “Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” – Ecclesiastes 7:8

28. “Chance favors those in motion.” – James H. Austin

29. “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.”  –  Rocky Balboa

30. “Leave it all on the field.” – Allan Sepkowitz

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31. “One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.” – Napoleon Hill

32. “Champions understand that finishing strong in practice, leads to finishing strong in application. You play the way you practice.” – Atlas Rowe

33. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

34. “Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.” – Harry Truman

35. “Circumstances are beyond human control but our conduct is in our own power.” – Benjamin Disraeli

36. “A little more persistence a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn into a glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

37. “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only YOU can stop you.” – Jeoffrey Gitomer

38. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

39. “We always say, start strong, finish stronger.” – Chris Griffin

40. “The extra energy required to make another effort… is the secret of winning.” – Denis Waitley

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41. “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” – Walter D. Wintle

42. “Everyone wants to be successful, but the prize eventually goes to those who strive to finish strong. So, stay up late, do the work, and most importantly…finish strong.” – Atlas Rowe

43. “Success in anything will always come down to this: focus and effort, and we control both of them.” – Dwayne Johnson

44. “Stay positive. Work hard. Make it happen.” – Finish Strong Quote

45. “It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that creates victory.” – Lou Holtz

46. “Finishing strong is the attitude of believing you can do something and having the courage and determination to see it through to the end.” – Brad Larsen

47. “You have nothing to lose by giving your best.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

48. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

49.Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

50. “Starting is fun, but the future belongs to finishers.” – McRae Patterson

Quotes About Finishing Strong

51. “Your competition is hoping you’ll take it easy today, don’t.” – The Strive

52. “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.” – Dale Carnegie

53. “The person who stops studying merely because he has finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what may be his calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” – Napoleon Hill

54. “Successful people make a lot of mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

55. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

56. “Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.” – James Ling

57. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

58. “Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.” – H. W. Dresses

59. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

60. “How you finish, is what they will remember.” – Anonymous

quotes about finishing strong

61. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

62. “Don’t think about the start of the race. Think about the ending.” – Usain Bolt

63. “Not everyone who started with you will finish with you. Be willing to go without them if you have to.” – Tony Gaskins

64. “Ain’t nothing over till it’s over.” – Rocky Balboa

65. “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” – Thomas Carlyle

66. “The start does matter. The beginning is significant. The first few steps are critical, but they aren’t the most important. Do you know what matters more? Do you know what makes the start look silly and easy? The finish.” – Jon Acuff

67. “You can’t look ahead at the finish line decide to slow down, and still expect the world to crown you a champion.” – Finishing Strong Saying

68. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

69. “The way we finish things are rarely as neat and intense as the way we start. But it’s exactly these moments, whether it is at the end of the set, or the end of a rep, where you should double down on your effort. This is when you conquer.” – Olivier Poirier-Leroy

70. “It is not enough to be an enthusiastic starter; you must also be an optimistic finisher.” – Leon Ho

Leon Ho Quote on Finishing Strong

71. “Most people don’t finish strong, but some do. And those that do continually get the treasures of their effort.” – Brian Robben

72. “No one can be successful if you don’t finish what you start. Finishing strong is a sign of commitment, integrity, and excellence. Finishing strong is about choice. Each of us has the power to choose how we perform a job or a task and to finish strong.” – Kathyrn Kee

73. “The winner of any competition always comes from among those who finish. Not from among all those who try, or all those who mean well, but from among those who face the challenge and finish, and finish strong.” – Brad Larsen

74. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

75. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth

76. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

77. “It ain’t how you start out, it’s how you finish.” – Tony Gonzales

78. “A goal is a dream with a finish line.” – Duke Ellington

79. “What kind of competitor see’s the finish line and slows down… Always Finish Strong.” – Gary Ryan Blair

80. “Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma

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81. “Beginnings are easy, the thing is to finish the race.” – Vitor Belfort

82. “Think Strong. Be Strong. Finish Strong.” – Anonymous

83. “Finish what you start, no matter how painful it may be.” – Nastia Liukin

84. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James

85. “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” – Alex Morgan

86. “Start strong, finish stronger.” – Anonymous

87. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

88. “Winning isn’t imperative, but getting tougher in the fourth quarter is.” – Bear Bryant

89. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T.S. Eliot

90. “You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face and keep going.” – Finish Strong Saying

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91. “Everybody is is pretty good in the first quarter. Second quarter, you have a little bump or two on you coming into the half. By the time the third quarter comes around, you’re tired, you’re laboring. When you come to the fourth quarter, it calls on your character.” – Jerry Jones

92. “Finishing strong is the only respectable way to finish.” — Gary Ryan Blair

93. “Beginning in itself has no value, it is an end which makes beginning meaningful, we must end what we begun.” – Amit Kalantri

94. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” – Anonymous

95. “Get going… walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill

96. “I don’t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done.” – David Goggins

97. “The world is full of starters. Be a finisher.” – Anonymous

98. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – General George S. Patton

99. “Chance favors those in motion.” – James H. Austin

100. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

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101. “The high cost of greatness is better than the low cost of mediocrity.” – Matshone Dhliway

102. “It’s always too early too quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale

103. “When we make progress quickly, it feeds our emotions. Then, when there’s a period of waiting or we hit a plateau, we find out how committed we really are and whether we’re going to see things through to the finish or quit.” – Joyce Meyer

104. “It’s not luck, it’s not magic, it’s not circumstances. It’s developing a great plan and executing on it, day in and day out until the visions in your head become your reality.” – Andy Frisella

105. “It’s not how hard you pushed along the way. It’s having something in you to finish.” – Michael Jordan

Bonus Quote On Finishing Strong

Bonus: Here’s one last bonus quote for you. It’s not by anybody famous, but it sums up what all of these finish strong quotes are all about. Enjoy!

“It’s Not About Where You Start or How You Start, It’s About How You How Finish. So, FINISH STRONG.”

Final Thoughts on Finishing Strong

Alright, there you have it, the best of the best when it comes to finish strong quotes. We hope you got what you came for… massive amounts of encouragement to press on and give whatever it is you are working towards, everything you’ve got. Finish Strong!!

Till next time,


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