Tired Quotes for Strength and Inspiration

You might need some inspiring, tired quotes to boost your performance on occasion. It’s not uncommon for one to get tired of trying – physically, mentally or both. The right motivation can help you overcome the feeling of being drained or played out and can get you back into your game.

Every experienced athlete knows that feeling exhausted is not the best recipe for performance success. It is the extra effort that you make when you feel zonked, that can make all the difference.

So, if you want to succeed, you need to perform at your peak. It is natural to feel drained at times. Read up on what accomplished sportsmen have to say about the subject, and find some inspiration in their words.

Quotes about Being Tired

1.) Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.
Mike Ditka

2.) When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. I’d wonder if he was still working out. I’d tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I’d start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.
Dan Gable

3.) You can do anything, but not everything.

4.) Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.
Roger Bannister

5.) My goal is to build a life that I don’t need a vacation from.

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Exhausted and Drained

Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done.

I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, and sweat-purged. And, I love that good ache of the muscles that have done me proud.
Kristin Armstrong

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Lena Horne

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Dean Karnazes

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.

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Worn Out Words

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong

You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath

Burnout is when long term exhaustion meets diminished interest.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.
Thomas Edison

One word: ‘Fight.’ Anyone can do it when it feels good. When you’re hurting, that’s when it makes a difference, so you have to keep fighting.
Erin Cafaro

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Funny Tired Quotes

Can’t decide if I need a hug, an XL coffee, 6 shots of vodka or 2 weeks of sleep.

It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.
Robert Strauss

You never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.
Bob Hope

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Fatigue Sets In Sayings

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Vince Lombardi

To get there I had to set an everyday goal which was to push myself to exhaustion or, in other words, to work so hard in practice that someone would have to carry me off the mat.
Dan Gable

Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.
Kim Cowart

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

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Dale Carnegie

The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.
Anson Dorrance

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Weary and Wiped Out

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
Andre Agassi

Good things come to those who sweat.

I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.

Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy-burden and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11-28

And your mind still goes, but the body doesn’t react.
Irene Vandyk

If you think you’re done, you always have at least 40 percent more.
Lauren Crandall

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A Long Day Quotes

I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.

If you think you can’t, you won’t, and if you think you can, you will. When I’m tired at practice, I tell myself that I’m not tired, and I can push through. If you tell yourself you’re tired or if you tell yourself you’re sick, your body is going to follow the mind.
Kellie Wells

Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else; it’s the ache in your lungs, the burning in your legs, & the voice inside you that yells, Can’t. But you don’t listen, you push harder. You hear the voice whisper Can. and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.

I enjoy all the oohs and ahhs from the gallery when I hit my drives. But I’m getting pretty tired of the awws and uhhs when I miss a putt.
John Daly

Never give up; miracles happen every day.


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