Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Athletes
"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day"
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them"
"I found them uncomfortable and after that I decided to continue running barefoot because I found it more comfortable. I felt more in touch with what was happening - I could actually feel the track"
"If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed"
"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get"
"When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York"
"Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle"
"The night before I compete, I like to have steak. Meat is especially important for female athletes because it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best"
"I always enjoyed playing ball, and it didn't matter to me whether I played with white kids or black. I never understood why an issue was made of who I played with, and I never felt comfortable, when I grew up, telling other people how to act"
"Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson"
"I've never had a teammate competing with me my whole life"
"The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking"
"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion"
"I'm kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel. I'm not bad, but I'm not good either. I'm a little crazy"
"Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town"
"My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won"
"I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability"
"I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, 'Jackie, they aren't throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don't like you"
"No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out"
"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents"
"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances"
"Running became boring because it's so predictable. I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do"
"I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all"
"It's been really good to have a goal and go after it. That feels good"
"When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder"
"I think that focusing on the money, on the business, is not enough"
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