Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
One man cannot make a team.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
I was a nerd academically. But I was also an athlete and a musician. I never wanted to be shut out of any situation. I think it was that more than anything.
I was always a mean and lean athlete - not tall - not large.
I just wanted to be an athlete.
The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete for life in general and then be able to compete.
You are an athlete when you're onstage. You can't get tired.
An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons.
In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
People were actually approaching me on the street and thinking that I was an athlete. They couldn't quite place it, but a runner, or swimmer or something.
Arthur Ashe had been the first black athlete to play Johannesburg at the time of apartheid.
It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete.
My favorite athlete of all time would have to be Jim Thorpe.
When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else. I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do.
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