I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers.
I'll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we'll be champions.
We knew that you don't get to be world champions without a struggle.
What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?
Venus told me the other day that champions don't get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it.
The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through.
But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive pressure on every player and the manager, but we're enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it.
We've gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit - to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat.
I have a feeling we are going to be world champions, I can't really explain why. Brazil are probably the best team in the world in terms of individual players. But the team with the most gifted players do not always win.
You still remember the bad rounds here, but they don't stay with you as long. The Champions Tour is great, it's competitive and it's a wonderful show, but it's not the real big league. The real big league is the PGA Tour, and we all know that.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Every time a champion makes a decision they have a chance to learn something new, regardless of the outcome.
The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it's filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn't happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion.
It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.
Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.
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