We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.
People only see gymnastics on TV and in the Olympics at such an extreme. So it can be intimidating.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Anyway I will go same road because I, I was born in gymnastics. This is my, how to say, my life and my duty.
Gymnastics is so complex.
I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.
What you can do, or think you can, begin it.
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics.
Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take something that gives you more energy. Something may be great for the vault, but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that.
Face each day with the expectation of achieving good, rather than the dread of falling short.
If you lose the nerves, you lose the sport.
Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.
Hard work is always hard work, for young gymnasts and old gymnasts. Whoever can handle this will be a champion.
One time a French reporter asked me how I could do a cross so easily. I said, "You just lower your body down until your arms are straight out to the sides, then you stop."
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