It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
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.
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
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
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
A modern school where football is taught.
What's tough is being good every day.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.
Tonight was not about winning, it was about focusing on myself and what I was aiming to do. It's the reason why I was able to swim so well
It's unbelievable I'm swimming so fast. I went in with no expectations. I just went out hoping to get a personal best. I went out there with a smile, just to have fun and see what would happen.
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
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