Nothing will work unless you do.
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.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
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.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete for life in general and then be able to compete.
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.
My favorite athlete of all time would have to be Jim Thorpe.
If I could change on thing about myself, I would: Have better knees. Mine are shot because of injuries. You're only as good as your legs, whether you're an athlete or an actor.
A worker in the rural reconstruction must have: The body of an athlete The attitude of a teacher The mind of a scientist The heart of a missionary The spirit of a crusader.
Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
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