Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
I didn't set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Never put an age limit on your dreams.
The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.
I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
If you're fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
All that is gold does not glitter.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
An Olympic medal is the greatest achievement and honor that can be received by an athlete. I would swap any World Title to have won gold at the Olympics.
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