I didn't train to make the Olympic team until 1968. I simply trained for the moment. I never even imagined I would be an Olympic athlete. It always seemed to evolve.
I still can't believe I'm an Olympic athlete.
If you're fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.
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.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
I didn't set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
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.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
Never put an age limit on your dreams.
You have to train your mind like you train your body.
I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn't in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I'd learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
When anyone tells me I can't do anything, I'm just not listening anymore.
For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
It has been said that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is something that an athlete will remember for the rest of their life. It is true. That moment when you walk into the Olympic Stadium as part of the Australian Olympic Team, is a moment that I will never forget.
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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