He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
When anyone tells me I can't do anything, I'm just not listening anymore.
Never put an age limit on your dreams.
You have to train your mind like you train your body.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
I hope that this medal inspires the kids at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers instead.
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.
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.
The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard.
Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made.
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.
Curling is not a sport. I called my grandmother and told her she could win a gold medal because they have dusting in the Olympics now.
To anyone who has started out on a long campaign believing that the gold medal was destined for him, the feeling when, all of a sudden, the medal has gone somewhere else is quite indescribable.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
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.
If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it's a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I'm going to be happy.
It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.
Breaking the world record in '92 was a very special personal moment, but I'd say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal.
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