It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
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.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts. The busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. This is sheer intensity.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
I have two speeds. Fast and faster. I don't just run. I take it.
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.
The Russians have a weapon that can wipe out two hundred eighty thousand Americans. That puts them exactly ten years behind Howard Cosell.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
The mastery of the true self, and the refusal to permit others to dominate us, is the ultimate in living and self-expression in athletics.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
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