You have to expect things of yourself before you can do
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be
hard to beat.
Most games are lost, not won.
The minute you start talking about what you're going to
do if you lose, you have lost.
Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
You have no control over what the other guy does. You
only have control over what you do.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size
of the fight in the dog.
There's no substitute for guts.
I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will
determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in
a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing
to do was keep swinging
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence
is the key to all the locks.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare
We must either find a way or make one.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting
challenges, and I believed in myself.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering
the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the
fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to,
something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you
can do for your teammates.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science
is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the
hell of it.
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter
how bad it is, you can make it.
The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a man's determination
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk
over the edge.
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit
when you're tired- you quit when the gorilla is tired.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision
the fact that you can do something, you can do it- as long as you really
believe 100 percent.
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how
you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice
that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
The only place where success comes before work is in the
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch
and imitate a champion.
Everyone has limits on the time they can devote to exercise,
and cross-training simply gives you the best return on your investment- balanced
fitness with minimum injury risk and maximum fun.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear- not absence
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show
you a guy you can beat every time.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.
When someone tells me the is only one way to do things,
it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, "I'm gonna
prove you wrong."
The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I'm starting
to believe that.
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.
There are only two options regarding commitment. You're
either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between.
The game isn't over till it's over.
plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
I'll always be Number 1 to myself.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I
work, the more I have of it.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if
they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself,
the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to
win is a bunch of interested players.
When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even
harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winner's circle. If
you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that
belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
When your are playing for the national championship, it's
not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple.
I tell myself: "Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If
you run your race, you'll win... Channel your energy. Focus."
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can,
I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts
on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent
A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships
are built for.
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo
Think big, believe big, act big, and the results will
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will
not: The would is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination
alone are omnipotent.
You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even
when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show
Winning isn't everything, wanting to is.
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the
one who comes up on the short end.
Confidence is a very fragile thing.
If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve
it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve
your performance, or just finish the race- it's up to you.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed
entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have
a chance to win.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important
keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual
activity. The relationship between the soundness of the body and the activities
of the mind is subtle and complex. Much is not yet understood. But we do
know what the Greeks knew: that intelligence and skill can only function
at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong; that
hardy spirits and tough minds usually inhabit sound gods.
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work,
the others willing to let them.
The more I train, the more I realize I have more speed
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his
signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but
of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute
to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over
if you just sit there.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
I will always be someone who wants to do better than others.
I love competition.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Other people may not have had high expectations for me...
but I had high expectations for myself.
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical
ability, it was my mental ability.
In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime.
And leave one or two cards showing.
He who stops being better stops being good.
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about
self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance.
I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been
able to leave the game at the arena.
A winner never whines.
What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback?
He loses his confidence.
Ain't no chance if you don't take it.
In war there is no substitute for victory.
You do not merely want to be considered just the best
of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.
The first and great commandment is, Don't let them scare
I think I've always had the shots. But in the past, I've
suffered too many mental lapses. Now, I'm starting to get away from that
and my mental discipline and commitment to the game are much better. I
think I'm really taking a good look at the big picture. That's the difference
between being around for the final or watching the final from my sofa at
When you face a fork in the road, step on the exhilarator!
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll
lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than
others. That's the mark of a true professional.
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely
nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
To be prepared is half the victory.
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