The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.
– Jesse Owens
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard.
For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.
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.
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.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.
I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.
One chance is all you need.
Although I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
Life doesn’t give you all the practice races you need.