Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.
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.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
You only stop learning when you quit.
If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
You’re the only once who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
When you’re good at something, make that everything.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Patience is the key element of success.
The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.