In business, sport, entertainment and beyond an idea is worth next to nothing. The energy, effort, passion, talent, tenacity, strategy, resilience and resourcefulness to see it through and make something of it is worth everything.
I honor you for every timethis year you:got back upvibrated highershined your lightand loved and elevatedbeyond—the call of duty.
The problem is politics is made a sport, almost as much a sport as football or baseball. When it comes to politics, adults and politicians do more finger-pointing and play more games than children ever do. Too often are we rooting for the pride of a team rather than the good of the nation.
If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.
I saw many people who begun their marathon races lately, but they eventually came up as top winners. I believe that your lateness does not account for your lastness. It's not too late for you to make a start... Begin it now! No further delays!
Sports teach us the value of facing yourself and others honestly. You can only grow if you let go of denial and embrace what is real and true.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances.The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on just being but from those who seek being the difference.
Someday find my son...tell him about how things can be between men on this Earth.--A Letter to Jesse Owens
I'm not sure who invented dodgeball, but I can almost guarantee you that it wasn't the shortest kid in the class.
He had won, easily. This was something else he could do, and do well, and his Dad had been there to witness his success.
One of the privileges of being an athlete is that on days when I have practice and games, I’m present whether I’m present or not. It’s not fair, but that’s the system. What can I do about it?
It’s amazing how two thin pieces of clothing can hold such deep memories. Laughter, pain, victory, defeat, friendship, fatigue, elation… they’re all there, but only to the person who’s worn the uniform
Some sessions are stars and some sessions are stones, but in the end they are all rocks and we build upon them.
A sport has its own built-in integrity, doesn't need an artificial one. Athletics carries its own set of truths, and those truths are diminished and manipulated by people with agendas.