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Motivational and Swimming Quotes

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"The more I talk to athletes, the more convinced I become that the method of training is relatively unimportant. There are many ways to the top, and the training method you choose is just the one that suits you best. No, the important thing is the attitude of the athlete, the desire to get to the top." - Herb Elliott

"The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit."
- Ken Doherty

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." -  Japanese proverb

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go". - T.S. Eliot

"Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there." -  Bo Jackson

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

"You can cheat on your girlfriend, not on your workout."

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills

"If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win." - Carl Lewis

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." -  Max Lerner

"Spirit...has fifty times the strength and staying power of brawn and muscle." - Unknown

"Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential." - Liane Cardes

"Train, don't strain." - Arthur Lydiard

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”  - Bruce Lee

“As you think, so shall you become.”  - Bruce Lee

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance”  - Bruce Lee

"Chlorine is my perfume!!”

"Swimming: From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it."

"Swimming swimming & Swimming"

"Winners never quit, and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi

"H2O - 2 Parts Heart and 1 Part Obsession"

"Why lose when you can win?"

"SWIMMING, what real men do while boys play football"

"Life’s simple eat...sleep...swim...any questions?"

"It’s not how good you are..................It’s how bad you want it"

"" The biggest competitor you will ever have to beat is yourself. Before beating others you must first learn to beat yourself." "

"Actions speak louder than coaches!!!"

"75% of our planet is water... can you swim??"

" IVE BEEN TOLD SWIMMING IS A WIMP SPORT
BUT I DONT SEE IT:
WE DONT GET TIME OUTS,
IN THE MIDDLE OF A RACE WE CANT STOP AND CATCH OUR BREATH,
WE CANT ROLL ON OUR STOMACHS AND LIE THERE
OR WE CANT ASK FOR A SUBSTITUTION!"

"Training is suffering, after suffering comes results"

"You can't put in what God left out", attributed to Sam Mussabini, one of the worlds greatest athletics coaches when talking to Olympic Gold Medalist Harold Abrahams and quoted in the movie "Chariots of Fire"

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.'  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Risk more than others think is safe, expect more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, achieve more than others think is possible!""

"You would fain be victor at the Olympic games, you say. Yes, but weigh the conditions, weigh the consequences; then and then only, lay to your hand-if it be for your profit. You must live by rule, submit to diet, abstain from dainty meats, exercise your body perforce at stated hours, in heat or in cold; drink no cold water, nor, it may be, wine. In a word, you must surrender yourself wholly to your trainer, as though to a physician."
- Epictetus, (c.A.D. 50-c.A.D. 138)

Some of these quotes Carl Thomas provided from a number of sources:

If you are the original owner or know the source, let us know and they will be credited.

Others are from :

URL: http://www.topendsports.com/psychology/quotes-motivate.ht, Acess date, [24th February 2007]

 

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