The best thing an athlete can learn is self-confidence.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.
Muhammad Ali, Boxer
There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above, and overcome.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
If you win through bad sportsmanship, that's no real victory.
It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.
The only one who can tell you 'you can't ' is you. And you don't have to listen.
Gold medals don't make champions . . . hard work does.
Good coaches teach respect for the opposition, love of competition, the value of trying your best, and how to win and lose graciously.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work
Some men can run the fastest, jump the highest, or lift the heaviest, but no man has the corner on ambition, desire, and hustle.
Coaches ... Teamwork ... Swimming