"A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
- Pre (via
"If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking."
- Ancient Buddhist proverb
"…thousands of people ran for their lives and others ran straight into the chaos to help."
Boston Marathon Bystanders Raced to the Rescue (abc news)
"I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end."
- Larry Bird
"Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her."
- Mia Hamm
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."
- Benjamin Franklin
"I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all."
"Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be
done, all it takes is an imagination."
Michael Phelps; USA gold medalist in swimming
"The pain of training is nothing compared to the pain of not reaching your potential."
- Josh Cox (via