Inspirational Quotes

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  1. Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.– William A. Ward
  2. It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.– Evander Holyfield
  3. A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.– Jack Dempsey
  4. It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.– Vince Lombardi
  5. 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.– Michael Jordan
  6. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.– Arnold Palmer
  7. Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.– Cal Ripken Jr.
  8. The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.– Pele
  9. The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.– John Madden
  10. You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.– Arthur Ashe
  11. Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.– Matt Biondi
  12. Champions keep playing until they get it right.– Billie Jean King
  13. I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.– Tom Landry
  14. The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.– Ken Doherty
  15. Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.– Ross Perot
  16. Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.– Frank L. Gaines
  17. When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.– Bill Shoemaker
  18. Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.– Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  19. I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.– Bruce Jenner
  20. The ability to conquer ones self is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows. – Olga Korbut
  21. A great athlete is one who has broken almost everything in his body but his spirit. – Linda Poindexter
  22. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  23. Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears. – Laird Hamilton
  24. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu
  25. The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.  – unknown
  26. The best protection any woman can have is courage – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  27. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. – Harriet Tubman
  28. Dwell in possibility. – Emily Dickinson
  29. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. – Virginia Woolf
  30. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  31. I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.  – Evita Peron
  32. Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening. – Lisa M. Hayes
  33. I’m not afraid. I was born to do this. – Joan of Arc
  34. The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand
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Secretariat’s Triple Crown

Secretariat's Triple Crown

Secretariat’s Triple Crown trophy in Saratoga, NY, at the Racing Hall of Fame.
Will we ever see another Triple Crown winner? Much has been said about breeding lately for speed, not endurance. People say horses are weaker and more fragile these days. Trainers are easier on the horses because they are very fragile animals despite their size. I am inclined to agree when I see the exhaustion at the end of the long Triple Crown races. Perhaps if they shorten the races and/or space them out more, we’d have another Triple winner. But, as it stands, I don’t think any horse on earth is strong enough to win all three races. Not even California Chrome. Sorry, folks. 🙂

EDIT: Wow, was I wrong!!! I’m really glad I was, though!