Monday, October 29, 2007

Simply... The Greatest

A collection of quotes from one of my favourite athletes. Even if he were nothing else, what a collection of words!

  • Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
  • I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
  • It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
  • It's not bragging if you can back it up.
  • Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams — they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do — they all contain truths.
  • The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
  • To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
  • To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.
  • Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
  • If my mind can conceive it; and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
  • Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
A mixture of self-knowledge, ego, humility, confidence, dashing personality and some very true words.

Above all, my favourite of the entire set was the one given below; a truth that almost the entire world has turned its back upon.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Source: Wikiquotes

1 comment:

Anshul Agrawal said...

Awesome collection of Quotes... even this contains some of my all time favorite quotes...