Wilson? If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve success. (Nastia Liukin) ? To Become a CHAMPION: Take your worst event and make it your best… AND THEN, take your worst event and make it your best… AND THEN, take your worst event and make it your best… (Gerald S. George, Ph. D. ) ? When you walk in the gym you leave everything behind. Its like a total diferent world, its your second family. We gymnast spend more time in the gym than with our parents. We do gymnastics not to please our family but to please ourselfs. (Angelina Soto – 12 years old gymnast) ?
Hope is to wish you could do something. Faith is to believe you can do something. Courage is to get up there and do it because you know you can, you have no doubt about it. (Angelina Soto – 12 years old gymnast) ? I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done. (Mike Ditka) ? The important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. (Baron de Coubertin, The Olympic Creed) ?
A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught! (Thomas A. Kempis) ? You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. (Eleanor Roosevelt) ? Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity. (Paul Goodman) ? Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. (Samuel Johnson) ? Hard work and togetherness. They go hand in hand.
You need the hard work because it’s such a tough atmosphere… to win week in and week out. You need togetherness because you don’t always win, and you gotta hang though together. (Tony Dungy) ? “I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything: “I will try” has accomplished wonders. (George P. Burnham) ? Success doesn’t “happen. ” It is organized, preempted, captured, by consecrated common sense. (F. E. Willard) ? We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs. (Francois Fenelon) ? A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live. Unknown) ? The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason. (Marya Mannes) ? There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. (Beverly Sills) ? A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it. (Alistair Cooke) ? Success doesn’t come to you… you go to it. (Marva Collins) ? Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. (Thomas A. Edison (1847 – 1931), Harper’s Monthly, 1932) ? It’s not the hours you put in your work that counts, it’s the work you put in the hours. Sam Ewing) ? People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it. (Howard Newton) ? The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of other; it is in yourself alone. (Orison Swett Marden) ? I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. (John D. Rockefeller) ? Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength. (Anonymous) ?
I wasn’t too good at vaulting, and I didn’t have running speed and jumping power. (Mitsuo Tsukahara, JPN, Intl. Gymnast 11/82) ? The mind is perhaps one of the greatest factors in gymnastics; if one can’t control his mind, he can’t control his body. (William Meade, USA) ? A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. (Walter Bagehot) ? Every single element, even the most hair-raising, can be improved. (Dmitry Bilozerchev, URS, World Gymnastics 1983/4) ? Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. William Durant, founder of General Motors) ? Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand. (Bruce Barton) ? After a while, if you work on a certain move consistently then it doesn’t seem so risky. The idea is that the move stays dangerous and it looks dangerous to my opponents – but it isn’t to me. That is my secret. (Nadia Comaneci, ROM, The Illustrated History of Gymnastics) ? Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for; but, rather something to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan) ? If you do the best you can, you will find, nine times out of ten, that you have done as well as or better than anyone else. (William Feather) ? Talent alone is not enough. I believe that a really good gymnast is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. (Vladislav Rastorotsky, URS) ? In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. (Albert Einstein) ? Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success. (William J.
H. Boetcker) ? One time a French reporter asked me how I could do a cross so easily. I said, ‘You just lower your body down until your arms are straight out to the sides, then you stop. ‘ (Albert Azarian, URS, Intl. Gymnast, 05/94) ? The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear. (William Jennings Bryan) ? The price of success is perseverance. The price of failure comes cheaper. (Anonymous) ? We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. (Norman MacFinan) ? I know how to smile, I know how to laugh, I know how to play.
But I know how to do these things only after I have fulfilled my mission. (Nadia Comaneci, ROM, Time Magazine 1976) ? Failure is only postponed success as long as courage “coaches” ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. (Herbert Kaufman) ? Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. (Malcolm Forbes) ? A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. (English proverb) ? The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear. (William Jennings Bryan) ? Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success. (William J.
H. Boetcker) ? If you do the best you can, you will find, nine times out of ten, that you have done as well as or better than anyone else. (William Feather) ? Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. (William Durant, founder of General Motors) ? Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome. (Samuel Johnson) ? Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. (Helen Keller) ? What you can do, or think you can, begin it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) ? The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. (Joseph Joubert) ? Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle) ? Individual glory is insignificant when compared to victory achieved as a team. (Watertown – Mayer Gymnastics Team) ? What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. (William Morrow) ?
Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best. (Robert Browning) ? Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself. (F. Hawes) ? One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. (Knute Rockne) ? The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. (Charles Du Bos) ? One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best. Harry Emerson Fosdick) ? Judgment comes from experience, and great judgment comes from bad experience. (Robert Packwood) ? Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. (Harold B. Melchart) ? Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else. (Henry Ward Beecher) ?
No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work. (Mother Teresa) ? Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. (Franklin D. Roosevelt) ? When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. (Samuel Goldwyn) ? There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. (Colin Powell) ? The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second, which comes with a sort of mastery. Janet Erskine Stuart) ? The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions. (William F. Scolavino) ? Genius is eternal patience. (Michelangelo) ? The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. (Chinese proverb) ? Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing. John Stuart Mill) ? The greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fall. (Confucius) ? The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. (Benjamin Jowett) ? Tough times never last. Tough people do. (Robert Schuller) ? There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend. (Unknown) ? Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it! (Mother Teresa) ? Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. (Anonymous) ? Life is short … live it. Love is rare … grab it. Anger is bad … dump it. Fear is awful … face it. Memories are sweet … cherish it!