“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

“Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

“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.”

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

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