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America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

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I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport.
He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought
the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
- Will McDonough

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If I could change on thing about myself,
I would: Have better knees.
Mine are shot because of injuries.
You're only as good as your legs, whether you're an athlete or an actor.
- William Petersen

An athlete who tells you the training is always easy
and always fun simply hasn't been there.
Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding.
- Alberto Salazar

When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental
and 10 percent is physical.
You are competing against yourself.
Not against the other athlete.
- Dick Fosbury


 

You are an athlete when you're onstage.
You can't get tired.
- Faye Dunaway

And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.
- Jim Otto

I didn't train to make the Olympic team until 1968.
I simply trained for the moment.
I never even imagined I would be an Olympic athlete.
It always seemed to evolve.
- Dick Fosbury

An athlete must have ability to reach the top,
but many who have ability and who do not live clean
lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons.
- Major Taylor

I never look backwards.
I have always been an athlete.
I boxed before I acted.
- Mickey Rourke

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
- Bill Russell

My favorite athlete of all time would have to be Jim Thorpe.
- Randy Castillo

As a young athlete, it was first about having fun;
then it was about winning.
- Dan O'Brien

I was probably in the best shape of any athlete at the time,
but you don't get to pass judgment on yourself.
- Steve Carlton

First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
- Bo Jackson

There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.
- Bill Bradley

Muhammad Ali is a combination of personality and athlete
who is probably better known around the world than any other.
He became a great hero.
- Will McDonough

He is very upbeat but we hear that all the time from just about any athlete.
- Pat Cash

Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude
to the fans and management,
and pays an installment every time he plays.
He should never miss a payment.
- Bobby Hull

I was always a mean and lean athlete -
not tall -
not large.
- Edwin Moses

I want to know about what makes an athlete tick.
- Lisa Guerrero

You need to become more than one type of athlete.
You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one.
- Dan O'Brien

I'm not going to relate to an athlete as a peer.
- Lisa Guerrero

In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered
as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
- James S. Coleman

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been
in not drinking enough water after training,
thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
- Bill Rodgers

I'm not just a model who plays volleyball,
or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling.
I'm a female athlete personality.
- Gabrielle Reece

Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times.
I'm asking my body to go through seven different tasks.
To ask it not to ache would be too much.
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I'm an athlete rep, so I'll be available if they need me for anything.
- Shannon Miller

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
- Edwin Moses

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit,
no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers
that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
- Germaine Greer

Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion,
Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.
- Major Taylor

I'm a jock and I'm an athlete, and that's what I love to do.
- Marion Jones

Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride.
They left school at 16, have never had a job in their
life and are getting Lottery funding,
earning money as an athlete.
- Linford Christie

It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding
on your results as an athlete.
- Jim Courier

Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport.
Never has there been anybody like him.
- George Steinbrenner

I was a nerd academically.
But I was also an athlete and a musician.
I never wanted to be shut out of any situation.
I think it was that more than anything.
- Brian McKnight

A revised schedule is to business what a new season
is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

People were actually approaching me on the street and
thinking that I was an athlete.
They couldn't quite place it, but a runner,
or swimmer or something.
- Kristanna Loken

It probably won't sink in until I've retired from running
but I'm a much better athlete than two years ago.
- Michael East

I just wanted to be an athlete.
- Merlin Olsen

I think the people who have really followed my career
from the time I was seven years old can see my steady
progress and see the type of person and athlete I am.
- Marion Jones

When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else.
I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do.
- Bob Gibson

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.
- Bill Shoemaker

Being in school is the best place to be if you are
an athlete because you can structure your own time.
- Frank Shorter

The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the
fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
- Bill Toomey

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone.
He's the center of a team - doctors,
scientists,
coaches, agents and so on.
- Emil Zatopek

I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown.
He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse.
He played professional football for the Browns.
- Will McDonough

You know raising a family in the lifestyle of a professional
athlete can be very difficult.
- Robin Yount

The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete
for life in general and then be able to compete.
- Alberto Juantorena

Arthur Ashe had been the first black athlete to play
Johannesburg at the time of apartheid.
- Yannick Noah

When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he
has earned all he can in college as an amateur.
- Will Rogers

Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication.
- Michael Diamond

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete,
so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician
in shape in order to perform the function,
which is to play music.
- Herb Alpert

I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance.
If you have a vote for the most significant athlete,
then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth,
then you have Michael Jordan.
- Dick Schaap

I think an athlete should be honest.
I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can,
I couldn't very well say, I slipped.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a professional athlete, I believe that I need to
explore my opportunities to the maximum,
in order to excel and continue to play the best football I can.
- Hidetoshi Nakata

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over,
even in victory, to see what might be done to improve
the performance the next time.
- Frank Shorter

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets.
He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
- Emil Zatopek

I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete
until I started playing golf a couple years ago.
- James Caan

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
- Marion Jones

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

The doors fly open when you're a professional athlete.
- Dennis Rodman

But I like to think an athlete is an athlete.
- Oscar Robertson

Tony knew me both as an athlete and as a person.
He cared for me like a father.
- Dennis Eckersley

The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation
of the individual athlete.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was
trying to make a stand for equality,
he was exemplary.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete.
- Michael Diamond

Rosie knows how to play ball.
She's an athlete, for sure.
- Geena Davis


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