" You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
Christy Mathewson (Baseball Hall of Famer) --- Submitted by Jon S., Age 14 --- WisconsinDecember 23, 2002
" You can take the road that leads you to the stars. I'll take the one that sees me through."
Copyright © 2002 Devonna Stanhope
This is about hard work. You have to make things happen. Go out there and start a fire, get involved!December 20, 2002
" Always look forward; into the future... your past is behind you for a reason."
J. Chinnic --- Submitted by J.C., Age 19 --- Ontario, Canada
Learn from your mistakes and experiences, good and bad, but don't ever dwell on them. When you do dwell on the past, you waste your future.December 20, 2002
" In cross-country there are no time-outs, no breaks, and no one is benched. Cross-country is a sport, not a game."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mariela R. --- FloridaDecember 18, 2002
" Opportunities are like "Kodak Moments." They are only captured when one is prepared to take the shot."
Copyright © 1998 Lonnie Barker Jr. --- Submitted by L. Barker --- OklahomaDecember 18, 2002
" All the good things in life are born in dreams. Be a dreamer."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.M., Age 15 --- New South Wales, AustraliaDecember 16, 2002
" I will not live afraid and I won't be afraid to live."
T.K. --- Submitted by T. King --- AlabamaDecember 16, 2002
" Don't Back Down!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.K.--- Massachusetts
Our football team has always followed this simple phrase but it works well in all aspects of life. If you want something, go and get it.December 13, 2002
" There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Namita Lamsal --- Kathmandu, NepalDecember 13, 2002
" We have it in our power to begin the world again."
Thomas PaineDecember 11, 2002
" There are two types of pain in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret."
Author Unknown ---- Submitted by N. Moudry --- Minnesota
As a an educator and a coach, I have used this concept, not only in front of the classroom/wrestling room, but in my own life as well.December 11, 2002
" Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch - what makes you go beyond the norm."
Cicely Tyson --- Submitted by Mahima Sharma --- Gujrat, IndiaDecember 9, 2002
" Don't be afraid of doing what you need to do."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by S.P.December 9, 2002
" Through the ashes of my monumental failure shall rise the empire of my success."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aussie Molina --- Baguio, Philippines
What ever happens, you're still going to win this game....December 6, 2002
" Some succeed because they're destined; others succeed because they're DETERMINED!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Peter Rose --- IrelandDecember 6, 2002
" The goal of a winner should be excellence, not perfection."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.M. --- IdahoDecember 4, 2002
" It's not achieving the goal that's important, it's the journey that took you there.
Enjoy the ride!!!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by P. Pepper --- P.Q., CanadaDecember 4, 2002
" Not everyday is roses."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brian Bog --- New Jersey
You have good days and bad days. A man told me this while we were digging a 7 foot hole in the street. It is motivation that the bad days will come along with the good.November 22, 2002
" To get something, you have to give something.
What do you have to give? Your heart, mind and soul."
Copyright © 2002 Jeremy RuesingNovember 22, 2002
" Those who love life would rather be scared to death than bored to death."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Grant Ormerod --- England, United KingdomNovember 20, 2002
" The greatest hurdle is convincing yourself that what you want is possible."
Author UnknownNovember 18, 2002
" Never doubt your ability because if you doubt that you can do something, you set yourself up for defeat."
Copyright © 2002 Tim DevaneyNovember 18, 2002
" Never give nor take an excuse."
Florence NightingaleNovember 15, 2002
" Don't let the sky be your limit, when we have already explored the universe."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.A., Age 15 --- West VirginiaNovember 15, 2002
" Life is like playing cricket. In cricket, you have to vary the bat according to the ball. Sometimes a hit or cut, other times a pull or push and even a slice. Life issues are like the ball coming in different variations. In order to succeed, the dealings should also be different."
Copyright © 2002 Jagannathan ArockiamNovember 13, 2002
" Believe in your strength and vision. Learn to repeat to yourself, 'it all depends on me.'"
Andre GideNovember 13, 2002
" Don't fly; soar!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lesley W., Age 12 --- WashingtonNovember 11, 2002
" They say keep in mind as you move up the cliff, that the higher you climb, the further you may fall; but who wants to live life on the ground? If you keep trying, you are bound to make it to the top of the mountain."
Copyright © 2002 Kelly MoletressNovember 11, 2002
" When you aim for the stars and you run out of fuel, you land on the moon."
Roly Sardinas --- Submitted by John C. --- FloridaNovember 8, 2002
" If you can see the obstacles in front of you,
Then you have taken your eyes off of the goal."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.C., Age 16 --- New YorkNovember 8, 2002
No one can make you change.
No one can stop you from changing.
No one really knows how you must change.
Not even you.
Not until you start.
David Viscott --- Submitted by the Gala FamilyNovember 6, 2002
" I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down."
Mia Hamm --- Submitted by Kayla Frost --- Pennsylvania
This quote has helped me get through so much. I am also a soccer player, but it didn't just make me want to be the best, it helped me become the best. It helped me get through life, not give up, reach my goals. It has more meanings than one.November 6, 2002
" Never assume that your enemy or competitor is relaxing...instead, know that they are doing whatever it takes to beat you."
Written in 2002 by Tiffany S., Age 17 --- Arizona, United States
Never give up, guys. Live your life with no regrets.November 4, 2002
" If you believe in yourself, you can do whatever you want."
David Eckstein (Shortstop World Champion Anaheim Angels)
Submitted by Robert Holbrook --- CaliforniaNovember 4, 2002
" Reflection enables an individual to realize how great they really are."
Copyright © 2002 Grant Ormerod
Tip: This is best printed on a mirror on the changing room doors so that all performers recognize themselves as greater than the opposition, before they play.November 1, 2002
" When playing sports it doesn't matter how big you are it's how big your confidence is."
Written in 2002 by Ashley M., Age 13 --- Wisconsin
All you athletes out there; go kick butt, whether you're big or small.November 1, 2002
" Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles."
Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter October 30, 2002
" Talent will overcome hard work but when the talented work hard, they can overcome anything."
Copyright © 2002 Grant OrmerodOctober 30, 2002
" When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
Audre LordeOctober 28, 2002
" Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood."
Charles SwindollOctober 28, 2002
" It is hard to fail, worse though to have never tried at all."
Copyright © 2002 Timothy DysonOctober 25, 2002
" How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game; whether you are a winner or a loser."
Lou HoltzOctober 25, 2002
If you are gonna win, win gracefully
If you are gonna love, love faithfully
If you are gonna learn, learn by teaching
If you are gonna fall, fall reaching
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tiffany Blaszczyk --- MichiganOctober 23, 2002
" Positive thoughts bring positive results."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Phillip Brown --- North CarolinaOctober 23, 2002
" Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory."
Les BrownOctober 21, 2002
" I am not belittling the brave pioneer men, but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours."
Edna FerberOctober 21, 2002
" Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It's all in your perspective."
Author UnknownOctober 18, 2002
" Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage."
William Ellery ChanningOctober 18, 2002
" Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."
Jose Ortega y GassetOctober 16, 2002
" We all have that spark within us to do something great.
We just have to find the motivation and the determination to get the fire going."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Laura G. --- ColoradoOctober 16, 2002
" Some of our greatest lessons come from our greatest mistakes."
Written in 2002 by Lauren S. --- New YorkOctober 14, 2002
" Big Dreams Create The Magic!"
Copyright © 2002 Kyle ZimmermanOctober 14, 2002
" Take your eyes of the price and put it on the prize."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brandon C. --- TexasOctober 11, 2002
" Never mind if I'm the last in the race; at least I'm part of it."
Copyright © 2002 Jeremy ChanOctober 11, 2002
" To become is hard; to be is even harder."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amber Houston --- MichiganOctober 9, 2002
" Defeat isn't bitter, if you don't swallow it."
Helen Keller --- Submitted by D. Taylor --- OregonOctober 9, 2002
" Those who ASPIRE will INSPIRE."
Written in 2002 by M. Hann --- NSW, AustraliaOctober 7, 2002
" To win, you have to put your head where you wouldn't normally put your feet!"
Copyright © 2002 Leigh PuttockOctober 7, 2002
" Opposition is like a finish line; run through it!"
Copyright © 2000 Marquis D.FosterOctober 4, 2002
" There are as many opportunities as the stars in the sky, but you'll never reach them by gazing at them."
Copyright © 2002 Bunny CliftOctober 4, 2002
" Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When you don't know what harbor you're aiming for, no wind is the right wind."
SenecaOctober 2, 2002
" This is what I worked for,
That is why I am here.
There is no turning back now,
There is No Fear."
Copyright © 2002 Marquis AllenOctober 2, 2002
" Things may look dismal at the moment, but everything happens for a reason. Fear is just a distraction of your mind, but destiny lives inside a heart of hope, and dreams come true before your very eyes."
Copyright © 2002 Kelly Moletress