Archive for November 2008

Inspirational Sports Quotes

November 18, 2008

I assembled these for the Thank-You letters the track and field coaches gave to their graduating students.

• Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. (Satchel Paige)
• Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
• Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you will land among the stars. (Les Brown)
• It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. (Yogi Berra)
• It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. (Seneca)
• Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. (William Ward)
• Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. (Charlie Finley)
• It’s not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. (Archie Griffin)
• To be prepared is half the victory. (Miguel Cervantes)
• It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. (John Wooden)
• He who stops being better stops being good. (Oliver Cromwell)
• Pain is temporary. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. (Lance Armstrong)
• We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, therefore, but a habit. (Aristotle)
• You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. (Unknown)
• Fortune favors the brave. (Publius Terence)
• Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. (Confucius)
• If you can imagine it, you can dream it; if you can dream it, you can become it. (William Ward)

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“My Dream” Quotes

November 14, 2008

• Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
• Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you will land among the stars. (Les Brown)
• It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. (Seneca)
• Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. (William Ward)
The ninth graders wrote monologues about their dreams for the future. Some wanted to be teachers, some flight attendants, and some rock stars. I posted pictures, and these quotes in a calligraphic font, to buttress their pieces.

• Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. (Charlie Finley)
• It’s not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. (Archie Griffin)
• To be prepared is half the victory. (Miguel Cervantes)
• It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. (John Wooden)
• He who stops being better stops being good. (Oliver Cromwell)
• Pain is temporary. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. (Lance Armstrong)
• We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, therefore, but a habit. (Aristotle)
• You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. (Unknown)
• Fortune favors the brave. (Publius Terence)
• Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. (Confucius)
• If you can imagine it, you can dream it; if you can dream it, you can become it. (William Ward)