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Quotable Quotes


I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place. – Laurel Lee

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. – Mark Twain

"The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy—an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us." – John Williams  august links

The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete. – Pierre de Coubertin

Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves. – William Temple

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

"The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself." – Dawn Fraser (Australian swimmer, 3-time winner at the Olympics)

"If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard." – Jesse Owens (American Athlete, 4 time Gold Medalist in Track and Field at the 1936 Olympic Games, 1913-1980)