Jesse Owens Quotes


19 Jesse Owens quotes:



"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds."
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at."
"If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard."
"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: American Athlete Quotes Awards Quotes
"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: American Athlete Quotes Awards Quotes
"Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either."
"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it."
"One chance is all you need."
"I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up."
"The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness."
"For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world."
"Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need."
"People come out to see you perform and you've got to give them the best you have within you. The lives of most men are patchwork quilts. Or at best one matching outfit with a closet and laundry bag full of incongruous accumulations. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler,"
Author: Owens Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"I always loved running -- it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: Enjoyment Quotes
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself -- the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us -- that's where it's at."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"To me, we must learn to spell the word RESPECT. We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community in which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"I always loved running / it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."
Author: Owens Quotes Category: Power Quotes



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