Wilma Rudolph Quotes


19 Wilma Rudolph quotes:



"The triumph cannot be had without the struggle. And I know what struggle is. I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams."
Author: Rudolph Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
"I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me."
"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you."
"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday."
"Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle."
"My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother."
"I believe in me more than anything in this world."
"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened."
"When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."
"The triumph can't be had without the struggle."
"It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets."
"I don't know why I run so fast. I just run."
"The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever."
"Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life."
"My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces."
Author: Rudolph Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"I had a series of childhood illnesses; scarlet fever, pneumonia, polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn't like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports."
Author: Rudolph Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"They say things like they don't want men opening doors for them anymore, and they don't want men lighting their cigarettes for them anymore. Big deal. Black women have been opening doors for themselves and lighting their own cigarettes for a couple centuries in this country. Black women don't quibble about things that are not important."
Author: Rudolph Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"I'm in my prime. There's no goal too far, no mountain too high."



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