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1. "One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms."
Author: Al Kaline
2. "I moved forward. Gut-check time. Now or never, do or die-all of that inspirational BS. Kill my enemies or die trying."
Author: Amanda Bonilla
3. "Books are challenging and inspirational to me."
Author: Amy Sedaris
4. "No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out."
Author: Arthur Lydiard
5. "So why did poor artists originally hang around in cafes?""I don't know. Inspiration from the atmosphere.""Ha! No, you've been tricked, too, just like the rest of us. Cafes didn't have inspirational atmosphere at first. That only came later, when you knew artists had been hanging around in them."
Author: Arthur Phillips
6. "I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease."
Author: Bill Toomey
7. "As Israel prepares to enter, my position is well known. It is one that I have taken at previous Olympics. It is wrong that the IOC refuses to have a minute's silence for Israeli athletes that were slaughtered in Munich."
Author: Brian Williams
8. "When you have a child, you start to dream of how this kid will grow up and make you proud. The only thing you can predict with 100% certainty is that the reality will diverge somehow from that dream. Some of our children will disappoint us by not being the scholars we hoped they would be. Some children will disappoint us by not being the athletes we hoped they would be. Some will disappoint us by coming out and telling us they are gay and they won't give us grandchildren...the real question is not, what book can I read, what technique can I use to raise a perfect child? The real question is how will you handle that gap between the child you dreamt of having and the real child growing up in your home...What I have learned is that any religion, if you do it wrong, will leave people feeling condemned and dismissed and unworthy and any religion, if you do it right, will leave people feeling cleansed and firmed. (118) Rabbi Harold Kushner"
Author: Carol Lynn Pearson
9. "Darkness is a defining characteristic of Rotters. But it's worthy to remember that darkness is just that—it's dark—and what is being concealed in the dark is not just the horrible and fearsome, it's also the inspirational and moving. Horror means nothing without happiness; dark means nothing without light. Rotters may make you feel scared, but hopefully it will also make you simply feel. It's that kind of book, or at least I hope it is."
Author: Daniel Kraus
10. "Forgiveness takes intelligence, discipline, imagination, and persistence, as well as a special psychological strength, something athletes call mental toughness and warriors call courage."
Author: Edward M. Hallowell
11. "Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career."
Author: Jack Youngblood
12. "Barack Obama's inspirational whoosh to the presidency in 2008 was unusual. Most campaigns are less exhilarating; indeed, they are downright disappointing - until someone wins."
Author: Joe Klein
13. "Our greatest leaders are neither dreamers nor dictators: They are, like Jefferson, those who articulate national aspirations yet master the mechanics of influence and know when to depart from dogma. Jefferson had a remarkable capacity to marshal ideas and to move men, to balance the inspirational and the pragmatic. To realize his vision, he compromised and improvised. The willingness to do what he needed to do in a given moment makes him an elusive historical figure. Yet in the real world . . . his creative flexibility made him a transformative leader."
Author: Jon Mecham
14. "If you were to die tommorow what would you do today? You get one and only one chance in this lifetime every single day is not garuanteed. Wake up show the world who you are, Dont wake up to be average! Average is not for you. You are determined for greatness just stand up for it, don't sit back and wait for it. We are hooked on movies or inspirational qoutes or speeches! But none of it matters without knowing it in your heart that you are ready to change! Be something that even yourself will look up to and you will never be a failure! the only persons opinion that matters is your own, Everyday people die with un said things and goals that could have been met but never gave the effort to, Don't be that person. Make every minute of everyday count, Shine like you were ment to shine"
Author: Kevin Skeens
15. "Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete."
Author: Linford Christie
16. "I don't think some athletes understand how big it is to be an athlete, what they can do with just a simple gesture of shaking a kid's hand. It can make a fan's day. It can make a fan's life."
Author: Matt Kemp
17. "I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
18. "Out of the tens of thousands of prosthetic legs they've made, there's never been any 400-meter athletes run under 50 seconds. So, if this was such a technologically advanced prosthetic leg, then how come not everyone's qualifying, or coming close to the qualification time, then?"
Author: Oscar Pistorius
19. "I do like athletes as they have amazing self-discipline."
Author: Seal
20. "I am learning everyday to see the silver lining on every dark cloud. To see the life lesson in every situation; to feel joy and peace in every circumstance; to hear and speak only positive, uplifting, kind and caring words; to touch hearts in a positive and meaningful way; to be inspired by others and to be inspirational for others. To truly make a significant difference in my life and the lives of others by becoming my best self and being the best I can be in service to them. I still have a long way to go, but I feel life becoming more enriched as I keep climbing upwards and moving forward in my quest to create a more Loving, Peaceful, Joyous and Beautiful world."
Author: Sean D. Hamilton
21. "In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album."
Author: Smokey Robinson
22. "All great athletes essentially come to a fork in the road where they have to change their approach to succeed. It's a sign of intelligence and character. My college coach, Jack Hartman, made me play only defense for a full year in practice when I became academically ineligible for my junior year at Southern Illinois. Embarrassed, I thought at first about arguing with Coach Hartman over what I felt was a tremendous slight. But instead I started lifting weights and working so hard on my defense that my teammates hated to see me match up against them in practice. That was the turning point of my life, on and off the court."
Author: Walt Frazier
23. "I think we have tremendous media covering the sport of boxing, even if boxing is a little bit lost in popularity with MMA sports. And I think that with the show 'Lights Out' it's going to get more attention to the sport, and it's going to put more attention to the problems that athletes in general have."
Author: Wladimir Klitschko

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Au milieu des fléaux, qu'il y a dans les hommes plus de choses à admirer que de choses à mépriser."
Author: Albert Camus

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