Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quotes to live by

What are some quotes you have come across that exemplify the warrior athlete mindset?


  1. "When a man is pushed tormented and defeated, he has a chance to learn something"
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson-

    "One the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain. Either you will reach a point higher up today or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow"
    -Friedrich Nietzsche-

    "Only through destroying myself can I discover the greatest power of my spirit"
    -Chuck Palahniuk-

    I love these quotes! Especially the first one by Emerson.

  2. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
    -Benjamin Franklin

    Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
    -George Edward Woodberry

    A quote I have liked since middle school and that I follow is:

    I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.

  3. "Some guys play with their heads. That's okay. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more important, you've got to play with your heart--every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second."
    - Vince Lombardi

    "Your best...Losers always wine about doing their best... Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.."
    Sean Connery (The Rock)

  4. "As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, because I am the baddest mother fucker in the valley."

    -Unknown Author (this quote was written on the wall of a bathroom stall at Ft. Dix NJ Ground
    Combat School, 1995)... I hope it is still on the wall.

  5. "If you ain't first, your last"
    -Ricky Bobby-

  6. This quote when I watched the movie the first time struck me, maybe because I have a son, maybe because this is life, and maybe because I know there has been so many times I have had to pick myself up, wipe the dirt and put one foot in front of the other.

    Rocky Balboa -

    I'd hold you up to say to your mother, "this kid's gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid's gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew." And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilige. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you're no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you! You're better than that! I'm always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my blood. You're the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life. Don't forget to visit your mother.

  7. The Lone Ranger Creed:

    "I believe that to have a friend,
    a man must be one.

    That all men are created equal
    and that everyone has within himself
    the power to make this a better world.

    That God put the firewood there
    but that every man
    must gather and light it himself.

    In being prepared
    physically, mentally, and morally
    to fight when necessary
    for that which is right.

    That a man should make the most
    of what equipment he has.

    That 'This government,
    of the people, by the people
    and for the people'
    shall live always.

    That men should live by
    the rule of what is best
    for the greatest number.

    That sooner or later...
    we must settle with the world
    and make payment for what we have taken.

    That all things change but truth,
    and that truth alone, lives on forever.

    In my Creator, my country, my fellow man."

    The Lone Ranger