Motivational Quotes

  • Once you've wrestled, everything in life is easy. - Dan Gable
  • There are no losers in wrestling, just winners and learners. - Unknown
  • Fatigue makes cowards of us all. - Anonymous
  • Take a strong wrestler, get them tired, and they aren't as strong.
    Take a quick wrestler, get them tired, and they aren't as quick.
    Take a technical wrestler, get them tired, and they aren't as technical.
    No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired.
    It's those who learn to perform when they're tired that find success.
    - J. Robinson
  •  But it's the wrestler who can put the fatigue out of his mind and break through the "wall," like a marathon runner after 18 or 20 miles, who will survive. The key to that survival is in hard workouts that develop mental confidence to the point where you won't submit to fatigue and pain descending upon you. - Lou Banach
  •  When I'd get tired and want to stop, I'd wonder what my next opponent was doing.  I'd wonder if he was still working out.  I tried to visualize him.  When I could see him still working, I'd start pushing myself.  When I could see him in the shower, I'd push myself harder. - Dan Gable
  •  Practice without improvement is meaningless. - Chuck Knox
  •  Repeated actions are stored as habits. If the repeated actions aren't fundamentally sound, then what comes out in a game can't be sound. What comes out will be bad habits. - Chuck Knox
  •  Take pride in how far you have come. Have faith in how far you can go. - Unknown
  •  Never think of the consequences of failing for you will always think of a negative result. Think only positive thoughts and your mind will gravitate towards those thoughts! - Michael Jordan
  •  To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France
  •  A positive attitude is like a fire - Unless you continue to add fuel, it goes out. - Alexander Lockhart
  •  There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group. - Mary Kay Ash
  • If you're afraid to fail, you'll never succeed. - Dan Gable 
  • I've found that when you go the extra mile, it's never crowded. - Unknown
  • Most battles are won before they are fought. - Sun Tzu
  •  A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. - Vince Lombardi
  •  There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
  •  It isn't the hours you put in, but what you put in the hours. - Unknown
  •  Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Unknown
  •  Confidence comes from being prepared. - John Wooden
  •  Winning is the science of being totally prepared. - George Allen
  •  I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. - Muhammad Ali
  •  The harder you work, the harder it is to lose. - Unknown
  •  You can drill and waste your time or you can drill and get better. Either way we will drill! - Unknown
  •  When I go out there, I like to mark out that area of the mat and own it. I want to dominate. I want to humiliate. I want to show that guy and everyone in the gym that I am the best. "Abuse" doesn't sound right, but that's it. - Peter Yozzo, Lehigh University
  •  Adversity weakens the weak and strengthens the strong. - Unknown
  •  Sports do not build character; they reveal it. - Unknown
  •  Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail. - John C. Maxwell
  • Always do what you are afraid to do.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  •  Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan
  • It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that.  It's the will to prepare to win that matters. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
  •  Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it's the tough matches that are going to make the difference. - Jim Zalesky
  •  It's not important whom you wrestle; your biggest opponent wears your uniform. You must over come your own short comings. - Mitch Clark
  •  Nobody who ever gave their best effort regretted it. - George Halas
  •   Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. - Vince Lombardi
  •  Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz
  • “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” –Mohammed Ali


New Quota's added 7/31/09

  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. --Harold R. McAlindon
  • The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.--Arthur C. Clarke
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.--Aristotle
  • Fortune favors the brave.--Publius Terence
  • He who hesitates is lost.--Proverb
  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.--Confucius
  • Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.--Vince Lombardi
  • Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.--Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.--Thomas Jefferson
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.--Robert Collier
  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.--Vince Lombardi
  • Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.--Evan Esar
  • There are no gains without pains.--Adlai Stevenson
  • You are never a loser until you quit trying.--Mike Ditka
  • If you can't accept losing, you can't win.--Vince Lombardi
  • Victory belongs to the most persevering.--Napoleon Bonaparte

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