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It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
by Jonah Lomu

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
- Jonah Lomu

Related topics: Fitness

I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup.
- Jonah Lomu

The biggest thing for me is just to get out on that field.
Just to do that will be incredible.
- Jonah Lomu

I was only operating at about 80% of my capacity.
- Jonah Lomu

 

Towards the end of 2003 it was hard to get through training -
and the darkest point was when a doctor told me there
was a possibility I could end up in a wheelchair.
- Jonah Lomu

I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people.
- Jonah Lomu

It's a really exciting time to be involved in Welsh rugby.
- Jonah Lomu

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I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant,
so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like
my comeback this Saturday.
You need those big goals to drive you on.
- Jonah Lomu

I am very excited to be here in Wales and look forward
to putting on the Cardiff Blues shirt.
- Jonah Lomu

When I was playing I felt tired all the time.
My recovery period was a lot longer than the other players.
They'd be ok after an hour - I'd have to stay in bed till the next session.
- Jonah Lomu

How do I take a step? How do I lift my foot off the ground,
move it through the air a little bit and then bring
it down? I had to teach myself to walk again.
- Jonah Lomu

It was like falling off a building and suddenly,
bang, you hit the bottom.
The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home.
I was taking down some curtains.
I took one step, turned around, took another step and
then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.
- Jonah Lomu

I was this guy who'd been racing around down there,
on that field in 1999, running straight over people,
scoring tries, winning games, having fun.
And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby.
- Jonah Lomu

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The road to perdition has ever been
accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
- Albert Einstein

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran


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