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Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here
by Mary Lou Retton

Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here
if it weren't for corporate support.
- Mary Lou Retton

I usually don't mind giving autographs,
but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you,
it's time to seek shelter.
- Mary Lou Retton

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is
a big part of the Olympic experience.
- Mary Lou Retton

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
- Mary Lou Retton

 

Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.
- Mary Lou Retton

For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped
in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.
- Mary Lou Retton

If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard,
I threw it in the trash.
- Mary Lou Retton

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That's because the International Olympic Committee
has a policy of never replacing medals.
- Mary Lou Retton

Companies that support sports developmental programs
in our communities should also be applauded.
- Mary Lou Retton

Fragile egos are put on the line every day.
- Mary Lou Retton

The endorsement game has been very good to me.
- Mary Lou Retton

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring
my medals to a speech or appearance,
I never do.
- Mary Lou Retton

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can:
by making the best choices,
by making the most of the talents we've been given.
- Mary Lou Retton

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances.
Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic
success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
- Mary Lou Retton

As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.
- Mary Lou Retton

Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other
than the one they're famous for.
- Mary Lou Retton

In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.
- Mary Lou Retton

It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old,
in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart.
We need a new one.
- Mary Lou Retton

Be cocky.
Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it.
- Mary Lou Retton

You give up your childhood.
You miss proms and games and high-school events,
and people say it's awful...
I say it was a good trade.
You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.
- Mary Lou Retton

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln


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