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Avery Brundage Quotes and Sayings

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As soon as you take money for playing sport,
it isn't sport, it's work.
- Avery Brundage

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself,
they must be a means of creating a vast programme of
physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
- Avery Brundage

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport.
Sports played professionally are entertainment.
- Avery Brundage

Sport is an international phenomenon,
like science or music.
- Avery Brundage

 

For too long the world has failed to recognise that
the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about
fine athletics and fine art.
- Avery Brundage

The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation,
a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal,
on the most important thing in his life,
which is his education or his vocation.
- Avery Brundage

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me.
- Thomas Beecham

Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon
find themselves exterminating dissenters.
Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the
unanimity of the graveyard.
- Robert Jackson

There are no more new worlds.
The unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited,
and will soon be taken.
- Josiah Strong

I'm currently doing Undeclared an American TV show set in a college.
It just got aired and got massive ratings so hopefully
that'll screen in the UK soon.
- Charlie Hunnam

Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom
achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time.
- Katharine Anthony

The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.
- Tris Speaker

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old
mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.
- James Nasmyth

Robert Fripp and I will be recording another LP very soon.
It should be even more monotonous than the first one!
- Brian Eno

There's not a moment on it that will sound too familiar,
as soon as it sounds comfortably familiar then we like
to do something with it to take away that comfortable feeling.
- Peter Banks

Three things have been difficult to tame:
the oceans,
fools and women.
We may soon be able to tame the oceans;
fools and women will take a little longer.
- Spiro T. Agnew

It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
- Howard Carter

That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for
my first passion which was the motorcycle,
and in spite of the danger it could represent,
they encouraged me.
- Jacky Ickx

I'm not done with acting but do find my hands full
with my current responsibilities.
Soon, sometime soon.
- Christopher Knight

When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in
movies I may have taken a few too soon,
too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make
another film and to succeed more.
- Dabney Coleman

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make,
who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
- Stephen Levine

In a house where there are small children the bathroom
soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
- Robert Benchley

Pilgrims who are looking for a cure are soon looking for a curio.
- Morley Safer

No, I don't have an agent.
I'm hoping to get one soon.
- Jason Mewes

As soon as he thinks about the record,
he's finished.
The secret is to put it out of your mind.
- Just Fontaine

As soon as you start writing about how human beings
interact with each other socially,
you're into politics, aren't you?
- Jonathan Coe

Time's stern tide, with cold Oblivion's wave,
Shall soon dissolve each fair, each fading charm.
- Anna Seward

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness.
I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears
and delights us for one brief moment,
but soon flits away.
- Anna Pavlova

Television won't be able to hold on to any market it
captures after the first six months.
People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
- Darryl F. Zanuck

Our society has gotten to the point where we might
soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
- Stanley Crouch

There never was and is not likely soon to be
a nation of philosophers,
nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.
- Henry David Thoreau

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as
soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.
- Clint Eastwood

As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums,
I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York.
- Kate Smith

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer,
empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger,
until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
- Carlo Collodi

As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else.
- Marc Almond

I wrote music as soon as I knew notation.
- Harrison Birtwistle


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