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Jesse Owens Quotes and Sayings

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A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

Related topics: Sports

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

One chance is all you need.
- Jesse Owens

Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need.
- Jesse Owens

 

The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.
- Jesse Owens

Find the good.
It's all around you.
Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it.
- Jesse Owens

I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible.
From the air, fast down, and from the ground,
fast up.
- Jesse Owens

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If you don't try to win you might as well hold the
Olympics in somebody's back yard.
- Jesse Owens

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are
the real gold of competition.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
- Jesse Owens

Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler,
I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands
with the President either.
- Jesse Owens

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
- Jesse Owens

The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals.
The struggles within yourself - the invisible,
inevitable battles inside all of us -
that's where it's at.
- Jesse Owens

For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.
- Jesse Owens

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor
is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
- Andrew Carnegie

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime.
- Alicia Machado

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals.
If a garden is a site for the imagination,
how can we be very far from the beginning?
- Francis Cabot Lowell

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless.
If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
- Michael Eisner

You may be a redneck if...
your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I have amply provided for my son during my lifetime.
- William S. Hart

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime
supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
- John Barrymore

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of
emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three are hardly possible.
Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life,
a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams

Yeah, I'm very impressed with Lifetime,
this is the first time I've worked with them.
I really like the kind of programming that they're into,
so I'm hoping that I will.
- Beau Bridges

Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again
in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
- Gene Fowler

I'm no politician.
I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime
of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
- Stephen Ambrose

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible,
but the mark of a fake messiah.
- Richard Bach

President Obama instituted the most anti-growth,
anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime.
Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless.
- Mitt Romney

Good kitchen equipment is expensive,
but most items last a lifetime and will pay for themselves over and over again.
- Delia Smith

We may not know the whole story in our lifetime.
- Earl Warren

I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career
is pretty much impossible.
As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan,
there were just too many highlights.
- Jackie DeShannon

To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day,
one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.
- Bill Rodgers

Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent?
Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
- Jacob Bronowski

There's a world out there, and you've got to look at
both sides of the mountain in your lifetime.
- Bill Janklow

I think what I've learned out of this lifetime is you
should be proud of where you come from.
- Kid Rock

If consciousness can function independently of the
body during one's lifetime,
it could be able to do the same after death.
- Stanislav Grof

In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get
from Chicago's South Side to the West Side.
- Luther Allison

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin
over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
- Andre Gide

It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without
ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without
being aware of their existence.
- Stanislav Grof

One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions.
You can go from talking about the way a minute passes
to the way a century passes,
or a lifetime.
- Robert Morgan

I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it.
I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
- Thurgood Marshall

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S.
was too strong.
- Ronald Reagan

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime -
to set an example -
and when he is dead,
to be an inspiration for history.
- William McKinley

I've flown out of character so many times.
In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given
the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime.
- June Carter Cash

Two people will never be President in my lifetime.
A woman and a black.
- Charles Evers

I am still doing my due diligence.
A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment
and when the court decides,
it is the law of the land.
- Robert Menendez

I am very abnormal...
But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal.
I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying
medical bills as proof of my normalcy.
- Dirk Benedict

The performance of a lifetime is the perfect thing
to be doing at this age because I can use the age.
- Fritz Weaver

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things
cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Mark Twain

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born,
and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
- Erich Fromm

We still get those kind of cats coming out to our shows.
Once you're into it, you're into it for a lifetime.
- Dimebag Darrell

We are getting an education of a lifetime.
We're actually out there in the real world.
- Solange Knowles

Trust:
Perhaps you trust your doctor,
your lawyer, your boss - perhaps not.
Perhaps you trust in a "Higher Power" - perhaps you don't.
Trust is something that we become aware of in unusual situations,
such as a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a zip-line,
but most of the time, we become oblivious
to the trust we have, or don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It took me four years to paint like Raphael,
but a lifetime to paint like a child.
- Pablo Picasso

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one,
or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself
as a lifetime musician and songwriter.
- Bruce Springsteen

I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to
see it happen in my lifetime.
- Buzz Aldrin

War is eternity jammed into frantic minutes that will
fill a lifetime with dreams and nightmares.
- John Cory

Love at first sight is easy to understand;
it's when two people have been looking at each other
for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
- Sam Levenson


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