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Rafer Johnson Quotes and Sayings

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Through the program, they get the basics of what it takes to train.
- Rafer Johnson

I tell them how what matters is becoming the best you
can be at whatever you're doing.
- Rafer Johnson

Tonight I'm going to shower and then just walk for
about four hours and look at the moon.
- Rafer Johnson

The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.
- Rafer Johnson

 

I don't care if I never see Texas again.
- Rafer Johnson

It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time.
The local people had programs for us year-round,
where as kids we had the opportunity to play football,
basketball, baseball, track and field -
we just went from one sport to the next,
year-round.
- Rafer Johnson

What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic
champion is to start working now.
I tell them why it's always worth it to put the time
and effort into something you want to be good at.
- Rafer Johnson

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I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts,
when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels.
Then I try to go to the regional competitions,
and of course I'm there in Hershey, Pa.,
in August for the North American final.
- Rafer Johnson

I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors' offices,
really anyone in that sort of position who has shown
an interest in youth fitness,
to let them know why this sort of program is so important.
I give the same message when I speak at conferences.
- Rafer Johnson

The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people -
9 to 14 years old -
take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness.
We need more kids to be more active.
- Rafer Johnson

So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do,
except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale,
with the regional and national competitions.
- Rafer Johnson

A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing PHOTO

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Healthy choices thread through every aspect of life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Let light shine through the cracks
in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Begin building the future through
"conversation for possibility."
- Werner Erhard

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an undulating energy that moves through you,
within you, and radiates out of you,
and changes everything.
-Bartholomew

May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

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

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose to create joy in my life.
Whatever my external circumstances,
I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

We live in a spiritual Universe.
God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself.
- Frank Herbert

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor


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