“Show class, have pride, and display character.
If you do, winning takes care of itself.”
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
“Honesty won’t get you many friends, but it will get you the right ones”
“A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Beaudean Gilbank Proverbs 22
“I didn’t know anything about this and that shows just how bad our media really are. Just watched a pathetic overpaid footballer appear to bite another player and we’ll hear about this for months. An act of remarkable good grace by an athlete however and tv, radio and the papers couldn’t give a toss!”
“2nd in the race but 1st in life well done!”
“A long time ago I know Mike Palmer, but I love the story from the ’36 Olympics.
Jesse Owens had ‘no jumped’ twice in the first round and was in danger of being eliminated before the final. His biggest rival, a German named, quite ironically, Lutz Long went up to Owens and pointed out that Jesse was so good that even if he only made an ‘average’ jump it would be easily long enough to qualify.
He suggested that Jesse should therefore start his ‘run up’ six inches behind where he normally started from, thus ensuring a ‘clean’ jump and certain qualification.
Owens took his advice, qualified and won the Gold the following day. Lutz Long came second and stated that he had no regrets as winning Gold without Owens in the competition would have been a hollow victory.”
via Graduate Fasttrack on FaceBook
The final comments borrowed from there too.