quote by Bryce Courtenay

The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself, ofen well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or box better.

— Bryce Courtenay

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Athletic ability quote Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look f
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forwad for the trip.

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town.

We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability.

The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life.

Athletic ability quote A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.
A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.
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My education is going to take me 10 times further than my athletic ability.

Money has changed today's black athletes.

Those who have the ability as African men to bring a change in a community that so desperately needs it are concentrating only on their own careers, some charities and how much money they can make.


Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.

Athletic ability quote Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start ove
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.

Personally, I think SmackDown! has to be a little spicier than it is, a little more electrifying than it is. It's got great athletes and they've got great action, they've done some tremendous stuff, but I want it to knock you off the couch when it opens up. And I think we as a group have the ability to do that.

If you ask what's been my secret of success, most might say it's my God-given athletic ability to throw a football. While talent is important, it's not necessarily the most important thing. Thousands of talented people fail every day. My strength has been my will to win-that competitive fire inside.

All of us get knocked down, but it's resiliency that really matters.

All of us do well when things are going well, but the thing that distinguishes athletes is the ability to do well in times of great stress, urgency and pressure.

Athletic ability quote Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.
Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.

It is simply not consistent with either my character or my confidence in my God-given athletic ability to cheat in any way.


My father's encouragement is what has brought me this far, because when I grew up I wanted to be like him, and I knew I had that ability to become an athlete. Being an Olympian is one of the greatest things, and being an Olympic gold medallist is one of the most prestigious titles in the world.

He [Charlie Chaplin] was always playing as if it were to the camera, if you've seen the live shots of him when he's going to an opening night or something like that. And the skills that he had were beyond my ability to throw together. You just couldn't really compete with him. He was too athletic at that.

Athletic ability quote It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who perform great feats before friendly crowds. Greatness in major league sports is the ability to win in a stadium filled with people who are pulling for you to lose.

This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.

Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player.

He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.

Athletic ability quote In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.
In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.

My prototypical quarterback is a competitive guy that's a winner, somebody that has great athletic instincts, somebody who is very accurate throwing the football, a quick-minded guy who can think fast on his feet and can make decisions quickly, someone who has leadership ability, an understanding of timing and can make really good decisions.

I had no musical or athletic ability, and I wasnt particularly good looking.

Comedy was something I could do for attention.

Athletic ability can be taken away like that. It can all end in a heartbeat.

Athletic ability quote Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusi
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons.

If you have the athletic ability, why waste it in one sport?


Most martial arts have to do with the mind, ultimately.

The ability to be unafraid, to walk away from a fight without fear - that is control.

Athletic ability quote Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude whi
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

I've never felt that I was less of an athlete or not accomplished athletically because I didn't win an Olympic medal. It's definitely something I would have liked to have added to my resume, but at the same time I think I can look back at my athletic career and feel that I was one of the best.

My mom said giving birth was the most excruciating thing she's ever gone through in her life. So...if [a cesarean] doesn't happen, I'll be like, `Epidural, please!' Hopefully my athletic abilities will take over.

I learned to never quit, and academics always come first.

I had to make sure to get my degree, because I learned that athletic ability and sports don't last forever.

Athletic ability quote Don't shrink your dreams. Super-size your courage and abilities.
Don't shrink your dreams. Super-size your courage and abilities.

Jon Stewart says that he was a little kid with a big head.

He had very little athletic ability. He went out to the soccer field, and it was awful.


Why is it, I wonder, that anyone who displays superior athletic ability is an object of admiration to his classmates, while one who displays superior mental ability is an object of hatred?

One of the most important qualities for any young athlete is the ability to believe in oneself. If you have confidence in yourself, in your teammates and your coach, you will succeed.

Athletic ability quote The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingnes
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.

Every day the word 'gift' is used to define talent, ability, and performance.

Being gifted has an even deeper meaning, a meaning that isn't always measured in points per game or win/loss records - it's measured by heart, effort, and desire.

I believe in my God-given athletic ability and the coaches that have been blessed around me. I believe I can do the job as a quarterback in the NFL.

As far as natural ability, I was always athletic.

Athletic ability quote Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Too many athletes don't have the ability to set a goal and then carefully go towards it.

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves.

I can do anything I want, basically, as long as it doesn't involve athletic ability, or something like that.

The Olympics unite the world and inspire us to be a better version of ourselves.

The competitions motivate the spectators, and the athletes' message is: You should have more confidence in your ability to achieve things, you should dream more.

I think talent has a huge amount to do with concentration, concentration rather than the athletic ability of your neurons. If you can concentrate on an esoteric piece of math, how can you think about the rest of your life? That's why people can leave their car keys in the gutter; they're in the midst of obsession and concentration.

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