It's important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they'll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.— Paula Radcliffe
Off-limits Level Playing Field quotations
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?
All Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech.
We now have, I think, the most free and open system we've had in modern times.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
There is no level playing field. Any time our society says that a powerful chemical company has the same right as a low income family that's living next door, that playing field is not level, is not fair.
I intend to fight to ensure that Connecticut workers have a level playing field when competing for jobs.
Are you ready to fight for good jobs and and a solid level playing field? Are you ready to prove to another generation of Americans that we can build a better country and a newer world? Joe Biden is ready. Barack Obama is ready. I am ready. You're ready.
Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play your role better than you.
Americans are fighters. We're tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one - no one can stop us.
We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained.
President Obama believes in a level playing field.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand ~Randy Pausch
Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience - a group history - that may be tapped into at will in years to come.
The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because it's been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money behind them - blogs, say, or Wikipedia - can become influential.
We need to make everyone more aware of the benefits of empowering women.
Then I think we can succeed faster. Because it's one thing to achieve success, and another to repeat success. That's the job of a leader. Promoting women leadership and creating a more level playing field is a huge enabler to repeat success.
We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.
I am determined to try to rebuild and renew this country in ways that will build community and level the playing field. To me, that means making certain that the fight to preserve our civil liberties is waged, making certain the fight against discrimination is waged, making certain that women have opportunity in this country.
I don't know whether we'll have another Michael Jackson or Elvis, because the world's too quick to level the playing field in that regard. For example, if Michael Jackson did the moonwalk for the first time now, and it debuted on Twitter, the third comment would probably be: "He's just walking backwards."
These days we don’t have to fit into something other people think we are.
We’ve leveled the playing field, life is inclusive. I’m a mom, sex detective, wife, fearless, gentle — we can now, with grace, be all of what we are.
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
I believe that education is the greatest equalizer;
thus, I will continue to fight to equalize the playing field in an educational atmosphere that is not always level!
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.
We`re putting ourselves - we`re basically double taxing made in America products. And so what we`re saying is let`s equalize this so that we`re on a level playing field, so that American-made goods and services are on a level playing field with the rest of the world.
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
The reformers' preferred metaphor is "leveling the playing field.
" They should listen to the logic of their language: fields are leveled by bulldozers.
Society always needs a level playing field.
In order to do that, you have to have opportunity, and providing that opportunity begins with 'how do we bridge that gap,' that so-called Digital Divide? How can we get internet into every home possible?
If we want growth today to be more innovation-driven, more inclusive and more sustainable, then we need a more active state, not a less active one. Yet we still hear the dogma that we should just fix market failure by focusing on science and infrastructure, and to "level the playing field."
The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
I need people to know that there is a group of people who are part of the leadership of the DNC, and I will make damn sure as a vice chair, and so will others, that we do everything humanly possible to have a level playing field.
The playing field of life is not level, and for you to compete in the game of life, you need an equalizer of some kind. In the old West, the equalizer was the six-shooter. It enabled a little guy to chop a bigger man down to size. Desire is also an equalizer--and nowadays is highly encouraged over a six-shooter!
Now, you can just get a laptop, get some software, put a microphone on it and make a record. You have to know how to do it. It does help if you've had 35 or 40 years of experience in the studio. But, it still levels the playing field so artists can record their own stuff.
I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
What American people and what the markets want is a fair and level playing-field, where the rules are clearly elucidated, where the referees are competent, and where we know that the game is not rigged.
Exercise is a great leveler. It doesn't matter how rich you are, you can't just buy your way into a great body. You have to do the work. I find that comforting. It's one of the few things in life where we're all on a level playing field.
We don't need a flat tax, but a flattening tax, to truly level the playing field.
I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.
Our government needs to adopt a pro-market agenda that doesn't pick winners and losers, but it invites competition and it levels the playing field for everyone.
The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors.
Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one your are capable of living.
We need to fight protectionism with everything that we have because when there's a level playing field and when you have open markets and when free trade is flourishing, American workers, American farmers, Americans are going to benefit.
That is again a romantic notion: the hero.
I think people enjoy a much more levelled playing field where you have the ability for many people to become heroes.
Instant messaging and chat rooms have basically created a level playing field for deaf people.
Al Gore has made no serious attempt to level the playing field for U.
S. agriculture exports, which have fallen 16 percent in the last three years. And Al Gore has opposed every serious proposal to provide American farmers with meaningful tax relief.
It will level the playing field, ... It will give American workers choice, confidence and also control.