Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion.— T. D. Jakes
Instructive True Champion quotations
True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.
A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation.
A true champion is not only formed in victory. To be defeated makes you learn.
You can never give up or get down on yourself.
A true champion keeps his or her chin up and always takes life one race at a time.
Any true champion can bounce back. That's what being a champion is: being able to deal with adversity and being able to bounce back.
These often unsung heroes understand.
..that poverty, disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Individuals ...are taking on these challenges in their communities, volunteering to make a difference. They remain the true champions of our work towards the Millennium Development Goals.
A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching.
I dream of a true husband—a good man, not a brute, nor a champion of men on the battlefield; I dream but of a gentle man, one who neither speaks too loud nor ignores evil.
I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life.
I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world.
A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
We should not care much whether those thus united (against slavery) were designated 'Whig,' 'Free Democrat' or something else; though we think some simple name like 'Republican' would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery.
I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion.
People know I was the last true champion.
Mike Tyson has to be one of my greatest all time fighters.
Muhammad Ali. I like going back looking at the classics like Roberto Duran. I like the old time fighters, when you had a champion in the old days you really had a true champion. Muhammad Ali would take on anybody. You had the greats fighting everybody.
Check the records; there has never been an undisciplined person who was a champion. Regardless of the field of endeavor, you'll find this to be true.
A true champion and athlete is never satisfied with their performance.
You can always do more and always improve.
Tyson is a lot better than I thought, a lot better.
People can talk about Spinks all they want... Tyson is the true champion.
It makes one realize that the physicality if our world is a boundary to us only if our will is weak; a true champion can accomplish things that a normal person would think impossible.
The true hero is flawed. The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles - preferably of his own making - in order to triumph.
I take inspiration from everyone and everything.
I'm inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.
I am a champion of trans-Atlantic relations and I do not believe there is any other option available to us than working closely together with America - including Canada. There is no other alliance option, but the same is true for the U.S.
The true champion of justice, if he intends to survive even for a short time, must necessarily confine himself to private life and leave politics alone.
Well-established Supreme Court precedents indicate that states - like the states of Washington and Minnesota - have no equal-protection rights of their own, nor can they vindicate equal-protection rights of their citizens. The same is true about being able to challenge alleged religious discrimination. This limitation on the states' authority to champion such claims is fundamental to our separation-of-powers architecture.
She [my mother] struggled, abusing alcohol for quite some time, and so we just kind of drifted apart. I went to college. But I dedicate the book to her because she is the true champion of the family. She kept our family together. She provided us with a roof over our head. She always worked.
It will be a dream come true if I can go there and lift it. (on the Champions League trophy)
I'm going to give the people their money's worth.
..true sports entertainment for their dollar. I'm the undefeated IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion making my fifth title defense. The crowd will be with me because everybody wants to be with a winner.
I never thought I'd go so far. I never thought I'd be a champion. It's a dream come true.
When I was 15 years old I felt totally confident I would become a world champion and the greatest bodybuilder in the world. The same was true of show business - I knew that one day I would make more money than anyone else in the industry and I did. For that you need the willingness to work and do everything it takes to make the vision turn into reality.
True champions are team players.
I love The Miz. His approach to his job is second to none; it's extremely important to him that he prepares on a daily basis. I travel with him and from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed it's all WWE, all sports entertainment. He keeps his body in shape and he is a true champion in the ring and out. He's a great representative of the company and I'm learning a lot from him, not only on TV but outside as well.
The champion's management says let's do this for real, for charity.
Rocky says no but decides to be true to himself even though he's going to be berated by everyone. Just to compete, not to win.
He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life.
Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion.