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Edwin Moses Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edwin Moses

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I overcame size with mechanics.
- Edwin Moses

I always had to keep improving my skills in order to
remain competitive and keep winning.
- Edwin Moses

I was always more of an academic than a jock.
- Edwin Moses

In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.
- Edwin Moses

 

I was always a mean and lean athlete -
not tall -
not large.
- Edwin Moses

I always got my work done before playing.
- Edwin Moses

In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.
- Edwin Moses

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I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.
- Edwin Moses

I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation -
in particular my stretching.
- Edwin Moses

I wanted to go to medical school.
But, I never got a college scholarship.
- Edwin Moses

My father was also a principal of a school and mother
was a curriculum advisor.
Both were educators.
- Edwin Moses

Stretching was a major part of my preparation.
- Edwin Moses

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
- Edwin Moses

The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing,
and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism
for the rest of my life was a lot more important to
me than returning to the track.
- Edwin Moses

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.
Smith beat me in 1977.
I was loafing during that competition.
- Edwin Moses

My concentration level blocks out everything.
Concentration is why some athletes are better than others.
You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
- Edwin Moses

Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want.
I just wanted to see what I could do.
- Edwin Moses

I went to Moorehouse College.
There was no track and field there.
- Edwin Moses

My father was an all-American football player.
- Edwin Moses

I didn't get an athletics scholarship at a major school.
- Edwin Moses

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

What I never overcame is a kind of shyness.
- Kurt Masur

Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them.
- Richard Bach

I took the hardest possible route that you could take,
and I still overcame and succeeded.
- David Allan Coe

No two wars are ever the same.
Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality
shared between them all is that young men and women
heeded a call to service,
overcame their fear, and fought for their side.
- Bob Riley

Lance Armstrong is the guy that I would put up there as one of my heroes.
He's done something that no one else has done and when
you put into it what he overcame,
it's absolutely unbelievable.
- Craig T. Nelson

All of us gave it all we've got, overcame a whole lot
just being on the show and learned a lot about ourselves.
We're just normal people trying to do what we love and follow our dreams.
- Carrie Underwood

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama PHOTO

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda


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