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champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters!

Author: Judi Adler


The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the ''easy life of the gods'' would be a lifeless life.

Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

Author: Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

I've always tried to do my best on the ball field. I can't do any more than that. I always try to give one hundred percent; and if my team loses, I come back and give one hundred percent the next day.

Author: Jesse Barfield

Profession: American Baseball Player

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.

Author: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

Profession: British Novelist

Easy DOESN'T do it.

Author: Al Bernstein


You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. [Ecclesiastes 9:11]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

Author: Larry Bird (1956)

Profession: American Basketball Player, Coach

Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism

There's no taking trout with dry breeches.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.

Author: William Danforth

Profession: American Entrepreneur, Author

Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.

Author: H. W. Dresses


Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.

Author: Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

Profession: French Novelist, Dramatist