Champion quotes

  • The Pentagon isn't a place that champions individuality and innovation.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Champion #Innovation #Individuality

  • Persistence is the soul of a champion.
    -- Alan Webb

    #Persistence #Soul #Champion

  • Be very strong... be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Strong #Champion #Want

  • In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Sports #Champion #Cuba

  • Carlsen came with a line that was not very theoretical, trying to challenge the World Champion to play chess. [...] But Anand proved that even this obscure line is something he has studied before, and it was Carlsen that was set back.
    -- Alejandro Ramirez

    #Play #Challenges #Champion

  • Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Champion #Defeat

  • You're the WWE Champion and I would never let you down!
    -- Alex Riley

    #Wwe #Champion

  • Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
    -- Althea Gibson

    #Tennis #Champion #Crowns

  • I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a Champion and make a sucker of of him.
    -- Amarillo Slim

    #Gambling #Champion #Looks

  • If I wasn't a champion, I'd still be in jail. That makes me try very hard.
    -- Amnat Ruenroeng

    #Jail #Champion #Trying

  • One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Player #Soul #Champion

  • The first great chess players, including the world champion, got by perfectly well without constant coaches.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Player #Champion #World

  • To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Strong #Player #Champion

  • We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Strong #Personality #Champion

  • If you want to become a World Champion you should avoid playing in Open tournaments.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Champion #World #Want

  • A champion is defined by the adversity he overcomes
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Adversity #Champion #Overcoming

  • Behind every champion is a team that prepared him to become that champion.
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Team #Mma #Champion

  • I'm not going to say that I'm the best, we respect our champions. Floyd's been doing this a lot longer than me, he's been a lot of mega fights and I won't dare say that I'm better than Floyd Mayweather.
    -- Andre Ward

    #Motivation #Fighting #Champion

  • I think Bute would have to face off with the Super Six Champion to prove that he's the best Super Middleweight. You come out of a tournament like this on top, that demands a lot of respect and carries a lot of weight.
    -- Andre Ward

    #Motivation #Thinking #Champion

  • There have been great champions in every generation.
    -- Andy Roddick

    #Champion #Generations

  • Champions all get kicked when they're down.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Champion

  • It's not where you start but where you finish.
    -- April Heinrichs

    #Champion

  • I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them
    -- Armand Assante

    #Fun #Ideas #Champion

  • It doesn't matter what the income level of your family is, or if English is the first or second language. It makes no difference. The bottom line is that every child can be an academic champion, an academic champion and a superstar in academics.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Children #Differences #Champion

  • Experiencing pain in your muscles and aching, that's what makes the muscle grow. and that divides one from being a champion and one from not being a champion. If you can go through this pain barrier, you may get to be a champion. If You can't go through it, forget it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Pain #Bodybuilding #Champion

  • The chess world is obligated to organize a match between the champion of the world and the winner of this Carlsbad tournament - indeed, this is a moral obligation. If the world of chess should remain deaf to its obligation, on the other hand, it would amount to an absolutely unforgivable omission, carrying with it a heavy burden of guilt.
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Hands #Omission #Champion

  • It is always a danger when you have a big game ahead, but there is only one way to prepare well for our Champions League game - and that is to do well tomorrow. Therefore, I feel there is a lot at stake for us tomorrow. It is a massive game for us.
    -- Arsene Wenger

    #Games #League #Champion

  • Champions are everywhere, you just have to train them properly
    -- Arthur Lydiard

    #Champion #Train

  • There are champions everywhere. Every street's got them. All we need to do is train them properly.
    -- Arthur Lydiard

    #Champion #Needs #Streets

  • I came to AS Roma to play in the Champions League
    -- Ashley Cole

    #Play #League #Champion

  • I'm the smartest man in the world. Once I wore a cape in public, and fought battles against men who could fly, who had metal skin, who could kill you with their eyes. I fought CoreFire to a standstill, and the Super Squadron, and the Champions. Now I have to shuffle through a cafeteria line with men who tried to pass bad checks. Now I have to wonder if there will be chocolate milk in the dispenser. And whether the smartest man in the world has done the smartest thing he could do with his life.
    -- Austin Grossman

    #Eye #Men #Champion

  • The majority of those who are loosely identified by the term 'liberals' are afraid to let themselves discover that what they advocate is statism. They want to keep all the advantages and effects of capitalism, while destroying the cause, and they want to establish statism without its necessary effects. They do not want to know or to admit that they are the champions of dictatorship and slavery.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Champion #Majority #Slavery

  • A champion is someone who sweats to exhaustion, even when no one else is watching
    -- Bas Rutten

    #Sweat #Champion #Exhaustion

  • A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching.
    -- Bas Rutten

    #Sweat #Champion #True Champion

  • I'll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we'll be champions.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Champion #Hell #Ends

  • A champion pays an extra price to be better than anyone else.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Motivational #Champion #Pay

  • I have always felt and said that a man who can be a champion in one era could be a champion in any other era because he has what it takes to reach the top.
    -- Ben Hogan

    #Golf #Men #Champion

  • When I looked in his eyes, I just kept on walking.
    -- Bill Smith

    #Eye #Champion #His Eyes

  • The culture precedes positive results. It doesn't get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they're champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Winning #Champion #Victory

  • Champions behave like champions before they are champions
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Basketball #Champion #Behave

  • Champions adjust and pressure is a privilege.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Champion #Pressure #Privilege

  • Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Sports #Responsibility #Champion

  • Those who stay will be champions
    -- Bo Schembechler

    #Nfl #Champion

  • The Greens will continue to champion a fairer society rather than simply the economy and to champion the parliament rather than simply the stock exchange .
    -- Bob Brown

    #Ambition #Champion #Economy

  • Champions don't become champions in the field---they are merely recognized there.
    -- Bob Costas

    #Champion #Fields

  • In chess so much depends on opening theory, so the champions before the last century did not know as much as I do and other players do about opening theory. So if you just brought them back from the dead they wouldn't do well. They'd get bad openings.
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Player #Champion #Chess

  • I was swimming for the United States of America. I was swimming to beat Stephen Holland.
    -- Bobby Hackett

    #Swimming #America #Champion

  • To my mind ClickThings, and John Underwood are world champion caliber, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with them.
    -- Boomer Esiason

    #Opportunity #Champion #Mind

  • I don't want ever to be champion again.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Champion #Want

  • I think that the World Champion should try to defend the quality of play more than anyone else.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Thinking #Play #Champion

  • Recently I saw Kasparov and he looked to me as still young and potent champion.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Champion #Saws #Young

  • WE WENT OUT THERE ON A MISSION, CAME BACK CHAMPIONS. WE PROVED WE WERE THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD.
    -- Brad Marchand

    #Team #Champion #World

  • As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
    -- Brad Sherman

    #Achievement #Athletic #Champion

  • I always loved reading. I always was the spelling bee champion. I always loved words. I always wanted to know what they meant, why you used them, who first said them. I was always interested in that.
    -- Brenda Lee

    #Reading #Champion #Firsts

  • It felt like a dream.
    -- Brian Goodell

    #Dream #Champion

  • It's wonderful for me to see what 'We Will Rock You' has done. 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are the Champions' have kind of transcended the normal framework of where music is listened to and appreciated - they've become part of public life, which I feel wonderful about.
    -- Brian May

    #Rocks #Champion #Done

  • I firmly believe that deep in their soul everyone has a champion that can overcome obstacles and do great things.
    -- Bruce Jenner

    #Believe #Soul #Champion

  • If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you're stuck and you don't know how to rise, don't look outside yourself. Look inside. Don't let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you toward victory.
    -- Bruce Jenner

    #Commitment #Champion #Victory

  • To become a champion requires a good mental attitude toward preparation. You have to accept the most tedious task with pleasure.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Attitude #Champion #Good Man

  • I'm not normally a jewelry person. I'm supposed to be a working class champion and all, and I don't like to rub my success in people's faces.
    -- Bubba Sparxxx

    #Class #People #Champion

  • If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.
    -- Bud Wilkinson

    #Sports #Champion #Pay

  • Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you're no longer a champion
    -- Burt Lancaster

    #Champion #Feelings #Hunger

  • The referee jumped in too late in my opinion. He's the champion and he's got to be given every chance, but a lot of people was wincing and cringing seeing the finish cos his head is bouncing all over the place.
    -- Carl Froch

    #Motivation #People #Champion

  • I felt great! I'm ready to roll tonight!
    -- Casey Converse

    #Champion #Tonight #Ready

  • Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the orther team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.
    -- Charles Duhigg

    #Team #Thinking #Champion

  • When you go to other parks, they hang banners for the wild-card or Eastern Division or Western Division champions. Around here, they don't hang anything unless its for being world champions.
    -- Chili Davis

    #Yankees #Champion #Cards

  • Storytellers are a threat. They threaten all champions of control, they frighten usurpers of the right-to-freedom of the human spirit -- in state, in church or mosque, in party congress, in the university or wherever.
    -- Chinua Achebe

    #Party #Champion #Church

  • Yeah, that was my best scoreless game ever.
    -- Chris Bosh

    #Games #Champion #Yeah

  • If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
    -- Chris Evert

    #Heart #Tennis #Champion

  • Although I have to say, it's become a lot harder for me since I won the world series because everyone wants to beat me. For example, bluffing is really tough now, because there's always someone who calls me on the off-chance that they'll then be able to say they read a world champion's bluff.
    -- Chris Moneymaker

    #Champion #Example #World

  • God uses the tension, complexity, and challenge of doing His kingdom work to transform us into champions.
    -- Christine Caine

    #Christian #Challenges #Champion

  • Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else.
    -- Chuck Noll

    #Sports #Champion #Ordinary

  • Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
    -- Chuck Norris

    #Athlete #Sweat #Champion

  • The lesson to learn is to pay attention for 90 minutes because in front of you are great champions.
    -- Claudio Ranieri

    #Champion #Attention #Lessons

  • I was just racing day by day. With Niki [Lauda], every race was to be on the top. He programmed his life to be champion. I enjoyed life. That was the maximum for me...
    -- Clay Regazzoni

    #Race #Champion #Racing

  • The man who follows is forever at your back, something to consider Champion.
    -- Crixus

    #Men #Forever #Champion

  • I decided to be a smarter fighter. I already knew I was tough, so if I was smart and tough, I was more likely to be a champion.
    -- Cub Swanson

    #Smart #Mma #Champion

  • You can be an Olympic champion in 9.5 secs, but to be the greatest, there's more to it. It takes a bit of forethought and a lot of mental application.
    -- Daley Thompson

    #Champion #Forethought #Application

  • Having the ambition of becoming Olympic champion is a whole different ambition from wanting to be the greatest.
    -- Daley Thompson

    #Ambition #Champion #Becoming

  • Champions have no off-season.
    -- Dan Bailey

    #Basketball #Champion

  • Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts.
    -- Dan John

    #Workout #Effort #Champion

  • If I'm to accomplish my goal of being the world champion I've got to be better; so every day I come in here with a goal, and that's to get better.
    -- Daniel Cormier

    #Mma #Goal #Champion

  • No one alive today has a single ancestor in his or her past who died in infancy. We are the champions, my friend!
    -- Daniel Levitin

    #Winning #Past #Champion

  • Fischer, the great American chess champion, famously said, 'Chess is life.' I would say, 'Pi is life.'
    -- Daniel Tammet

    #Champion #Chess #Great American

  • He's got one of the best chins I've ever hit in my life. I was catching him and he was smiling at me, he was eating them. He's a great fighter, he'll be champion one day.
    -- David Haye

    #Motivation #Champion #One Day

  • The Breakfast of Champions isn't cereal, it's the competition!
    -- David Lee Roth

    #Cereal #Competition #Champion

  • I've been proud to be national champion.
    -- David Millar

    #Champion #Proud

  • I was ready in 2008 for the Olympic Games but unfortunately I missed the Kenyan trials with a thigh injury. I watched those Olympics but it was tough to watch. But it was good in the end because a Kenyan, Wilfred Bungei, was the champion.
    -- David Rudisha

    #Games #Champion #Olympics

  • Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Champion #Wicked #And Love

  • How could the USA champion individual freedom in the world generally while denying it to an important minority in its own country.
    -- Dean Acheson

    #Country #Usa #Champion

  • Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution.
    -- Dee Dee Myers

    #Fighting #Justice #Champion

  • Women have to be the biggest champions in the world of other women's choices.
    -- Dee Dee Myers

    #Women #Choices #Champion

  • As far as I'm concerned, Scott Kalitta was already a legend, and he'll be one forever because he was a champion on the track and a champion off it.
    -- Del Worsham

    #Track #Forever #Champion

  • Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear
    -- Denis Waitley

    #Achievement #Champion #Desire

  • Champions never brag, never shout, never have to go to extremes to build themselves up for others or put others down. They let their actions, deeds, and results speak for them.
    -- Denis Waitley

    #Champion #Deeds #Action

  • Sometimes you feel the emotion. You think this might be my last pre-season or my last Champions League match. But, overall, those thoughts aren't important right now. But the time will soon come
    -- Dennis Bergkamp

    #Thinking #League #Champion

  • I've been training super hard at the Lopez Taekwondo Academy in Houston, which belongs to my brother Jean. For me, I think confidence is the biggest thing; it's all mental. I train with the best of the best, including my brother Steven, a five-time world champion who won Olympic gold medals.
    -- Diana Lopez

    #Brother #Thinking #Champion

  • When I auditioned for 'Bye Bye Birdie' on Broadway, Gower Champion said, 'You've got the job!' I said, 'Mr. Champion, I can't dance.' He said, 'We'll teach you what you need to know.'
    -- Dick Van Dyke

    #Jobs #Bye #Champion

  • If I could apologise and go back and change history I would do. But the goal is still a goal, Argentina became world champions and I was the best player in the world
    -- Diego Maradona

    #Player #Goal #Champion

  • My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.
    -- Dolph Lundgren

    #Dad #Father #Champion