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10 Inspirational Quotes by Olympic Athletes

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Determination, persistence, motivation, sacrifice, and support are some of the key words Olympians use when describing what it took to get them to the Olympics. With the Olympics right around the corner we have compiled a list of 10 quotes from some of the greatest Olympians.


  1. You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.- Michael Phelps
  2. Never give up and always keep fighting, because though times may be tough, the sacrifices do pay off, so just keep pushing towards your dream and just love it at the same time and enjoy it. – Gabby Douglas
  3. Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet. – Carl Lewis
  4. If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail. – Mark Spitz
  5. I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet. – Nadia
  6. Easy is not a option..No days off..Never .Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of Work – Usain Bolt
  7. We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens
  8. I would like to instill in people just to work hard. As long as they keep at it, their dreams will happen. – Misty May- Treanor
  9. Without goals, training has no direction. – Natalie Coughlin
  10. It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

About Dennis M. Postema

Dennis M. Postema, RFC, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, coach, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org, FinancingYourLife.com and TheRetirementInstitute.org.

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