• "You can't build a reputation on what you could have done..."

    "He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else."

    "Pain is weakness leaving the body."

    "Being mentally tough is doing EXACTLY what you don't want to do, EXACTLY when you don't want to do it."

    "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

    "Remember, when you are not training, someone somewhere is training; and when you meet him, he will win."

    "Success is NOT a random event."

    "Great accomplishments require great sacrifices."

    "The harder you work, the luckier you get."

    "Victory happens when ten thousand hours of training meets one moment of opportunity."

    "Fatigue makes cowards of us all."

    "Anyone who never fails...is someone who never tries."

    "The biggest risk in life is not taking one."

    "You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take."

    "Potential is interesting.  Performance is everything."

    "If we cannot find a way, we will make one"

    "Success is not measured, it is earned."

    "Without sacrifice, there can be no victory."

    "We don't rebuild, we reload."

    "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail."

    "Success starts with believing in yourself."

    "Mediocrity is as close to the bottom as it is to the top."

    "Excuses stop here."

    "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."

    "Respect your opponents, but NEVER fear them."

    "Being defeated is only a temporary condition; Giving up is what makes it permanent."

    "There are no losers in wrestling, only winners and learners."

    "The reward isn't as good without the struggle."

    "Failure is part of success, but failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it."

    "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."

    "Wrestling is a little like wrestling a gorilla.  You don't quit when you are tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired."

    "Gold medals aren't really made of gold.  They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."

    "Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy."

    "The 1st period is won by the best technician.  The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape.  The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."

    "More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride.  Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride."

    "Pain is Temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever."

    "Wrestling is a staple in life - not just a sport, but a way of looking at everything in a different way, a push through each drop of sweat, every black eye, any puddle of blood and all of the hard breathing at the end of practice, all effectively bandaged by the hand-raise at the end of the tunnel."