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This is a compilation of various quotes that I have found.  your favorite quote or make up one of your own.

My Favorites 

"It is only perfection in the foundations that can lead to mastery of the whole...(Annette Thomas) 'Talent is Work'"-Galina Ulanova 

"Success in competition should be the outcome of quality training, not chance or luck. It should be planned for and thus expected."-Anne Bankraft 

"God has not promised peace without pain, joy without sorrow, nor sun without rain... But He did promise strength for the day, grace for the trials, and light for the way." -unknown 

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you can dream it, you can become it."-William Arthur Ward

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also, dream; not only plan, but believe."-Anatole France

"Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.-Claude Pepper

"For where the heart is, that is sure to be where your treasure is."-The Living Bible

Quotes from famous skaters

"When I go out on the ice, I think about my skating. I forget it is a competition."-Katarina Witt

"Always try to maintain complete tolerance and always make an effort to give people more than they expect."-Scott Hamilton

"...Competitive Skaters must be prepared for a lot of work, challenges, self-discipline, and motivation. The desire must be there, but more importantly, your love for the sport."-Oksana Bauil

"Adversity and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and self-esteem that is priceless."-Scott Hamilton

"I think skating helped me find myself."-Peggy Fleming

"I believe in myself and in Saint Therese." Tara Lipinski

"Memories just get richer with time." Scott Hamilton

"Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over."-Tara Lipinski

"My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart, never doing it for a medal."-Debi Thomas

"Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport."-Katarina Witt

"The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded."-Scott Hamilton

Dance Quotes

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."-Martha Graham

"It is only perfection in the foundations that can lead to mastery of the whole...'Talent is Work'"-Galina Ulanova

"It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer."-Shanna LaFleur

"Dance is for everybody-I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always believe back to the people."-Alvin Ailey

"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs."-Charles Baudelaire


"In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain."-George Szell

"If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader." -Dolly Parton

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."-James Dean

Swimming Quotes

"H20: two parts Heart and one part obsession."-unknown

"What goes around comes around, just like a flip turn."-unknown

"Chlorine: the breakfast of champions."-unknown

"Seven days of no swimming makes one weak."-unknown


"The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention."-unknown

"It is when we forget ourselves that we do things which deserve to be remembered."-unknown

"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do."-Moliere

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."-Denis Waitley

"If we get everything that we want, we will soon want nothing that we get." -Vernon Luchies


"Faith is a knowledge within the heart, behond the reach of proof."-unknown

"God's hand is always there, and once you grasp it, you'll never let go."-unknown

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen."-unknown 

"How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can't even count how many times a day your thoughts turn towards me." Psalm 139:17 The Living Bible

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -The Living Bible Phillipians 4:13

"Be anxious for nothing but let your requests be known to God."-The Living Bible Phillipians 4:6

"Better patience than pride." -The Living Bible Ecclesiastes 7:9

"And thou shalt love they God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." -The Living Bible Deuteronomy 6:5

"To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us-and He has given us everything."-Thomas Merton

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits."-Jesus

"Be transformed by renewing your mind."-Romans 12:2

"Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God."-The Living Bible 1 Chron 22:19

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer." -The Living Bible Romans 12:12


"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression."-unknown


"Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud."-The Living Bible 1 Cor.12:4

"Believe love is forever and you will be forever in love."-unknown

"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."-unknown

"Love doesn't make the world go round, Love is what makes the ride worthwile."-unknown

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."-unknown

"Those who hurt the most are the ones that care the most."-unknown


"Those who can't forget are worse off than those who can't remember."-unknown


"Friends...they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams." -Henry David Thoreau

"Treasure is not always a friend, but a friend is always a treasure."-unknown

"May the warming love of friends surround you as you go down he path of light and laughter where the happy memories grow."-Helen Lowrie Marshall

"Favorite people, favorite places, favorite memories of the past...These are the joys of a lifetime...these are the things that last."-unknown



"Miracles happen to those who believe in them." -Bernard Berenson 

"We do not remember days, we remember memories."-unknown

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity."-unknown

"Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it."-unknown

"The less we talk about our troubles, the sooner they will disappear."-unknown

"In youth we learn, in age we understand."-Marie Ebner-Eschenback

"Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other. It doesn't matter who it is-and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other."-Mother Teresa

"To belittle is little." -unknown

"If I make my enemy my friend, have I not destroyed my enemy?"-Abraham Lincoln 

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."-Henry Ford

"It's a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."-W. Somerset Maugham

"Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it."-unknown

"Life is like an onion. You peel off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."-unknown

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in your life to celebrate."-Oprah Winfrey

"People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it."-unknown

"When one door is shut, another opens."- Miguel de Cervantes

"The happiness of life is made of little things-a smile, a hug, a moment of shared laughter."-unknown

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."-Albert Einstein

"The secret of education is respecting the pupil."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."-Abraham Lincoln

"In matters of style, swim with the currents, in matters of principle, stand like a rock."-Thomas Jefferson

"Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards."-Kierkegaard

"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "-unknown

"A person's true character is revealed by what someone does when they think nobody is watching."-unknown

"We cannot change yesterday. We can only make the most of today, and look with hope for tomorrow."-unknown

"Watch your thoughts for they become words. Choose your words for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny." -unknown

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."-M. Scott Peck

"We usually overestimate what we think we can accomplish in one year-but we grossly underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade."-Anthony Robbins

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."-Henry David Thoreau

"You can not discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."-unknown

"It is not how many years we live, but what we do with them. It is not what we receive, but what we give to others."-Evangeline Booth


"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.  We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it-but sail we must and not drift nor lie at anchor."-Oliver Wendell Holmes

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you are going to go to bed with satisfaction."-unknown

"Every obstacle is a stepping stone to your success." -unknown

"Perserverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."-Newt Gingrich

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again."-William Edward Hickson

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible." -unknown

"We must adjust to an ever changing road...while holding onto our unchanging principles." -unknown

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins...not through strength, but through persistance." -unknown

"Every obstacle is a stepping stone to your success."-unknown

"What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours."-unknown

"Remember the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."-unknown

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."-Confucius

"Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face...You must do that which you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves."-unknown

"Those born with a talent which is meant to be used find their greatest joy in using it." Johann von Goethe

"As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it."-Margaret Deland

"Well done is better than well said." -unknown

"Victory belongs to the most perservering"-Napolean Bonaparte

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."Abraham Lincoln

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."-Thomas Edison

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure."-Colin Powell

"The more you can dream, the more you can do."-Michael Korda

"Magic is believing n yourself.  If you can do that, you can make anything happen."-Foka Gomez


"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst...a spark that creates extraordinary results."-unknown

"The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives flow from the attitudes we nurture every day."-unknown


"Hold fast your dreams! Within your heart keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and, sheltered so, may thrive and grow." Louise Driscoll

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."-Eleanor Roosevelt

"A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."-unknown

"The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream." -Harry Kemp, Poet


"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."-Yogi Berra

"If at first you don't succeed, try reading the directions."-unknown

"If you lie down with the dogs, you'll get up with fleas."-unknown

"If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else."-Yogi Berra

Get Well Humor

"When an illness knocks you down, you should stay down and relax for a while before trying to get back up."-Candea Core-Starke

"Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them." Martin H. Fischer

Fitness Humor 

"The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, "If we're going to charge $10 and hour, we can't call it 'jumping up and down'".-Rita Rudner

"I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon."-Ellen DeGeneres

"Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate."-Author Unknown

"Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. "-Robert M. Hutchins

"I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing."-Marsha Doble

"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."-Edward Stanley