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Al Oerter Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Al Oerter.

I never set out to beat the world.
I just set out to do my absolute best.
- Al Oerter

I don't compete with other discus throwers.
I compete with my own history.
- Al Oerter

I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest
until they let us start throwing them at each other.
- Al Oerter

To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know
of reaching a true introspective state.
If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.
- Al Oerter

 

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Love the heart that hurts you,
but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

I Never "Need To"
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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