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Avery Brundage Quotes

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As soon as you take money for playing sport,
it isn't sport, it's work.
- Avery Brundage

Sport is an international phenomenon,
like science or music.
- Avery Brundage

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself,
they must be a means of creating a vast programme of
physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
- Avery Brundage

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport.
Sports played professionally are entertainment.
- Avery Brundage

 

For too long the world has failed to recognise that
the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about
fine athletics and fine art.
- Avery Brundage

The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation,
a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal,
on the most important thing in his life,
which is his education or his vocation.
- Avery Brundage

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

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Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

A people that values its privileges
above its principles
soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame,
they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.
- Simone Weil

O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find,
O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen,
what an idiot I would be today.
Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon,
it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention
that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

I race historic muscle cars back in Australia,
and that's my hobby.
And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone.
- Eric Bana

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
- John Ruskin

Our military is doing everything it can to equip Iraq's
forces so our troops can come home as soon as possible,
but we cannot leave until the job is done.
- Mike Rogers

I'm just glad to be feeling better.
I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
- Bob Dylan

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
- Francois Rabelais

With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the
end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

The fact that I've achieved this so soon is just a bonus,
I guess.
Everything from now on is a bonus for me.
- Karrie Webb

Robin hasn't got a big nose - but I can soon arrange that.
- Maurice Gibb

If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.
- Irwin Corey

However, there is no assurance that we can produce
world class players so soon.
Only time can tell.
- Jahangir Khan

No, I don't have an agent.
I'm hoping to get one soon.
- Jason Mewes

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they
are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast,
and were greedy.
- Chief Joseph

It's easy to come up with new ideas;
the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago,
but will soon be out-of-date.
- Roger von Oech

Go for Dr. Bowen as soon as you can.
I think father is hurt.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

Is education possibly a process of trading awareness
for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his
is soon a pile of feathers.
- Aldo Leopold

I'm a very obsessive type.
If I do get into it, I'll soon be there 12 hours a day.
I just don't want to do that.
- Yoko Ono

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and
policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man,
not to yourself, and you die of boredom.
- Coco Chanel

In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all
these oscillations is the same.
But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field,
its motion changes.
- Pieter Zeeman

We have peace with God as soon as we believe,
but not always with ourselves.
The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal,
and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.
- William Gurnall

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
- Jane Austen

Film is a very young art that is still evolving.
Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.
- Catherine Deneuve

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop

Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom
achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time.
- Katharine Anthony


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