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Rafer Johnson Quotes

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The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.
- Rafer Johnson

Through the program, they get the basics of what it takes to train.
- Rafer Johnson

Tonight I'm going to shower and then just walk for
about four hours and look at the moon.
- Rafer Johnson

I don't care if I never see Texas again.
- Rafer Johnson


 

I tell them how what matters is becoming the best you
can be at whatever you're doing.
- Rafer Johnson

I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts,
when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels.
Then I try to go to the regional competitions,
and of course I'm there in Hershey, Pa.,
in August for the North American final.
- Rafer Johnson

The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people -
9 to 14 years old -
take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness.
We need more kids to be more active.
- Rafer Johnson


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What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic
champion is to start working now.
I tell them why it's always worth it to put the time
and effort into something you want to be good at.
- Rafer Johnson

It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time.
The local people had programs for us year-round,
where as kids we had the opportunity to play football,
basketball, baseball, track and field -
we just went from one sport to the next,
year-round.
- Rafer Johnson

So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do,
except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale,
with the regional and national competitions.
- Rafer Johnson

I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors' offices,
really anyone in that sort of position who has shown
an interest in youth fitness,
to let them know why this sort of program is so important.
I give the same message when I speak at conferences.
- Rafer Johnson

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Life is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute -
only the last couple seconds are fatal,
but most people are scared to death the whole way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

So powerful is the light of unity
that it can illuminate the whole earth.
- Baha'u'llah

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart,
don't know how to laugh either
- Golda Meir

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

Take responsibility for your whole life -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India,
history will look upon the act of
depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim


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