To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on.
If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to.
Men, today we die a little.
James Russell Lowell
J. B. Pritzker