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You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings - not just before, not just after - but when it rings.
The thing that I champion is sustainability. My terror is that suddenly we see it as a luxury, not an essential. That's a danger.
Essentially, I am a dreamer. I've dreamed all my life. When I started, I dreamed I'd be Champion because it is a sport that is all about the people who win the most, and I have a fear of not winning.
Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion.
There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.
We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
Once a champion, always a champion.
I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.
Billie Jean King
A true champion can adapt to anything.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.
James J. Corbett
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
The goal of higher education should be to champion the airing of all honest viewpoints. Nothing less is acceptable.
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
In terms of playing ability there is nothing to choose between number one and 100. Instead, it's a question of who believes and who wants it more? Which player is mentally stronger? Which player is going to fight the hardest in the big points? These are the things that determine who is the champion.
I've always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way.
But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so.
Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
My father was an army champion boxer... in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution.
Dee Dee Myers
Boxing is a sport, but it's also entertainment. I wanted to transcend the sport and be considered just not as a fighter, or a champion, but someone very special.
Sugar Ray Leonard
What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?
I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit. And I lost that for a time. I feel like I've regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general.
I love talking to interesting people - people like O.J. Simpson, Andretti... I love champions. A champion has something special about him.
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
John F. Kennedy
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