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Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion.
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.
I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.
Billie Jean King
I was a world champion on the trampoline at an international level, and gymnastics competitor.
My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I'm not Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
Once a champion, always a champion.
In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
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 wanted to be a world champion.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
What happened in the past is just that, the past. Champion or not.
To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.
For your friends and family, you are always a champion, but for the media and sponsors, not until you show a spark. Making a champ is more important than celebrating one. I want to be there for youngsters and help them do their best.
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at.
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
Boxing should focus on pitting champion versus champion - those are the fights that everyone wants to see. The sports also needs to work on developing new heroes and personalities. I'd like to see more vignettes on fighters, focusing on their lives, goals and stories. Boxers need to be larger than life.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
So, I didn't say we are going to win a lot, but we are going to play like winners, and we've got a plan in place to teach our guys how to play like winners and play like a champion.
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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