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Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
You don't get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.
I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didn't have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride.
Over the years, I've made many sacrifices to win two Olympic gold medals and put together winning streaks that will never be broken.
They don't give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody.
Gold medals are made out of your sweat, blood and tears, and effort in the gym every day, and sacrificing a lot.
As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year's Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men's hockey team a chance against the world powers.
I do not care how brave a president is; I do not care how many medals he may wear. I do not care how well trained his guards may be. If he violates the will of the people, he shall be eliminated.
In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others.
I follow the teachings of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps. He won two Congressional Medals of Honor, and he wrote the highly controversial antiwar book 'War is a Racket.'
Nobody cares about the bronze or silver medals.
I know it won't be eight medals again. If you want to compare me to that, that's your decision, not mine. I'm going out there to try to accomplish the things that I have in my mind and in my heart.
Along with all those books about Lincoln, Obama might read some biographies of Napoleon. The general who established the Legion d'Honneur understood that people fought as much for medals as for morals.
I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad.
Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions.
We moved to the city when I was 7, and the lack of exercise made me frustrated. I started fighting with my sisters, and my parents put me in judo as an outlet. I became very competitive and won a lot of medals.
You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.
It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.
One trophy is good, but two are better. That way, when a hero wears his medals on his chest, at least his steps are level as he walks by.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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