"If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win."
- Carl Lewis
"Remember this, success has been and continues to be defined as getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down."
"Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight."
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Hunter S. Thompson
"At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t."
Patrick “Paddy” Barnes (born 9 April 1987) is an Irish amateur boxer from Belfast. Representing Ireland, he has won medals at two Summer Olympic Games, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.
Ellie Simmonds, OBE (born 11 November 1994) is a British Paralympian swimmer competing in S6 events.
"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
"My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team."
"Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We."