Elmer Davis: Land of the free

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

 ~Elmer Davis.

Ryan Hall: How do you feel?

Ryan Hall at London Marathon

Ryan Hall at London Marathon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More than the time, it’s about how you feel – you want to be strong throughout the race.Ryan Hall, U.S. Olympic Marathoner

John Wooden: Success

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coac...

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coach’s 96th birthday, to name the Reseda post office after the sports legend and long-time San Fernando Valley resident. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

John Wooden, American basketball player and coach 

Abraham Lincoln: Knowing better

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. ”
Abraham Lincoln

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kara Goucher: Progress

Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.

Kara Goucher

 

World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - ...

World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka – Kara Goucher at the Victory Ceremony for the Women’s 10000 Metres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln: Cowards

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr: Directly, indirectly

 

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. ”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Frank Shorter: Racing…

English: Frank Shorter, 2002

English: Frank Shorter, 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing.

Frank Shorter, U.S. Olympic Marathoner 

Dean Karnazes: Running

English: Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes si...

English: Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes signs books at the Napa Valley Marathon pre-race expo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.

Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner 

Abraham Lincoln: Tact

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. –Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the US (1809-1865)

 

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cicero: Black at heart

Cicero

Cicero (Photo credit: tonynetone)

“The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret – that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.”

George Bernard Shaw: Respectability

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writing in notebook at time of first production of his play “Pygmalion.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”

Colin Powell: Experts

English: Colin Powell on a visit to Google on ...

English: Colin Powell on a visit to Google on March 16, 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Colin Powell.

Henry Kissinger: High office

English: Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger...
English: Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger uses the telephone in Deputy National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft’s office to get the latest information on the situation in South Vietnam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. ”
Henry Kissinger

Kristin Armstrong: I will

5) Marathoners from Ottawa, Gatineau & Area: s...

5) Marathoners from Ottawa, Gatineau & Area: stats and pics (K, L) (Photo credit: ianhun2009)

I’m glad to be here right now, poking at my threshold. I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can. Maybe that spot is called I will.

Kristin Armstrong, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com

Eleanor Roosevelt: Work

English: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Li...

English: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum ID #65732 Eleanor Roosevelt at United Nations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths. ”

Samuel Johnson: Belief and disbelief

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for He...

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for Henry Thrale’s Streatham Park gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. ”
Samuel Johnson

Emily Dickinson: Heartbreak

English: A cabinet card copy of a daguerreotyp...

English: A cabinet card copy of a daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson (unauthenticated) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. ”
Emily Dickinson

 

Ryan Hall: Suffering

Ryan Hall at London Marathon

Ryan Hall at London Marathon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suffering is an extraordinary teacher.

Ryan Hall, U.S. Olympic marathoner

Cicero: Higher humility

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel name...

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel named his Ciceronian period of the Golden Age. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. ”

Cicero

Charles Templeton: Christianity

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully. ”

Shelby Harthcock: Love

Loving (TV series)

Loving (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Loving (TV series)

Loving (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Loving someone is easy but losing someone is hard.”
—Shelby Harthcock