It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

    -Theodore Roosevelt


    If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

    -John Wooden


    "Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent."

    -Steve Martin


    "Freedom lies in being bold."

    -Robert Frost


    "A champion is someone who is willing to be uncomfortable."

    -Pat Summit


    "Sports teaches you character.  It teaches you to play by the rules.  It teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose.  It teaches you about life."

    -Bille Jean King


    "With a combination of practice and belief, the most ordinary team is capable of extraordinary things."

    -Pat Summit

     “What though the sea with waves continual
    Do eat the earth, it is no more at all ;
    Ne is the earth the less, or loseth aught :
    For whatsoever from one place doth fall
    Is with the tide unto another brought :
    For there is nothing lost, that may be found if sought.”
    Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene