An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."


Muhammad Ali (1942-, American boxer)


Don't be curious of matters that don't concern you; never speak of them, and don't ask about them.


St. Teresa of Avila


Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.


Clara Barton (1821-1912, American humanitarian)


Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice; these are the things that form the education of the world.


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


The more I train the more I realize I have more speed in me.


Leroy Burrell (1967-, American track athlete)


I listen and give input only if somebody asks.


Barbara Bush (1925-, American First Lady, wife of George H. Bush)


One must train oneself, by small and frequent efforts, to dominate one's feelings.


Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873-1944, French biologist)


The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


My God, Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!


Robert Clive


Training is all-encompassing and should be related to everything a unit does, or can have happen to it.


Arthur Collins (1864-1933, American  general)


When raw nature dominates training, you will be rustic. When training dominates raw nature, you will be clerical. When raw nature and training are combined well, you will be a superior person.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


When raw nature dominates training, you will be rustic. When training dominates raw nature, you will be clerical. When raw nature and training are combined well, you will be a superior person.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


People say I'm around because I have a lot of heart, but I know all the heart in the world couldn't have helped me if I wasn't physically fit.


Jimmy Connors (1952-, American tennis player)


We have learned to live in a world of mistakes and defective products as if they were necessary to life. It is time to adopt a new philosophy in America.


Norman Cousins (1915-1990, American editor, humanitarian, author)


Too often in ironing out trouble someone gets scorched.


Marcelene Cox (American writer)


There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.


Don Delillo (1926-, American author)


There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


The best training any parent can give a child is to train the child to train himself.


A. P. Gouthey


I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment…. My mindset is: If I'm not out there training, someone else is.


Lynn Jennings (1960-, American runner)


It is easier for a well-trained mind to submit to an ill-trained mind than to guide it.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.


Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913, British statesman, banker, naturalist)


Train everyone lavishly, you can't overspend on training.


Thomas J. Peters (1942-, American management consultant, author, lecturer)


The truth is that most busy people cannot sustain a seven-day-a-week training schedule. There are too many other stresses and responsibilities in their lives.


PattiSue Plumber (American runner)


After the storm ends, the sun will shine.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


When you borrow trouble you give your peace of mind as security.


Myrtle Reed


Along the iron veins that traverse the frame of our country, beat and flow the fiery pulses of its exertion, hotter and faster every hour. All vitality is concentrated through those throbbing arteries into the central cities; the country is passed over like a green sea by narrow bridges, and we are thrown back in continually closer crowds on the city gates.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.


Fred Shero (1925-, Canadian hockey coach)


Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tone the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.


Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947-, Austrian-born American actor, author, director, restaurateur)


Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Still falls the rain -- dark as the world of man, black as our loss -- blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.


Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964, British poet)


I swam my brains out.


Mark Spitz (1950-, American swimmer)


Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.


Roger Staubach (1942-, American football player)


We who have lived before railways were made belong to another world. It was only yesterday, but what a gulf between now and then! Then was the old world. Stage-coaches, more or less swift, riding-horses, pack-horses, highwaymen, knights in armor, Norman invaders, Roman legions, Druids, Ancient Britons painted blue, and so forth -- all these belong to the old period. But your railroad starts the new era, and we of a certain age belong to the new time and the old one. We who lived before railways, and survive out of the ancient world, are like Father Noah and his family out of the Ark.


William M. Thackeray (1811-1863, Indian-born British novelist)


That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the country's champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


To watch this crystal globe just sent from heaven to associate with me. While these clouds and this somber drizzling weather shut all in, we two draw nearer and know one another. The gathering in of the clouds with the last rush and dying breath of the wind, and then the regular dripping of twigs and leaves the country over, the impression of inward comfort and sociableness, the drenched stubble and trees that drop beads on you as you pass, their dim outline seen through the rain on all sides drooping in sympathy with yourself. These are my undisputed territory. This is Nature's English comfort.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


A man can seldom -- very, very, seldom -- fight a winning fight against his training; the odds are too heavy.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good morals; it can destroy bad principles and re-create good ones; it can lift men to angelship.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.


John Updike (1932-, American novelist, critic)


Brains are an asset, if you hide them.


Mae West (1892-1980, American actress)


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