Daley Thompson Quotes & Sayings

46 most famous Daley Thompson quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 58 year old American athlete born on Jul 30, 1958.

Daley Thompson Quotes
“Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.”
“If you work hard in real life, people tend to get in your way - either from inertia or prejudice - and they stop you achieving things. It's the worst thing about real life compared with sports, where you generally get what you deserve: if you're the fastest guy, you win; there are no other games being played.”
“Kids have been let down by adults - we've tried to give them too much, we've tried not to impose discipline. We've tried to make their lives easier and, in doing so, we've taken something away from them. Kids like boundaries, they also like to be pushed, need to learn what failure is all about, need guidance.”
Daley Thompson Quotes
“I'm competitive - that's what defines me - and I love it.”
Daley Thompson Quotes
“In my heart of hearts my motivation would always have been to be the best, and I think that athletics is probably what I was built for.”
Daley Thompson Quotes
“Sometimes you have to resist working on your strengths in favour of your weaknesses. The decathlon requires a wide range of skills.”
Daley Thompson Quotes
“Even if you've been involved in a World Cup, the Olympics is huge. Only the Games has the power to change communities.”
Daley Thompson Quotes
“I have the mentality of a winner. I first went to the Olympic Games when I was 17, three weeks after my O-levels, and I remember sitting in a dining-hall filled with the world's best athletes.”
Daley Thompson Quotes
“I tend to eat vegetables only when I'm with the kids and the rest of the time, I'm a bit slack. But, I am weight-conscious, so I concentrate on avoiding junk food.”
“I think one of the things about being a good coach is to recognise when you have given all that you can. In fact there should be some sort of unspoken law that says that a coach cannot have anyone for three or four years - if you have not passed on most of the stuff you know in that time, then you are not doing a good job.”

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