The Olympics are here! This is the biggest event in the world that celebrates the human spirit and our ability to achieve our dreams. Looking for some motivation? Looking for  that push to help you reach your goals? These 33 Olympic quotes will help inspire you to do better and to be better in every aspect of your life:

1. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali

2."The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bobby Knight

3."If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail." - Mark Spitz

4."A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning." - Billie Jean King

5. "There's always a point where you get knocked down. But I draw on what I've learned on the track: If you work hard, things will work out." - Lolo Jones

6. "I can't remember the last day I didn't train." - Michael Phelps

7."You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself." - Larry Brown

8."Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won." - Bill Bowerman

9. "My competition isn't resting!'" -Kim Rhode

10. "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

11. "In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened." - Tommy Lasorda

12. "I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." - Mia Hamm

13 "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzy

14."The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours." - Peggy Fleming

15."It's all about the journey, not the outcome." - Carl Lewis

16."When I was younger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee was a mentor to me and gave me great advice. The best was to 'work 100 percent, but enjoy every moment along the way.' Sometimes you get so in the zone, you forget to enjoy your passions. I love running - but I also love the movies, relaxing on the beach, shopping and spending time with my friends. Enjoying my life helps me enjoy my running." - Allyson Felix

17. "They may become harder to achieve, but your dreams can't stop because you've hit a certain age or you've had a child." - Dara Torres

18."The things you learn from sports - setting goals, being part of a team, confidence - that's invaluable. It's not about trophies and ribbons. It's about being on time for practice, accepting challenges and being fearful of the elements." - Summer Sanders

19."If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win." - Carl Lewis

20. "Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work." - Andre Agassi

21. "If you think you can't, you won't, and if you think you can, you will. When I'm tired at practice, I tell myself that I'm not tired, and I can push through. If you tell yourself you're tired or if you tell yourself you're sick, your body is going to follow the mind." - Kelli Wells

22."Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal." - Kerri Walsh

23. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career... I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

24. "Have fun, because that's what life is all about." - Ryan Lochte

25. "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." - Jesse Owens

26. "All the physical comes from the mental." - Clara Huges

27. "Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose." - Nancy Kerrigan

28. "Falling in life is inevitable - staying down is optional." - Carrie Johnson

29. "One word: 'Fight.' Anyone can do it when it feels good. When you're hurting, that's when it makes a difference, so you have to keep fighting."- Erin Cafaro

30. "If you think you're done, you always have at least 40 percent more."' -Lauren Crandall

31."Breathe, believe, and battle.' My former coach, Troy Tanner, told us that before each match. Breathe--be in the moment. Believe--have faith that you can rise above it. Battle--you gotta be prepared to go for as long as it takes." -Kerri Walsh

32."Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they're worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That's the only person you need to answer to. "~Picabo Street

Now go out and be the best that you can be and as Michael Phelps said "I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it."

Published on: Aug 7, 2016
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