"There are no losers in wrestling, only winners and learners."
"The reward isn't as good without the struggle."
"Failure is part of success, but failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it."
"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."
"Wrestling is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you are tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired."
"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."
"Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy."
"The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."
"More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride."
"Pain is Temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
"Wrestling is a staple in life - not just a sport, but a way of looking at everything in a different way, a push through each drop of sweat, every black eye, any puddle of blood and all of the hard breathing at the end of practice, all effectively bandaged by the hand-raise at the end of the tunnel."