Emil Zatopek Quotes

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Emil Zatopek Quotes

I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time
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A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.

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Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.

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An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

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You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.

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Men, today we die a little.

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When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter either. Then willpower will be no problem.

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It is not necessary to smile and make a wonderful impression on the judges.

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