Showing posts with label Jesse Owens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jesse Owens. Show all posts

"I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up." - Jesse Owens

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"I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up." - Jesse Owens
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"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at." - Jesse Owens

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"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals.  The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at." - Jesse Owens
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"Most things that happen to Black people, Black people do to themselves." - Jesse Owens

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"Most things that happen to Black people, Black people do to themselves." - +Jesse Owens
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"The Black Fist is a meaningless symbol. When you open it, you have nothing but fingers – weak, empty fingers. The only time the Black Fist has significance is when there's money inside. There's where the power lies." - Jesse Owens

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"The Black Fist is a meaningless symbol. When you open it, you have nothing but fingers – weak, empty fingers. The only time the Black Fist has significance is when there's money inside. There's where the power lies." - +Jesse Owens
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"Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram." - Jesse Owens

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"Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram." - +Jesse Owens
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"The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness." - Jesse Owens

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"The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness." - +Jesse Owens
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"Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need." - Jesse Owens

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"Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need." - +Jesse Owens
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"Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either." - Jesse Owens

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"Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either." - +Jesse Owens
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"He was constantly on me about the job that I was to do and the responsibility that I had upon the campus. And how I must be able to carry myself because people were looking." - Jesse Owens

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"He was constantly on me about the job that I was to do and the responsibility that I had upon the campus. And how I must be able to carry myself because people were looking." - +Jesse Owens
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"She (Minnie Ruth Solomon) was unusual because even though I knew her family was as poor as ours, nothing she said or did seemed touched by that. Or by prejudice. Or by anything the world said or did. It was as if she had something inside her that somehow made all that not count. I fell in love with her some the first time we ever talked, and a little bit more every time after that until I thought I couldn't love her more than I did. And when I felt that way, I asked her to marry me . . . and she said she would." - Jesse Owens

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"She (Minnie Ruth Solomon) was unusual because even though I knew her family was as poor as ours, nothing she said or did seemed touched by that. Or by prejudice. Or by anything the world said or did. It was as if she had something inside her that somehow made all that not count. I fell in love with her some the first time we ever talked, and a little bit more every time after that until I thought I couldn't love her more than I did. And when I felt that way, I asked her to marry me . . . and she said she would." - +Jesse Owens
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"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

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"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
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"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it." - Jesse Owens

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"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it." - +Jesse Owens
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"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." - Jesse Owens

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"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." - +Jesse Owens
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“One chance is all you need.” - Jesse Owens

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“One chance is all you need.” - +Jesse Owens
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