Monday, May 13, 2013

Lance Armstrong Quotes

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. 

Reading these Lance Armstrong quotes really tell his story. He has inspired hundreds of thousands around the world with his athletic triumphs in the Tour De France and his personal triumph over testicular cancer. The bright yellow Live Strong wristbands that symbolize his charitable foundation have become a commonplace sight.

Yet Lance Armstrong has given so many hope and encouragement not just through his actions but through his words. Spoken from the heart and with the wisdom of one who has fought the greatest battle of them all, they offer a lesson we can all learn from and carry through in our every day lives:

Lance Armstrong Quotes

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.

Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.

If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.

Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.

To all the cynics, I'm sorry for you, ... I'm sorry you can't believe in miracles. This is a great sporting event and hard work wins it.

Birthdays don't really matter much anymore ... for me, I sort of have a new birthday and that's October 2nd, the day I was diagnosed, ... the day we all sort of look to and mark these milestones by one year, two year, five year, 10 year. Hopefully, I have a 50 year.

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.

When I got off the bike at the end of the Tour, it was finished.

Without the illness I would never have been forced to re-evaluate my life and my career. I know if I had not had cancer, I would not have won the Tour de France.

It gave me a chance to re-evaluate my life and my career. Cancer certainly gives things a new perspective. I would not have won the Tour de France if I had not had cancer. It gave me new strength and focus.

It's nice to win. I'll never win again. I may have to take up golf -- take on Tiger.

I think it's better we downplay our chances. I think we should cherish this role as the underdog, because it's the perfect way to ride this race.

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You have to live with the crashes, and hope you don't get into one.

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.

Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down.

Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.

But no, I'm a person who needs projects and needs to work and needs to be building something or trying to create something. Otherwise I'll go crazy.

But there are also 40 million yellow bands in the world. That outweighs the negative publicity.

It's a hard race; you suffer a lot. It's a long race, so it's long suffering, which is worse than suffering.

Now, having said that, if I train hard, and if everything equates the way it should in terms of my preparation, and I know that I'm where I need to be - if somebody beats me, hey, you get beat by somebody better.

You learn that your tank is only so big, and if you just keep burning you'll run out of fuel.

From pedaling his way to seven Tour De France titles to battling through cancer, Lance Armstrong has met every challenge in his life head on and these Lance Armstrong Quotes offers us the chance to learn from him.
No matter what you may be facing, you can find the extra boost you need to go the distance from the man who has gone further than just about anyone. Draw strength from these Lance Armstrong Quotes.


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