Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, Just watch!
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
Leaders should be collaborative, modest, and generous.
Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.
There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.
I believe we need a new kind of leadership, a leadership that puts the people front and center, not the president.
For a long time, I operated under the Chinese proverb that there are four kinds of leaders: those who you laugh at, those who you hate, those who you love and those who you don't even know that they're leaders.
Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball
All I have are the people.
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.
The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.
Al Gore clearly has the vision... it's a much better vision than that of George W. Bush.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.