150+ Champion Quotes To Keep You Inspired

A champion is someone who works harder than anyone else and expects more of themselves than anyone else. They are the ones who stay up late at night, sacrificing sleep in order to be more productive and give more to the people they care about and lead.

These quotes from champions on how to stay motivated and inspired can help you increase your productivity so that you can give more to your job and the people around you. The only question that remains is whether or not you have what it takes to be a champion yourself!

Quotes About Champions

“If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.”

– Bud Wilkinson

“Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you’re no longer a champion” quote about champions

– Burt Lancaster

“The referee jumped in too late in my opinion. He’s the champion and he’s got to be given every chance, but a lot of people was wincing and cringing seeing the finish cos his head is bouncing all over the place.”

– Carl Froc

“I felt great! I’m ready to roll tonight!”

– Casey Converse

“Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the orther team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.”

– Charles Duhigg

“When you go to other parks, they hang banners for the wild-card or Eastern Division or Western Division champions. Around here, they don’t hang anything unless its for being world champions.”

– Chili Davis

“Storytellers are a threat. They threaten all champions of control, they frighten usurpers of the right-to-freedom of the human spirit — in state, in church or mosque, in party congress, in the university or wherever.”

– Chinua Achebe

“Yeah, that was my best scoreless game ever.”

– Chris Bosh

“If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.”

– Chris Evert

“Although I have to say, it’s become a lot harder for me since I won the world series because everyone wants to beat me. For example, bluffing is really tough now, because there’s always someone who calls me on the off-chance that they’ll then be able to say they read a world champion’s bluff.”

– Chris Moneymaker

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Champion Quotes Images

“God uses the tension, complexity, and challenge of doing His kingdom work to transform us into champions.”

– Christine Caine

Champion Quotes About Positive Mindset

“Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else.”

– Chuck Noll

“Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.”

– Chuck Norris

“The lesson to learn is to pay attention for 90 minutes because in front of you are great champions.”

– Claudio Ranieri

“I was just racing day by day. With Niki [Lauda], every race was to be on the top. He programmed his life to be champion. I enjoyed life. That was the maximum for me…”

– Clay Regazzoni

“The man who follows is forever at your back, something to consider Champion.”

– Crixus

“I decided to be a smarter fighter. I already knew I was tough, so if I was smart and tough, I was more likely to be a champion.”

– Cub Swanson

“You can be an Olympic champion in 9.5 secs, but to be the greatest, there’s more to it. It takes a bit of forethought and a lot of mental application.”

– Daley Thompson

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Champion Quotes Images

“Having the ambition of becoming Olympic champion is a whole different ambition from wanting to be the greatest.”

– Daley Thompson

“Champions have no off-season.”

– Dan Bailey

“Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts.’

– Dan John

“If I’m to accomplish my goal of being the world champion I’ve got to be better; so every day I come in here with a goal, and that’s to get better.”

– Daniel Cormier

“No one alive today has a single ancestor in his or her past who died in infancy. We are the champions, my friend!”

– Daniel Levitin

Champion Motivational Quotes

“Fischer, the great American chess champion, famously said, ‘Chess is life.’ I would say, ‘Pi is life.'”

– Daniel Tammet

“He’s got one of the best chins I’ve ever hit in my life. I was catching him and he was smiling at me, he was eating them. He’s a great fighter, he’ll be champion one day.”

– David Haye

“The Breakfast of Champions isn’t cereal, it’s the competition!”

– David Lee Roth

“I’ve been proud to be national champion.”

– David Millar

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Champion Quotes Images

“I was ready in 2008 for the Olympic Games but unfortunately I missed the Kenyan trials with a thigh injury. I watched those Olympics but it was tough to watch. But it was good in the end because a Kenyan, Wilfred Bungei, was the champion.”

– David Rudisha

“Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.”

– David Sedaris

“How could the USA champion individual freedom in the world generally while denying it to an important minority in its own country.”

– Dean Acheson

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”

– Muhammad Ali

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

– Jack Dempsey

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.”

– Mia Hamm

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.”

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Quotes About Being A Champion

“No excuses. Play like a champion.”

– Kelley O’Hara

“Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.”

– Jose Mourinho

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Champion Quotes Images

“I wasn’t born to be champion – I fought to be champion.”

– Becky Lynch

“There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.”

– Matthew McConaughey

“The world is starving for new ideas and great leaders who will champion those ideas.”

– Lisa Su

“Every champion was once a challenger.”

– Luke Campbell

“From my point of view, it is not the coach who becomes world champion, it is a team. Not just the players who played, but the whole squad, and also the team behind the team. Because if you want to achieve success, the whole team has to work perfectly, like a machine, and all the pieces of the puzzle need to fit together into one picture.”

– Joachim Low

“Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.”

– Major Taylor

“I believe I have the attitude of a champion and a winner, and I’m not apologetic for it.”

– Jon Jones

“In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.”

– Althea Gibson

“I do Thai boxing Mondays, jujitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays I do boxing with Mark – he was a world champion at one point. I absolutely love it. I actually have a punching bag outside in my garden. I’m obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that.”

– Millie Bobby Brown

Champion Mindset Quotes

“If you’re very good, that can sometimes actually hurt you. How? Well, the promoter might say, man, he’s going to come over here and beat our champion and will raise his price or will never come back and defend the belt.”

– Bob Sapp

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Champion Quotes Images

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

– Wilma Rudolph

“A true champion is a true champion. They go fight and win or lose, give it their all.”

– Glover Teixeira

“Once a champion, always a champion.”

– Ferdinand Marcos

“Never stop, never give up, never stop giving yourself the self-confidence you need to be a champion.”

– Diego Sanchez

“To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.”

– Chris Evert

“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

– John Madden

“Every champion golfer comes to Augusta imbued with a towering source of inspiration. It’s a solitary journey, but it’s one that no player… makes alone.”

– Jim Nantz

“There are 7 billion people in the world, but there’s only one heavyweight champion of the world, and that’s me.”

– Tyson Fury

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Champion Quotes Images

“I truly believe that it’s all of the hard times that make you step up to the next level, and that’s what makes you a champion.”

– Caroline Buchanan

Random Quotes About Champions

“Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. I don’t take many vacations. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. I miss out on a lot of weddings and family functions. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good.”

– Carli Lloyd

“We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.”

– Jimmy Carter

“People treat you one way when you’re champion, but when you’re not the champion, everything changes. People treat you different.”

– Rafael dos Anjos

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.”

– Mark Pryor

“You don’t forget who the real Iron Sheik is. Who the real world champion, hall of fame Jesus of the twitter is. Only one Iron Sheik.”

– The Iron Sheik

“One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people – men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.”

– Magnus Carlsen

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Champion Quotes Images

“Before my accident I had to fund my racing through finding sponsors myself so I am use to it. Obviously at that point I was 15 or 16, knocking on business’s doors going ‘I am a racing driver, a British champion and I want to be in Formula 1, will you give me an amount so I represent your brand’.”

– Billy Monger

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

– Billie Jean King

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”

– Pat Riley

Champion Motivational Quotes

“What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.”

– Patty Berg

“You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.”

– Tiger Woods

“Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.”

– Oliver Goldsmith

To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion.”

– Lou Ferrigno

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Champion Quotes Images

“I had a stunt double for ‘The Bronze.’ She’s literally the most amazing human being I’ve ever seen. She’s NCAA women’s gymnastics champion. She was incredible. I would poke her thighs, and my nail would break because it was like poking a rock.”

– Haley Lu Richardson

“Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion.”

– Manu Bennett

“It is my goal to be world champion.”

– Mick Schumacher

“To finally become world champion after losing out in three previous finals is very satisfying. It shows that if you stick to your goals and work hard, you can achieve them in the end.”

– Nicola Adams

“My mom has always been my champion. She was very smart and grounded. She said, ‘Save your money. Pay your taxes. Don’t put everything in one basket,’ but she let me explore and be creative.”

– Queen Latifah

“Winning the belt is one thing. But you’re not really a champion until you defend it.”

– Forrest Griffin

“In 1974 or 1975, if someone had told me I was going to be an Olympic champion, I would not have believed it. Even in 1976, I’d not have believed it.”

– Edwin Moses

Interesting Champion Quotes

“I still wanted to see it officially on the scoreboard but, when it was announced ‘Denise Lewis is Olympic champion,’ it was just like a volcano of elation, relief and satisfaction exploding through my system.”

– Denise Lewis

“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.”

– Summer Sanders

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Champion Quotes Images

“A true champion can adapt to anything.”

– Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes.”

– Simon Sinek

“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.”

– James J. Corbett

“Grit, determination, the right amount of crazy, self belief – everything it takes to be a champion. I have that.”

– Dustin Poirier

“Balance provides the chance for longevity. You can be a champion at work and at home.”

– Tony Dungy

“The target for every great champion is to play for the team.”

– Antonio Conte

“Originals are nonconformists, people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them. They are people who stand out and speak up. Originals drive creativity and change in the world. They’re the people you want to bet on.”

– Adam Grant

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Champion Quotes Images

Famous Champion Mindset Quotes

“Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.”

– Chuck Norris

“All pieces of the puzzle need to fall in the right place to be a champion team.”

– Shreyas Iyer

“I’ve had ups and downs in my career, and if you look at it as a bookmaker, the odds of me becoming a world champion were never in my favour, but I never stopped believing in myself and never stopped trying.”

– Michael Bisping

“From my mom telling me ‘no’ to now telling everyone I’m the champion, and she’s so proud of me, and to prove to a lot of people – who didn’t believe in me, who didn’t think I was going to be here – that I’m here, and I did it. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions; it’s amazing.”

– Sasha Banks

“I was an All-American in wrestling in high school, was National Champion in Chinese kickboxing in 1999 and have spent a lot of time around professional athletes, which includes my eight-plus years as CEO of a sports nutrition company.”

– Tim Ferriss

“If the civil society is not transparent, honest, and accountable, then you cannot be a champion of social justice.”

– Winnie Byanyima

“As a champion, you have the opportunity to see what God sees and your view of this race will become clearer to you!”

– Dr. Beverly Crockett

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

– Jack Dempsey

“The average is only consumed with today, but the champion is obsessed with tomorrow before it arrives; therefore, he or she plans for it.”

– Alex K. Mum

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Interesting Quotes About Champions

“If you think about it, there is absolutely no way possible to become a champion without having to gain victory through trial”.

– Unknown

“Champions are treasures that are full of wisdom, encouragement, provision, love, guidance, and empathy.”

– Love Otuechere

“The champion uses the power of his pride to great advantage.”

– D. DeVenzio

“As we have seen, the importance of winning and losing can- not be overstated—because a champion does not become a champion without experiencing both.”

– Kirk Mango

“You learn to always reach for the best in life and not settle for less; to stand out from the crowd and not accept mediocrity. You will become a champion.”

– Mike Murdock

“Be a humble champion of and create visible momentum for the value you deliver to the team.”

– Dave Hollis

“It’s very easy to come up with an excuse for why things won’t happen in life, but champions accept that there are many things they can’t control, and instead, they master what they can.”

– David Becker

“A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds, when a three-minute round is going to end.”

– Jack Dempsey

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.”

– Alan Armstrong

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Champion Quotes Images

“Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else.”

– Chuck Noll

“The difference between champions and everyone else is that champions are never afraid of losing, while everyone else is afraid of winning.”

– Jeffrey Fry

“Champions don’t show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have.”

– Alexander den Heiner

Champion Motivational Quotes

“Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.”

– Michael J. Gelb

“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.”

– James J. Corbett

“Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard.”

– James J. Corbett

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.”

– Venus Williams

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Champion Quotes Images

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

– Billie Jean King

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

– Edith Wharton

“You do not find the happy life. You make it.”

– Camilla Eyring Kimball

“The most wasted of days is the day without laughter.”

– E.E. Cummings

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

– Truman Capote

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

– George Eliot

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”

– Carol Burnett

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no body else.”

– Les Brown

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Champion Quotes Images

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

– Joshua J. Marine

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”

– Denis Whitley

Random Quotes About Champions

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.”

– Albert Einstein

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.”

– Joel Brown

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

– Billie Jean King

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.

– Mia Hamm

“Forget your opponents; always play against par.”

– Sam Snead

“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

– Michael Jordan

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Champion Quotes Images

“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”

– Shannon L. Alder

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

– Muhammad Ali

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

– John Wooden

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

– Walt Disney

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

– Dr. Seuss

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

– Christopher Reeve

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

– Thomas Edison

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Champion Quotes Images

“May you live every day of your life.”

– Jonathan Swift

“Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“I don’t pretend to know everything; I just only speak on matters I know I’ll win.”

– Criss Jami

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.”

– Morgan Wooten

Inspirational Quotes Champion

“Winning starts with beginning.”

– Robert H. Schuller

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

– Billie Jean King

“Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.”

– Bill Tilden

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

– Bear Bryant

“I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.”

– Mahender Singh Dhobi

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Champion Quotes Images

“Winning the peace is harder than winning the war.”

– Xavier Becerra

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

– Wilma Rudolph

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

– Vince Lombardi

“A winning effort begins with preparation.”

– Joe Gibbs

“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do every day.”

– Jason Mraz

“One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.”

– Vince Lombardi

“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”

– Karl Lagerfeld

“All things negative, pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

– Kobe Bryant

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Champion Quotes Images

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understand the problems of running a country.”

– Margaret Thatcher

“The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.”

– Sir Winston Churchill

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

– Vince Lombardi

Powerful Champion Mindset Quotes

“The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”

– Albert Einstein

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

– Lao Tzu

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

– Amelia Earhart

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– Christopher Columbus

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

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Champion Quotes Images

“Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”

– David Karp

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”

– Richard Branson

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –

Steve Jobs

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

– Jeff Bezos

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

Some More Champion Mindset Quotes

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

– Mary Kay Ash

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”

– Richard Branson

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”

– Josh James

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Champion Quotes Images

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

– Scott Belsky

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!”

– Audrey Hepburn

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

– Vince Lombardi

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.”

– Charles Swindoll

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

– Jim Rohn

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

– Nelson Mandela

Some More Champion Motivational Quotes

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Till your good is better and your better is best.”

– St. Jerome

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”

– Ken Blanchard

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

– Jimmy Dean

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