Great Quotes and Boats

“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”

– James Earl Carter, Jr., a.k.a. Jimmy Carter (1924-), politician, businessman, philanthropist, 39th president of the United States (1977 – 1981), Georgia State Senator (1963 – 1967), 76th governor of Georgia (1971 – 1975), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2002).

Great Quotes and Boats

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau, Rower, Philosopher, Poet, Naturalist and Author of Walden.

Great Quotes and Boats

“I train very hard, either rowing on the cross trainer or running. Not only do you feel tired afterwards but it relaxes you, it completely clears the head. But to sort things out I also like to walk.”

– Finbar Patrick McGuigan, a.k.a. Barry McGuigan, a.k.a. the Clone Cyclone, (February 28, 1961), MBE, Olympic and professional featherweight boxer and promoter.

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“Sport teaches character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose… Teaches you about life.”

– Billie Jean King (November 22, 1943), Gender equality advocate, social justice pioneer, professional tennis player, 39 Grand Slam titles (12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, 11 in mixed doubles).

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Be glad. Be good. Be brave.

– Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) Human Rights Activist, First Lady of the United States (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945), United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly (1945 to 1952).

Eleanor Roosevelt (far left), Thiruvananthapuram, India

Great Quotes and Boats

“I felt like if I could present a positive role model, how to live happily with a less materialistic life, then that is maybe what I could contribute, what my mission would be.”

– Roz Savage, Ocean Rower, Environmentalist, Speaker, Guinness World Record Holder, Author, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean.

Great Quotes and Boats

“One day while walking by the river I spotted a single rower peacefully sculling across the water just before sundown and realized that’s where I wanted to be. I didn’t want to try to keep up with other people. I needed to find my own pace.”

– Tara Murtha, Rower, columnist and author, Finding Balance in a Tiny, Wobbly Boat. NYT, Oct. 1, 2019.