"I don't feel I'm qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Carl Lewis on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Carl Lewis on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Carl Lewis on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Carl Lewis on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Carl Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing - he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous - any athlete who tells you they're not nervous isn't telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be."
"The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life."
"The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge."
"I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics."
"Why do we have 47 million people without health care? Because America has become about 'me'. What's happened to 'we' as a people? I believe in that and that resonates to most people."