"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."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Carl Lewis on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Carl Lewis on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Carl Lewis on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Carl Lewis on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Carl Lewis on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"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."