"The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Dan Gable on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Dan Gable on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Dan Gable on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Dan Gable on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Dan Gable on Dalai Lama
"Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose."
"More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride."
"Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy."
"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."