"If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Emil Zatopek on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Emil Zatopek on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Emil Zatopek on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Emil Zatopek on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Emil Zatopek on Booker T. Washington
"The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on."
"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head."
"A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket."
"If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon."
"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."