"It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Emil Zatopek on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Emil Zatopek on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Emil Zatopek on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Emil Zatopek on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Emil Zatopek on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."