"I've had bad jobs. Now I have a good one. I'm thankful."
"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."Maurice Greene on Tecumseh
"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."Maurice Greene on John Wooden
"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."Maurice Greene on Dalai Lama
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."Maurice Greene on Albert Schweitzer
"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."Maurice Greene on Alan Cohen
"You'd like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do."
"You have got to believe in yourself every time you go out there and race. If you have no faith in your ability all that training has been a waste of time."
"My stance has always been that there's no place in our sport for drug users. I've always said it's a ban for life if you come up positive. I stand by that."
"In America, we have three major sports - baseball, football and basketball. They get the most coverage. Then there's things like golf which mop up most of what is left. But track and field? We are way at the bottom of the totem pole."