Hurry Up and Wait

I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
– Jesse Owens, Winner of four gold medals at the Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dune du Pilat, Pyla of Dune Sand, France

The five S’s of sports training are: Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Spirit; but the greatest of these is Spirit.”
– Ken Doherty

Manila, Philippines
Easter Island, Chile

A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers
it is no more than a loan.”
– Pam Brown

Gubbio, Italy
Omo Valley, Ethiopia

With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase.”
– Abraham Lincoln


I ran and ran every day, and I acquired a sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never, give up, no matter what else happened.”
– Wilma Rudolph, Winner of three gold medals at the Olympic Games

Havana, Cuba

Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”
– Khaled Hosseini,  A Thousand Splendid Suns

Lhasa, Tibet

Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
– St. Augustine

Umbria, Italy
Tokyo, Japan

A person who is a master of patience
is master of everything else.”
– George Savile


Endurance is patience concentrated.”
– Thomas Carlyle

Beijing, China

Come what may, all bad fortune
is to be conquered by endurance.”
– Virgil

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