Dan Gable, American Athlete ( October 25, 1948 - )

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Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.~Dan Gable

Sports Determination Gold

We, as a wrestling community, better remember it is more than one individual that makes a winner.~Dan Gable

Community Remember Better

My mind's never gone very far away from what I wanted to accomplish.~Dan Gable

Mind Accomplish Far Away

A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.~Dan Gable

Myself World Preparation

Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling - the world's oldest sport - remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics.~Dan Gable

Freedom Decision World

Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy.~Dan Gable

Life You Easy

I went to college. I had a double major in biology and physical education, but my major was wrestling.~Dan Gable

Education College Biology

I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.~Dan Gable

Shoot Score He

My coaches were great. My mom and dad. My dad never missed a wrestling meet.~Dan Gable

Mom Dad Great

When my wrestlers got their hands raised, I jumped for joy.~Dan Gable

Joy Hands Raised

I've never changed my life since I was 4 and went to the YMCA with a gym bag. I still have that philosophy. In fact, I still have that gym bag.~Dan Gable

Life Philosophy My Life

There's nothing like success.~Dan Gable

Success Nothing Like

I've been a fanatic about working out all my life.~Dan Gable

Life My Life Working

I never won anything by myself. I was always strong because of help that gave me extra strength to win.~Dan Gable

Strength Myself Strong

My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference. You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings.~Dan Gable

Positive Good Yourself

My valleys are higher than most people's peaks. I stay at that level.~Dan Gable

People Most Higher

More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride.~Dan Gable

Great Pride Skill

There's always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don't just dream.~Dan Gable

Yourself Dream Action

Freedom across the world is a result of many individuals working together.~Dan Gable

Freedom Working Together

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.~Dan Gable

Best Heart Kid

Wrestlers are a little more dedicated than, and are different from, the other people, which may be strange.~Dan Gable

May People Strange

Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose.~Dan Gable

Fear School People

I don't think college wrestling is in danger of extinction by any means. But I am concerned if one program drops.~Dan Gable

College I Am Think

The easiest thing to do in the world is pull the covers up over your head and go back to sleep.~Dan Gable

Sleep World Go

If you're going to stay in the Olympics, you've got to be entertaining and get sponsorship.~Dan Gable

You Going Stay

My wrestling and family go together. It's always been that way, from day one with my mom and dad, my sister, my wife, four daughters, grandsons, son-in-laws.~Dan Gable

Mom Family Wife