60 Inspiring Dan Gable Quotes About Life And Wrestling

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Danny Mack Gable (born October 25, 1948) is a distinguished American former freestyle and folkstyle wrestler and coach. He is a national champion, two-time NCAA Division, a world gold medalist, and an Olympic gold medalist. He is considered as one of the greatest amateur wrestlers that the country ever had.

Gable was awarded with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom on December 8,2020, by U.S. President Donald Trump. He shared his coaching techniques to train and develop wrestling champions in his book titled ‘Coaching Wrestling Successful’.

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Dan Gable Quotes

  1. “There’s nothing like success.”
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    Dan Gable Quotes

  2. “I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.”
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    Dan Gable Motivational Quotes

  3. “The best defense is a good offense.”
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    Dan Gable Inspirational Quotes

  4. “The mind weakens before the body.”
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    Dan Gable Quotes & Sayings

  5. “If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never succeed.”
    Dan Gable Quotes About Confidence
    Dan Gable Quotes About Confidence

  6. “Great wrestlers make other wrestlers great.”
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    Wrestling Quotes Dan Gable

  7. “Talent is everywhere, winning attitude is not.”
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    Dan Gable Wrestling

  8. “I’ve been a fanatic about working out all my life.”
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    Dan Gable Quotes For iPhone Wallpaper

  9. “Determination is the strength needed to succeed.”
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    Coach Dan Gable Quotes

  10. “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”
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    Dan Gable Famous Quotes

  11. “There is no mat space for malcontents or dissenters.”

  12. “Wrestling… what men do during boys basketball season.”

  13. “When my wrestlers got their hands raised, I jumped for joy.”

  14. “My valleys are higher than most people’s peaks. I stay at that level.”

  15. “Always remember the pain of defeat, and never let it happen again.”

  16. “My mind’s never gone very far away from what I wanted to accomplish.”

  17. “Freedom across the world is a result of many individuals working together.”

  18. “But we’ve got to work. We can’t just live on reputations at all – by any means.”

  19. “If we don’t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.”

  20. “More endearingly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self control and pride.”

  21. “Greatness in the mat is achieved through training that make you push to survive.”

  22. “My coaches were great. My mom and dad. My dad never missed a wrestling meet.”

  23. “If you’re going to stay in the Olympics, you’ve got to be entertaining and get sponsorship.”

  24. “Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose.”
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    School Wrestling Quotes By Dan Gable

  25. “The easiest thing to do in the world is pull the covers up over your head and go back to sleep.”

  26. “We, as a wrestling community, better remember it is more than one individual that makes a winner.”

  27. “I went to college. I had a double major in biology and physical education, but my major was wrestling.”

  28. “I never won anything by myself. I was always strong because of help that gave me extra strength to win.”

  29. “Wrestlers are a little more dedicated than, and are different from, the other people, which may be strange.”

  30. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”

  31. “Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit. Give everything you got today for tomorrow may never come.”

  32. “I don’t think college wrestling is in danger of extinction by any means. But I am concerned if one program drops.”

  33. “I can take anyone down at anytime; they can’t take me down; no one can ride or turn me; I can control anyone.”

  34. “A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.”

  35. “My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference. You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings.”

  36. “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.”

  37. “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.”

  38. “You don’t really measure the year until the whole year is done. I’m sure there are some concerned people, including the coaches right now.”

  39. “I’m delighted to be back in coaching. Our goal is to put Iowa wrestling back on top, and I want to do everything I can to make it happen.”

  40. “More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill – none have wrestled without pride.”

  41. “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.”

  42. “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.”

  43. “All I worried about was what Owings was doing to me, instead of what I was doing to him. When you start worrying about that stuff, you’re going down the wrong path.”

  44. “The bells are a very good investment. They never break if they are maintained. I can teach the kids the basics. They may play bells for only one year, but many of them go on to play at local churches.”

  45. “I’m a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them. We make progress only when we push ourselves to the highest level. If we don’t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.”

  46. “There is no mat space for malcontents or dissenters. One must neither celebrate insanely when he wins, nor sulk when he loses. He accepts victory professionally, humbly; he hates defeat, but makes no poor display of it.”

  47. “Wrestling has been a way of life with me day in and day out. I won’t get too far away from it. I might walk through the wrestling room once a week. I could go every day if I wanted. But just walk through, make sure it’s still there.”

  48. “You can’t ever work too much because there’s no such thing as being in too good condition. You can’t ever lift too many weights because you can’t ever get too strong. You can’t ever wrestle too much because you can always do better.”

  49. “A clean, hard-fought wrestling match is the most honest of athletic contests. There is no technological interventions, no teammates to blame, no panel of judges to bias the score. In wrestling, you compete or you quit. No alibis. I like that.”

  50. “Wrestling is the only sport I’ve ever competed in that puts you totally in a situation of constant motion without breaks. I could play football or baseball, swim — but there’s always some kind of situation that would break my thoughts, break my concentration.”

  51. “The obvious goals were there- State Champion, NCAA Champion, Olympic Champion. To get there I had to set an everyday goal which was to push myself to exhaustion or, in other words, to work so hard in practice that someone would have to carry me off the mat.”

  52. “When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. I’d wonder if he was still working out. I’d tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I’d start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.”

  53. “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.”

  54. “Raising your level of performance requires a proper mentality and meaning from within. This gives you the ability and drive to work on the things necessary to go to a higher level. When people ask me how to raise their level of performance, the first thing I ask is, How important is it to you?”

  55. “If you want to train and work hard 3 months out of the year, well, then, UNI is a great place to go. If you want to bust your tail 6 months out of the year, you should be very happy at ISU. But if you want to train and develop into a champion 12 months out of the year, then Iowa is the place for you.”

  56. “When I lifted weights, I didn’t lift just to maintain my muscle tone. I lifted to increase what I already had, to push to a new limit. Every time I worked, I was getting a little better. I kept moving that limit back and back. Every time I walked out of the gym, I was a little better than when I walked in.”

  57. “I vowed I wouldn’t ever let anyone destroy me again. I was going to work at it every day, so hard that I would be the toughest guy in the world. By the end of practice, I wanted to be physically tired, to know that I’d been through a workout. If I wasn’t tired, I must have cheated somehow, so I stayed a little longer.”


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