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    I haven't seen too many American distance men on the international scene willing to take risks. I saw some U.S. women in Barcelona willing to risk, more than men. The Kenyans risk. Steve Prefontaine risked. I risked - I went through the first half of the Tokyo race just a second off my best 5000 time.
    — Billy Mills
    tags: time  men  women  risk  race  american 
     
    You can get defeated, just as long as you don't fail.
    — Billy Mills
    tags: fail 
     
    Every passion has its destiny.
    — Billy Mills
    tags: passion 
     
    Coming off the last turn, my thoughts changed from 'One more try...one more try...one more try...' to 'I can win! I can win! I can win!
    — Billy Mills
    tags: thoughts 
     
    I was constantly told and challenged to live my life as a warrior. As a warrior, you assume responsibility for yourself. The warrior humbles himself. And the warrior learns the power of giving.
    — Billy Mills
    God has given me the ability. The rest is up to me. Believe. Believe. Believe.
    — Billy Mills
    tags: believe  god 
     
    People make a big mistake when they say, 'I need to be motivated.' You motivate yourself. I might inspire somebody, but that person has to be motivated within themselves first. Look inside yourself, believe in yourself, put in the hard work, and your dreams will unfold.
    — Billy Mills
    Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.
    — Billy Mills
    tags: gift 
     
    The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish.
    — Billy Mills
    tags: character  dignity  pride 
     
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