65 Medal Quotes On Success In Life

These medal quotes will inspire you. A medal or medallion is a small portable artistic object, a thin disc, normally of metal, carrying a design, usually on both sides.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging medal quotes, medal sayings, and medal proverbs.

Best Medal Quotes

  1. “Success for me is not to have all the medals. Success for me is to always do your best and try to develop and get better at every event.” ~ Carolina Kluft
  2. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” ~ Dan Gable
  3. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.” ~ Bill Parcells
  4. “Winning is not about how many medals you get-it’s about accomplishing goals and just being the best you can be!” ~ Michelle Kwan

  5. “If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.” ~ Clara Hughes
  6. “A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow.” ~ Winston Churchill
  7. “I’ve learned that winning isn’t everything, and it’s more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.” ~ Hope Solo
  8. “I had my Olympic gold medal cut up into eleven pieces. Gave all eleven of my kids a piece. It’ll come together again when they put me down.” ~ Joe Frazier

  9. “I’m proud of my medals. I always was proud of them.” ~ John F. Kerry
  10. “To have this gold medal around my neck is an indescribable feeling. I’m the happiest person right now.” ~ Jordyn Wieber
  11. “Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals]. It’s only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person he can be. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” ~ Amby Burfoot
  12. “Never buy gold, simply earn it” ~ Mary Kom

  13. “Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career – mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.” ~ Frank Shorter , Gold medal quotes
  14. “The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.” ~ Jesse Owens
  15. “Never put an age limit on your dreams.” ~ Dara Torres
  16. “It’s not about speed and gold medals. It’s about refusing to be stopped.” ~ Amby Burfoot

  17. “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” ~ Wilma Rudolph
  18. “I don’t regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  19. “Competition in its best form is a test of self. It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.” ~ Al Oerter
  20. “I didn’t set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.” ~ Shaun White

  21. “That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too.” ~ Angela Ruggiero
  22. “The potential for greatness lives within us all.” ~ Wilma Rudolph
  23. “The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.” ~ Wilma Rudolph
  24. “Coming in as a veteran, I’d like to finish with a gold medal.” ~ Howard Bach

  25. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” ~ Carl Lewis
  26. “For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I’m far more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics. It’s that interest and exploration that make running fun for me. It’s easy to become outcome-focused; for me the unfoldment of self is what is meaningful in running and outlasts any medals.” ~ Lorraine Moller
  27. “Medal of Honor belongs to every man and woman who gives us the freedom today to be able to hold our flag and hold our heads up high and say we have the greatest country in the world. And that goes with the men and women in the past, and the men and women of today, and the men and women of the future. As long as Mike Thornton lives, that medal will always stand for all them. Not for me. Not for what I’ve done, but for what I was trained to do and what they have been trained to do to give us our freedom today.” ~ Michael E. Thornton , Medal quotes honor
  28. “I’m not disappointed with bronze. It’s always good to come away with a medal.” ~ Bryan Volpenhein

  29. “People think the gold medal is yours and they say you’re going to win – but they have no idea how hard it is. People aren’t doing it negatively – they’re mostly lovely and they really do want you to win – but they don’t understand the difficulty and intensity of competition.” ~ Jessica Ennis
  30. “This was the kiss I had waited for so long – a kiss born by the river of our childhood, when we didn’t yet know what love meant. A kiss that had been suspended in the air as we grew, that had traveled in the world in the sovenier of a medal, and that had remained hidden behind piles of books. A kiss that had been lost and now was found. In the moment of that kiss were years of searching, disillusionment and impossible dreams.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  31. “Words can’t even describe how much Olympic medals means to me, because of all the hard work, sacrifice and effort I put in at the gym, and also because of how much my family supported me and sacrificed their dreams for mine. It also means a lot to me, knowing that I became the first African American to win the individual all-around gold medal.” ~ Gabby Douglas
  32. “To finish off this whole Olympics by finally getting the gold medal, it’s the best feeling in the world.” ~ Shawn Johnson

  33. “Medals are great encouragement to young men and lead them to feel their work is of value, I remember how keenly I felt this when in the 1890s. I received the Darwin Medal and the Huxley Medal. When one is old, one wants no encouragement and one goes on with one’s work to the extent of one’s power, because it has become habitual.” ~ Karl Pearson
  34. “I think as a Canadian hockey player, you go through it in your mind so many times, being able to stand on that blue line and hear your national anthem play and being a gold medal champion, you dream of that. And then to be able to accomplish that and actually win a gold medal and represent your country its an amazing feeling.” ~ Sidney Crosby
  35. “I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” ~ Mia Hamm
  36. “And I know what confidence medals can bring.” ~ Gary Neville

  37. “As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner’s medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it’s three-Michelin’s stars, there’s no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.” ~ Gordon Ramsay
  38. “The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.” ~ Mitch Gaylord
  39. “Throughout my athletic career, the overall goal was always to be a better athlete than I was at the moment – whether next week, next month or next year. The improvement was the goal. The medal was simply the ultimate reward for achieving that goal.” ~ Sebastian Coe
  40. “If you can come to the Olympic Games and leave with a medal then that is alright.” ~ Yohan Blake

  41. “It surprised me, the feeling I got when I won the Oscar for ‘Scent of a Woman.’ It was a new feeling. I’d never felt it. I don’t see my Oscar much now. But when I first got it, there was a feeling for weeks afterward that I guess is akin to winning a gold medal in the Olympics.” ~ Al Pacino
  42. “An Olympic medal is the greatest achievement and honor that can be received by an athlete. I would swap any World Title to have won gold at the Olympics.” ~ Jeff Fenech
  43. “Nobody ever was fired for 9/11. Instead of firing the people who didn’t do a good job, we gave them medals. The guy who did a good job, I don’t know what happened to him. And what we did was we decided we’d just collect everybody’s information. That we’d sort of scrap the Bill of Rights.” ~ Rand Paul
  44. “I graduated a the top of my class in the ’84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal.” ~ Scott Hamilton

  45. “Disease is surely one of the ways in which we are tried by life and offered the chance to be heroic. Though few of us will win Olympic gold medals or slay dragons, disease can be the spark or gift that allows many of us to live out our personal myths and become heroes.” ~ Bernie Siegel
  46. “Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching” ~ Mark Spitz
  47. “For so long I wanted to win the gold medal.Then I won. I had to figure out what was the new motivation to take myself to that place again.” ~ Bryan Clay
  48. “London 2012 is all about winning a medal. Not just any medal, the gold medal.” ~ Hope Solo

  49. “When you’re expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you’re the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence.” ~ Scott Hamilton
  50. “Definitely gymnastics, because I was a gymnast for 11 years. That’s my thing. My girlfriend Betty Okino was in the 1992 Olympics and won a bronze medal. She’s a gymnast. So I’m a huge fan.” ~ Jaime Pressly , Bronze medal quotes
  51. “Going to the Olympics as a Maasai I want to make them proud because, after the warm welcome they gave me when I went back and being their leader, I want to also be the warrior in the Olympics. That will be something good because that will be the first Olympic gold medal for the Maasai.” ~ David Rudisha
  52. “My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, ‘I’m an Olympic gold medalist.'” ~ Michael Phelps

  53. “The Olympics is a special event and winning is very important. For me as a world record holder and world champion, the only thing I am missing is the Olympic gold medal and that is what I want to achieve in my career.” ~ David Rudisha
  54. “If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I’m going to be happy.” ~ Michael Phelps
  55. “I don’t know about you, but I lie awake nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I know these people. I grew up there. You have no idea what they’re capable of doing. If Sidney Crosby hadn’t scored that goal to win the Olympic gold medal, there’s no telling what might have ensued.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
  56. “We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” ~ Lauren Hutton

  57. “As his colleagues have noted in their tribute to him, it was typical of Leo Ryan’s concern for his constituents that he would investigate personally the rumors of mistreatment in Jonestown that reportedly affected so many from his district. Leo Ryan is the 88th recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and only the 4th Member of Congress to receive this high honor from his colleagues.” ~ Leo Ryan
  58. “Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world.” ~ Lindsey Shaw
  59. “Whenever I dream about flying, it’s the best feeling in the world.” ~ Kate Mara
  60. “The reward is when you make the music, not when you get the medal.” ~ Raphael Saadiq

  61. “Identity itself should be not a smug label or a gold medal but a revolution.” ~ Andrew Solomon
  62. “We had two goals…One was to cherish every moment together, cherish the journey because the journey allows you to learn and grow. The other was to win a gold medal.” ~ Kerri Walsh
  63. “Give me enough medals and I’ll win you any war” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  64. “The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.” ~ Charles Edward Montague
  65. “I played college soccer before I was hurt, and just to be able to jump back into something that you could be so competitive at or you can achieve, to get to the Paralympics, that’s the first really big achievement that you can have. It’s the second biggest sporting event in the world. To be a part of it and to get a medal for that, it’s unreal.” ~ Mark Zupan

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