Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Wilma Rudolph Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Down South, there was the old ‘ladies-don’t-do-such-things’ way of thinking. You couldn’t be a lady and a good athlete at the same time.
No one has a life where everything that happened was good. I think the thing that made life good for me is that I never looked back. I’ve always been positive, no matter what happened.
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.
I believe in me more than anything in this world.
In college, I was an education major and qualified for several jobs. But the fame that came with the Olympic medals was too threatening to many people.
My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.
The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
But when you come from a large, wonderful family, there’s always a way to achieve your goals.
After the scarlet fever and the whooping cough, I remember I started to get mad about it all… I went through the stage of asking myself, ‘Wilma, what is this existence all about? Is it about being sick all the time? It can’t be.’ So I started getting angry about things, fighting back in a new way with a vengeance.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
I was six years old before I realized that there was something wrong with me… But I did have this crooked left leg, and my left foot was turned inward.
Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life.