Jim Thorpe was an Olympic gold medalist and well-known American athlete.


Best Jim Thorpe Quotes

I never was content unless I was trying my skill…or testing my endurance. ~ Jim Thorpe.

The Yankees, you see, they’re a money team, they’re the class of baseball. You don’t ever bet against that. ~ Jim Thorpe.

I am no more proud of my career as an athlete than I am of the fact that I am a direct descendant of that noble warrior [Chief Black Hawk]. ~ Jim Thorpe.

Track and field, because it was something I could do by myself, one-on-one, me against everybody else. ~ Jim Thorpe.

They just keep coming. But that’s what keeps me going. ~ Jim Thorpe.

I have always liked sport and only played or run races for the fun of the thing. ~ Jim Thorpe.

Jim Thorpe Quotes
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I give ’em the hip, then I take it away. ~ Jim Thorpe.

Quotes about Jim Thorpe

You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world. I would consider it an honor to shake your hand. ~ King Gustav V.

He was the greatest athlete who ever lived…. What he had was natural ability. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. All he had to see is someone doin’ something and he tried it … and he’d do it better. ~ (Abel Kiviat) – 1912 Olympic silver medalist.

Jim was very proud of the great things he’d done. A very proud man….Very late one night Jim came in and woke me up. … He was crying, and tears were rolling down his cheeks. You know, Chief,’ he said, the King of Sweden gave me those trophies, he gave them to me. But they took them away from me. They’re mine, Chief; I won them fair and square.’ It broke his heart and he never really recovered. ~ Chief Meyers.


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