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10 Best Jim Thorpe Quotes from the American Olympic Gold Medalist

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

He belonged to the ‘Sac and Fox Nation’ and was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States.

In the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon, he won gold medals. He also played baseball, football, and basketball professionally.

In 1963, he was inducted into the ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ as a member of the first class. For his athletic exploits, he received several awards.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Jim Thorpe’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Best Jim Thorpe Quotes

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.

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

Jim Thorpe Quotes
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I give ’em the hip, then I take it away. ~ 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 never was content unless I was trying my skill…or testing my endurance. ~ 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.


So these were the 10 top quotes about Jim Thorpe.

Tell me in the comments section, which “Jim Thorpe” quotes were your favorite?

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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.
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