Quotes of Accolade

“ God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ I think this is a very difficult job, especially for women - there are too few roles around. I never let myself rest on my laurels. ”

- Amanda Burton

“ Having given us the package, do you think God will deny us the ribbon? ”

- Oswald C. Hoffman

“ Let arms yield to the toga, the laurel crown to praise. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ With racing, you never rest on your laurels, and there are no counterfeits. ”

- Julie Krone

“ To be praised by a man who has won his laurels. ”

- George Chapman

“ To seek a laurel wreath from a bride-cake. ”

- George Chapman

“ Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel. ”

- William Penn

“ I can think of no better tribute. ”

- Patrick Stewart

“ If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents. ”

- Clara Hughes

“ I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead — the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol! ”

- J. G. Ballard

“ The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ But probably this is helps to win, to win, to gold, more gold medals, and to win most my important medal, heart of people. This is most important for me. ”

- Olga Korbut

“ My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won. ”

- Betty Cuthbert

“ I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal. ”

- Scott Hamilton

“ To anyone who has started out on a long campaign believing that the gold medal was destined for him, the feeling when, all of a sudden, the medal has gone somewhere else is quite indescribable. ”

- Sebastian Coe

“ Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success. ”

- Mary Lou Retton

“ It was a big disappointment right after the match. Even during, at certain times. ”

- Mary Pierce

“ But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life. ”

- Angela Davis

“ Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, Lilies and laurels over them we lay, And violets o'er each unforgotten head. ”

- Richard Hovey

“ Any accolades that anybody puts toward this band really makes me feel good, because I have devoted such a big part of my life to this band, making it what I want it to be. ”

- Charlie Daniels

“ Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. ”

- Dorothee Soelle

“ Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else. ”

- Joseph Heller

“ Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ”

- Dan Gable

“ Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“ Literature, as a field of glory, is an arena where a tomb may be more easily found than laurels; and as a means of support, it is the chance of chances. ”

- Henry Giles

“ 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

“ People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach "retirement" age seem very admirable to me. ”

- Helen Hayes

“ You can't rest on your laurels. Your own body of work is yet to come. ”

- Barack Obama
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