Quotes from the Masters: Plato

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”  Plato

Robin’s quote this week is perfect since the Olympics are going on. I saw this rider last Saturday during the Men’s Cycling Road Race. He looked tired and I think he was certain he wasn’t going to win. However, that didn’t stop the crowd from cheering him on. I know there will be a lot of disappointed athletes over the next two weeks. But I hope they stop to think of how much they have accomplished and how much they have inspired all of us who are watching. Not everyone can say that they competed in the Olympics.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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22 Responses to Quotes from the Masters: Plato

  1. So true – I have such huge admiration for these athletes!

  2. Kate Kresse says:

    To make it to the games and try their best is a glorious achievement for every single athlete. so glad the crowd cheered him on.

  3. pattisj says:

    You are so right! No one who put in years of training should be disappointed in their finishing rank. Only one is going to win.

  4. Wonderful photo and comments, TBM! I completely agree with your sentiments.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. The Guat says:

    Awesome quote! Awesome.

  6. Myra GB says:

    What a beautiful reminder, TBM. You are right. A lot of broken hearts as well as realized dreams in the coming weeks. 🙂 How fun to be in your city right about now.

  7. zelmare says:

    he does look a bit despondent, doesn’t he? He probably had high hopes, but like you say, he’s there, which is a huge achievement already. 🙂

  8. Fergiemoto says:

    That’s a great Plato quote and great photo representation. It’s also important to “celebrate the small successes” along the way!

  9. Madhu says:

    You are right, taking part in the Olympics is by itself an achievement!! Great entry!

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