21 Motivational Dan Gable Quotes on Life and Wrestling

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Dan Gable Quotes on Life and Wrestling

Danny Mack “Dan” Gable (born October 25, 1948) is a retired American Olympic wrestler and head coach. He is best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa where he won 15 NCAA team titles between 1976 and 1997. He is also famous for having only lost one match in his entire Iowa State University collegiate career – his last – and winning a gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, while not giving up a single point

Dan Gable Quotes


Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit. Give everything you got today for tomorrow may never come.”- Dan Gable

Determination is the strength needed to succeed.”- Dan Gable

Freedom across the world is a result of many individuals working together.”- Dan Gable

The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.”- Dan Gable


 5th of 21 Dan Gable Quotes

 If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never succeed.”- Dan Gable

The easiest thing to do in the world is pull the covers up over your head and go back to sleep.”- Dan Gable

 There’s always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don’t just dream.”- Dan Gable

 Talent is everywhere, winning attitude is not.”- Dan Gable

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Greatness in the mat is achieved through training that make you push to survive.”- Dan Gable

 There’s nothing like success.”- Dan Gable

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If you’re going to stay in the Olympics, you’ve got to be entertaining and get sponsorship.” – Dan Gable

I went to college. I had a double major in biology and physical education, but my major was wrestling.”- Dan Gable

Always remember the pain of defeat, and never let it happen again.”- Dan Gable

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If you are afraid to fail, you will never succeed.”- Dan Gable

15th of 21 Dan Gable Quotes

I’m a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them. We make progress only when we push ourselves to the highest level. If we don’t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.”- Dan Gable

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Once you’ve wrestled, everything in life is easy.”- Dan Gable

I never won anything by myself. I was always strong because of help that gave me extra strength to win.”- Dan Gable

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

My mind’s never gone very far away from what I wanted to accomplish.”- Dan Gable

I can take anyone down at anytime; they can’t take me down; no one can ride or turn me; I can control anyone.”- Dan Gable

21st of 21 Dan Gable Quotes

My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference. You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings.”- Dan Gable

 Bonus Wrestling Quote

“Great wrestlers make other wrestlers great” – Dan Gable



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