“You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.”

“Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.”

“What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.”

“If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.”

“It’s unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.”

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.”

“A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is…. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That […]

“Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.”

“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. “

“I love to go shopping. I love to freak out salespeople. They ask me if they can help me, and I say, “Have you got anything I’d like?” Then they ask me what size I need, and I say, “Extra medium.” “