— Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774
The Traveller (1764), Line 153.
„America represents more than just an economic system; it is an entire cultural and social order, a plutocracy, a system of rule that is mostly by and for the rich. Most universities and colleges, publishing houses, mass circulation magazines, newspapers, television and radio stations, professional sports teams, foundations, churches, private museums, charity organizations, and hospitals are organized as corporations, ruled by boards of trustees (or directors or regents) composed overwhelmingly of affluent business people. These boards exercise final judgement over all institutional matters.“
— Michael Parenti American academic 1933
Democracy for the Few (2010 ), sixth edition, Chapter 3, p. 33
„Sport, in general, tends to be a good decade behind the rest of society in terms of talking about these issues. There's been a lot of progress. There's women's equality in sport, talking about depression in sport, homophobia in sport, and drugs in sport. I actually think when gay marriage is legalised, and it becomes such a non-issue in wider society, it will likewise become a non-issue in sport.“
— Matthew Mitcham Australian diver 1988
We Asked Australian Diver Matthew Mitcham Why More Gay Athletes Aren't Coming Out https://www.vice.com/en_nz/article/wdapzw/we-asked-olympian-matthew-mitcham-why-more-gay-athletes-arent-coming-out, Vice.nz, October 12, 2016.
„Sports officials must work with more responsibility to develop sports. Even under the good governance government some Sports Ministry officials don't carry out their duties properly as they are influenced by money and power. It is always sports clubs, institutions and sports personnel who pay the price for all misconducts of officials. To change this trend sports authority must take the necessary steps.“
— Arjuna Ranatunga Sri Lankan cricketer 1963
Daily News, "Sports Ministry must act with more responsibility - Arjuna Ranatunga" http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=2016/02/18/sports/sports-ministry-must-act-more-responsibility-arjuna-ranatunga, February 18, 2016.
„I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.“
— Earl Warren United States federal judge 1891 - 1974
1960s, As quoted in Sports Illustrated (22 July 1968) Variants: I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures. As quoted in Best Sports Stories : 1975 (1976) by Irving T. Marsh I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures. As quoted in The Norton Book of Sports (1992) by George Plimpton, p. 470
— Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017
Sports Illustrated (19 December 1966)
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Stage banter, 1993-12-30 at the Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
„It was the saying of Bion, that though the boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Which are the most crafty, Water or Land Animals?, 7