„Being the undisputed world champion is a relief. We instituted a unified chess title, I am the absolute world champion.“
„I will defend my title as heavyweight champion of the world against all comers, none barred. By this I mean black, Mexican, Indian or any other nationality without regard to color, size or nativity. I propose to be the champion of the world, not the white or the Canadian or the American or any other limited degree of champion.“
— Tommy Burns (boxer)
Statement of (3 February 1906) after his win against Marvin Hart, as quoted in a profile of Jack Johnson, at Unforgivable Blackness at PBS (2005) http://www.pbs.org/unforgivableblackness/sparring/rise.html.
— Evander Holyfield American boxer 1962
" Holyfield wins and vows not to quit http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/holyfield-wins-and-vows-not-to-quit/2007/07/01/1183228946187.html"; after defeating Lou Savarese June 30, 2007.
— Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
in "Because Germany has to change" DIE ZEIT 22/2003 22. Mai 2003 http://www.zeit.de/2003/22/01n____leit_schmidt_text
„I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life. I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world.“
— Larry Holmes American boxer 1949
As quoted in "Sport: Larry Holmes: I Still Have It" by Tom Callahan in TIME (21 June 1982).
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
„We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Context: Sometimes we try to justify this unsavory business on the cynical ground that by rationing out the means of violence we can somehow control the world’s violence. The fact is that we cannot have it both ways. Can we be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war? "A Community of the Free" address at the The Foreign Policy Association NY, NY (23 June 1976); this is often paraphrased: We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.
— Lewis Morris (poet) Welsh poet in the English language 1833 - 1907
The Epic of Hades (1877), "Herakles".
— John Millington Synge Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore 1871 - 1909
„We seemed to see our flag unfurled,
Our champion waiting in his place
For the last battle of the world,
The Armageddon of the race.“
— John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892
Rantoul, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Anatoly Karpov Russian chess player 1951
Interview in Chess Life in 2003 quoted on anatolykarpovchessschool http://www.anatolykarpovchessschool.org/home/karpovinterview.html
— Joe Buck American sportscaster 1969
Calling the last play of the 2004 World Series in Game 4. The Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals for their first World Series title in 86 years.