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A collection of quotes and sayings by Jim Thorpe on endurance, trying, skill, athlete, warrior, career, sports, running, tracks, baseball, and Yankees.

6 Jim Thorpe Quotes That Will Guide You To Hit It Out Of The Park

Quick Facts

Famous As: Athlete

Born On: May 28, 1888

Died On: March 28, 1953

Born In: Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Died At Age: 64

Jim Thorpe was a prominent American athlete and Olympic gold medallist. He was the member of the ‘Sac and Fox Nation’ and became the first Native American to earn a gold medal for the US. He bagged in the gold medal in the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon. He was also a professional baseball, football, and basketball played. He was inducted as a part of inaugural class by the ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ in 1963. He earned a number of accolades for his athletic achievements. Take a look at the corpus of famous and quotable sayings and quotes by Jim Thorpe which have been amassed from his works, interviews, public utterances, thoughts and life.
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The Yankees, you see, they're a money team, they're the class of baseball. You don't ever bet against that.

Jim Thorpe

I give 'em the hip, then I take it away.

Jim Thorpe

I have always liked sport and only played or run races for the fun of the thing.

Jim Thorpe

Track and field, because it was something I could do by myself, one-on-one, me against everybody else.

Jim Thorpe

I am no more proud of my career as an athlete than I am of the fact that I am a direct descendant of that noble warrior [Chief Black Hawk].

Jim Thorpe

I never was content unless I was trying my skill...or testing my endurance.

Jim Thorpe