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Honesty

On Sport

Ivan Fernandez Anaya

 

To understand what sport is - perhaps, should be - consider the story of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya, who still receives attention for a race he lost back in December 2012. 

El Pais explained how Anaya was in second place, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan mistakenly pull up about 10 metres before the finish, thinking he'd already crossed the line. Anaya quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai's mistake to speed past and claim victory, he stayed behind and, using gestures, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.

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We don't fall over ourselves if they say 'my Granny fell ill'. What part of no refund don't you understand? You're not getting a refund so fuck off. - Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair

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We are so accustomed to disguising ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves - La Rochefoucauld

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Perhaps that's all any of us can do, if we really want to convey anything meaningful and durable and useful to others: tell our own story, as honestly as we can, and let others find resonance, perspective, understanding, ideas to explore, personal insight, hints, appreciation of what not to do, and why - Dave Pollard, http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2010/06/07/going-in-circles/

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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed - Jonathan Swift

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A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on - Mark Twain

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A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession - Albert Camus