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I never said most of the things I said.
Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster.
You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.
You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
When I’m losing, they call me nuts. When I’m winning, they call me eccentric.
Success doesn’t stop when you get there.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Winning is like deodorant – it comes up and a lot of things don’t stink.
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
There’s no substitute for guts.
Paul Bear Bryant
Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.
There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.
On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn’t play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
Hugo L. Black
I told myself to play free. You play the ball. You don’t play the opponent. Be free in your head. Be free in your shots. Go for it. The brave will be rewarded here.
Luck? Sure, but only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot.
I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.
The more you play it the less you know about it.
One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.
What to do with a mistake – recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Grow through what you go through.
I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Never confuse motion with action.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.