♦ What is it you said to the kid? It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Get up! - Rocky
♦ I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
♦ Theres always somebody out there. Always. And when that time comes and you find something standing if front of you, something that ain't running and ain't backin up and is hittin on you and your too damn tired to breathe. You find that situation on you, that good, Cuz thats baptism under fire! Oh you get thru that and you find the only kind of respect that matters in this world, Self respect. - From Rocky Balboa (A great quote & great movie!!)
♦ Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
♦ Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson (TRUE!!)
♦ Play 4 more than you can afford to lose & you'll learn the game
♦ Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.
♦ It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. - Archie Griffen (This is very true in today's world!!)
♦ You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
♦ To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
♦ I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win. - Arnold Palmer (I think I can!!)
♦ Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
♦ We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory. - Cicero
♦ A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience. - Elbert Hubbard (VERY VERY TRUE!!)
♦ There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley (I am working on this!!)
♦ The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
♦ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
♦ If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. - Dick Vermeil
♦ Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. - Josh Billings
♦ To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. - Shakespeare
♦ Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
♦ A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
♦ If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - M Jordan
♦ Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. - Tim Duncan (Remember that!!)
♦ During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. - Mickey Mantle
♦ The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain. - Kahlil Gibran (VERY TRUE!!)
♦ Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. - David Ogilvy
♦ In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. - John Churton Collins (VERY VERY TRUE!!)
♦ Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
♦ What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better. (Always learn from mistakes!!)
♦ The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
♦ After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
♦ It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day. - Willie Mays
♦ When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
♦ The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. - Euripides
♦ Opportunities are on every hand; what we need is, not a new chance, but clearness of vision to discern the chance which at this very hour is ours, if we recognize it. - Katherine Krieger
♦ Opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice.
♦ You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on. - Heraclitus (Something to think about!!)
♦ A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. - Polybius (VERY TRUE!!)
♦ There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second. - Logan Pearsall Smith