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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 24, 2014 – Willie Mays

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 24, 2014 – Willie Mays

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“Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.”

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“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”

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“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.”

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“They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it.”

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“Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.”

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“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”

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“It’s not hard. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.”

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“At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.”

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“In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.”

Wikipedia Page: Willie Mays

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

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“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”

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“A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.”

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“Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.”

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“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”

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“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”

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“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

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“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.”

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“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”

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“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

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“A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.”

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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.”

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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

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“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

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“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”

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“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”

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“Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.”

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“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”

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“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.”

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“Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.”

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“There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.”

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“Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.”

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“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”

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“Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.”

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“Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.”

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“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”

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“Everywhere means nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.”

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“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.”

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“Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man’s power to live long.”

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“God is near you, with you, and in you. Thus I say, Lucilius: there sits a holy spirit within us, a watcher of our right and wrong doing, and a guardian…”

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“Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your betters.”

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“You can tell the character of every man when you see how he gives and receives praise.”

Wikipedia: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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NFL Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Ebola? These Hot Seat Coaches Have A Helluva Lot More To Worry About Than Contracting Ebola Like The….HOT SEAT! Give It To Them Straight Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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Ebola? These Hot Seat Coaches have a Helluva lot more to worry about than contracting Ebola like the….HOT SEAT! Give it to them straight Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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1.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – What would really piss us off if we owned or managed a NFL football team is a struggling team that suddenly rises up and almost beats one of the best teams in the NFL which the Jets almost did against the New England Patriots last Thursday night which would have left us wondering:

Why in the Hell hasn’t your team been playing that way the entire Damn season?

The above question would of course be asked to Rex Ryan if we were running the New York Jets which of course has no Damn logical answer!

The New York Jets are now 1 – 6 on the season and are on the edge of having one of the worst all-time seasons in Jets’ history and things don’t get any easier for Rex Ryan’s football team with these next five games:

Buffalo Bills
At Kansas City Chiefs
Pittsburgh Steelers
At Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins

Oh…BUT….a New York Jets team that can almost beat the New England Patriots on the road can beat ALL of their next five opponents….right?

RIGHT!

Get off your ass Rex Ryan and quit feeling sorry for yourself!

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2.  Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons – We have a number of Coaches Hot Seat members living in north Atlanta, Georgia not too far from the Atlanta Falcons practice facility and the word in the suburbs of north Atlanta is that the Falcons players are no longer listening to Mike Smith which if TRUE is certainly something that will continue to show-up with the kind of thing that happened against the Ravens on Sunday and will keep happening again in the coming weeks.

Up next for Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons:

Detroit Lions in London.

Our opinion….the Atlanta Falcons have MORE talent than the Detroit Lions and SHOULD beat the Detroit Lions on this neutral field in London.

Oh, after the Detroit Lions the Falcons have three straight games where they also have MORE talent than the teams they are playing against:

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns

Coach ‘em up Mike Smith!

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3.  Tom Coughlin, New York Giants – IF the owners and management of the New York Giants actually….

Give A Damn About the New York Giants

….then this will be Tom Coughlin’s last season coaching the Giants because with Coughlin’s team now sitting at 3 – 3 on the season and with these next four games on the schedule….

Indianapolis Colts
At Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys

….is there any doubt the New York Giants are going to be…

3 – 7

….on November 23?

No Damn Doubt At All!

The Good News for the New York Giants:

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If they let Tom Coughlin announce his resignation before the end of the season they can start working with Jim Harbaugh’s agent on a deal to bring Jimmy Harbaugh to the City That Never Sleeps….before the New York Jets try to do the same!

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4.   Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints – The New Orleans Saints are getting very Damn old as a football team and it doesn’t help any that one of those older players in Drew Brees basically gives away a game as Brees did against the Detroit Lions on Sunday which put his head coach in Sean Payton back on the Hot Seat and in a spot where he has to defend all kinds of Crazy Bullshit that the Saints front-office has done in the last 18 months that makes about as much as sense as….Crazy Bullshit!

With the loss to the Lions the Saints dropped to 2 – 4 on the season and with the Saints having a Helluva challenge ahead of them over the next five weeks in these games….

Green Bay Packers
At Carolina Panthers
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
Baltimore Ravens

….one has to wonder where all this is going BUT the TRUTH is:

Literally the New Orleans Saints could WIN or LOSE all five of their next five games and it is going to be very interesting to see what happens with the Saints in 2014 because we have a sneaking suspicion that head coach Sean Payton is fed-up with the Crazy Bullshit in New Orleans and he might be a potential head coaching candidate for another NFL team come January…..not that we have a clue what Sean Payton’s contract with the Saints looks like….and/or if he could move to another NFL team through some kind of deal.

If the Saints do lose to the Packers on Sunday and drop to 2 – 5 that could be IT meaning the Season is Over for the Saints so….

Coach ‘em up Sean Payton!

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5.  Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – Joe Philbin and his Dolphins got their MUST WIN on Sunday against a reeling Chicago Bears team that has a head coach heading towards the Hot Seat AND if Joe Philbin is going to get his rear-end off the Hot Seat he will need to make sure his team keeps winning starting with this Sunday’s game…

At Jacksonville Jaguars

….which is a game that the Dolphins SHOULD and MUST win!

Our opinion: Either the Miami Dolphins make the Playoffs in 2014 or Joe Philbin is DONE in Miami.

Coach ‘em up Joe Philbin!

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6.  Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jaguars got their first win of the 2014 season with a home win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now Gus Bradley and the Jags need to keep this 1-game winning streak rolling with a game against another coach on the Hot Seat in Joe Philbin and his Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Here is what the Jacksonville Jaguars have left to play this season:

Miami Dolphins
At Cincinnati Bengals
Dallas Cowboys
At Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants
Houston Texans
At Baltimore Ravens
Tennessee Titans
Houston Texas

How many games SHOULD Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars win in 2014?

FIVE

How many games DOES Gus Bradley need to win in 2014 to return as the head coach of the Jags in 2015?

FOUR

Coach ‘em up Gus Bradley!

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7.  Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Tampa Bay Bucs had a BYE in Week 7 and return in Week 8 in a game that the Bucs can win against a reeling…

Minnesota Vikings

….team and if Lovie Smith’s football team are going to get off the mat in 2014 then they will make hay over the next five weeks against teams the Bucs should be able to compete against and beat!

Minnesota Vikings
At Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons
At Washington Redskins
At Chicago Bears

Our opinion: The Tampa Bay Bucs are now 1 – 5 on the season and SHOULD be able to win at least…

SIX Games

….in 2014 so…

Coach ‘em up Lovie!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Ben Bradlee

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Ben Bradlee

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Two Coaches Hot Seat members walking down a street in Washington DC in the late 1980s see Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee walking towards us. One of the CHS Members says, “Hey, that’s Ben Bradlee.” Ben Bradlee looks over at the two of us and says, “That’s right kid!”

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“You never monkey with the truth.”

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“Maybe some of today’s papers have too many ‘feel-good’ features, but there is a lot of good news out there.”

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“I must be out of it, but I don’t know any good journalists who have excused Clinton’s problems.”

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“The really tough thing would have been to decide to take Woodward and Bernstein off the story. They were carrying the coal for us – in that their stories were right.”

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“I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.”

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“Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they’re lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.”

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“I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.”

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“If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be ‘gotcha’ journalism, but it’s also good journalism.”

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“The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.”

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“In 1984, after The Post published information about a satellite payload over protests from Reagan Administration officials, a number of people wrote in questioning Ben’s patriotism, suggesting he worked for the Kremlin, et cetera. One writer in particular pushed Ben’s buttons by asking, “What did you do during WWII?” This is Ben’s response, said to be among Kay Graham’s favorites:

Dear Asshole:

I suspect I did more for my country in the war than you did. I spent four years in destroyers in the Pacific Ocean. My theater ribbon has 10 battle stars in it.

That’s just for starters.”

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“As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.”

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“Ben at Columbia Journalism School graduation, May 2007:

The real spiel I have for you is to have a good time while you are in your jobs. Have a good time. The newspaper will be great if you’re having a good time.”

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“There really isn’t enough time in the day to convene a task force on every little decision. If you’re publishing 140,000 words five times a day you’ve got to decide. And you’ve got to get it off the table and get on to the next one before you go crazy. You’ll never go home and you won’t be in any shape when you get home.”

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“Whenever people around Ben are worried about something that he doesn’t think is overly important, he will often say, as a way of providing context:

When the history of the world is written, this will not be in it.”

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“From Ben’s handwritten “editor’s rules”:

No. 6: Pick your fights. Don’t duck ’em, but don’t fight second-rate opponents.”

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“Mary Hadar, editor of the Style section, once presented a long profile to Ben right before he left for the night. When he came in the next morning, he told her that it was too long, and that she needed to cut it in half:

“Run it in two parts,” he told her.

“Ben, you can’t just take the story and cut it into two parts. It has arc. It has development.”

He said, “Yes, you can.”
She said, “How?”
And he took it, ripped it in half, and said, “Like that.””

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“To Howard Bray, about the strike at The Post in 1975–6:

We’re talking about a bunch of criminals who slash tires and smash presses and hit women over the head with two-by-fours. I have no lint left in my navel for that.”

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“From a letter to George Crile, February 22, 1985:

If I could give you a piece of advice, one which I did not follow after [a long lawsuit] but which I wish I had followed, it is simply this: Don’t gloat; understand this key thought of Albert Camus—“There is no truth, only truths”; and get on with it.”

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“From Tom Lippman, Post reporter, at Ben’s retirement roast in the Post newsroom, July 31, 1991:

I had become a sort of freelance guru on style and grammar and usage for people around the newsroom. One day I had an almost hesitant, almost blushing visit from Debbie Regan, who many of you will remember . . . was Ben’s secretary at the time. Ben had been dictating a letter on that little tape recorder, I guess, which Debbie had to transcribe, and she came over to my desk looking extremely uncomfortable.

She hemmed and hawed a little bit and she said, “Look, I have to ask you something.”

I said, “Yeah, what is it, Debbie?”

She said, “Is ‘dickhead’ one word or two?””

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“To a newspaper publisher who called him “arrogant”:

To the Publisher:

Editors do run the risk of appearing arrogant if they choose to disagree with anybody who calls them arrogant.

You sound like one of those publishers who aims to please his pals in the community and give them what they want.

No one will call you arrogant that way. No one will call you newspaperman, either.”

Wikipedia: Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, legendary editor transformed the Washington Post, Robert G. Kaiser, Washington Post

Postscript: Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921 – 2014), David Remnick, The New Yorker

Ben Bradlee’s Electric Glow, David Von Drehle, Time

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Booker T. Washington

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Booker T. Washington

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“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

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“Character is power.”

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“Character, not circumstances, makes the man.”

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“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”

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“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

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“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”

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“If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”

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“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”

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“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”

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“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

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“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”

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“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.”

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“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”

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“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”

Wikipedia: Booker T. Washington

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan

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“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”

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“Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”

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“I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.”

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“I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.”

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“I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees. “

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“Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf. “

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“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”

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“Shoot a lower score than everybody else.”

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“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. “

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“The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.”

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“I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people.”

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“People have always been telling me what I can’t do. I guess I have wanted to show them. That’s been one of my driving forces all my life.”

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“The secret is in the dirt” -Common answer Hogan gave when asked how he played so well.

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“All I know is, I’ve seen Nicklaus watch Hogan practice. I’ve never seen Hogan watch Nicklaus practice.” -Tommy Bolt

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“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”

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“There’s no reason a man can’t birdie every hole.”

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“There’s no such thing as a natural golf swing.”

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“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

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“Ben Hogan is the most merciless of all the modern golfers.” -Gene Sarazen

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While waiting on the 1st tee, Hogan walked up to the player he’d been paired with the day before. “I’m sorry I didn’t speak to you yesterday”, he said. “But just so you’re not surprised, I won’t be saying anything today either.”

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“About all Ben ever said in a tournament was “Good luck” on the 1st tee, and “You’re away” after that.” -Sam Snead

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“I always had an idea that some people didn’t like me…that the majority of the people didn’t like me. Then, after the accident, when I received all those wonderful telegrams, letters, and flowers from people, I realized I was wrong about the people. That’s when I changed. My frame of mind became different.”

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And finally, one of the top Hogan quotes, although I can only offer it anecdotally. When Peter Jacobsen won Colonial he received the customary, rather loud, plaid winner’s jacket. As was the tradition he was wearing it at the champion’s dinner. In a loud voice he said to the group he was mingling with, “How long do I have to wear this &%^#$*@ jacket?” From close behind him, but out of direct sight, Mr. Hogan replied, “Until I say you can take it off son.”

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“I have really enjoyed every minute I have spent in golf- above all, the many wonderful friends I have made. I have loved playing the game and practicing it. Whether my schedule for the following day called for a tournament round or merely a trip to the practice tee, the prospect that there was going to be golf in it made me feel privileged and extremely happy, and I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again”

Wikipedia: Ben Hogan

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine

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A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

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“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”

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“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”

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“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”

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“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.”

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“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”

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“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”

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“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”

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“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.”

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“These are the times that try men’s souls.”

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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

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“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

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“We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.” Common Sense, 1776

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“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” The American Crisis, 1776

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“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” The American Crisis, 1776

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“The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it.” The Rights of Man, 1791

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“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.” First Principles of Government, 1795

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“I never tire of reading Tom Paine.” Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in A Literary History of the American People, 1931

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“I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.” Thomas Alva Edison

Wikipedia: Thomas Paine

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither

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“I like my boys agile, mobile and hostile.”

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”Football is a hard-nosed game. You go into it pulling no punches and asking none. Football is a character-building game—but you can build more character with a winning team than with a losing one.”

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“Expect to lose sometimes, but a loss can be a stepping stone to victory if used properly.”

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“The Bear can take his and beat yours and take yours and beat his.” Jake Gaither, former Florida A&M coach on Alabama’s legendary Bear Bryant

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“Never leave the field with a boy feeling you’re mad at him. You can chew him out, but then pat him on the shoulder.”

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“It’s bad coaching to blame your boys for losing a game, even if it’s true.”

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“I just organize. Give me credit for selecting good assistants.”

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“Excuses are no good. Your friends don’t need them, and your enemies won’t believe them.”

Wikipedia: Jake Gaither

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Harry Truman

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Harry Truman

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“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

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“A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.”

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“All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.”

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

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“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything.”

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“I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.”

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“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

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“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”

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“I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.”

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“If I hadn’t been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.”

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“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

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“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”

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“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”

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“My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.”

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“My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.”

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“The buck stops here!”

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“The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.”

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“The President is always abused. If he isn’t, he isn’t doing anything.”

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“The reward of suffering is experience.”

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“When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.”

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“When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn’t for you. It’s for the Presidency.”

And

“You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.”

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“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”

Wikipedia: Harry Truman

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Andrew Jackson

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Andrew Jackson

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“Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.”

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“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”

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“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”

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“Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.”

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“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”

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“Never take counsel of your fears.”

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“One man with courage makes a majority.”

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“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.”

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“The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.”

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“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.”

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“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.”

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“The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.”

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“The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.”

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“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”

And

“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

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“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

Wikipedia: Andrew Jackson

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