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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, May 23, 2019 – Andrew Grove

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“Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.”

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“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”

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“So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I’ll take the turbulent one.”

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“There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline.”

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“It’s not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can’t run your family like a company. It doesn’t work.”

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“A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.”

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“A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.”

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“You have to pretend you’re 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can’t hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure.”

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“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.”

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“Our biggest competition in achieving our ambitions, … is a television set.”

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“Technology happens, it’s not good, it’s not bad. Is steel good or bad?”

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“Your career is your business, and you are its CEO.”

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“The Lesson is, we all need to expose ourselves to the winds of change”

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“Strategic changes doesn’t just start at the top. It starts with your calender”

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“The person who is the star of previous era is often the last one to adapt to change, the last one to yield to logic of a strategic inflection point and tends to fall harder than most.”

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“If you’re wrong, you will die. But most companies don’t die because they are wrong; most die because they don’t commit themselves. They fritter away their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is in Standing still”

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“Selectivity – the determination to choose what we will attempt to get done and what we won’t – is the only way out of the panic that excessive demands on our time can create.”

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“Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more Successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing”

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“People in the trenches are usually in touch with impending changes early”

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“It’s harder to be the best of class in several fields than in just one”

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“How can you motivate yourself to continue to follow a leader when he appears to be going around in circles?”

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“A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of business when its fundamentals are about to change. that change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end”

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“As we throw ourselves into raw actions, our senses and instincts will rapidly be honed again”

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“Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment worth $2,000, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.”

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“Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.”

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“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”

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“You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die.”

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“I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Grove

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – Clint Eastwood

“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

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“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

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“I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

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“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

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“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

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“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”

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“Go ahead, make my day”

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“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”

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“I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.”

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“The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

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“I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more.”

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“You have to feel confident. If you don’t, then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against you.”

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“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

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“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

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“I’ve taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.”

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“My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’ Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.”

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“I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.”

Wikipedia: Clint Eastwood

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Thomas Edison

“Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!”

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“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”

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“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”

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“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

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“His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.”

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“One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”

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“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

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“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”

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“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

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“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

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“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”

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“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”

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“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”

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“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

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“There is no substitute for hard work.”

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“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”

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“What you are will show in what you do.”

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“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”

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“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”

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“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

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“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”

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“During all those years of experimentation and research, I never once made a discovery. All my work was deductive, and the results I achieved were those of invention, pure and simple. I would construct a theory and work on its lines until I found it was untenable. Then it would be discarded at once and another theory evolved. This was the only possible way for me to work out the problem. … I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed 3,000 different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently likely to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory. My chief difficulty was in constructing the carbon filament. . . . Every quarter of the globe was ransacked by my agents, and all sorts of the queerest materials used, until finally the shred of bamboo, now utilized by us, was settled upon.” On his years of research in developing the electric light bulb

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“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

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“If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also. The difference between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, whereas the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way. … It is absurd to say our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.”

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“I believe in the existence of a Supreme Intelligence pervading the Universe.”‘

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“We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”

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“I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it.”

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“I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it.”

Wikipedia: Thomas Edison

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, May 20, 2019 – Aristotle

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“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”

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“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

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“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”

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“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

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“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.”

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“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

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“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

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“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

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“Well begun is half done.”

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“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”

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‘Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.”

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“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”

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“Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.”

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“A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange…. Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.”

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“The basis of a democratic state is liberty.”

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“With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.”

Wikipedia: Aristotle

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Billy Casper

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“Golf puts a man’s character on the anvil and his richest qualities -patience, poise, restraint – to the flame.”

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“Try to think where you want to put the ball not where you don’t want it to go.”

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“Play every shot so that the next one will be the easiest that you can give yourself.”

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“Think ahead. Golf is a next-shot game.”

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“He congratulated me, … and I put my arm around him and said, ‘I’m sorry.’ At a time like that, you really feel for a fellow competitor. People still focus on the total collapse of Arnie, but they don’t realize I shot 32 on the back nine to force that playoff. There were only 15 rounds under par at Olympic in ’66, and I had four of them.” Billy Casper to Arnold Palmer after Casper won the 1966 US Open at The Olympic Club

Wikipedia:  Billy Casper

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Gary Player

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“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

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“Each shot is important.”

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“Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 40 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play.”

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“If there’s a golf course in heaven, I hope it’s like Augusta National. I just don’t want an early tee time.”

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“A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.”

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“We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.”

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“You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.”

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Gary Player’s Ten Commandments

1. Change is the price of survival.
2. Everything in business is negotiable, except quality.
3. A promise made is a debt incurred.
4. For all we take in life we must pay.
5. Persistence and common sense are more important than intelligence.
6. The fox fears not the man who boasts by night but the man who rises early in the morning.
7. Accept the advice of the man who loves you, though you like it not at present.
8. Trust instinct to the end, though you cannot render any reason.
9. The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but that while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night.
10. There is no substitute for personal contact.

Wikipedia:  Gary Player

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, May 17, 2019 – Sam Snead

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“Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.”

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“Forget your opponents; always play against par.

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“Golf is played with the arms.”

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“If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.”

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“Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players’ minds the next time out.”

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“Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.”

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“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”

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“Practice puts brains in your muscles.”

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“The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.”

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“The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.”

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“The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.”

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“To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it’s detachment.”

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“Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease.”

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“There is an old saying: If a man comes home with sand in his cuffs and cockleburs in his pants, don’t ask him what he shot.”

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“The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt.”

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“When I swing at a golf ball right, my mind is blank and my body is loose as a goose.”

Wikipedia Page:  Sam Snead

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Lee Trevino

“A hungry dog hunts best.”

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“I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater.”

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“I’m not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.”

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“I’m not scared of very much. I’ve been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.”

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“If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”

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“My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.”

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“Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don’t have a dime in your pocket.”

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“Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.”

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“There are two things that won’t last long in this world, and that’s dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars.”

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“You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.”

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“The older I get the better I used to be!”

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“You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen.”

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“Nobody buy you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either.”

Wikipedia:  Lee Trevino

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Walter Hagen

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“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

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“There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.”

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“Make the hard ones look easy and the easy ones look hard.”

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“You don’t have the game you played last year or last week. You only have today’s game. It may be far from your best, but that’s all you’ve got. Harden your heart and make the best of it.”

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“No one remembers who came in second.”

Wikipedia: Walter Hagen

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Otis Redding

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“If you want to be a singer, you’ve got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can’t be a well driller, too. You’ve got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs. Always think different from the next person. Don’t ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.”

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“Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun,
I’ll be sittin’ in the evening come.
Watchin’ the ships roll in,
then I watch ’em roll away again.

Yeah, I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay,
watching the tide roll away.
I’m jus’ sittin’ on the dock of the bay…
Wastin’ time
 
I left my home in georgia,
headed for the ‘frisco bay.
‘Cos I’ve had nothing to live for,
and looks like nothin’s gonna come my way.

So, I’m jus’ gonna sit on the dock of the bay,
watching the tide roll away.
I’m jus’ sittin’ on the dock of the bay…
Wastin’ time.”  Otis Redding

Wikipedia Page:  Otis Redding

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