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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 31, 2016 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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“Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”

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“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.”

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“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”

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“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

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“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

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“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.”

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“I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.”

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“The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

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“We can’t command our love, but we can our actions.”

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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”

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“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.”

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

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“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

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“I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.”

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“From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.”

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“As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.”

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“A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.”

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“His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.”

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“The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it.”

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“When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.”

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“The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.”

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“Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.”

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“The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.”

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“I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one’s weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast. We can’t all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.”

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“The more we progress the more we tend to progress. We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression. We draw compound interest on the whole capital of knowledge and virtue which has been accumulated since the dawning of time. Some eighty thousand years are supposed to have existed between paleolithic and neolithic man. Yet in all that time he only learned to grind his flint stones instead of chipping them. But within our father’s lives what changes have there not been? The railway and the telegraph, chloroform and applied electricity. Ten years now go further than a thousand then, not so much on account of our finer intellects as because the light we have shows us the way to more. Primeval man stumbled along with peering eyes, and slow, uncertain footsteps. Now we walk briskly towards our unknown goal.”

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“What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts.”

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STEEL TRUE
BLADE STRAIGHT
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
KNIGHT
PATRIOT, PHYSICIAN & MAN OF LETTERS
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Epitath

Wikipedia Page:  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Paul Newman

 

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“I had no natural gift to be anything — not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches — not anything. So I’ve worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.”

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“Study your craft and know who you are and what’s special about you. Find out what everyone does on a film set, ask questions and listen. Make sure you live life, which means don’t do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.”

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“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.”

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“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

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“Newman’s first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.”

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“Newman’s second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.”

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“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”

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“Every time I get a script it’s a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It’s like falling in love. You can’t give a reason why.”

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“The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is outgrossing my films.”

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“You gotta have two things to win.  You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls.  Now, you got too much of one and not enough of the other.”  Paul Newman as Eddie Felson, The Color of Money, 1986

Wikipedia Page:  Paul Newman

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Steve Spurrier

 

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“I know the critics are out there. That’s why they’re called critics. They criticize every chance they get.”

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“People ask, ‘Why are you still coaching?’ I forgot to get fired and I’m not going to cheat.”

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“So, I didn’t say we are going to win a lot, but we are going to play like winners, and we’ve got a plan in place to teach our guys how to play like winners and play like a champion.”

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“I don’t want to coach too far into my 60s. By then, I’ll be playing golf four or five times a week.”

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“But as coaches, we need to get a little more fire and passion and be more demanding that our guys get the job done. I think players will respond to that, and we’ll see.”

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On the Death Valley nickname: “Most of our guys have never been to Death Valley. (LSU’s stadium) is the Death Valley, isn’t it? Or is there another one? There’s two of them. That’s right. There’s two Death Valleys.”

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On the state of the South Carolina program (widely attributed, but probably not an original): “We aren’t LSU and we aren’t Alabama. But we sure ain’t Clemson.”

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On Dabo Swinney’s anger over the above quote: “I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do? I didn’t say it.’ Smart people don’t believe everything they read, and they don’t believe hearsay. … I guess Dabo believed it.”

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On a fire at the football dorm that destroyed 20 books: “But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.”

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On scandal in Tallahassee: “You know what FSU stands for, don’t you? Free Shoes University.”

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On illegal hits against Danny Wuerffel: “He’s like a New Testament person. He gets slapped up side the face, and turns the other cheek and says, ‘Lord, forgive them for they know not what they’re doing.’ I’m probably more of an Old Testament guy. You spear our guy in the earhole, we think we’re supposed to spear you in the earhole. That’s kind of where we’re a little different.”

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On recruiting: “In 12 years at Florida, I don’t think we ever signed a kid from the state of Alabama … Of course, we found out later that the scholarships they were giving out at Alabama were worth a whole lot more than ours.”

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On the Vols missing out on the Sugar Bowl during his Florida years: “You can’t spell Citrus without U-T.”

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On Peyton Manning: “I know why Peyton came back for his senior year. He wanted to be a three-time star of the Citrus Bowl.”

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On playing the Dawgs early: “I don’t know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.”

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On Georgia recruiting: “Why is it that during recruiting season they sign all the great players, but when it comes time to play the game, we have all the great players? I don’t understand that. What happens to them?”

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On South Carolina’s 52-7 win over the Razorbacks: “I do feel badly for Arkansas. That’s no fun getting your butt beat at home, homecoming and all that.”

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On the Gamecocks’ matchup at Tennessee “Will be the 14th time I’ve coached in Neyland Stadium. … I’ve coached there more than some of their head coaches.”

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On his age: “The Pope is 77 years old and he’s in charge of a billion people. All I have to do is put 11 on the field.”

Wikipedia:  Steve Spurrier

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, August 28, 2016 – Henry Flagler

 

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“Helping others is like helping yourself.”

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“I have always been contented, but I have never been satisfied.”

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“Helping others is like helping yourself.”

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“There has never been anything worth obtaining without grief, or suffering, and disappointment.”

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“Here was St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. How to build a hotel to meet the requirements of nineteenth century America and have it in keeping with the character of the place ? that was my hardest problem.”

Wikipedia: Henry Flagler

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Tom Peters

 

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“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”

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‘Good managers have a bias for action.”

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“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”

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“Remember my mantra: distinct… or extinct.”

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“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.”

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“Vision is dandy, but sustainable company excellence comes from a huge stable of able managers.”

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“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”

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“Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company’s success.”

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“Transforming leadership, [is defined as] leadership that builds on man’s need for meaning, leadership that creates institutional purpose … he is the value-shaper, the exemplar, the maker of meanings … he is the true artist, the true pathfinder.”

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“What gets measured gets done.”

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“Every excellent company we studied is clear on what it stands for, and takes the process of value shaping seriously. In fact, we wonder whether it is possible to be an excellent company without clarity on values and without having the right sorts of values.”

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The Big Four: Out-read ’em. Out-study ’em. Out-present ’em. Out-listen ’em.

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“The Peters Principles: Enthusiasm. Emotion. Excellence. Energy. Excitement. Service. Growth. Creativity. Imagination. Vitality. Joy. Surprise. Independence. Spirit. Community. Limitless human potential. Diversity. Profit. Innovation. Design. Quality. Entrepreneurialism. Wow.”

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“Leadership is all about love:

Passion,
Enthusiasms,
Appetite for Life,
Engagement,
Great Causes & Determination to Make a Damn Difference,
Commitment to Excellence
Shared Adventures,
Bizarre Failures,
Growth Beyond Measure,
Insatiable Appetite for Change.”

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“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”

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“Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune.”

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“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”

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“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”

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“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”

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“Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.”

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“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”

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“The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.”

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“We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.”

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“There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity”

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“If not excellence, what? If not excellence now, when?”

Wikipedia:  Tom Peters

www.tompeters.com

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – John Wayne

 

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“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”

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“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

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“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

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“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?'”

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“I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst’s couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing.”

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“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”

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“I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”

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“Sorry don’t get it done, Dude.” John T. Chance (Rio Bravo)

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“A lot of guys make mistakes, I guess, but every one we make, a whole stack of chips goes with it. We make a mistake, and some guy don’t walk away – forevermore, he don’t walk away.” Sergeant John M. Stryker (Sands of Iwo Jima)

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“Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It’s a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!” Hondo Lane (Hondo)

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“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.” Capt. Rockwell Torrey (In Harm’s Way)

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“Republic. I like the sound of the word.” Col. David Crockett (The Alamo)

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“I eat as much as I ever did, I drink more than I should, and my sex life is none of your goddamned business.” Playboy interview, May 1971

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“I’ve always followed my father’s advice:  he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally.  If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to.  And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”

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“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.”

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“Don’t pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one I suggest you make damn sure you win.”

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“I want to play a real man in all my films, and I define manhood simply:  men should be tough, fair, and courageous;  never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.”

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“Words are what men live by….words they say and mean.”

Wikipedia:  John Wayne

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Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Hey Mr. Johnny Cash! For Some Reason There Are Some of These Hot Seat Coaches That Think They Are Safe….Set ‘Em Straight Johnny…Just Set ‘Em Straight!

 

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Hey Mr. Johnny Cash! For Some Reason There Are Some of These Hot Seat Coaches That Think They Are Safe….Set ‘Em Straight Johnny…Just Set ‘Em Straight!

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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1.  Brian Kelly, Notre Dame – We couldn’t help but laugh last week when we saw this headline…

Notre Dame AD Swarbrick says Kelly won’t be coaching for his job, Matt Fortuna, ESPN

….and we are laughing because Jack Swarbrick actually believes that he does the firing and hiring of coaches at Notre Dame….Oh Jack you are such a Damn Fool!

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Now we could claim that the “Big Money Folks” behind the scenes at Notre Dame and other schools have a big say in whether a coach is fired or not and who the next coach is going to be but the FACT is that it is the…

Fans, Alumni, and Boosters of Schools

…that ALWAYS determine whether a coach is fired or not and the Fans, Alumni, and Boosters control that by their collective opinion of the coach which is always hovering at a “Satisfaction” number between…

1 and 100

…and right now Brian Kelly’s “Satisfaction” number among Notre Dame Fans, Alumni and Boosters is around…

30!

Here’s a tip Jack Swarbrick that they didn’t teach at the Stanford Law School:

When a coach drops below 33% of the fans supporting a coach that coach is in a Helluva bad spot and if Brian Kelly continues to lose games such as to Miami in South Bend on Saturday his “Satisfaction” number will head towards…

20

….and if loss that was followed by a loss to Navy in South Bend, Brian Kelly’s number would enter a point where Jack Swarbrick would be faced with a choice forced upon him by the Fans, Alumni and Boosters of Notre Dame football:

Either FIRE Brian Kelly or your ass will be FIRED Swarbrick!

Get your Precious Ass out on that limb Jack Swarbrick and watch it get cut-off and it will be…

YOU Jack will be the Total Damn Moron that signed Brian Kelly to a long-term deal just a few months ago that will end up costing Notre Dame over $20-Plus Million Dollars if you have to send Kelly packing in December!

Notre Dame is 2 – 5 on the season and their only 2 wins are over Nevada and Syracuse that have a combined record of…

7 – 9

…and even the combined record of ALL of the Irish’s opponents in 2016 only stands at…

23 – 28

….so in reality Notre Dame has played NO ONE in 2016 and their record is still…

2 – 5!

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Be proud Jack Swarbrick and Oh that person on Line #2 next Monday if the Irish lose to Miami is one of the Notre Dame alums that wants to talk to you about a multi-million dollar donation that he is not sure he can still make since after all…

“You seem to think Jack that Notre Dame football can be Total Shit and Brian Kelly can still keep his job…now Jack if that’s the case your ass is going to be out on the street Son….maybe by tomorrow afternoon!”

“Mr. Swarbrick, “X” is on Line 2 and he says it’s important!”

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2.  Steve Addazio, Boston College – In Week 8 Boston College lost at home to Syracuse which…

Has A First Year Head Coach in Dino Babers

…which drops BC’s record in 2016 to 3 – 4 with wins over…

UMass – Coach on the Hot Seat
Wagner – FCS school
Buffalo – Coach on the Hot Seat

….and now head coach Steve Addazio’s win/loss record at BC stands at…

Overall:  20 – 25

ACC:  8 – 20

Oh…up next for Steve Addazio and Boston College…

Louisville!

Will Bobby Petrino’s football team hang 100 on the Eagles?

If they try to they will!

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3.  Mark Helfrich, Oregon – The most interesting parlor game now going on between Portland and San Francisco is…

Who will be the next head coach of the Oregon Ducks?

….because after that Total Damn Disaster that was Oregon’s performance against Cal last Friday night the word on the street is that…

Phil Knight is NOT HAPPY!

…and when Phil Knight is NOT HAPPY no one at Oregon is happy which brings us to Mark Helfrich who since Ohio State beat Oregon in the 2015 National Title Game has posted records of…

Overall:  11 – 9

Pac-12:  7 – 6

….and even worse Mark Helfrich is…

8 – 10

….in his last 18 games against Power 5 Conference Schools!

This is very easy….either Mark Helfrich and his Oregon Ducks win out against…

Arizona State
At USC
Stanford
At Utah
At Oregon State

…to finish the season at 7 – 5 or Mark Helfrich has NO CHANCE to keep his job at Oregon and even at 7 – 5 we are confident that if Helfrich was able to keep his job he would be forced to make MAJOR changes to hang onto his job in Eugene.

Yep…it’s all very simple…either win out or its Turn Out the Lights the Party’s Over for Mark Helfrich at Oregon!

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4.  Charlie Strong, Texas – Yep..Charlie Strong’s overall win/loss numbers in THREE years at Texas are bad enough…

Overall:  14 – 18

Big 12:  10 – 12

….but even more glaring is that in 23 games played against Power 5 Conference schools the last THREE years at TEXAS Charlie Strong’s record is…

6 – 17

….after the loss to Kansas State this past Saturday!

Now at 3 – 4 on the season and having beaten only…

Notre Dame – Coach on the Hot Seat
UTEP – Coach on the Hot Seat
Iowa State – First Year Coach

…..and with these games left to be played…

Baylor
At Texas Tech
West Virginia
At Kansas
TCU

….we can’t see TEXAS winning more than 6 games in 2016 and we have to think Charlie Strong would need 8 wins at least in his THIRD year on the job….Yes…at least 8 wins which the Horns could still do by winning out…but how likely is that…not Very Damn Likely in our opinion!

Now has Tom Herman…or his agent on his behalf…have some kind of handshake deal for Herman to take the Texas job and that is why Houston has looked like Total Crapola the last two weeks against Navy and SMU with Herman not putting in the effort any more at Houston?

Report: Tom Herman to Texas is “all but official”, Larry Brown News

Maybe…but then would Texas want a coach that has….MAYBE…QUIT coaching his current football team with Houston looking like a team that is…

NOT being coached right now….in our humble opinion of course!

Who knows….but for sure there is a HIGH chance that Charlie Strong will not be the head coach of the Texas Longhorns in 2017.

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5.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – What is the Shakespeare quote that is apt for the coaching career of Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech? Oh yes….this is it…from Macbeth, Act V, Scene V:

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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After Texas Tech’s 66 – 59 loss to Oklahoma which has some serious Damn defensive problems of their own…

Memo to Bob Stoops: Just how far does brotherly love go Bob? Signed, Coaches Hot Seat concerned for your mental health Son if you keep that Crazy Man Mike around much longer!

…Kliff Kingsbury’s record in FOUR seasons at Texas Tech now stand at:

Overall:  22 – 23

Big 12:  11 – 20

Just for comparison below are Mike Leach’s win/loss records at Texas Tech:

Overall:  84 – 43

Big 12:  47 – 33

Now after giving up 66 points to Oklahoma to drop their record to 3 – 4 on the season Texas Tech has left to play in 2016…

At TCU
Texas
At Oklahoma State
At Iowa State
Baylor

Hmmmm….a little angel whispered into the ear of a Coaches Hot Seat member on Sunday…actually it was a friend of ours from West Texas who doesn’t take kindly to us saying on Twitter…

We wouldn’t hire “X” to shovel shit in West Texas!

….but who is still a good friend nonetheless that…

“Anything less than 6 wins this season and Kliff’s done in Lubbock.”

Oh….well there you go Kliff…you better Damn win…

3 of your last 5 games Son

…or that’s it…at least in Lubbock for you Son!

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6.  Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic – We had high hopes for Charlie Partridge at Florida Atlantic coming over from the Arkansas coaching staff and we had high hopes because we here at Coaches Hot Seat have many friends in the Boca Raton area and we have been on the FAU campus many times to check out the place and Man has FAU been growing over the past couple of decades!

We recently talked to one of our good Boca Raton friends who is in the restaurant business and thus hears and knows a Helluva lot about what is going on in the Boca area and he gave us his opinion of the FAU football program under Charlie Partridge and his response was…

“It’s dead…just totally dead…and I don’t see it getting any better anytime soon…at least under Partridge.”

Damn Charlie….when you take a new job at place like FAU you better Damn start a fire and yet it seems like…

FAU Football is DEAD!

Here are the FACTS….in his THIRD season at FAU Charlie Partridge’s win/loss numbers stand at….

Overall:  7 – 24

CUSA:  5 – 14

…and now at 1 – 6 on the 2016 season the Owls still have to play games against..

Western Kentucky
At Rice
UTEP
Old Dominion
At Middle Tennessee

That looks like at least THREE more losses so probably the best FAU can finish in 2016…

3 – 9

…and that is what FAU posted in Partridge’s first two seasons at the school..

3 – 9

Sorry Charlie…3 – 9 is not going to cut it at FAU especially when the football program is….DEAD!

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7.  Paul Johnson, Georgia TechWith a former Georgia Tech football player in Todd Stansbury as the athletic director at Tech we fully expect the football program at the school to get a long look in the next few weeks with Paul Johnson now sitting on a record of 4 – 3 and games still left to be played against…

Duke
At North Carolina
At Virginia Tech
Virginia
At Georgia

Just our opinion…we see no reason in the world that Tech doesn’t win at least 6 games in 2016 but will SIX wins be enough for Paul Johnson to keep his job when there are some folks around Georgia Tech that think it’s way past time for the triple-option to go the way of the Pet Rock?

In our opinion after a losing season in 2015 anything less than 8 wins and Paul Johnson is DONE at Georgia Tech come early December and that means…

Tech needs to win 4 of its last 5 games!

….or the new AD at Georgia Tech will be looking for a new head come December and we have heard on the street that coach just might be…

A Young Offensive-Oriented High-Passion Current Head Coach!

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8.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas

Memo to Bret Bielema: 56 – 3 loss to Auburn? Just what in the Hell was that Son?

Signed, Coaches Hot Seat just wondering what in the Hell is going on Fayetteville besides the Bret Bielema reality TV show!

With that loss to Auburn on Saturday Bret Bielema is now sitting on the following win/loss records in FOUR seasons at Arkansas:

Overall:  23 – 23

SEC:  8 – 20

What?

Bret Bielema’s record in SEC play is only 8 – 20?

Yep…and guess what happens when you have a record of 8 – 20 in SEC play in FOUR seasons on the job?

Your Ass goes on the Hot Seat!

Just by comparison below are the win/loss records for Bobby Petrino and Houston Nutt in SEC play in their last FOUR seasons at Arkansas:

Bobby Petrino:  17 – 15

Houston Nutt:  16 – 16

Houston Nutt got his ass run out of Fayetteville for having a .500 record in SEC play and Arkansas fans were expecting BIG things from what would have been Bobby Petrino’s 2012 Arkansas team and now a record of…

8 – 20

….in SEC play is acceptable at Arkansas because Chubby Boy is funny and he likes to eat?

We feel it’s time to wake Arkansas Football fans up from their too much food eaten stupor and say…

Bret Bielema WILL be held to the same standard as Houston Nutt

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…and that means that unless Bielema starts winning some games like the one’s coming up….

Florida
LSU
At Mississippi State
At Missouri

…Bielema’s ass is going to as hot as a pig on a spit over a campfire in West Arkansas!

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9.  Will Muschamp, South Carolina – Will Muschamp and his South Carolina football team got a BIG…

34 – 28

…win over UMass on Saturday which raises the Cocks record to 3 – 4 on the season but South Carolina has beaten three teams in Vanderbilt, East Carolina, and UMass that have a combined record of…

7 – 16!

Woo-Freaking-Hoo!

The question is can Will Muschamp and his South Carolina football team win another game this season besides beating Western Carolina on November 19 with these games left to be played?

Tennessee
Missouri
At Florida
Western Carolina
At Clemson

Hell….South Carolina SHOULD beat a Pitiful Missouri team at home but that only adds up to…

5 Wins

…and we said it would take SIX wins to get Will Muschamp’s rear-end off the Hot Seat so…

Get that rear-end moving Son and get your team coached-up Will!

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10.  Kirby Smart, Georgia – The question being whispered around the state of Georgia these days go something like this…

“Is Kirby Smart the second-coming of Ray Goff?”

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It’s a valid question considering that Ray Goff played for Vince Dooley at Georgia and was hired as the Georgia head coach that followed Dooley when he was only…

33 Years Old!

….and Kirby Smart is former Georgia player who was hired as the head coach at UGA in his 30s!

By the way Ray Goff posted win/loss records in SEVEN seasons at Georgia of…

Overall:  46 – 34 – 1

SEC:  24 – 28 – 1

Uhhhh…if Kirby Smart is the second-coming of Ray Goff he will NOT make it to this seventh season at Georgia because the standard that Smart must beat is…

9.67 Wins Per Season

…which was what Mark Richt averaged winning per season at Georgia and after all…

Mark Richt was fired to make the way for Kirby Smart to be hired in Athens!

Now at 4 – 3 on the season with wins over…

North Carolina – A Good Win
Nicholls – A Total Joke
Missouri – A Total Joke
South Carolina – An Almost Total Joke

….the Dogs still have games left to play against…

Florida
At Kentucky
Auburn
La. Lafayette
Georgia Tech

Geez…Georgia might not be able to get to 6 wins in 2016 if they lose the World’s Largest Cocktail Party game to Florida on Saturday because one would have to think Kentucky has a good shot to beat Georgia at home in Lexington and Auburn….well Auburn would probably destroy Georgia right now!

We would recommend that Kirby Smart find a way to beat Florida on Saturday….just saying Kirby….because you don’t want to become the next…

Ray Goof!

Oh…that was Steve Spurrier’s name for Ray Goff!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 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.”

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“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 Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 24, 2016 – Thomas Jefferson

 

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“In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1776

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“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of
our felicities.”

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“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.”

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“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

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“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”

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“Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.”

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“As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.”

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“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”

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“Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.”

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“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”

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“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

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“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

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“Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.”

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“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.”

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“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

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“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”

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“For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.”

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“I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.”

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“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

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“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

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“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.”

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“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.”

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“I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.”

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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

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“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”

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“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

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“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

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“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

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It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, “without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.”

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“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”

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“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.”

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“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

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“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

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“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”

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“Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.”

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“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”

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“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”

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“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

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“There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

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“We never repent of having eaten too little.”

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“When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.”

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“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

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“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

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“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”

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“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”

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“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”

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“The most fortunate of us, in our journey through life, frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which may greatly afflict us; and, to fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes, should be one of the principal studies and endeavours of our lives. The only method of doing this is to assume a perfect resignation to the Divine will, to consider that whatever does happen, must happen; and that by our uneasiness, we cannot prevent the blow before it does fall, but we may add to its force after it has fallen. These considerations, and others such as these, may enable us in some measure to surmount the difficulties thrown in our way; to bear up with a tolerable degree of patience under this burthen of life; and to proceed with a pious and unshaken resignation, till we arrive at our journey’s end, when we may deliver up our trust into the hands of him who gave it, and receive such reward as to him shall seem proportioned to our merit. Such, dear Page, will be the language of the man who considers his situation in this life, and such should be the language of every man who would wish to render that situation as easy as the nature of it will admit. Few things will disturb him at all: nothing will disturb him much.” Letter to John Page (15 July 1763)

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“All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution.”

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“I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence.”

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“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That “all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.” To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take
possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.

The incorporation of a bank, and the powers assumed by this bill, have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States, by the Constitution… They are not among the powers specially enumerated…” Opinion against the constitutionality of a National Bank (1791)

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“The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens. Funding I consider as
limited, rightfully, to a redemption of the debt within the lives of a majority of the generation contracting it; every generation coming equally, by the laws of the Creator of the world, to the free possession of the earth he made for their subsistence, unincumbered by their predecessors, who, like them, were but tenants for life.”
Letter to John Taylor (28 May 1816)

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“A Decalogue of Canons for Observation in Practical Life”
1. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.”

Wikipedia Page:  Thomas Jefferson

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Amelia Earhart

 

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

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“Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.”

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“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”

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“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”

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“I want to do it because I want to do it.”

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“In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”

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“Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”

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“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”

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“Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn’t any good reason to refer to it.”

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“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”

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“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”

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“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

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“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”

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“There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.”

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“There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.”

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“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

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“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.”

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“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

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“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

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“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”

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“In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful “break” was apt to lurk just around the corner.”

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“The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair.”

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“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

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“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”

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“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….”

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“Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us.” — Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared

Wikipedia: Amelia Earhart

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