Monthly Archive: April 2019

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – John McKay

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“The most successful coaches on any level teach the fundamentals.”

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“No coach, no matter how successful, ever completely escapes the pressure of winning.”

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“You don’t beat people with surprises, but with execution.”

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“It bothers me that they (the national media) have picked us to be the worst team in football. Because what they are doing now is challenging your physical and your mental capacity and my ability to coach you. Now, this hurts me. Second worst team, I could stand it. But not the worst team.”

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“Kickers are like horse manure. They’re all over the place.”

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“Intensity is a lot of guys that run fast.”

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“Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.”

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On his team’s blocking strategy: “Hold when you’re at home and don’t hold when you’re on the road.”

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“If you have everyone back from a team that lost ten games, experience isn’t too important.”

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On how coaching an expansion team is a religious experience: “You do a lot of praying, but most of the time the answer is ‘no.’ “

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On the play of Joe Namath in the Jets 34-0 victory over Tampa Bay, “Namath is still Namath, but I must say that our guys were nice to him. I noticed when they knocked him down, they helped him to his feet. That was gentlemanly. I thought one stood around long enough to get his autograph.”

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“I told our players that there were 700 million Chinese people in the world who didn’t even know the game was played. The next week, I got five letters from China asking “What happened?””

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“Behind every fired football coach stands a college president.”

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“Nobody becomes great without self-doubt. But you can’t let it consume you.”

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“We didn’t tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking”.

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“Three or four plane crashes and we’re in the playoffs.”

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* On the execution of the Bucs offense: “I think it’s a good idea.”

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“On the Bucs early games: “Every time I look up, it seems we’re punting.”

Wikipedia: John McKay

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, April 29, 2019 – Albert Camus

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“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

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“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”

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“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

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“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

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“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”

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“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”

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“Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.”

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“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”

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“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

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“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”

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“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

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“No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.”

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“Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.”

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“For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”

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“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

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“Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

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“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”

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“I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn’t capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.”

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“The need to be right — the sign of a vulgar mind.”

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“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”

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“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.”

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“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

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“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ”

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“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”

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“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

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“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

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“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.”

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“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”

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“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

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“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

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“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

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“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.”

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“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

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“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”

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“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”

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“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”

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“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

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“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”

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“He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.”

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“The habit of despair is worse than despair itself.”

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“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

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“My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.”

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“If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.”

Wikipedia:  Albert Camus

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Johnny Unitas

“There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.”

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“I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will?”

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“My father was totally dedicated to this game and made sure everybody on the team was just as dedicated, because it is the ultimate team sport.”

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“Anything I do, I always have a reason for.”

Wikipedia:  Johnny Unitas

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Roger Staubach

“Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.”

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“It’s okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.”

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“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”

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“Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.”

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“In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.”

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“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”

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“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

Wikipedia: Roger Staubach

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, April 26, 2019 – Bart Starr

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“Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.”

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“Desire and dedication are everything!”

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“My dad never pushed me but the big thing is that he helped me by going out in the backyard and playing with me.”

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“If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.”

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“Coach Lombardi showed me that by working hard and using my mind, I could overcome my weakness to the point where I could be one of the best.”

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“It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game – play by play.”

Wikipedia:  Bart Starr

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Chuck Noll

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“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.”

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“Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.”

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“It’s not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.”

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“The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead.”

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“The thrill isn’t in the winning, it’s in the doing.”

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“Good things happen to those who hustle.”

Wikipedia Page: Chuck Noll

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, April 25, 2019 – George Allen

“Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.”

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“Every day you waste is one you can never make up.”

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“One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.”

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“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.”

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“Winning is the science of being totally prepared.”

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“Every time you win, you’re reborn; when you lose, you die a little.”

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“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.”

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“The achiever is the only individual who is truly alive.”

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“The future? This team hasn’t been to the playoffs in over two decades and you’re worried about the future? The Future is Now!”

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“Football isn’t necessarily won by the best players. It’s won by the team with the best attitude.”

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“Football is one-third offense, one-third defense, and one-third special teams.”

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“If you can accept defeat and open your pay envelope without feeling guilty, you’re stealing.”

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“Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.”

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“Success is what you do with your ability. It’s how you use your talent.”

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“Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.”

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“The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds.”

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“The tougher the job, the greater the reward.”

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“Forget the past- the future will give you plenty to worry about”

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“How badly do you want it?”

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“Persevere and get it done.”

Wikipedia: George Allen

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Booker T. Washington

“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 Quotes of the Day – Monday, April 22, 2019 – William Tecumseh Sherman

“An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.”

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“An army to be useful must be a unit, and out of this has grown the saying, attributed to Napoleon, but doubtless spoken before the days of Alexander, that an army with an inefficient commander was better than one with two able heads.”

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“Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.”

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“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.”

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“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.”

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“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”

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“I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes.”

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“In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.”

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“It’s a disagreeable thing to be whipped.”

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“My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

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“If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.”

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“I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.”

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“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”

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“Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”

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“Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.”

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“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”

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“I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.”

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“There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.”

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“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.”

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“I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.”

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“If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.”

Wikipedia: William Tecumseh Sherman

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Jesus Christ – HAPPY EASTER!

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Luke 2 – King James Version

1  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18  And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19  But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”

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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears by voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. “

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“For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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“For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? “

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“I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

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“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. “

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
The Sermon on the Mount

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“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

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“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Wikipedia:   Jesus Christ

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