Monthly Archive: September 2020

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 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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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – Marcus Aurelius

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“A man should be upright, not be kept upright.”

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“A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.”

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“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

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“Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.”

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“Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.”

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“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”

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“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

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“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”

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“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”

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“Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.”

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“Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.”

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“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.”

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“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”

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“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.”

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“Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.”

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“The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.”

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“Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday.”

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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

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“Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant; all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed.”

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“At dawn of day, when you dislike being called, have this thought ready: “I am called to man’s labour; why then do I make a difficulty if I am going out to do what I was born to do and what I was brought into the world for?”

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“Everything–a horse, a vine–is created for some duty…For what task, then, were you yourself created? A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.”

Wikipedia: Marcus Aurelius

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 28, 2020 – 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 – Sunday, September 26, 2020 – Muhammad Ali

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“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

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“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

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“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”

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“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

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“Champions aren´t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.”

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“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

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“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

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“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”

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“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.”

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“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

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“When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.”

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“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

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“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

Wikipedia:  Muhammad Ali

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, September 26, 2020 – Audie Murphy

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“Seems to me that if you’re afraid or living with some big fear, you’re not really living. You’re only half alive. I don’t care if it’s the boss you’re scared of or a lot of people in a room or diving off of a dinky little board, you gotta get rid of it. You owe it to yourself. Makes sort of a zombie out of you being afraid. I mean you want to be free, don’t you? And how can you if you are scared? That’s prison. Fear’s a jailer. Mind now, I’m not a professor on the subject. I just found it out for myself. But that’s what I think.”

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“If you’re afraid of anything, why not take a chance and do the thing you fear. Sometimes it’s the only way to get over being afraid.”

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“Let each man hear his own music and live by it. The drums roll one way for one man, I guess, and another way for another. You have to listen to your own.”

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“In life quality is what counts, not quantity.”

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“Audacity is a tactical weapon. Nine times out ten it will throw the enemy off-balance and confuse him.”

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“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper… In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In all these things, you’ll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me.”

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“Lead from the front.”

Wikipedia Page: Audie Murphy

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, September 25, 2020 – 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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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 24, 2020 – Andrew Carnegie

“Aim for the highest.”

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“All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.”

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“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”

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“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”

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“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

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“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

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“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”

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“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”

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“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”

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“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

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“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

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“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

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“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”

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“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

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“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”

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“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

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“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”

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“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Carnegie

10 Rules of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich, Richard Feloni, Business Insider

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Gale Sayers

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“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”

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“There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.”

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“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”

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“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”

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“When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”

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“Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.”

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“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”

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“There’s no way I would have made the Hall of Fame or set any of the records I did by myself. No matter how many yards I gained, whether it was three or 300, someone had to be there to make the block. Well, I played football, but you guys are out here giving a lot to make lives and to save lives. You need each other as much as we need you. Please continue to do what you’re doing.”

Wikipedia Page:  Gale Sayers

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – Don Shula

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“The superior man blames himself.  The inferior man blames others.”

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“One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”

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“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.”

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“Sure, luck means a lot in football.  Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.”

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“I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning.  And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.”

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“The ultimate goal is victory.  And if you refuse to work as hard as you possibly can toward that aim, or if you do anything that keeps you from achieving that goal, then you are just cheating yourself.”

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“You know it’s only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.”

Wikipedia Page:  Don Shula

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, September 21, 2020 – Joe Louis

“Every man’s got to figure to get beat sometime.”

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“Once that bell rings you’re on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.”

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“I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title.”

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“I hope they’re still making women like my momma. She always told me to do the right thing. She always told me to have pride in myself; she said a good name is better than money.”

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“He can run, but he can’t hide.”

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“There is no such thing as a natural boxer. A natural dancer has to practice hard. A natural painter has to paint all the time. Even a natural fool has to work at it.”

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“Your job helps your family, and your family is forever.”

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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

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“Yeah, I’m scared. I’m scared I might kill Schmeling.”

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“I just give lip service to being the greatest. He was the greatest.” – Muhammad Ali

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“(I define fear as) standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.” – Max Baer

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“As soon as the bell rang, they folded like tulips.” – Ray Arcel, on Louis’ opponents

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“He’s a credit to his race—the human race.” – Jimmy Cannon

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“Louis is to good to be true and he is absolutely true.” – Ernest Hemingway

Wikipedia:  Joe Louis

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