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    THURSDAY JULY 31, 2014

    "A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither.  A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”  Milton Friedman

 

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Milton Friedman

 

Happy 102th Birthday Milton Friedman! RIP Dr. Friedman

 

 

“A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought

to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

And

“And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue?

You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of

the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?”

And

“Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.”

And

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who

create it.”

And

“Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the

United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”

And

“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”

And

“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

And

“History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly

it is not a sufficient condition.”

And

“I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

And

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”

And

“Inflation is taxation without legislation.”

And

“Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.”

And

“Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”

And

“Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”

And

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

And

“One man’s opportunism is another man’s statesmanship.”

And

“Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.”

And

“So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to

the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.”

And

“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”

And

“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced

by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”

And

“The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science

and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.”

And

“The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.”

And

“The power to do good is also the power to do harm.”

And

“The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his

theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - David Sarnoff

 

 

 

“Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe.”

And

“I have learned to have more faith in the scientist than he does in himself.”

And

“Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding of man’s capacity for evil.”

And

“Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.”

And

“Nobody can be successful if he doesn’t love his work, love his job.”

And

“The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve.”

And

“The thrill, believe me, is as much in the battle as in the victory.”

And

“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.”

And

“We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.”

And

“We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. “

And

“What the human mind can conceive and believe it can accomplish.”

And

“Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving.”

And

“Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, July 28, 2014 - Henry James

 

 

“To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one’s own.”

And

“We work n the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”

And

“True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one’s self; but the point is not

only to get out — you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.”

And

“A tradition is kept alive only by something being added to it.”

And

“To take what there is, and use it, without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived — to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that — this doubtless is the right way to live.”

And

“I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.”

And

“The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.”

And

“Ideas are, in truth, force.”

And

“Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a

kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.”

And

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language”

 

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, July 28, 2014 - Ernie Banks

 

 

“It’s a beautiful day for a ball game…. Let’s play two!”

And

“But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.”

And

“I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.”

And

“It’s a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.”

And

“Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.”

And

“Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don’t do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I’m talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Joe DiMaggio

 

 

“When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game. “

And

“I’d like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.”

And

“I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn’t know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink.”

And

“I think there are some players born to play ball.”

And

“I’m just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I’ve got to help my ball

club win. I’ve never played any other way.”

And

“If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.”

And

“The phrase ‘off with the crack of the bat’, while romantic, is really meaningless, since

the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.”

And

“There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.”

And

“We need a hit, so here I go.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Babe Ruth

 

 

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”

And

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”

And

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”

And

“As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher’s mound. It was

as if I’d been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.”

And

“Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?”

And

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

And

“I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.”

And

“I didn’t mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.”

And

“If it wasn’t for baseball, I’d be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.”

And

“I said I’m going to hit the next one right over the flagpole. God must have been with me.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Friday, July 25, 2014 - Willie Mays

 

 

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - W. E. B. Du Bois

 

 

“There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.”

And

“I insist that the object of all true education is not to make men carpenters, it is to make carpenters men.”

And

“Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.”

And

“The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not for fame.”

And

“The function of the university is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.”

And

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”

And

“Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Walt Whitman

 

 

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

And

“There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.”

And

“The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor

in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.”

And

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?”

And

“Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”

And

“I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.”

And

“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”

And

“Be curious, not judgmental.”

And

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.”

And

“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.”

And

“The future is no more uncertain than the present.”

And

‘Nothing endures but personal qualities.”

And

“The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.”

And

“All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - William James

 

 

“Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.”

And

“How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.”

And

“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”

And

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.”

And

“If merely ‘feeling good’ could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.”

And

“If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.”

And

“If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.”

And

“Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.”

And

“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.”

And

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.”

And

“The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.”

And

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”

And

“The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.”

And

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

And

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

And

“The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.”

And

“To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.”

And

“We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.”

And

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.”

And

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is “attitude.”

 

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day - Monday, July 21, 2014 - Henry David Thoreau

 

 

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”

And

“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.”

And

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”

And

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”

And

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”

And

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”

And

“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be.

Now put the foundations under them.”

And

“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”

And

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

And


“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

And

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate

his life by conscious endeavor.”

And

“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design

of doing me good, I should run for my life.”

And

“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.”

And

“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.”

And

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

And

“Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.”

And

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

And

“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.”

And

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”

And

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

And

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”

And

“The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.”

And

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

And

“There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.”

And

“What is once well done is done forever.”

 

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RIP to the Great James Garner – A Man That Re-Invented What It Means To Be A “Hero”

 

 

The decade of the 1970s seems so far away from 2014 that at times it is almost impossible to remember that time in anything beyond the haze that was our collective childhood here at Coaches Hot Seat, but today reminded us again of another time in America that was in our opinion a Helluva time to grow up in our country.

Today we mark the passing of the Great James Garner who to all of us here at Coaches

Hot Seat was “Jim Rockford” the wily if sometimes cowardly detective on The Rockford Files hit TV series that aired on NBC between 1974 and 1980.

 

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