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Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Passion is momentary love is enduring.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
Young people need models, not critics.
I am not as good as I ought to be. I am not as good as I want to be. I am not as good as I'm going to be. But I am thankful that I am better than I used to be.
Never lie; never cheat; never steal. Don't whine; don't complain; don't make excuses.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.
You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision. Then they will do what you ask and more.
If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.
A strong leader accepts blame and gives the credit. A weak leader gives blame and accepts the credit.
A leader must listen to those under their supervision.
As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others.
I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.
Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating...too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.
Be more concerned with what you can do for others than what others can do for you. You’ll be surprised at the results.
A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group - that's teamwork.
Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better
There is no more powerful leadership tool than your own personal example.
The ability to see the good in others and the bad in ourselves is perfect vision.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
Having the courage to make decisions and take action. Never be afraid to fail. You have nothing to fear if you have prepared to the best of your ability.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it
Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.
Many leaders don't listen, and it is one of the greatest methods we have of learning. You need to listen to those under your supervision and to those who are above you.
Respect every opponent, but fear none.
Knowledge is not enough to get desired results. You must have the more elusive ability to teach and to motivate. This defines a leader; if you can't teach and you can't motivate, you can't lead.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
Give me 100 percent. You can't make up for a poor effort today by giving 110 percent tomorrow. You don't have 110 percent. You only have 100 percent, and that's what I want from you right now.
Worry about your character, not your reputation. Your character is who you are, and your reputetion is who people think you re.
It matters not the subject taught, nor all the books on all the shelves, What matters most, yes most of all, is what the teachers are themselves.
All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.
Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
1. Be on time. 2. Never criticize a teammate. 3. Never use profanity.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all.
The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.
Perfection is impossibility but striving for perfection is not. Do the best you can. That is what counts.
There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.
The more concerned we become over the things we can't control, the less we will do with the things we can control