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You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
I'm not going to say I was opposed to the Vietnam War. I'm going to say I'm opposed to war. But I'm also opposed to protests that deny other people their rights.
All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
Somebody asked me - you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, 'I'm a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.'
Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.
Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage - it's two-sided.
Discipline yourself, and others won't need to.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return.
When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done.
I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don't criticize a teammate. Never be late.
I think that in any group activity - whether it be business, sports, or family - there has to be leadership or it won't be successful.
There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.
Passion is momentary; love is enduring.
I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.
You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you're outscored.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
Never lie, never cheat, never steal.
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