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One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. - Knute Rockne

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. - Vince Lombardi

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.  - Vince Lombardi

I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it. - Hank Aaron

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. - Vince Lombardi

I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing... and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!  - Lou Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it. - Lou Holtz

The first rule of baseball is to get a good ball to hit. - Rogers Hornsby

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it. - Bobby Jones

You'll always miss 100 percent of the shots you do not take. - Wayne Gretzky

Fishing seems to be divided, like sex, into 3 unequal parts: anticipation, recollection, and between them, actual performance.  - Arnold Gingrich

Rail-splitting produced an immortal president in Lincoln, but golf hasn't produced even a good Congressman.  - Will Rogers

I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.' (Utah Jazz president, on a former player) - Frank Layden

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation. (from 'My Story' - Simon and Schuster) - Jack Nicklaus

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it. - Al Lopez

Football is an honest game. Itís true to life. Itís a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life. - Joe Namath

If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth. - Roberto Clemente