Thursday, September 6, 2012


"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." -Abraham Lincoln

"Winning seem so important, but it actually is irrelevant. Having attempted to give our all is what matters -- and we are the only ones who really know the truth about our own capabilities and performance. Did we do our best at this point in our life? Did we leave all we have to give on the field, in the classroom, at the office or in the trenches? If we did, then we are a success -- at that stage in our life." –John Wooden

"I tried to explain to my players it's impossible to be perfect, but we can try hard every day to be as close as we can. If you could only see all that goes into this, it's unbelievable." –Geno Auriemma

"Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick." -Anonymous

"Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up." -James A. Garfield

"Many a man never fails because he never tries." -Norman MacEwan

"It's extra effort that separates a winner from second place.  But winning takes a lot more than that.  It starts with complete command of the fundamentals.  Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice.  And finally it takes love, fairness, and respect for your fellow man.  Put all those together and even if you don't win, how can you lose?” -Jess Owens

“A couple of possessions off won't win a championship.” –Don Meyer

“When you give your best to the world, the world returns the favor.” -H. Jackson Brown

“I make an unstated agreement with each team player: ‘Give me effort and I’ll never second-guess you. I’ll always defend you.’” –Joe Torre

"The path to success is to take massive, determined action." 
-Anthony Robbins

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort." -Theodore Roosevelt

"The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work." -Robert A. Taft

"When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself." -Shunryu Suzuka

"In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"On a good team, one or two players do the dirty jobs. On a great team, all the players do the dirty jobs. It starts with the coaches doing the dirty jobs -- lead by example." –Don Meyer

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used." -Richard Byrd

"There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do." –Vince Lombardi

“If a man has done his best, what else is there?” -George S. Patton

"Unless you do your best, the day will come when, tired and hungry, you will halt just short of the goal you were ordered to reach." –George S. Patton
“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” –George Halas

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves." -Dale Carnegie

“We always can do more than we think we can do. Anyone who has ever achieved anything significant knows this. We always can work harder. We always can put in longer hours, expend more energy. We always can perform better.” –Rick Pitino

"Effort is a measure of a Man." -William James