Monday, September 10, 2012


“If it’s worth playing, it’s worth paying the price.” -Bear Bryant

"There can be no success without sacrifice. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much.” -James Allen

“You have not lived today successfully, unless you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you.” — John Bunyan
“I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that experience will take me to a new level.” -Diana Nyad

“If you really want something, you can have it if you are willing to pay the price. And the price means that you have to work better and harder than the next guy.” –Vince Lombardi

"The prevailing attitude on a team can be that of self-sacrifice and concern for the team." –Tom Osborne

"One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." -Sidney Howard

"You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." -Andrew Jackson

"In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich." -Henry Ward Beecher

"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." -Mia Hamm

“There’s a point in everybody’s career where you’ve got to make certain sacrifices if you really want to get to that ultimate goal.  Sometimes you’ve got to do certain things you probably don’t want to do, or make changes you’ve never done in your whole career just to make something work. At the end, when you can get that prize, that’s all that matters." -Shawn Marion

Legendary violinist Isaac Stern was one confronted by a middle-aged woman after a concert. She gushed, 'Oh, I'd give my life to play like you!' 'Lady,' said Stern acidly, 'that I did!'"

"Behind every great achievement is a story of education, training, practice, discipline, and sacrifice. You have to be willing to pay the price." -Jack Canfield

“It is important to know that to get to the top and to be successful at the top requires two different skill sets. A lot of people get here with the God-given ability, the gift that they received. But to stay here and have a lengthy career takes a commitment to make sacrifices that most won’t continually make. Talent may get you here, but it takes work, real work, to stay here, and it takes development of the mental side of your game to separate yourself on this level.” –Nolan Ryan

"There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is."
-Bill Bradley

"The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in a singleness of purpose and an invincible determination. But the great difference is in sacrifice, in self-denial, in love and loyalty, in fearlessness and in humility in the pursuit of excellence and in the perfectly disciplined will. Because this is not only the difference between men, this is the difference between great and little men." -Vince Lombardi

"You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize." –Sam Nunn

"I think you've got to pay a price for anything that's worthwhile, and success is paying the price. You've got to pay the price to win, you've got to pay the price to stay on top, and you've got to pay the price to get there." -Vince Lombardi