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Born: 1937-01-06
Profession: Coach
Nation: American
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On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.

Tags: Goal, Job, Team

See, winners embrace hard work.

Tags: Hard, Winners, Work

I believe that having a spiritual life is so important in everybody's life.

Tags: Everybody, Life, Spiritual

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.

Tags: Coaching, Fired, Mistakes

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.

Tags: Fire, Means, Moving

I just have an enthusiasm for life.

Tags: Enthusiasm, Life

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

Tags: Fine, Others, True

All an agent is going to do is buy things for a player, damage his eligibility, and make the player dependent on them.

Tags: Agent, Dependent, Player

I do think coaches need to get away from the game more, though. It's good for them.

Tags: Away, Game, Good

I don't drink water, haven't drank water in 40 years.

Tags: Drank, Drink, Water

I don't exercise.

Tags: Exercise

I give opinions, not advice.

Tags: Advice, Give, Opinions

I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on.

Tags: Football, Sports, Try

I was raised in a religious environment, and my wife is one of the more religious people that I have ever known.

Tags: Known, Religious, Wife

If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him.

Tags: Golf, Him, Hire

If Tiger Woods had played football, he would have been a quarterback.

Tags: Football, Played, Tiger

If you try to fight the course, it will beat you.

Tags: Beat, Fight, Try
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In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.

Tags: Attention, Small, Successful

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961.

Tags: Football, Job, Mary

When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach.

Tags: Coach, Game, Work

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Tags: Bird, Nature, Song

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

Tags: Ability, Attitude, Motivation

Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.

Tags: Care, Problems, Tell

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.

Tags: Bored, Life, Morning

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

Tags: Happens, Life, Percent

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.

Tags: Best, Others, Treat

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Tags: Motivated, Motivation, Simple

If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.

Tags: Burn, House, Neighbors

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

Tags: Good, Humor, Problem

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.

Tags: Earth, God, Put

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

Tags: Breaks, Carry, Load

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Tags: After, Game, Loser

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Tags: Big, Done, Today

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

Tags: Adversity, Done, Someone

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.

Tags: Learn, Learning, Talking

No one has ever drowned in sweat.

Tags: Drowned, Sweat

You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.

Tags: Bad, Good, Win

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

Tags: Career, Experience, Learn

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.

Tags: Making, Sacrifice, Successful

When all is said and done, more is said than done.

Tags: Done, Said

How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart?

Tags: Smart, Stupid

Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.

Tags: Life, Pass, Spectator

You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.

Tags: Anyone, Him, Try

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.

Tags: Ball, Complains, Likely

I think that we have opportunities all around us - sometimes we just don't recognize them.

Tags: Recognize, Sometimes

How vain, without the merit, is the name.

Tags: Merit, Name, Vain

Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood, the source of evil one, and one of good; from thence the cup of mortal man he fills, blessings to these, to those distributes ills; to most he mingles both.

Tags: Blessings, Evil, Good

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

Tags: Friends, Marriage, Wife

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.

Tags: Another, Heart, Hell

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.

Tags: Good, Relationship, Time

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.

Tags: Heart, Known, Worse

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

Tags: Die, Friend, Great

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.

Tags: Great, Greatly, Thought

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

Tags: Another, Hateful, Heart

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.

Tags: Sleep, Time, Words

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.

Tags: Best, Communication, Words

True friends appear less moved than counterfeit.

Tags: Friends, Less, True

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Tags: Charity, Others, Precious

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

Tags: Beauty, Wisdom, Youth

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

Tags: Boldness, Decent, Friends

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.

Tags: Patient, Resolve, Wise

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.

Tags: Brother, Friend, Quite

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

Tags: Few, Rarely, Worse

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.

Tags: Friends, Inspired, Soul

It is not good to have a rule of many.

Tags: Good, Rule

Light is the task where many share the toil.

Tags: Light, Share, Task

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.

Tags: Brave, Cause, Country

Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.

Tags: Friend, Shall, While

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.

Tags: Fear, Friend, Great

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.

Tags: Best, High, Keep

Even were sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.

Tags: Bad, Concerned, Sleep

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.

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Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.

Tags: Begin, Bold, Wise

A word once uttered can never be recalled.

Tags: Once, Recalled, Word

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.

Tags: Mistress, Money, Thou

Whatever advice you give, be short.

Tags: Advice, Give, Short

A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.

Tags: Abroad, Once, Word

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

Tags: Greatest, Life, Sometimes

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.

Tags: Good, Sense, Writing

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

Tags: Grows, Neighbor, Success

A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.

Tags: Faithful, Good, Judge

Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.

Tags: Box, Keep, Win

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.

Tags: Business, Door, Fire

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.

Tags: Everyday, Happen, Tomorrow

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

Tags: Experience, Life, Suffering

The pen is the tongue of the mind.

Tags: Mind, Pen, Tongue

This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.

Tags: Common, Friends, Sing

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

Tags: Fool, Makes, She

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.

Tags: Far, Hate, Keep

While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.

Tags: Fools, Run, While

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.

Tags: Neighbor, Safety, Wall

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Tags: Adversity, Genius, Prosperity

If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.

Tags: Him, Small, Story

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Tags: Concern, Fire, Neighbor

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

Tags: Education, Injustice, Knowledge

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.

Tags: General, Genius, Often

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.

Tags: Feet, Shoe, Small

Fidelity is the sister of justice.

Tags: Fidelity, Justice, Sister

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

Tags: Hour, Living, Run

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.

Tags: Adversity, Mind, Remember