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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 30, 2015 – Napoleon Bonaparte

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, January 30, 2015 – Napoleon Bonaparte

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“A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.”

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“A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.”

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“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”

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“Ability is nothing without opportunity.”

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“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”

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“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”

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“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”

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“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

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“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.”

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“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”

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“I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.”

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“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself”.

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“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”

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“It requires more courage to suffer than to die.”

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“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”

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“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

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“One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.”

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“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

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“The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.”

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“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”

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“The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.”

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“The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.”

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“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.”

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“To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.”

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“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

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“When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.”

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“With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.”

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“If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds…. I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.”

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“Success is the most convincing talker in the world.”

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“Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.”

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“The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense — he is always satisfied with himself.”

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“How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute men because they had to do, or die.”

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“At the beginning of a campaign it is important to consider whether or not to move forward; but when one has taken the offensive it is necessary to maintain it to the last extremity.”

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“In a battle, as in a siege, the art consists in concentrating very heavy fire on a particular point. The line of battle once established, the one who has the ability to concentrate an unlooked for mass of artillery suddenly and unexpectedly on one of these points is sure to carry the day.”

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“The secret of great battles consists in knowing how to deploy and concentrate at the right time.”

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“A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.”

Wikipedia:  Napoleon Bonaparte

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Gale Sayers

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Gale Sayers

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“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”

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“There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.”

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“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”

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“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”

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“When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”

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“Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.”

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“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”

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“There’s no way I would have made the Hall of Fame or set any of the records I did by myself. No matter how many yards I gained, whether it was three or 300, someone had to be there to make the block. Well, I played football, but you guys are out here giving a lot to make lives and to save lives. You need each other as much as we need you. Please continue to do what you’re doing.”

Wikipedia Page:  Gale Sayers

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – Roger Staubach

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – Roger Staubach

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“Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.”

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“It’s okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.”

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“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”

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“Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.”

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“In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.”

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“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”

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“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

Wikipedia: Roger Staubach

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – Johnny Unitas

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – Johnny Unitas

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“There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.”

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“I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t who will?”

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“My father was totally dedicated to this game and made sure everybody on the team was just as dedicated, because it is the ultimate team sport.”

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“Anything I do, I always have a reason for.”

Wikipedia:  Johnny Unitas

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 26, 2015 – Mike Krzyzewski – “Coach K”

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 26, 2015 – Mike Krzyzewski – “Coach K”

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“Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.”

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“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.”

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“I define passion as extreme emotion.”

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“When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles. Because you love what you are pursuing, things like rejection and setbacks will not hinder you in your pursuit. You believe that nothing can stop you!”

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“I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.”

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“Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.”

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“Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.”

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“It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward.”

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“During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions.”

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“You have to work hard at staying in contact with your friends so that the relationships will continue and live on… Friendships, along with love, make life worth living.”

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“In our program, the truth is the basis of all that we do. There is nothing more important than the truth because there’s nothing more powerful than the truth. Consequently, on our team, we always tell one another the truth. We must be honest with one another. There is no other way.”

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“Every leader needs to remember that a healthy respect for authority takes time to develop. It’s like building trust. You don’t instantly have trust, it has to be earned.”

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“In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.”

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“Discipline is doing what you are supposed to do in the best possible manner at the time you are supposed to do it.”

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“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.”

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“Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.”

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“Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated.”

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“Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.”

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“Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.”

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“People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.”

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“That’s what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that’s great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.”

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“When we don’t match another team’s intensity—that doesn’t happen very often—then all of a sudden we do ‘J.J.-watching,’ where we’re watching J.J. play. We might as well get tickets and sit behind the bench. No one is doing anything out there.”

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“The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.”

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“A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.”

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“I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it’s tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody.”

Wikipedia:  Mike Krzyzewski – “Coach K”

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