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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, March 31, 2014 – Ernie Banks

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, March 31, 2014 – Ernie Banks

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“It’s a beautiful day for a ball game…. Let’s play two!” 

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“But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.”

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“I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.”

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“It’s a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.”

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“Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.”

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“Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don’t do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I’m talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.”

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“The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.”

Wikipedia Page:  Ernie Banks

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, March 30, 2014 – Willie Mays

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, March 30, 2014 – Willie Mays 

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“Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.”

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“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”

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“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.”

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“They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it.”

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“Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.”

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“If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer.”

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“It’s not hard. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.”

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“At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.”

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“In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.”

Wikipedia Page:  Willie Mays

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, March 29, 2014 – Pat Riley

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, March 29, 2014 – Pat Riley

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“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”

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“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”

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“There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.”

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“There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.”

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“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.”

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“Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.”

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“Being ready isn’t enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.”

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“Discipline is not a nasty word.”

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“Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!”

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“Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.”

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“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”

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“Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.”

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“To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.”

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“When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.”

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“You can never have enough talent.”

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“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”

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“Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.”

Wikipedia Page:  Pat Riley

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, March 28, 2014 – Sam Houston

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, March 28, 2014 – Sam Houston

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“It is a matter of great satisfaction to me to hope that my children will be in circumstances to receive a good education. Mine was defective and I feel the inconvenience, if not the misfortune of not receiving a classical education. Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge.”

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“We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: none is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father’s name.”

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“A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.”

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“I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.”

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“The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.”

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“When Houston arrived at the Hermitage just hours after Jackson’s death he took his son Sam Houston Jr. into Jackson’s room and said “Always remember my son that you looked upon the face of Andrew Jackson.””

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“To secede from the Union and set up another government would cause war. If you go to war with the United States, you will never conquer her, as she has the money and the men. If she does not whip you by guns, powder, and steel, she will starve you to death. It will take the flower of the country — the young men.”

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“In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.”

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“I declare that civil war is inevitable and is near at hand. When it comes the descendants of the heroes of Lexington and Bunker Hill will be found equal in patriotism, courage and heroic endurance with the descendants of the heroes of Cowpens and Yorktown. For this reason I predict the civil war which is now at hand will be stubborn and of long duration.”

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When Houston was challenged to a duel by David Burrnett who was five foot one, Houston, who was well over six feet, said that “he did not fight downhill.”

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“Texas, to be respected must be polite. Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican.”

Wikipedia:  Sam Houston

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, April 27, 2014 – Booker T. Washington

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, April 27, 2014 – Booker T. Washington

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“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

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“Character is power.”

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“Character, not circumstances, makes the man.”

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“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”

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“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

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“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”

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“If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”

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“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”

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“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”

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“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

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“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”

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“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.”

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“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”

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“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”

Wikipedia:  Booker T. Washington

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