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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, June 30, 2014 – Knute Rockne

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, June 30, 2014 – Knute Rockne

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“A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.”

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“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

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“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.”

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“Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.”

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“It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.”

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“The essence of football is blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.”

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“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.”

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“We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose.”

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“Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”

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“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.”

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“The best thing I ever learned in life was that things have to be worked for. A lot of people seem to think there is some sort of magic in making a winning football team. There isn’t, but there’s plenty of work.”

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“I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.”

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“Win or lose, do it fairly.”

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“Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up”

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“No star playing, just football.”

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“Tell the public about the boys. They’re the ones that do the work and they should get the credit. The people are interested in them, not me.”

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“Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

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“Let’s win one for the Gipper.”

Wikipedia:  Knute Rockne

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, June 29, 2014 – John Muir

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, June 29, 2014 – John Muir

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.”

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

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“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

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“Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.”

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

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“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”

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“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” Our National Parks, 1901

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“Yosemite Park is a place of rest, a refuge from the roar and dust and weary, nervous, wasting work of the lowlands, in which one gains the advantages of both solitude and society. Nowhere will you find more company of a soothing peace-be-still kind. Your animal fellow-beings, so seldom regarded in civilization, and every rock-brow and mountain, stream, and lake, and every plant soon come to be regarded as brothers; even one learns to like the storms and clouds and tireless winds. This one noble park is big enough and rich enough for a whole life of study and aesthetic enjoyment. It is good for everybody, no matter how benumbed with care, encrusted with a mail of business habits like a tree with bark. None can escape its charms. Its natural beauty cleans and warms like a fire, and you will be willing to stay forever in one place like a tree.” The National Parks, 1896

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

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“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”

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“Going to the mountains is going home.”

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“The view we enjoyed from the summit [of Mount Rainier] could hardly be surpassed in sublimity and grandeur; but one feels far from home so high in the sky, so much so that one is inclined to guess that, apart from the acquisition of knowledge and the exhilaration of climbing, more pleasure is to be found at the foot of the mountains than on their tops. Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach, for the lights that shine there illumine all that lies below.”

Wikipedia Page:  John Muir

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Jack Welch

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Jack Welch

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“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

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“Be candid with everyone.”

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“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”

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“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”

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“Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.”

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“Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.”

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“I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”

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“Don’t manage – lead change before you have to.”

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“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

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“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.”

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“The team with the best players wins.”

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“Change before you have to.”

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“You got to be rigorous in your appraisal system. The biggest cowards are managers who don’t let people know where they stand.”

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“Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term.”

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“The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don’t have to work hard.”

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“Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition.”

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“Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.”

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“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”

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“You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.”

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“Culture drives great results.”

Wikipedia:  Jack Welch

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, June 27, 2014 – Jesse Owens

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, June 27, 2014 – Jesse Owens

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“A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.”

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“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”

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“I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.”

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“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”

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“If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best.”

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“One chance is all you need.”

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“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”

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“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

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“I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn’t in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I’d learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.”

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“To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first ‘second’ is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final ‘second’ – the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete – is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you’re made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what’s happening.”

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“I fought, I fought harder . . . but one cell at a time, panic crept into my body, taking me over.”  –on almost not qualifying for the Olympic finals in long jump

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“I decided I wasn’t going to come down. I was going to fly. I was going to stay up in the air forever.”  –on his final leap in long-jump competition, a record-breaking 26 feet, 5 and 5/16 inches

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“It dawned on me with blinding brightness. I realized: I had jumped into another rare kind of stratosphere – one that only a handful of people in every generation are lucky enough to know.”  
–on his Olympic achievements

Wikipedia:  Jesse Owens

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Frank Leahy

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Frank Leahy

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“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”

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“Give me a lead of 14-0 at halftime and I will dictate the final score.”

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“There are no shortcuts in life – only those we imagine.”

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“When the going gets tough, let the tough get going.”

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“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.”

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“Lads, you’re not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.”

Wikipedia:  Frank Leahy

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