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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, February 29, 2016 – John Wayne

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, February 29, 2016 – John Wayne

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“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”

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“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

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“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

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“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?'”

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“I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst’s couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing.”

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“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”

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“I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”

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“Sorry don’t get it done, Dude.” John T. Chance (Rio Bravo)

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“A lot of guys make mistakes, I guess, but every one we make, a whole stack of chips goes with it. We make a mistake, and some guy don’t walk away – forevermore, he don’t walk away.” Sergeant John M. Stryker (Sands of Iwo Jima)

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“Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It’s a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!” Hondo Lane (Hondo)

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“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.” Capt. Rockwell Torrey (In Harm’s Way)

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“Republic. I like the sound of the word.” Col. David Crockett (The Alamo)

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“I eat as much as I ever did, I drink more than I should, and my sex life is none of your goddamned business.” Playboy interview, May 1971

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“I’ve always followed my father’s advice:  he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally.  If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to.  And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”

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“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.”

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“Don’t pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one I suggest you make damn sure you win.”

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“I want to play a real man in all my films, and I define manhood simply:  men should be tough, fair, and courageous;  never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.”

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“Words are what men live by….words they say and mean.”

Wikipedia:  John Wayne

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, February 28, 2016 – H. L. Mencken

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, February 28, 2016 – H. L. Mencken

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“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”

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“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”

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“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”

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“A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.”

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“A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.”

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“A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.”

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“All government, of course, is against liberty.”

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“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.”

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“Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.”

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“Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.”

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“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.”

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“Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.”

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“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.”

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“Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race.”

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“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

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“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

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“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

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“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”

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“I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.”

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“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”

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“I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.”

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“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”

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“It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”

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“It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.”

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“It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.”

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“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”

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“Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago.”

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“Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.”

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“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”

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“Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.”

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“Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

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“Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”

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“Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.”

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“Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.”

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“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.”

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“The cynics are right nine times out of ten.”

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“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”

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“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.”

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“The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God’s children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.”

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“To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!”

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“We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.”

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‘When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.”

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“It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.”

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“To sum up: 1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute. 2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. 3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride.”

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“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.”

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“The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.”

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“I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society.”

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“I believe in only one thing and that thing is human liberty. If ever a man is to achieve anything like dignity, it can happen only if superior men are given absolute freedom to think what they want to think and say what they want to say. I am against any man and any organization which seeks to limit or deny that freedom. . . [and] the superior man can be sure of freedom only if it is given to all men.”

Wikipedia:  H. L. Mencken

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, February 27, 2016 – Will Rogers

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, February 27, 2016 – Will Rogers

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“A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.”

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“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.”

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“A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.”

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“Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.”

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“Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.”

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“An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.”

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“Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?”

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“Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.”

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“Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”

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“Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.”

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“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

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“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

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“I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him “father.””

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“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”

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“I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.”

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“If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t have to advertise them.”

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“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”

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“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”

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“Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.”

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“Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.”

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“Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.”

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“The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can’t make anybody believe that he has it.”

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“The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.”

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“The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.”

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“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

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“Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.”

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“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.”

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“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”

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“We are the first nation to starve to death in a storehouse that’s overfilled with everything we want.”

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“We are here just for a spell and then pass on. So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Live your life so that whenever you lose it, you are ahead.”

Wiikipedia:  Will Rogers

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, February 26, 2016 – Andrew Jackson

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, February 26, 2016 – Andrew Jackson

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“Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.”

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“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”

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“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”

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“Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.”

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“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”

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“Never take counsel of your fears.”

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“One man with courage makes a majority.”

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“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.”

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“The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.”

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“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.”

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“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.”

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“The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.”

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“The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.”

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“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”

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“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

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

Wikipedia: Andrew Jackson

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, February 25, 2016 – General Robert Neyland

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, February 25, 2016 – General Robert Neyland

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“General Neyland’s 7 Maxims

1. The team that makes the fewest mistakes will win.

2. Play for and make the breaks and when one comes your way – SCORE.

3. If at first the game – or the breaks – go against you, don’t let up… put on more steam.

4. Protect our kickers, our QB, our lead and our ball game.

5. Ball, oskie, cover, block, cut and slice, pursue and gang tackle… for this is the WINNING EDGE.

6. Press the kicking game. Here is where the breaks are made.

7. Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for 60 minutes.”

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“You never know what a football player is made of until he plays Alabama”

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“The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins”

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“To defeat a weak opponent is not the problem: The problem is to win when he is as good or better than you”

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“Gentlemen, touchdowns follow blocking as sure night follows day”

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“If my teams win, my press will be good. If we lose, the press can’t help me anyhow.”

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“People think I’m the greatest damn coach in the world,” said the great Bear Bryant, “but Neyland taught me everything I know.”

Wikipedia Page: General Robert Neyland

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