It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.
Thou shall not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, thou shall steal and thou must.
Wesley Branch Rickey
I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance.
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it.
I had it all, and I blew it. (shortly before dying from cancer and other complications of alcoholism)
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
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 destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
The concentration and dedication- the intangibles are the deciding factors between who won and who lost.