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Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

When it's over I want your heads up. There's only one way your heads can be up - that's to give it your best out there - everything you have.

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

Ability is a poor man's wealth.

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.

Although there is no progress without change, not all change is progress.

Be prepared and be honest.

Be quick, but don't hurry.

Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

Discipline yourself and others won't need to.

Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Five years from now, you're the same person except for the people you've met and the books you've read.

Happiness begins where selfishness ends.

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.

If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.

If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.

It isn't what you do, but how you do it.

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

Listen if you want to be heard.

Make every day your masterpiece.

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.

Measure yourself by what you have accomplished with your ability.

Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.

Never mistake activity for achievement.

Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.

Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time.

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

Tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember a story.

The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.

There is nothing stronger than gentleness.

We are many, but are we much?

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

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