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Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear.
John Madden
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Ara Parasheghian
A good hitting instructor is able to mold his teaching to the individual. If a guy stands on his head, you perfect that.
Bill Robinson
"He who calls in the aid of an equal understanding doubles his own; and he who profits of a superior understanding raises his powers to a level with the height of the superior understanding he unites with."
Burke ,Edmund ,1729-1797, 12/20/86 "S.A. ALLIBONE 1884
You never really lose until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka - American professional football coach
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Vince Lombardi
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.
--Eugene McCarthy
When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know. He knows now that he doesn't know. Last year, he didn't know that."
-- New England Patriots head coach Bill Parcels, on 2nd year quarter-back Drew Bledsoe
When people know what you expect, those expectations can turn into limits, and they often do not go beyond that point. If they aren't sure what you are looking for, they often give more than you ever expected.
Jim Hart, Compuserve Mind Body Sciences Forum former WIZOP