By Michael Benson author of The Devil at Genesee Junction

Prepared in different types from skill to Zen, this e-book collects the main inspirational prices from the realm of activities from icons. successful phrases might be a short reference for a pacesetter short of shared thought or a meditation for any athlete. Benson comprises sidebar profiles of a few of the main mythical figures in activities, and compiles approximately 1,000 rates during this stirring selection of carrying knowledge.

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I don’t believe there’s any such thing as a good loser. I wouldn’t sit down and play a game of cards with you right now without wanting to win. ” —Rogers Hornsby, baseball “Parity is not the American Way. ” —Davey Johnson, baseball “Failure, to me, is not having the desire to try. ” —Vince Lombardi, football “In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I’m out in front and winning. ” —Don Shula, football DETERMINATION “People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit.

John Wooden, basketball CHARITY “Any ballplayers that played for me on either the Cardinals or the Yankees could come to me if he were in need and I would give him a helping hand. I made only two exceptions—Carl Mays and Joe Bush. qxd 6/2/08 8:19 AM Page 22 Winning Words CHEATING “I believe in rules. Sure I do. ” —W. G. Grace, cricket COACHING “This is one of the most competitive businesses there is . . It’s my life. It’s my blood. ” —Bill Parcells, football “What are coaches? ” —Michael Jordan, basketball “With my team I am an absolute czar.

Pat Riley, basketball “We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains. Perfection in petty detail is most essential. qxd 6/2/08 8:19 AM Page 34 Winning Words “When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. Trust in yourself you believe that you can respond in any circumstance. . You see it’s that trust, that last little oomph in the delivery that makes all the difference. qxd 6/2/08 8:19 AM Page 35 Winning Words “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting.

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