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“There are many people, particularly in sports, who think that success and excellence are the same thing. They are not the same thing. Excellence is something that is lasting and dependable and largely within a person's control. In contrast, success is perishable and is often outside our control. If you strive for excellence, you will probably be successful eventually. People who put excellence in the first place have the patience to end up with success. An additional burden for the victim of the success mentality is that he is threatened by the success of others and he resents real excellence. In contrast, the person that is fascinated by quality is excited when he sees it in others.”
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“Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.”
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“Act like you expect to get into the end zone.”
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“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.”
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“Today, you've got a decision to make. You're gonna get better or you're gonna get worse, but you're not gonna stay the same. Which will it be?”
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“You're never as good as you think you are when you win; and you're never as bad as you feel when you lose.”
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“Publicity is like poison. It doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.”
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“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare to win is vital.”
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“Believe down deep in your heart that you are ddestined for somethung greatt!”
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“If you're not getting better you're getting worse”
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