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Archive for February 2013

Handout #121: Quotable Quotes

QUOTABLE QUOTES (UNKNOWN SOURCES)

  •  The fellow who blows his horn the loudest is usually in the biggest fog.
  • Enter the game (you are playing) a gentleman and leave the same way.
  • An optimist is a fellow who finds himself in hot water and decides he needs a bath.
  • If you can’t play a sport, be one.
  • Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.
  • The worst use that can be made of success is to boast of it.
  • All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are movable, those who are immovable and those who move.
  • If the coach does not have a smile – give him one of yours.
  • Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
  • Some minds are like concrete – mixed and set.
  • The best thing about telling the truth is, you don’t have to remember what you said.
  • Because man was created first is no reason woman should be considered a recreation.
  • Knowledge is knowing a fact. Wisdom is knowing what to do with a fact.
  • We forget what we ought to remember, and remember what we ought to forget.
  • All of one’s life is musicif we touch the notes right and in tune.
  • Minds are like parachutes – they function when they are open.
  • When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
  • Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
  • Work is hard, isn’t fun. What is fun, isn’t hard.
  • Pick your friends, but not to pieces.
  • Anything that pays for itself is worth all that it costs.
  • Speeches are like steer horns – a point here and a point there with a lot of bull in the middle.
  • Troubles are like babiesthey only grow if you nurse them.
  • Golf clubs are alright if you can use them. Some people think the same thing about friends.
  • Whatever impedes a man, but does stop him, aids his progress.
  • By the time you think you have made both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
  • Pity the grouch. He is the fellow who sized himself up and got sore about it.
  • The man who complains about the way a ball bounces is likely the one that dropped it.
  • Pain makes man think. Thinking makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
  • Before you flare up at anyone’s faults, take time to count to ten – ten of your own.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #121: Quotable Quotes.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #120: To Be Successful; How to Live a Hundred Years; Friendship; Touch of the Master’s Hand

TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • Don’t worry when you are doing the best you know how to do.
  • Don’t hurry when success depends upon accuracy.
  • Don’t believe a thing is impossible without trying it.
  • Don’t imagine that good intentions are enough.
  • Don’t think evil of a friend unless you have all the facts.
  • Don’t harbor bitterness in your soul overnight.
  • Don’t forget to thank all those who helped you along the way.

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HOW TO LIVE A HUNDRED YEARS HAPPILY

  • Do not be on the lookout for ill Health.
  • Keep useful at work.
  • Have a hobby.
  • Learn to be satisfied.
  • Keep on liking people.
  • Meet adversity valiantly.
  • Meet the little problems of life with decision.
  • Above all, maintain a sense of humor, best done by saying something pleasant every time you get a chance.
  • Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful. Keep your mind out of the past, and keep it out of the future.
  • Keep God in your life.

– Treasure Chest

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FRIENDSHIP – So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson

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TOUCH OF THE MASTER’S HAND  (AUTHOR UNKNOWN)

’Twas battered, scarred and the auctioneer

Thought it scarcely worth his while

To waste his time on the old violin

But held it up with a smile.

“What am I bidden, good people,” he cried

“Who’ll start the bidding for me?

“A dollar, a dollar! Now two, only two;

Two dollars and who’ll make it three?”

“Three dollars once, three dollars twice;

Going for three?” But no!

From the room far back a gray-haired man

Came forward and picked up the bow

Then wiping the dust from the old violin

And tightening up the strings –

As sweet as the angel sings.

The music ceased and the auctioneer

With a voice that was quiet and low

Said, “What am I bid for the old violin.”

And he held it up with the bow.

“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?”

Two thousand and who’ll make it three.”

“Three thousand once, three thousand twice,

And going and gone,” said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried,

“What changed its worth?” Swift came the reply,

“The touch of the Master’s Hand.”

 

And many a man with a life out of tune

And battered and torn with sin

Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd

Much like the old violin.

A mess of pottage, a glass of wine,

A game and he travels on

He is going once, and going twice

He is going and almost gone.

But the Master comes and the foolish crowd

Never can quite understand

The worth of a soul, and the change that’s wrought

By the touch of the Master’s Hand.

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SIOUX INDIAN PRAYERGreat Spirit, Help Me Never To Judge Another Until I Have Walked In His Moccasins.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #120: To Be Successful; How to Live a Hundred Year.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #119: Success; Thoughts to Build On

SUCCESS

To have laughed often and loved much;

To have won the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of little children;

To have withstood the betrayal of false friends and the approbation of honest critics;

To look an old dog in the eye and know that he likes you just ’cause you like him;

To have looked for beauty where they said there was none and to have found it;

To have looked for the best in people instead of the worst;

To leave the world a little better, whether it’s through a garden patch, a better business or a redeemed social condition;

To know that even one life has lived a fuller span or breathed a little easier because you have lived;

That is to have succeeded.

– Unknown

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THOUGHTS TO BUILD ON

Bible – As a man thinketh, so is he.

Emerson – There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into power.

Marcus Aurelius – Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Henry Ford – Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT, American Educator – Thoughts mean life since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #119: Success; Thoughts to Build On.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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