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Handout #133: Memorable Quotes

MEMORABLE QUOTES …

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points but how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory. – THEODORE ROOSEVELT

The late Bob Zuppke, head coach at the University of Illinois for 29 years, once said; “The difference between champions and near-champions is the ability to play for something outside of self, in one word, TEAMWORK.” That includes curbing any individual action that would bring team penalty. A sprightly, colorful character, Zuppke left a trail of philosophical utterances, including: “There is art in football. No man can truly be a fine athlete unless he has music in his soul. Without rhythm there is no art, no spontaneity. A good team is art. It is as graceful as a group of dancers. A few people think football is a brutal game. But Brutes can’t play it.” Two of Zup’s best remembered lines are: “Men do their best when they know they are being observed. And; “Never let hope elude you. That is life’s biggest fumble.” – BOB ZUPPKE

George Bernard Shaw – The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.

Ben Franklin – When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.

Someone Said It – Marrying a girl for her looks is like buying a house for its paint.

Overheard – Everything happens to everyone sooner or later if there is time enough.

John Barrymore – Paper napkins never return from the laundry, nor love from a trip to the law courts.

St. Alphonsus Liguori – If you pray you will certainly be saved; if you don’t pray you will be lost.

All Coaches Agree – The one quality the boy must bring from home is D-E-S-I-R-E.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #133: Memorable 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 #132: Gifts; Life; The Golden Ladder of Giving; Lincoln

GIFTS …

Blessed are those who make goodness attractive.

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think.

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.

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COMMANDMENTBe unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. – Charles W. Eliot

Not what we give, but what we share.  For the gift without the giver is bare;  Who gives himself with his alms feeds three:  Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me. – James Russell Lowell

LOVE that is hoarded moulds at last, Until we know some day.  The only thing we ever have, Is what we give away.

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LIFE … Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. – George Bernard Shaw

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THE GOLDEN LADDER OF GIVING …

  1. To give reluctantly, the gift of the hand, but not of the heart.
  2. To give cheerfully, but not in proportion to need.
  3. To give cheerfully and proportionately, but not until solicited.
  4. To give cheerfully, proportionately, and unsolicited, but to put the gift into the poor man’s hand, thus creating shame.
  5. To give is such a way that the distressed may know the benefactor, without being known to him.
  6. To know the objects of our bounty, but remain unknown to them.
  7. To give so that the benefactor may not know those whom he has relieved and they shall not know him.
  8. To prevent poverty by teaching a trade, setting a man up in business or in some other way preventing the need of charity.

Maimonides

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LINCOLN (WHAT PEOPLE SAID). 

When people talked about Lincoln, it was nearly always about one or more of these five things: (1) how long, tall, quick, strong, or awkward in looks he was; (2) how he told stories and jokes, how he was comical or pleasant or kindly; (3) how he could be silent, melancholy, and sad; (4) how he was ready to learn and looking for chances to learn; (5) how he was ready to help a friend, a stranger, or even a dumb animal in distress. – Carl Sandburg

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #132: Gifts; Life; The Golden Ladder of Giving.  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 #131: Mom, We Love You

MOM, WE LOVE YOU

A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER

  • A sorrow among sorrows is that children don’t know how much they owe their mother, until she is gone.
  • The silence of the grave often times speaks louder than all our words when she once lived.
  • We remember the wisdom, the kindness, the sacrifices, the love too late to say, “Thank-You, Mom.”
  • Her friendly smiles haunt us after we close the scrapbook, and we fondle the yellowed letters our vision too blurred to read.
  • Try as we might we can’t recall the last time we might have said, “I love you, Mother.”
  • All too late we finally learn that a mother’s Love is the nearest thing to Love Devine.
  • But, you and I, Mother, have shown that we care many times, in many ways, during these years.
  • Because of this we shall be spared lingering remorse, no matter which of us steps first towards Eternity.

 

A TRIBUTE TO A MOTHER

You, Mother, better than any other, know what I said, what I did, who I was.

Who else could have seen me more or watched me closer for such a long time?

Only you.

And now you, more than anyone have greater reason to rejoice at that, which I am struggling to become.

 

ONE RIB

One rib made of the first woman and from that first Mother has come the billions of humanity.

What is a rib? A rib is God’s key opening the gateway to the making of mankind.

What is a Mother? A Mother is a doorway open throughout  the ages through which all of human – kind must pass, thus insuring perpetuation of the two original Divine Creations.

Who is my Mother? She is a daughter of the original Mother, and like her she bears fruit in the image of her Maker.  Genesis 2:21-22

 

REACHING BACK TO MY MOTHER

What do I know of comfort? That which you showed me. You first met all my needs as I learned even before birth of softness, warmth, and nourishment.

Seek out each of these, everyday. The softness of bed, the warmth of woodstove or sun, and the foods I place on my daily table.

Over the years as I went my own way in the world, my soul, also came to know of harshness, cold and hunger.

To say that I reach out to that which cradles me, warms me, nourishes me, is to say that I reach out back to you.

YOU, MY MOHTER, BETTER THAN ANY OTHER.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #131: Mom, We Love You.  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 #130: Life/Living: Keys to Success

LIFE/LIVING: KEYS TO SUCCESS

The length and breadth of our influence on others depends upon the depth of our concern for others.

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a Heaven for?

With every rising of the sun – think of your life as just begun.

For web begun, God sends thread.

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.

A winner makes commitments; a loser makes promises.

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

Before you can score, you must first have a goal.

Set A Goal – then get rid of those things in your life which keep you from attaining your goal.

It is not well for man to pray cream and live skim milk.

Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Whether our life on this earth is a success or not depends 100% on how we use our influence.

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

Our chief want in life in somebody who shall make us do what we can.

A champion must have the desire for perfection, and the will to punish himself in the process.

To whoever much is given, much is also required.

Success is a journey – not a Destination.

TRUTH SEEKER … When I hear something is “total false,” I grope around for smelling salts. I’m instantly a wary sleuth hunting a modicum of truth. Or, for the purposes of this journal, at the very minimum, a kernel. – Unknown.

Shining Truth: The big plus of solar energy is that you can always look up and see how much of it we have left.

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GOD SPEAKS …

I heard God speak this day along an Alpine way,

‘Twas where a mountain shower had washed a lovely flower

Nodding in the blue heights when the rain was through.

It bent as if in prayer beneath the rain-washed air.

‘Twas when the sun came out I thought I heard God shout.

With laughter down the seams and crevices and streams.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #130: Life/Living: Keys to Success.  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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