Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

Young people need models, not critics.

If a player's not doing the things he should, put him on the bench. He'll come around.

Somebody asked me - you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, 'I'm a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.'

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

Confidence comes from being prepared.

It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther.

You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.

I'm no wizard, and I don't like being thought of in that light at all. I think of a wizard as being some sort of magician or something, doing something on the sly or something, and I don't want to be thought of in that way.

Well, if you're true to yourself you're going to be true to everyone else.

The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.

Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.

I met Tiger Woods when he was younger. He's amazing - obviously technically, but his mental approach, too. He's really something.

Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.

No one can really honestly be the very best, no one.

I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.

Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That's in your power.

My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I'm still around.

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

Make each day your masterpiece.

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.

Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be.

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.

Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage - it's two-sided.

Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about to me.

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.

Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.

There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.

Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.

The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

I've been blessed in so many ways.

I'd be satisfied just coaching in high school. I turned down a number of colleges when I was teaching in South Bend, Indiana, before I went into the service. I honestly believe that if I hadn't enlisted in the service, I would never have left high school teaching. I'm sure I would have never left.

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.