Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Coaches

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Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. β€” Β© Lou Holtz
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people.
You cannot please everybody. You keep marching forward.
I've never played for a draw in my life.
Winning is fun... Sure. But winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never letting up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you've done is the point.
The arrival of Arsene Wenger in 1996 certainly heralded a change in English football. He was very successful very quickly, and suddenly, all the talk was about his revolutionary new training methods.
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation. β€” Β© Arsene Wenger
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.
Horses are very keen on body language, and what I refer to as β€œpresence”, and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to β€˜em. They can read things about you clear across an arena.
If you are a referee, it's not easy because everyone wants to win, and so there will be cheating.
I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football - teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication - I got it all by being on a team.
Always remember, the goals that we have achieved pale in comparison to the daily commitments it took to get there.
Of course there have been times when I've done crazy things. But I don't think I'm crazy. I just grew up in a crazy world.
To be successful in anything, you have to have a passion for it, and that leads to being enthusiastic and demanding. I didn't have it for history. So I wouldn't have been a good teacher in that area. But I had it for basketball. And that's what coaching is at every level: it's about teaching.
You don't get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.
Let me tell you something: I'm a simple person who lives a simple life.
Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments!
I've had my down times, as every manager does, but I bounce back pretty quickly.
When you work in the pharmaceutical industry you realize that there's a lot out of people's control, and there's ways that people can be helped.
At the end of the day, I'm responsible for the product on the field.
It's not just about winning or losing, but to learn about teamwork, learn about sportsmanship, learn about discipline. The value of working together for a common goal. Have the emphasis on fundamentals, not just games.
What matters is getting the best out of the squad you have.
Life is much like batting, treating every ball on merit.
I've always felt like a guy where the grass is greener on my side of the fence.
Having a wheel mentality is paramount. It gives you time and space.
You're not a loser in anything until you quit. Don't quit.
To sing the national anthem is wonderful, but it's far from the sign of a strong team and it is absolutely no indication of a lack of desire to fight.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
I believe one's relatives are the most important people of all, they form a protective circle around you.
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
I don't buy it is all about the rings because there are a lot of guys that got rings that can't play a lick. They happened to be on the bench with some great players, so I don't buy into that totally.
The top-tier teams, it's about winning. It's about filling the stands and making enough money to pay for the other sports. β€” Β© Mack Brown
The top-tier teams, it's about winning. It's about filling the stands and making enough money to pay for the other sports.
Freedom of speech should be wide open as long as it doesn't incite violence.
I spoke with Zidane and he insisted that Casemiro is the player who gives Real Madrid balance. I decided to trust him and make him a starter.
I always say we're chasing perfection in an imperfect game.
It's part of, I guess, one of the harder parts about coaching is you have to make some tough decisions.
For me, being a top coach means more than just teaching football. That includes empathy, it means that you can speak to a group, that you can deal with the media - you have to be able to do all of that. I would not describe myself as blind in this regard, but a top coach also includes titles.
I've always been a believer of taking a little bit of knowledge of every great player I played with.
Cricket is a team game. No individual can just say he can win it on his own.
I do the right thing on purpose. I don't do it by accident.
The target for every great champion is to play for the team.
I don't believe that politics has to be part of the sporting world. β€” Β© Zico
I don't believe that politics has to be part of the sporting world.
Life's not fair. Don't expect it to be.
My dad's always had an unbelievable, positive attitude about everything.
As long as you are winning it is a good day.
Great moments of entertainment, great football, unforgettable evenings. I think that's what it's all about: experience, emotions, and the special touch that the Champions League brings on and off the field.
Successful programs consist of people working hard, working together, while never worrying about who gets the credit.
Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history.
It's not all about talent. It's about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve. If you work hard and you're coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can improve.
Playing games is the best time of your life, and the more games you get, the better it is.
I don't know if God is a sports fan or not, but I do know this: He loves a good comeback.
What you know is what you know, both culturally and practically, and you use it to the greatest effect you can.
I remember embracing our championship tradition, telling our players that this is what we should expect to be; this is what Oklahoma is supposed to be. And we're going to do all we can to be that. And if we don't, there will be no excuses. You either do or you don't.
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