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Our Favourite Quotes

"Sports is human life in microcosm." Howard Cosell

"Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves." Rita Mae Brown

"If we learned how to walk and talk the way we are taught how to read and write - everybody would limp and stutter." Mark Twain

"Going to school is nice - but getting an education is even better." Unknown Author

"The most important choice you make is what you choose to make important" Michael Neill

"You must BE the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." Joel A. Barker

"All sports are games of inches." Dick Ritger

"If you think yo u are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito." Bette Reeves

"If you don't set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else." Brian Tracy

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive it isn't." Richard Bach

"The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition." Nick Seitz

"Most tennis matches are lost, not won." Clinton Lamprecht

"Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world." Unknown Author

"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going." Unknown Author

"Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture." Norman Vincent Peale

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." Henry J Kaiser

"Never, Never, Never Give Up." Winston Churchill

"When you cease to dream, you cease to live." Malcolm S Forbes

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." Vince Lombardi

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. It is time to start living the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances." Victor E. Frankl

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach

"Some see things as they are and say, `Why?` I dream things that never were, and say, `Why not?'" George Bernard Shaw

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Let us endeavour to live so that, when we die, even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain

"All of the significant battles are waged within the self." Sheldon Kopp

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it." David Starr Jordan

"The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle." Author Unknown

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo

"Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." Henry Ford

"Success doesn't come to you - you go to it." Marva Collins

"The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use most." Ann Landers

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Elmer Letterman

"Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared." Eddie Rickenbacher

"There is a way to do it better - find it." Thomas A Edison

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try and cheer up someone else." Mark Twain

"The learning is in the wobbles." Dave Meier

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light - not our darkness - that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity." Unknown Author

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited." Plutarch

"We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity." Winston Churchill

"If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep the streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say: here lived a street sweeper who did his job well." Martin Luther King

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." Napoleon Hill

"A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility." Billie Jean King

"The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage." Arie de Geus

"If you can reflect about what you've learned today - and then write it down - it's yours to keep tomorrow. If you practice it tomorrow, it's yours to keep." Harry X. Tudas

"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood. Make big plans: aim high." D. H. Burnham

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is." Unknown Author

"The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. Indeed, that's all that ever has." Margaret Mead

"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." Aldous Huxley

"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein

"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt." Henry J. Kaiser

"Find a job you love and you add five days to every week." H. Jackson Brown, Junior

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Thurman

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes." Billy Connolly

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun - and (click) the job's a game." Mary Poppins

"If we improved any single process in our business by just 1%, or even 0.1%, but we did that every single day - what do you think the effects would be in a month? In a year? In five years?" Unknown Author

"From now on, if you're part of this team you have two jobs: Doing your job and Improving your job." Unknown Author

"Continuous Improvement is not a one-off project or 'flavour of the month'... it is a constant and never-ending commitment backed up by action." Author Unknown

"The essence of Kaizen is gradual (even tiny) but continuous improvement that over the long-term sculpts a masterpiece!" Unknown Author

"Remember, organisations become world-class one person at a time." Unknown Author

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." Unknown Author

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're always right." Henry Ford

"None of us is as smart as all of us." Unknown Author

"The future of work will consist of learning a living." Marshall McLuhan

"The only truly educated person is the one who has learned how to learn." Carl Rogers

"If you think you are beaten, you are If you think you dare not, you don't If you'd like to win, but think you can't - it's almost certain that you won't Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster person But sooner or later, the one who wins, Is the one who thinks he can." Unknown Author

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes." Unknown Author

"It's not what happens to you that makes the difference - it's what you do with what happens to you." Unknown Author

"Few Tennis Coaches realise that less information is better learning." Clinton Lamprecht

"Run an honest, open group. The fewer rules the better. Every law creates an outlaw Good facilitation means doing less and being more." From The Tao

"The wise coach’s ability does not rest on techniques, gimmicks or set exercises. Become aware of the learning process - and when you see this clearly, you can shed light on the process for others." Clinton Lamprecht

"People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led." H. Ross-Perot, Founder, Electronic Data Systems

"It's one-on-one out there, man. There ain't no hiding. I can't pass the ball." Pete Sampras

"If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain If you want ten years of prosperty, grow trees If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people." Chinese proverb

"Sport is a preserver of health." Hippocrates

"I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures." Earl Warren

"He who obtains has little He who scatters takes much." Lao Tzu

"Change the way people think and things will never be the same." Steve Biko

"You cannot teach a man anything You can only help him discover it within himself." Unknown author

"Love is nothing in tennis, but in life it's everything." Author Unknown

"The teacher - if he is wise - does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom - but leads you to the threshold of your own mind." Kahlil Gibran

"Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork, footwork and hair-trigger reflexes. Many of the players famed for quickness on court would finish dead last in a field of schoolgirls in a race over any distance more than ten yards." Eugene Scott

"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break." John Madden

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time." Vince Lombardi

"The trouble with referees is that they just don't care which side wins." Tom Canterbury

"Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake." Sylvester Stallone, 1990

"The more I practice, the luckier I get." Gary Player

"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head." Emil Zatopek

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity." Albert Einstein

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." Albert Einstein

"If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut." Albert Einstein

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