Abdul Qadeer Khan
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Famous quotes by Coachs
"If you can't accept losing, you can't win"
"Sometimes I think God wants there to be a circus so we can show there's another way to respond"
"People look at me and see a calm, cool guy on the sidelines and I want them to know that my Christian faith affects my coaching and everything I do"
"Our goal was to win, to win a Super Bowl, but also to win in the right way, to be role models to our community, to represent Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the National Football League"
"If you're just saying, hey, I'm doing this. I'm working to make money. I'm working to increase my status. If that's all there is, I think you will find out that it's meaningless"
"If someone needs help, I can offer advice. I'm not always right and people don't always listen"
"I think I've got a responsibility to be home a little bit more, be available to my family a little bit more and do some things to help make our country better. I don't know what that is right now, but we'll see"
"I just think winners win. And guys who won all the way through high school and college, the best player at every level, they have a way of making things happen and winning games"
"I had 10 to 12 close buddies who I played ball with all the way from elementary to high school. That is where I learned to compete"
"I guess I'm flattered that people think I can help get things done"
"For some reason the football coach of a major college program is seen as one of the leaders of the campus. And some way we have to let our young people know that that leader can look like anyone"
"Anyone who's a parent dreads that call in the middle of the night. I have four grown children and I still dread it"
"When Jim Irsay called me five years ago, he told me, 'I want you to be our coach and help us win the Super Bowl.' He told me, 'We are going win it the right way. We are going to win it with great guys; win it with class and dignity. We are going to win it in a way that will make Indianapolis proud.'"
"The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better"
"I enjoy talking to young people, and talking to people about helping young people. That part is not a chore. It's pretty fun, and something I like to do because I think it's important"
"Don't shed any tears for me. I got to live a dream most people don't get to live"
"You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never"
"You may not win the Super Bowl. Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly. That doesn't mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing. It's just like a football season. Everything's not going to go perfect"
"The first thing you have to do is make sure you're still wanted back. I never take that for granted any more"
"That's the difference between the NCAA and the NFL right now. They've got to step up and say, 'We're going to do the right thing. We're going to hire qualified people. We're going to hire the best man for the job regardless of what boosters or anyone else has to say.'"
"Did you know that nearly one in three children live apart from their biological dads? Those kids are two to three times more likely to grow up in poverty, to suffer in school, and to have health and behavioral problems"
"To win those big games you're going to have to complete some third-down passes, you're going to have to be able to get some explosive games in the passing game"
"I learned from Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh that speed and explosiveness on defense is the way to build a team. Both are difficult for your opponent to assimilate in practice and then in games it is even harder to match"
"I just don't think you pass on a great quarterback if you have the opportunity. If need be, you can trade it away"
"We talked about some of our experiences, focusing, hanging together down the stretch, important games. It's not necessarily who has the most talent but what team sticks together and executes their fundamentals the best"
"The Lord has a plan. We always think the plans are A, B, C and D, and everything is going to be perfect for us and it may not be that way, but it's still his plan"
"Lovie Smith and I are not only the first two African-Americans but Christian coaches showing that you can win doing it the Lord's way and we're more proud of that"
"I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn't that way growing up"
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