Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.
I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
I've never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn't have the right attitude, didn't give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn't prepared and didn't have the whole program worked out.
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Remember, meditation will bring you more and more intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation will make you more alive and sensitive; your life will become richer.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy.
Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.
I'm not really a writer, so my main problem always is finding the writing talent to write something of the caliber that you would like to do.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.
We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receiver of its truth and organs of its activity.? When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow passage to its beams.
So the better my partner or my opposition, however you like to think about it, the better my game.
I would rather discover a single causal connection than win the throne of Persia.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence.
The reason people like to watch ball games is because they don't really know exactly what's going to happen from moment to moment. That's why you watch the entire thing.