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Larry Bird Quotes and Sayings
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What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?
- Larry Bird

The one thing that always bothered me when I played
in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
- Larry Bird

I've been around a while.
I kinda know these things.
- Larry Bird

It doesn't matter who scores the points,
it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
- Larry Bird

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The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.
- Larry Bird

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
- Larry Bird

Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there,
and you can't do it by loafing around.
- Larry Bird


 

The best players will play.
That's the way it will always be.
- Larry Bird

I don't know if I practiced more than anybody,
but I sure practiced enough.
I still wonder if somebody - somewhere -
was practicing more than me.
- Larry Bird

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.
- Larry Bird

I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time,
somehow things will work out in the end.
- Larry Bird

But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.
- Larry Bird

As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me -
red,
yellow, black.
I just didn't want a white guy guarding me,
because it's disrespect to my game.
- Larry Bird

Push yourself again and again.
Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
- Larry Bird

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

Leadership is diving for a loose ball,
getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved.
It's being able to take it as well as dish it out.
That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
- Larry Bird

If there was a payment to the bank due,
and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes,
and then deal with them guys at the bank.
I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank,
but the children always came first.
- Larry Bird

While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use,
he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever
fewer external directions.
He will discard formula after formula,
until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course.
- Larry Bird

Leadership is getting players to believe in you.
If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to,
you'd better go out there and do it.
Players will see right through a phony.
And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.
- Larry Bird

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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