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I had only one superstition.
by Babe Ruth

I had only one superstition.
I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
- Babe Ruth

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth PHOTO

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
- Babe Ruth

How about a little noise.
How do you expect a man to putt?
- Babe Ruth

 

If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
- Babe Ruth

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America
between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
- Babe Ruth

Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you.
One, don't believe everything that's written about you.
Two, don't pick up too many checks.
- Babe Ruth

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You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
- Babe Ruth

I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey.
And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.
- Babe Ruth

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
- Babe Ruth

Let me show you how it's done...
Loser!
- Babe Ruth

Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
- Babe Ruth

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
- Babe Ruth

Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see?
Or the man who is not being seen,
but can see?
- Babe Ruth

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield.
It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
- Babe Ruth

Paris ain't much of a town.
- Babe Ruth

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer.
Not good for his eyes.
If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs.
So I gave up reading.
- Babe Ruth

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel
as if all the baselines run uphill.
- Babe Ruth

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
- Babe Ruth

All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it.
I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was
I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.
- Babe Ruth

Baseball changes through the years.
It gets milder.
- Babe Ruth

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt,
but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
- Babe Ruth

As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship
with the pitcher's mound.
It was as if I'd been born out there.
Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.
Striking out batters was easy.
- Babe Ruth

I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier,
but not for you, fifty thousand dollars,
or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women.
They're too much fun.
- Babe Ruth

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead


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