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My high school coach was Ray O'Conner.
by Robin Yount

My high school coach was Ray O'Conner.
He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts,
and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues.
- Robin Yount

You know raising a family in the lifestyle of a professional
athlete can be very difficult.
- Robin Yount

I never faced a pitcher with better stuff than Nolan Ryan.
- Robin Yount

But what I'd really like to tell you is I never dreamed
of being in the Hall of Fame.
Standing here with all these great players was beyond any of my dreams.
- Robin Yount

 

You know over 20 years I played for a number of managers and dozens of coaches.
I don't know any of them that I didn't learn something
from to help make me a better player.
- Robin Yount

I had dreams of catching the ball for the final out
in the World Series and being mobbed by my teammates.
Well, I guess all my dreams didn't come true.
- Robin Yount

And George Brett.
I think most people know that George and I have become
pretty good friends over the years.
- Robin Yount

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My brother Larry.
He taught me how hard work and dedication to the game
was the only way to make it.
He's taken care of all my business activities for me
and my family for many years,
and I thank him for that.
- Robin Yount

I was also lucky to play for an owner,
Bud Selig, who truly cared about his players.
He'd call me into his office once in a while when he
knew things weren't going so well.
And it's funny.
Every time I left there I always felt like something
good was about to happen.
- Robin Yount

I was also very lucky to be a teammate of two of the
greatest players to have ever played the game.
I learned very early on by playing for Frank Robinson
and with Henry Aaron that even the greatest players
in the game were just one of the guys.
- Robin Yount

You know no one ever accomplishes something like this
without a lot of help from good people along the way.
And this is certainly true in my case,
and I would like to thank some of those people.
- Robin Yount

You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball
in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids.
We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours.
- Robin Yount

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

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

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soar on eagle wings,
high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar.
Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat,
milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
- Gene Tunney

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the
dream in the seeking of it.
- William Faulkner

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
- Thomas Fuller

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
- Bo Jackson

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

High-quality food is better for your health.
- Michael Pollan

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
- Angela Merkel

You need to overcome the tug of people against you
as you reach for high goals.
- George S. Patton

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Kettering

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton

Even when I work with computers, with high technology,
I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
- Issey Miyake

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings,
I now, with a high sense of gratitude,
presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty,
the Creator and Preserver.
- William Bartram

I hold myself to a very high standard,
and I hold my contributions to that same high standard.
I will not accept any contributions that are illegal,
inappropriate or tainted.
- Kevin Shelley

I went to high school with Al Capone.
- Desi Arnaz

God is gone up on high with a triumphant noise.
- Charles Wesley

I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few
years off after high school and really had,
I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college.
- Duane G. Carey

My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school.
- Travis Barker

I was put on a surfboard by a cute boyfriend in high school.
- Marguerite Moreau

The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds;
High towers fall with a heavier crash;
And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
- Horace

I've had many a player tell me all through high school
and right up until signing day that they were coming to Alabama,
then they signed with somebody else.
- Bear Bryant


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