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When I was losing, they called me nuts.
by Al McGuire

When I was losing, they called me nuts.
When I was winning they called me eccentric.
- Al McGuire

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
- Al McGuire

 

I think the world is run by 'C' students.
- Al McGuire

Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their class.
- Al McGuire

Winning is overrated.
The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.
- Al McGuire

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When a guy takes off his coat, he's not going to fight.
When a guy takes off his wristwatch,
watch out!
- Al McGuire

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

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

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

I hate losing and cricket being my first love,
once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether
and that hunger for winning is always there.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I get it now; I didn't get it then.
That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible...
and enjoying everything in between.
- Mia Farrow

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,
which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
- Aldous Huxley

It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that,
but at the same time it was easy to write because the
memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am.
- Vince Gill

Bambi has a profound effect on children because it's
about losing your mother.
- Christine Baranski

As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts,
which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.
- Kim Novak

You need to play with supreme confidence,
or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
- Joe Paterno

Girls are losing their virginity at 15,
16.
I'm not promoting that.
But my songs are talking...
about me becoming a man.
- Chris Brown

I've worked with leading men so worried about losing
their charm that they were always winking to the audience.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology,
but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan

You talk about the values that you have whether they're
in favor or not in favor.
That's how you lead.
The reality is, we're losing more and more elections.
- Artur Davis

In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse,
losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.
- Kelly Miller

Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability,
but I don't see Josh losing.
- Dominique Wilkins

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity
as at the moment when they are losing faith in them,
and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.
- William Graham Sumner

About the only time losing is more fun than winning
is when you're fighting temptation.
- Tom Wilson

If you are losing your leisure, look out;
you may be losing your soul.
- Logan P. Smith

Western society has many flaws, and it is good for
an educated person to have thought some of these through,
even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
- Robert B. Laughlin

This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters.
But I can remember, as a young actor,
just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested.
- Jeffrey Tambor

People are rapidly losing hope and trust.
They believe their government has been captured by
special interests and no longer cares about them,
and they are right.
- Marcy Kaptur

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save
a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake,
mate, I will save it.
- Steve Irwin

If you're afraid of losing, then you daren't win.
- Bjorn Borg

I wasn't losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing.
What I was focusing on was becoming too routine,
too ritual, not something that was interesting,
new and exciting.
- Picabo Street

I think the hardest thing is losing weight.
That's the hardest thing more than anything else.
- Aretha Franklin

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost
that their loss is no disaster.
- Elizabeth Bishop

It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings.
- Matt Drudge

Every time you lose an animal, it's like losing a brick from the house.
Pretty soon the house just falls down,
you know?
- Bindi Irwin

Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often.
Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm.
- Knute Rockne

A champion is afraid of losing.
Everyone else is afraid of winning.
- Billie Jean King

The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy,
maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength
from the ideology of Marx and Mao.
- Steve Forbes

I love the winning, I can take the losing,
but most of all I Love to play.
- Boris Becker

Losing a game is heartbreaking.
Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno

Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends.
You have to love them all, and you can't afford losing one.
- Daley Thompson

All good is hard.
All evil is easy.
Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy.
Stay away from easy.
- Scott Alexander

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom,
I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
- Peter Conrad

Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced.
But you never advance without losing something en passant,
and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.
- Ninette de Valois

I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Police were losing control because they were up against
a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam

Leaving America is like losing twenty pounds and finding a new girlfriend.
- Phil Ochs

Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself.
You can't change because of the circumstances around you.
- Cotton Fitzsimmons

The goal of winning is not losing two times in a row.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I'm terrible with money, absolutely awful.
I'm always losing it.
- Ron Wood

Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
- Margaret Mitchell

I'm competitive with myself, but not with other people.
I set goals for myself.
I don't really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best.
- Lucas Grabeel

When I play poker, I don't like losing the pot.
- Drew Carey

Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.
- Bill Tilden

Victory is fleeting.
Losing is forever.
- Billie Jean King


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