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A man has to have goals - for a day,
by Ted Williams

A man has to have goals - for a day,
for a lifetime -
and that was mine,
to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams,
the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
- Ted Williams

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.
- Ted Williams

By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it.
- Ted Williams

 

You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.
- Ted Williams

They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays.
- Ted Williams

I hope somebody hits .400 soon.
Then people can start pestering that guy with questions
about the last guy to hit .400.
- Ted Williams

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If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year,
the very least I could do was hit .400.
- Ted Williams

There's only one way to become a hitter.
Go up to the plate and get mad.
Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.
- Ted Williams

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel,
not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else.
This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
- Ted Williams

Hitting is the most important part of the game.
It is where the big money is, where much of the status is,
and the fan interest.
- Ted Williams

If you don't think too good, don't think too much.
- Ted Williams

Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.
- Ted Williams

All managers are losers, they are the most expendable
pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth.
- Ted Williams

Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger,
better and better!
No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!
- Ted Williams

I've found that you don't need to wear a necktie if you can hit.
- Ted Williams

God gets you to the plate, but once your there your on your own.
- Ted Williams

There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter,
but I think you can improve a hitter.
More than you can improve a fielder.
More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.
- Ted Williams

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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