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I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit
by Willie Stargell

I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit
a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.
- Willie Stargell

There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family,
a smile as I pass someone on the street.
- Willie Stargell

I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
- Willie Stargell

I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown,
who helped me both as a player and a person.
- Willie Stargell

 

I flailed my arm in a throwing motion before I could even walk.
- Willie Stargell

I love September, especially when we're in it.
- Willie Stargell

It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
- Willie Stargell

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Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them.
- Willie Stargell

I always said that when it was time to retire,
I would know it, and I would just tip my hat to the crowds.
- Willie Stargell

If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about,
it shows up in his article.
- Willie Stargell

I eventually became proud of my strikeouts,
because each one represented another learning experience.
- Willie Stargell

Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me,
given to me as a gift from God.
- Willie Stargell

A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.
- Willie Stargell

Never was I booed.
- Willie Stargell

The bat is gone, but the smile remains.
- Willie Stargell

I've always been a slave to my heart.
- Willie Stargell

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world.
It's not the home-run hitters.
- Willie Stargell

To middle-class parents, the project team may have
seemed unfit for children,
but it was exactly what I needed.
- Willie Stargell

I don't really feel that I deserve all my applause.
- Willie Stargell

I see a lot of people who love their jobs.
I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.
- Willie Stargell

I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play
as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
- Willie Stargell

I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to
becomes hitters and fail at it.
- Willie Stargell

I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.
- Willie Stargell

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents,
relatives or peers.
- Willie Stargell

To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life.
Like life, it adjusts.
It survives everything.
- Willie Stargell

I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole,
in my early years raised as an Indian.
- Willie Stargell

Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion.
- Willie Stargell

Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings.
- Willie Stargell

Never had I had so many friends and so much fun as I did in the projects.
- Willie Stargell

I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area.
- Willie Stargell

I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids.
They're the most important part of my life.
- Willie Stargell

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news.
We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played.
- Willie Stargell

Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.
- Willie Stargell

My first job after my retirement from baseball was
as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.
- Willie Stargell

You only have a few years to play this game and you
can't play it if you're all tied up in knots.
- Willie Stargell

I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.
- Willie Stargell

Human beings are pampered by the Lord.
Their real tests don't come until later in life.
- Willie Stargell

They give you a round bat and they throw you a round
ball and they tell you to hit it square.
- Willie Stargell

I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.
- Willie Stargell

I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.
- Willie Stargell

I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body.
I simply loved to go out and dance.
- Willie Stargell

To be successful, one must take chances.
- Willie Stargell

That's where the future lies, in the youth of today.
- Willie Stargell

Life is one big transition.
- Willie Stargell

Helping someone is what life is all about.
- Willie Stargell

The Giants were a good team, but our biggest enemy
was said to be Candlestick Park.
- Willie Stargell

We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent
tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto.
- Willie Stargell

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players.
We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
- Willie Stargell

Oakland revolved around Forbes Field.
Nothing in the city could match that atmosphere.
- Willie Stargell

I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.
- Willie Stargell

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons.
It inhibits freedom.
- Willie Stargell

I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a
hitter for hitting a home run off him.
When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher,
I get angry at myself.
I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball,
he should be angry at himself.
- Willie Stargell

People like us are afraid to leave ball.
What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life,
you can't think about a future without it,
so you hang on as long as you can.
- Willie Stargell

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

I make my own choices.
I decide what I will and will not do.
I am proud of my independence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
out-values all the utilities of the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
- Lauren Bacall

In our home there was always prayer -
aloud,
proud and unapologetic.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
- Samuel Pepys

We will always remember.
We will always be proud.
We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
- Ronald Reagan

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington
to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years,
I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
- Rick Larsen

I'd like to make really important movies,
like American Beauty.
I was really proud to be a part of that movie.
- Allison Janney

Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics.
I'm really proud that I had a part in them.
- Rachel Stevens

I feel very proud, even though they didn't elect me,
to be President of the Argentines.
- Leopoldo Fortunato


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