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Winning is overrated.
by Al McGuire

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

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

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

What's a good tournament for him? Winning it.
He's good enough.
- Greg Norman

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
- Vince Lombardi

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

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

Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent
of winning the Klan's endorsement -
it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you.
- Jonah Goldberg

My peers say I have made a difference.
That means more to me than winning an Oscar.
- Conrad Hall

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting,
just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis,
more than it is about winning.
- Joyce Carol Oates

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun
for me when I'm out in front and winning.
I don't give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.
- John McGraw

The difference between winning and losing is always a mental one.
- Peter Thomson

Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.
- Karl Rove

Placing the ball in the right position for the next
shot is eighty percent of winning golf.
- Ben Hogan

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of
disengagement and flight,
but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps,
of disappointments, and of sweet success.
- Roy Wilkins

I try to do the right thing at the right time.
They may just be little things, but usually they make
the difference between winning and losing.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is.
- Arnold Palmer

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
- Pat Riley

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup,
but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best.
It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.
- Marcel Dionne

If I thought I had hurt my chances of winning another
major just because I was chasing money around,
I'd wind up kicking myself.
- Mike Weir

Of course there are moments that you wonder how long
you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice,
of this lifestyle.
But I just love winning.
- Ayrton Senna

The problem is that when government controls the economy,
those who can influence government keep winning,
and everybody else just stays the same.
- Marco Rubio

As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your
wife or your children's feelings,
but I'm making up for that now.
I'm winning my children's trust back.
- Maurice Gibb

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor
of California who went through a painful defeat in
the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
- Michael Medved

I've never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything.
- Rahm Emanuel

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything.
There is so much off-court stuff to deal with.
And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
- Mary Pierce

The problem with winning the rat race is you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
- Erwin Rommel

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

It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch
must be occupied all day after winning the toss.
- Frank Woolley

Any form of a winning record in the conference is an accomplishment.
- Jordan Knight

The biggest thrill wasn't in winning on Sunday but
in meeting the payroll on Monday.
- Art Rooney

This devil loves mankind because men are going to always
make the choice that will send him into ascendancy.
He's been winning the game for a long time.
- Taylor Hackford

I've done the calculation and your chances of winning
the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
- Fran Lebowitz

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
- Fran Lebowitz

Winning is the most important.
Everything is consequence of that.
- Ayrton Senna

Show class, have pride, and display character.
If you do, winning takes care of itself.
- Paul Bryant

Winning isn't getting ahead of others.
It's getting ahead of yourself.
- Roger Staubach

There's always the motivation of wanting to win.
Everybody has that.
But a champion needs, in his attitude,
a motivation above and beyond winning.
- Pat Riley

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

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

Winning is only half of it.
Having fun is the other half.
- Bum Phillips

Getting the nomination is like gravy.
Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy.
- Billy Bob Thornton

There is nothing to winning, really.
That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye,
an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
- Alfred Hitchcock

This club is all about winning trophies and we've got
a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield,
so it means a great deal obviously.
- Steven Gerrard

If I'm going to be out there, I want to be in the top
10 and really have a chance of winning a Grand Slam.
- Stefan Edberg

I was a fighter and very determined.
There was no way I was going to back out without winning.
- Christine Lahti

Material possessions, winning scores,
and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord,
because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
- John Wooden

Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes
who are physically capable of winning it.
- Maurice Greene

I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure.
But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
- Alex Trebek

For me, baseball is about, again, the team winning.
- Eddie Murray

Losing feels worse than winning feels good.
- Vin Scully

You've got to get to the stage in life where going
for it is more important than winning or losing.
- Arthur Ashe

Winning in my business is everything.
- Al Unser


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