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Branch Rickey Quotes and Sayings

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Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

Related topics: Design

It is not the honor that you take with you,
but the heritage you leave behind.
- Branch Rickey

Problems are the price you pay for progress.
- Branch Rickey

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
- Branch Rickey

 

Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports,
and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to
maintain stature as a national game.
- Branch Rickey

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist
first and a team player second,
within the rules and spirit of the game.
- Branch Rickey

Baseball people, and that includes myself,
are slow to change and accept new ideas.
I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
- Branch Rickey

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The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in
the history of our game is the black race.
- Branch Rickey

All I had was natural ability.
- Branch Rickey

Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever.
He lived on the field as though it was his last day.
- Branch Rickey

Thou shalt not steal.
I mean defensively.
On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.
- Branch Rickey

How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
- Branch Rickey

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.
- Branch Rickey

I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day,
I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me.
I'd want to be the best at whatever I do.
- Branch Rickey

Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil.
- Branch Rickey

Baseball is a game of inches.
- Branch Rickey

The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball.
- Branch Rickey

Never surrender opportunity for security.
- Branch Rickey

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort.
There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
- Branch Rickey

A full mind is an empty bat.
- Branch Rickey

A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.
- Branch Rickey

I find fault with my children because I like them and
I want them to go places -
uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect
and anything that affects the probabilities of failure
on the part of those that are closest to me,
that concerns me - I find fault.
- Branch Rickey

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

Everything in life is luck.
- Donald Trump

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

Luck is a dividend of sweat.
The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc

Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep
every night before I compete,
and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck.
- Sarah Hughes

My luck is getting worse and worse.
Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
- Woody Allen

No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything
or why you keep on moving.
- Steve Winwood

I may have had a lot of luck in my life,
but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
- Zinedine Zidane

If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck
to miss my daily cocktail,
I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned,
I plan ahead.
- Luis Bunuel

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

I feel I'd like to share my luck and my life.
Being in love is the best thing in the world.
- Susannah York

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
- Frank Wedekind

It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
- Frank Howard Clark

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface,
getting it back to that humble and tender spot where,
with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
- Paula Cole

Most of us regard good luck as our right,
and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.
- William Feather

When a man has no reason to trust himself,
he trusts in luck.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Luck is believing you're lucky.
- Tennessee Williams

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but
it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning.
You'll still find me in the library looking for luck
at 3 o'clock in the morning.
- Louis Nizer

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of.
If you go with your instincts and keep your humor,
creativity follows.
With luck, success comes, too.
- Jimmy Buffett

Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you
don't see or hear about me.
This business is very unpredictable.
A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time.
- Erin Moran

I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
- Gene Tierney

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do.
You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
- Barbara Bush

For a change, lady luck seemed to be smiling on me.
Then again, maybe the fickle wench was just lulling
me into a false sense of security while she reached for a rock.
- Timothy Zahn

The luck will alter and the star will rise.
- John Masefield

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck,
based on a Grace Paley short story.
I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20
different productions of it this year.
- David Friedman

She was chronologically in luck.
She corresponded to necessity.
- Lincoln Kirstein

There is much good luck in the world,
but it is luck.
We are none of us safe.
We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line.
- E. M. Forster

No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone,
but is beyond control: luck.
- John Jakes

One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline -
and that's the important half,
for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck.
- Carl Zuckmayer

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
- Christopher Morley

People who have expertise or the luck to have rehearsal
time with cameras have it over people who don't.
- William Hurt

Luck has had a great deal to do with my career.
- John Glover

Projects like this don't come along very often and
I feel amazingly luck to be a part of it.
- Sam Wood

I think living the blessed life is the luck of the draw.
- Judith Guest


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