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Hakeem Olajuwon Quotes and Sayings

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When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore -
because all the players are so talented -
it's about preparation,
about playing smart and making good decisions.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta,
Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

Basketball is in my blood.
It is my obligation to try.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight,
because when you win, it commands attention.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

 

My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage
over many of the American-born players.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

I always keep a ball in the car.
You never know.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

I've now been in this country for thirteen years,
since I was seventeen.
So this is my second home.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

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Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever,
ever happened to me.
I cannot see it any other way.
All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home,
from my childhood, are still with me.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

When I look at the system here and look at my position -
not just as a basketball player,
but when I look around me at the values of the people
and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from -
I feel so blessed to be from Africa.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

All these boundaries - Africa, Asia,
Malaysia,
America - are set by men.
But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man -
at the character of a man.
The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower,
or are you a leader?
- Hakeem Olajuwon

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

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

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

May You Always Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach


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