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Heywood Broun Quotes and Sayings

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Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

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Brotherhood is not just a Bible word.
Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
- Heywood Broun

Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments
when no axes are being ground.
- Heywood Broun

The great threat to the young and pure in heart is
not what they read but what they don't read.
- Heywood Broun

 

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.
- Heywood Broun

A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
- Heywood Broun

Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the
hearts of those who said,
I can do no other.
- Heywood Broun

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The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more
soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood Broun

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that
all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine
cooking and sewing are written by men.
It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
- Heywood Broun

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money.
I love bike racing.
- Greg LeMond

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Yogi Berra

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
- Phil Jackson

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

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

The integrity of the game is everything.
- Peter Ueberroth

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

Some people are born on third base and go through life
thinking they hit a triple.
- Barry Switzer

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.
- Michael Phelps

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there
are for players to break.
- John Madden

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

If you drink don't drive.
Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

I'm tired of hearing about money, money,
money, money, money.
I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi,
wear Reebok.
- Shaquille O'Neal

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan


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