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Jack Nicklaus Quotes and Sayings

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Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

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He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
- Jack Nicklaus

The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.
- Jack Nicklaus

I like trying to win.
That's what golf is all about.
- Jack Nicklaus

 

My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal
has been my greatest asset.
- Jack Nicklaus

I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people
only do their best at things they truly enjoy.
It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.
- Jack Nicklaus

A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.
- Jack Nicklaus

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How people keep correcting us when we are young!
There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over.
Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
- Jack Nicklaus

It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus
standards when you are Jack Nicklaus.
- Jack Nicklaus

Don't be too proud to take lessons.
I'm not.
- Jack Nicklaus

Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.
- Jack Nicklaus

Through the years of experience I have found that air
offers less resistance than dirt.
- Jack Nicklaus

There are no maladies in my golf game.
My golf game stinks.
- Jack Nicklaus

There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup.
He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined.
Somebody is going to dust my records.
It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
- Jack Nicklaus

Success depends almost entirely on how effectively
you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries:
the course and yourself.
- Jack Nicklaus

The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face.
- Jack Nicklaus

When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster.
- Jack Nicklaus

This is a game.
That's all it is.
It's not a war.
- Jack Nicklaus

Resolve never to quit, never to give up,
no matter what the situation.
- Jack Nicklaus

Focus on remedies, not faults.
- Jack Nicklaus

I think I fail a bit less than everyone else.
- Jack Nicklaus

Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head.
You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of
wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.
- Jack Nicklaus

He's going to be around a long, long time,
if his body holds up.
That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play.
A lot of guys can't handle it.
But it looks like he can.
- Jack Nicklaus

Golf is a better game played downhill.
- Jack Nicklaus

Professional golf is the only sport where,
if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.
- Jack Nicklaus

A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course.
Golf teaches you how to behave.
- Jack Nicklaus

The game is meant to be fun.
- Jack Nicklaus

He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication,
wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn,
didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing,
didn't try to learn how to get better.
- Jack Nicklaus

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Confidence is contagious.
So is lack of confidence.
- Vince Lombardi

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust.
Service brings satisfaction.
Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penney

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jealousy is the result of one's lack
of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.
- Sasha Azevedo

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza


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