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Mike Krzyzewski Quotes and Sayings

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Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that
I've always looked up to.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Related topics: Mom

The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching -
is that you can connect with an individual or a group,
and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
- Mike Krzyzewski

When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city.
Parents worked all the time.
They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears.
- Mike Krzyzewski

 

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport,
where you have five acting as one.
You become selfless.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another,
we look each other right in the eye,
because I think it's tough to lie to somebody.
You give respect to somebody.
- Mike Krzyzewski

The life expectancy of a team is about eight months.
Then the next year, it's a whole new team.
- Mike Krzyzewski

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Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning
the two National Championships,
because it was the epitome of what I try to get from
a team in a crisis situation.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I hated to lose.
- Mike Krzyzewski

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

That's what I do now: I lead and I teach.
If we win basketball games from doing that,
then that's great, but I lead and teach.
Those are the two things I concentrate on.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Even though we want huge individual egos,
our collective ego is unbelievable.
- Mike Krzyzewski

First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something,
you spend a lot of time with it.
People identify you with that sport,
so it becomes part of your identity.
- Mike Krzyzewski

The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom,
because she taught me commitment.
She sacrificed.
- Mike Krzyzewski

With me and basketball, it became part of me.
- Mike Krzyzewski

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has
never been jealous of my success.
They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive.
They shared in it.
- Mike Krzyzewski

When I went to high school, an all-boys' school,
a Catholic school, I tried out for football,
and I didn't make it.
It was the first time, athletically,
that I was knocked down.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Each group and each youngster is different.
As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up.
Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Basketball was not my main sport in grade school,
or even the first year of high school.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I always wanted to teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand.
If you can get them all together, you have a fist.
That's how I want you to play.
- Mike Krzyzewski

When I was in sixth grade, I wanted to become a priest.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I always won in my imagination.
I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw.
Or if I missed, there was a lane violation,
and I was given another one.
- Mike Krzyzewski

The other thing I knew I had was a high level of competitiveness.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Parents can really help, but they can also really hinder
the development of their youngsters.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win,
but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again,
but I've also tried to handle failure well.
If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids,
then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport.
Not just basketball, but to sport.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Playing sport was somewhat frivolous,
but I liked it.
I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn't go to music lessons and things like that,
but I would go and play ball.
My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it.
- Mike Krzyzewski

In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me
I was much better than I thought I was,
and would make me do more in a positive sense.
He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.
- Mike Krzyzewski

My parents didn't really understand too much about sport.
At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago,
and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins.
Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I'm fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we've won a lot.
I have some kids who haven't failed that much.
But when they get to college, they're going to fail some time.
That's a thing that I can help them the most with.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Once you win a National Championship,
how do you do that again? How do you get the passion
to do that again? We won it again right away,
the next year.
A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn't give
myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one.
- Mike Krzyzewski

There are kids don't want to do something because they're
afraid of looking stupid to their peers.
There comes a time when they start protecting themselves,
instead of extending.
I want to make sure that they're always trying to extend themselves.
- Mike Krzyzewski

If you win a National Championship, or you win two,
people think you have not only seen the Holy Grail,
but you've embraced it.
Basically, I do what a lot of people do,
but I've been able to win.
- Mike Krzyzewski

That's another thing, we made up games.
We didn't have equipment.
When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football.
We would play hockey, but we wouldn't skate.
We just made things up.
I loved doing that.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing.
It's a process, and failure is part of the process.
I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more.
I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are,
and I envy them.
I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time,
instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit.
- Mike Krzyzewski

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

As a happy person, you radiate happiness to the world.
Visualize your light radiating throughout the world,
passing from person to person until it encircles the globe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Affirmation:
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your spirit soars throughout the vast Cathedral of Your Being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle
can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send
a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce.
Diversification is the only answer.
- Alan Autry

Throughout the history of our young nation,
we have seen our military go bravely into battle,
armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- John M. McHugh

Throughout America's young history there has been a
necessary tension between the individual and the group.
- Harold Evans

I have never taken more than two weeks to record an
album throughout my career.
- Ginger Baker

Throughout the course of my life, I've been blessed
to work with extremely talented people.
- George Dzundza

It does not matter what party you are a member of in
this great Nation of ours.
Accountability and competence are characteristics that
Americans value throughout our great land.
- Jim Costa

I have always liked the idea of going to print because
a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge
throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband.
- Jimmy Wales

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal.
throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges
as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.
- Felix Marti-Ibanez

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense,
drive men to seek the pleasures of power.
Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
- Bertrand Russell

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit,
so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of
barbarism as a tool of American justice.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK.
The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of
social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott

It's changed throughout the years, but at one time
I was a really big bubble gum ice cream fan.
I'd spit the bubble gum pieces in a cup and then collect them.
- Timothy Olyphant

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle,
and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance
and a danger at headquarters and in the field,
and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career.
- Henry Villard


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