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Rafael Palmeiro Quotes and Sayings

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They try to say this era was a tainted era.
But so many great players played in the last 15 to 20 years.
This is going to be the best era in the history of the game in my opinion.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I'm not going to say what was being used in the clubhouse;
whatever happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse.
But it was not like it was in your face.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I have never used steroids.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I said what I said before Congress because I meant every word of it.
- Rafael Palmeiro


To snap my fingers and let it go away.
Even if it takes the 3,000th hit with it,
just let it all go away.
- Rafael Palmeiro

When I testified in front of Congress,
I know that I was testifying under oath and I told the truth.
- Rafael Palmeiro

It was a hard time.
It was something I would love to erase from my memory.
- Rafael Palmeiro

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You just want to be able to have a nice career and make a living at it.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Baseball gets better for whatever reason.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope
that the fans forgive me.
- Rafael Palmeiro

My life was on the line here and my career and everything I worked for,
it was hanging by a thread.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Yes, but I - you know, it's been such a long time,
I'm sure that I've got cousins and uncles that I've never met before,
you know, that I've left behind.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I don't think anybody ever saw anybody taking anything.
- Rafael Palmeiro

You know, my family stood for something that they believed in,
and I wasn't about to turn my back on them.
- Rafael Palmeiro

But as far as I'm concerned, I can still play defense.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I hope that people look at my whole career and appreciate
that I've given everything that I've got.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I still feel like I can play defense at first base at a very high level.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I don't know who took what.
That is pretty private with an individual.
- Rafael Palmeiro

The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me
and it shouldn't have happened.
It ruined my life and my career.
That's the tragedy of this.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Well, you know, I left Cuba as a kid when I was 6 years old back in 1971.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I respect the Hall of Fame, and if they think that I'm worthy enough,
I would be very honored.
And if they don't, I gave it all that I had to this game.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I don't see myself as someone that brings a lot of luggage.
- Rafael Palmeiro

The other deals with my life and my livelihood and
my family and all that I stand for.
- Rafael Palmeiro

There's a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history,
obviously, in New York with all the championships.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I love baseball, and the door remains open.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Three thousand, it's just a number.
It's just a game.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I don't think that - you know, I'm sure that there's guys that are doing it,
because I'm sure in every sport there's players who want to get the edge.
But I think that it's been blown overly -
way more than guys are using it in our game.
- Rafael Palmeiro

You know, when you first come up, and you get called up to the big leagues,
all you want to do is just, you just want to have a career,
a nice career.
You want to make a living at it.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I would love to go back and help rebuild that country and help -
you know,
kind of like what's going on with Iraq right now.
You know, they've got a new government in place.
They're trying to rebuild the country.
I would love for that to happen in Cuba also.
- Rafael Palmeiro

With all the great products that are apparently out
there that are undetectable,
for me to take something like that...
when people take things that now aren't even being tested for,
does it make any sense?
- Rafael Palmeiro

I'm very happy for the Contreras family.
They're out.
Now they've got a chance to experience life the way I did as a kid.
You know, his kids are going to have a real chance in life now,
and the same way that I had it.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese
and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else
that has that freedom to come over here and play the game,
because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I'm not sure.
I did not set it up.
I have never done a polygraph test in my life.
I didn't know what to expect.
I was just there to answer the questions that they put in front of me.
- Rafael Palmeiro

My parents didn't agree with what was going on,
you know, with the communists coming in,
Fidel Castro.
I didn't see the reason why I needed to go back there
and be a part of that exhibition.
- Rafael Palmeiro

But I think mainly, you know, just up in the East Coast,
it's where it all originated.
You know, Philadelphia.
It goes back to the beginning.
So, you know, fans have a lot of history,
and they love their teams up here.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I wish that they could have more freedoms to be able to come and play.
I know that the only way that they can get out is by,
you know, defecting to another country or whatever,
or getting on a boat.
- Rafael Palmeiro

You set your goals to a point where they're attainable,
but far enough away that you have to really go get them.
And every year I push my goals a little bit farther away,
and every year I work a little bit harder to get them.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

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