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George Karl, coaching in the NBA “No one is going to feel sorry for you. If you want to feel sorry for yourself in this league, you’re by yourself. People want to kick you they want to step on you, they want to laugh at you.”

Pat Summitt, on competitiveness “It’s not the most sociable quality you can possess. People won’t always like you for it; it won’t win you a lot of friends and dates. If being well liked is your army, I can’t help you. But competitiveness is what separates achievers from the average.”

Tom Landry, football coach Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.”

Ari Fleischer, former press secretary “It’s the foolish politician who looks backwards and wallows in his difficulties. A good politician looks forward. It’s the difference between a pessimist and an optimist, between a loser and a winner.”

Flip Saunders, Pistons Coach “Everyone on the team, whether he’s a starter, sixth man, seventh man, twelfth man, everyone has a role. The sign of a championship team is that every player has to accept whatever role is asked by them, embrace that role and play that role to the best of your ability.”

Barry Hinson, basketball coach “Your best player has to be the hardest worker. If he’s not, make him. If he won’t, let him go.”

Steve Jamison, actor “A leader with a double vision has a microscope in one eye, a telescope in the other. Out on the distant horizon where he focuses his telescope, he sees perfection in performance and execution. Up close, under the microscope, he sees the prerequisite details for achieving the personal perfection.”

Michael Ferguson, Le Roy, IL “There are only two types of stories in human existence, examples and warnings. We each have some of both types in our lives.”

Dale Murphy, on Braves Manager, Bobby Cox “To him, the worst player on the team is just as important as the superstar.”