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Al’s Quotes & Quips for March

  • “I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.” (Edward Gibbon, quoted in the Associated Press)
  • “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands—and then eat just one of the pieces.” (Judith Viorst, quoted in The Buffalo News)
  • “The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably.” (Julian Barnes, quoted in the New Indian Express)
  • “Character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from. And by those he has walked away from that cause him remorse.” (Arthur Miller, quoted in the Nashville Tennessean)

KNOXISMS: For the next few months I’m going to include some great quotes of Chuck Knox.  Chuck Knox was the head coach of three NFL football teams including the Seattle Seahawks.  As head coach he won six NFL division championships and ten appearances in the play-offs.  He has a career 63% winning record.  I’ve gleaned the following quotes, commonly called “Knoxisms,” from his inspiring book “Hard Knox.”  I love these quotes. I hope you will profit by them.

  • “Play the hand you’re dealt.” [Remember, God’s the “Dealer.” A.H.]
  • “I never look at age in anybody. I look only at productivity. There is age, then there is experience, which has nothing to do with age. Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
  • “Ability is not enough. A player must have the burning desire in his gut to make something out of that ability. This world is full of unrewarded geniuses. That’s what I call people with talent who never achieve anything.”
  • “Give me the guy who’s been on his knees enough that he can tell a shoe by its smell.”
  • “The faint heart never won the fair lady.”
  • “Be careful about the press—Don’t be a quick quote, or they will burn you.”
  • “Anybody can coach the big things, but the winner is the guy who doesn’t miss the little things.”