"Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Knute Rockne on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Knute Rockne on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Knute Rockne on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Knute Rockne on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Knute Rockne on Steve Jobs
"At home we're the hosts, and I never liked the idea of being embarrased in front of our friends."
"Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices."
"Play like you're positive on the victory, even though they're leading big now."
"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."
"Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes."
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