"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal."
"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."Don Shula on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Don Shula 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."Don Shula on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Don Shula 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."Don Shula on Steve Jobs
"And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season."
"I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach."
"You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance."