"Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship we have to respect its traditions and its rules."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jack Nicklaus on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jack Nicklaus on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jack Nicklaus on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jack Nicklaus on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jack Nicklaus on Abraham Lincoln
"Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club."
"I've wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I've played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I've always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it."
"A Nicklaus Design golf course is done by the guys in my company that I work with, that have been trained in my vision, and they do what they think I might do. They might come in the office and ask me questions and I'd certainly answer their questions, but I'm not involved in the site visits or anything else."
"Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt."
"You have to trust your kids. They have to experience life, and you just hope you've provided them a foundation for what's right and what isn't."