"I've been fortunate over my career to make a little history on the 16th hole at Augusta National."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Jack Nicklaus on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Jack Nicklaus on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Jack Nicklaus on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Jack Nicklaus on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Jack Nicklaus on Thomas Jefferson
"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."