"Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Jack Nicklaus on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Jack Nicklaus on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Jack Nicklaus on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Jack Nicklaus on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Jack Nicklaus on Winston Churchill
"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."