"As I was coming up, it always seemed like I was learning. If it wasn't from school, it was the 'hood. The influences of the 'hood are very powerful."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Junior Seau on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Junior Seau on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Junior Seau on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Junior Seau on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Junior Seau on Earl Nightingale
"I remember when I was 6 years old and my brother used to go seek out guys that were 13 to come over and play football against me while he was the 'permanent quarterback.' I didn't know exactly what the age difference was, but I was already playing against older guys."
"Dad taught us about morals, values and goals. Having a tight-knit family was important to him."
"I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn't have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back."
"Too many athletes are living in a tiny window. They have no vision for themselves - what they can be outside of football and what they can mean to a community. They just don't know any better. My hopes and dreams are unlimited."
"I'm afraid of being average. I have a real fear of being just another linebacker."