"In order to gain the respect of your players in the locker room, you can't just perform on Saturday. You have to do it consistently during practices, meetings, and in the weight room."
"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."Junior Seau on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Junior Seau on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Junior Seau 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."Junior Seau on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Junior Seau on Abraham Lincoln
"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."