"I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Larry Bird on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Larry Bird on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Larry Bird on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Larry Bird on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Larry Bird on Maya Angelou
"The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson."
"Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around."
"While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course."
"Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players."
"Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got."