"Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Mike Ditka on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Mike Ditka on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Mike Ditka on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Mike Ditka on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Mike Ditka on Booker T. Washington
"Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We're given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized."
"I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back."
"Just because you liked something as a youngster doesn't mean you have to like it as an adult. You can change your taste a little bit on the sweets and things like that."
"So, when it comes to eating healthy, it's just doing the right thing. And it's not something you have to do 365 days a year, but I think it's something you have to do 25 days a month. Let's put it that way."
"Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the same with staying healthy or eating healthy. There's some discipline involved. There's some sacrifices."