"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Mike Krzyzewski on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Mike Krzyzewski on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Mike Krzyzewski on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Mike Krzyzewski on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Mike Krzyzewski on Winston Churchill
"To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."
"Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting."
"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure."
"I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now."
"I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport."