"I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Richard M. Nixon on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Richard M. Nixon on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Richard M. Nixon on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Richard M. Nixon on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Richard M. Nixon on Henry David Thoreau
"In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose."
"Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects."
"You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates."
"What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance."
"Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."