There are precious few Einsteins among us. Most brilliance arises from ordinary people working together in extraordinary ways. Roger von Oech

Once you learn how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best.

Reggie Jackson

Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another; and of strength to be derived by unity.

Vince Lombardi

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

Charles de Gaulle

The team player knows that it doesn’t matter who gets the credit as long as the job gets done. If the job gets done, the credit will come.


A few mistakes don’t worry me; what worries me is when you make the mistakes and then forget your role on the team and start to worry about your ego.

Digger Phelps

The achievements of an organization are the result of the combined effort of each individual.

Vince Lombardi

World’s greatest management principle: You can work miracles by having faith in others. To get the best out of people, choose to think and believe the best about them.

Anonymous Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. Ralph Waldo Emerson Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles. Bob Richards

The finest compliment that anyone can pay a person is to say he is a complete team player. To deserve this tribute, your every thought, action, and deed should be one that you are doing for the team.

Jack Pardee

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

Our objective ought to be to have a good army rather than a large one.

George Washington

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination of a successful team.


Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of the good and brave, or they are no better than dreams.

Ralpph Waldo Emerson

Loyalty means not that I agree with everything you say, or that I believe you are always right. Loyalty means that I share a common ideal with you and that, regardless of minor differences, we strive for it, shoulder to shoulder, confident in one another’s good faith, trust, constancy, and affection.

Dr. Karl Menninger

If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.

Dick Vermeil

People must believe in each other, and feel that it can be done and must be done; in that way they are enormously strong. We must keep up each other’s courage.

Vincent Van Gogh

If you learn from a defeat, you haven’t really lost.

Remember that failure is an event - - not a person. If there’s hope in the future there is power in the present. John Maxwell

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Happiness is not something you find, but rather something you create. Winning is not everything, but making the effort to win is. Vince Lombardi

Many times the difference between your accomplishment and your failure is you attitude.

Others can stop you temporarily - - you are the only one who can do it permanently. Zig Ziglar

One reason people never attempt new things is their fear of failure.

Many times our weaknesses are extensions of our strengths. People often complain about lack of time when the lack of direction is the real problem. Our daily objectives should include an honest effort to improve on yesterday. Effort is the key, but direction and loyalty are paramount. Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Nothing is the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and hard work make the difference. Calvin Coolidge

When we give it our all, we can live with ourselves - - regardless of the results.

Criticize the performance, not the performer. A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. Henry Drummond