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Ability
Engrave this Quote Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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Attitude
Engrave this Quote Nothing will work unless you do.
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Basketball
Engrave this Quote Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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Character
Engrave this Quote Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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Determination
Engrave this Quote Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
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Excellence
Engrave this Quote It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
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Failure
Engrave this Quote Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
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Honesty
Engrave this Quote Be prepared and be honest.
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Learning
Engrave this Quote It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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Mind, the
Engrave this Quote You cannot attain and maintain physical condition unless you are morally and mentally conditioned. And it is impossible to be in moral condition unless you are spiritually conditioned. I always told my players that our team condition depended on two factors -- how hard they worked on the floor during practice and how well they behaved between practices.
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Mistakes
Engrave this Quote If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
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Passion
Engrave this Quote I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere.
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Persistence
Engrave this Quote It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
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Planning
Engrave this Quote Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
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Prayer
Engrave this Quote There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
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Purpose
Engrave this Quote For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.
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Satisfaction
Engrave this Quote You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
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Sports
Engrave this Quote Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
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Stubbornness
Engrave this Quote Stubborness we deprecate,
Firmness we condone,
The former is our neighbors trait,
The latter is our own.
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Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
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Engrave this Quote It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion.
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Engrave this Quote Success is peace of mind, a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming, and not just in a physical way: seek ye first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be yours as well.
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Engrave this Quote Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
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Engrave this Quote Don't mistake activity for achievement.
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