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Pat Riley Quotes

(1945), American Basketball Coach

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.

Category: Action

Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.

Category: Attitude

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

Category: Attitude

Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.

Category: Change

Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.

Category: Choice

You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.

Category: Competition

Don't let other people tell you what you want.

Category: Control

Discipline is not a nasty word.

Category: Discipline

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

Category: Excellence

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.

Category: Losers And Losing

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.

Category: Losers And Losing

Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done.

Category: Losers And Losing

Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.

Category: Management

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.

Category: Motivation

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

Category: Motivation