A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life.
A wife encourages her husband's egoism in order to encourage her own.
All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us… they can't get away this time. [When Surrounded By 8 Enemy Divisions During WW2]
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life — or am I mass-motivated?
Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
Don't spur a willing horse.
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
Help people become more motivated by guiding them to the source of their own power.
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
I never criticize a player until they are first convinced of my unconditional confidence in their abilities.
I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.
I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.
I usually need a can of beer to prime me.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.
If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.