Yesterday was my father’s birthday. Do you know who else had a birthday yesterday?

Dr. Seuss.

He’s the childrens book author, right?


Everyone can learn from his words.

Here are some great quotes…

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.

And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.

Happy Belated Birthday, Dr. Seuss.

What’s YOUR favorite quote? Leave your comments below…


Have you ever failed at something? I have; we all have. That’s when you learn the most. If you win a match 6-0, 6-0, you may feel good but you don’t necessarily learn or improve much. When you lose a match 0-6, 0-6, you may feel terrible, but as long as you learn from your mistakes, you are improving.

Here’s a great quote on failure…

“Everyone pushes a falling fence.”
-Chinese proverb

What does this quote mean?

It means that anyone can perform well when things are going their way, but it’s the great ones that can push the fence when things aren’t.

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Melissa Sapio.

“We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question whether A has done as well as B, when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could.”
-WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER, American sociologist


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Dan Horowitz.

“Being a champion is all well and good, but you can’t eat a crown.”
-ALTHEA GIBSON, after retiring from tennis

“I used to play golf with a guy who cheated so badly that he once had a hole in one and wrote down zero on the scorecard.”

“The only way I can make five As is when I sign my name.”
-ALAA ABDELNABY, on his academic career at Duke

“When you’re as great as I am, it’s hard to be humble.”

“It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”

“Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch.”
-REGGIE JACKSON, on Tom Seaver

“Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day.”

“He’s so good, I even worry about him in winter.”
-TED WILLIAMS, on Bob Lemon

“Franco Harris faked me out so bad one time that I got a 15-yard penalty for grabbing my own face mask.”

“She’s like the old Green Bay Packers. You know exactly what she’s going to do, but there isn’t a thing you can do about it.”
-ARTHUR ASHE, on Martina Navratilova

“A hotel operator called and said I had been indicted. I panicked and said, ‘For what?'”
-JOHN MACKEY, on how he found out about being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame

“We’re more aggressive, more mobile, and more smarter.”
-GREG LLOYD, Steelers’ linebacker, on why the Steelers had better linebackers than the Bears

From 2,000 Sports Quips and Quotes by Glenn Liebman.

Thanks for reading.


Some of the greatest leaders in history have spoken great words. President Obama joined that list yesterday in Washington, DC. Below are words from another great in history…

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

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“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.”

Vince Lombardi