Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.
I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
You're never a loser until you quit trying.
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Swing hard in case you hit it.
When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball."
I don't care how long you've been around, you'll never see it all.
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