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Barry Sanders Quotes

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I wish my teammates, coaches and the entire Lions organization all the best.
- Barry Sanders

Let's just win it and go home.
- Barry Sanders

The game is the ultimate significance to me because
it is so important to a lot of people.
It has left a mark on our culture to be voted as one
of the best to ever play.
- Barry Sanders

Christianity affects your whole life.
I feel I'm more competitive, a better player,
but off the field is where there is always a battle.
- Barry Sanders

 

I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win.
It just killed my enjoyment of the game.
- Barry Sanders

Shortly after the end of last season,
I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season.
I also felt that I should take as much time as possible
to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings
were backed with conviction.
- Barry Sanders

I want to thank all of the fans and media who made
playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them.
- Barry Sanders

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it.
I have searched my heart through and through and feel
comfortable with this decision.
- Barry Sanders

It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL,
and I have no regrets.
I truly will miss playing for the Lions.
I consider the Lions' players, coaches,
staff, management and fans my family.
I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization.
- Barry Sanders

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves.
- Trieu Thi Trinh

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wish you a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

I wish you a magical white rabbit kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish I had the nerve not to tip.
- Paul Lynde

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall
those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
- Lewis B. Smedes

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

I would love a family.
I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger.
But who knows.
- Cameron Diaz

What then is time? If no one asks me,
I know what it is.
If I wish to explain it to him who asks,
I do not know.
- Saint Augustine

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy,
and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned
by that which charmed their fathers.
- Aldous Huxley

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish
there was less immaturity in political thinking.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

It is legal because I wish it.
- Louis XIV

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan


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