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Bill Veeck Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bill Veeck.

There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball.
- Bill Veeck

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.
- Bill Veeck

The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people.
- Bill Veeck

 

I do not think that winning is the most important thing.
I think winning is the only thing.
- Bill Veeck

What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular
that no one will be able to say he had seen it before?
The answer was perfectly obvious.
I would send a midget up to bat.
- Bill Veeck

I try not to kid myself.
You know, I don't mind romancing someone else,
but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
- Bill Veeck

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The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano,
but the sound of the bat on the ball.
- Bill Veeck

I was in the game for love.
After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg,
who can't hear or see, live like a king while doing
the only thing I wanted to do?
- Bill Veeck

I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark,
that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse
proportion to the price of the seats.
- Bill Veeck

Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game.
You want us to pay income taxes, too?
- Bill Veeck

After a month or so in St.
Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way
to draw a few people into the ball park,
it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball
club wasn't going to do it unaided.
- Bill Veeck

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience,
has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
- Bill Veeck

The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it.
They were so anxious to find out what I was going to
do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks.
I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do,
too.
- Bill Veeck

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz


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