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Branch Rickey Quotes

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Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

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Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.
- Branch Rickey

Baseball is a game of inches.
- Branch Rickey

How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
- Branch Rickey

 

The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball.
- Branch Rickey

All I had was natural ability.
- Branch Rickey

It is not the honor that you take with you,
but the heritage you leave behind.
- Branch Rickey

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A full mind is an empty bat.
- Branch Rickey

Never surrender opportunity for security.
- Branch Rickey

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
- Branch Rickey

Problems are the price you pay for progress.
- Branch Rickey

A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.
- Branch Rickey

Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil.
- Branch Rickey

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

I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day,
I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me.
I'd want to be the best at whatever I do.
- Branch Rickey

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort.
There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
- Branch Rickey

The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in
the history of our game is the black race.
- Branch Rickey

Thou shalt not steal.
I mean defensively.
On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.
- Branch Rickey

I find fault with my children because I like them and
I want them to go places -
uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect
and anything that affects the probabilities of failure
on the part of those that are closest to me,
that concerns me - I find fault.
- Branch Rickey

Baseball people, and that includes myself,
are slow to change and accept new ideas.
I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
- Branch Rickey

Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports,
and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to
maintain stature as a national game.
- Branch Rickey

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist
first and a team player second,
within the rules and spirit of the game.
- Branch Rickey

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

Luck is a dividend of sweat.
The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc

Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow

Everything in life is luck.
- Donald Trump

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

Richard Burton came from the same town as me,
so I thought I'd follow my nose, and follow my luck.
I think I've been very lucky.
- Anthony Hopkins

When it comes to luck, you make your own.
- Bruce Springsteen

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck.
I was born with good legs.
As for the rest...
beautiful, no.
Amusing, yes.
- Josephine Baker

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look,
and with luck, a shade better.
- Norman Parkinson

I think living the blessed life is the luck of the draw.
- Judith Guest

With a little bit of luck, you'll never work!
- Alan Jay Lerner

I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born -
but,
as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.
- Slavoj Zizek

You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen
to what that character is telling you.
- Estelle Parsons

It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
- Frank Howard Clark

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have.
I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says,
"You make your own luck."
- Orlando Bloom

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
- Denzel Washington

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
- Frank Wedekind

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do.
You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
- Barbara Bush

Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it.
- Douglas William Jerrold

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
- Oprah Winfrey

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.
- Gene Krupa

When a man has no reason to trust himself,
he trusts in luck.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you
don't see or hear about me.
This business is very unpredictable.
A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time.
- Erin Moran

The luck will alter and the star will rise.
- John Masefield

It wasn't like I felt I was on a wave.
It was just so easy.
It is only afterwards that I thought I really had a
bit of good luck going on there with Yazoo.
- Alison Moyet

A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work,
and luck is 90 percent.
- Guy Kawasaki

The film kept me from working as a secretary.
It was a real stroke of luck.
A miracle.
- Victoria Abril

Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
- Richard Cobden

You know, be an actor because you love to act.
Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous,
because that's luck.
- Whoopi Goldberg

I pick good women, but I haven't had any luck with my men.
- Elizabeth Arden

Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.
- Alex Trebek

My success was due to good luck, hard work,
and support and advice from friends and mentors.
But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
- Mark Warner

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.
It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance,
or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
- Orison Swett Marden

Yes, there's a luck in most things; and in none more
than being born at the right time.
- Edmund C. Stedman

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us.
But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.
- John Dewey


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