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College Coach for Football at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

   

Joe Paterno Quotes

“Act like you expect to get into the end zone.”
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“Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.”
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“There are many people, particularly in sports, who think that success and excellence are the same thing. They are not the same thing. Excellence is something that is lasting and dependable and largely within a person's control. In contrast, success is perishable and is often outside our control. If you strive for excellence, you will probably be successful eventually. People who put excellence in the first place have the patience to end up with success. An additional burden for the victim of the success mentality is that he is threatened by the success of others and he resents real excellence. In contrast, the person that is fascinated by quality is excited when he sees it in others.”
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“You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”
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“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.”
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“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”
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“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”
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“The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name on the back.”
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“The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner.”
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“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.”
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“Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.”
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“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”
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“Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back.”
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“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”
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