“God takes away what’s dearest to our hearts to remind us of what we take for granted.”
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”
“Never wrestle with pigs. You'll both get dirty, only the pig likes it.”
“Sometimes subconsciously, a person will put themselves in a situation, perhaps even create that situation, in order to have an arena in which to work out unresolved issues.”
"I guess hard times flush the chumps."
“You can’t break me because you didn’t make me.”
“When you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that's a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us….. And I know if I'm going to have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that's what living is, the six inches in front of your face.”
“No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.”
“Winning without dignity or grace is not winning."
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”