Favorite Quotations ~  Paul "Bear" Bryant Turnaround: Bear Bryant's First Year

"There is a big difference in wanting to and willing to." ~ Bear Bryant

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Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.

I've made so many mistakes that if I don't make the same mistakes over, we're going to come pretty close to winning.

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of fight in the dog.

There's no substitute for guts.

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit.

Scout yourself. Have a buddy who coaches scout you.

You try to make your team do something they're not capable of and you get murdered.

It's an old story. You stick your head above the crowd, and you're going to have people trying to knock your block off.

Motivating people-- the ingredient that separates winners from losers.

In Alabama, football is a way of life.

Age has nothing to do with it. You can be out of touch at any age.

The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it.

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load.

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