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Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

Bill Courtney

Top 10 Best Quotes

“A leader or mentor gives credit to others when things go right, and accepts the blame when things go wrong.”

“Each one of us has a comfort zone. The problem comes when we are unwilling to leave it.”

“Coaching doesn’t start with X’s and O’s. It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players.”

“As cruel as life might be at times, if you throw in the towel, which is what everyone will expect, then nothing good will happen and your life will fall apart. Be better than that!”

“We should feel grateful instead of entitled. We have a moral obligation to give back.”

“Don’t believe in the fate society chose for you. Instead, carve out a new fate for yourself.”

“Nothing profound ever happens in your life when you remain in your comfort zone.”

“A true legacy is established over a lifetime and relates to what a human being does for others, not for himself.”

“There is one possession that can never be taken away as long as you will not allow it to be taken, and that is your word.”

“The true measure of a person’s character is how one handles one’s failures, not successes.”

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