Sunday, September 2, 2012

Leadership Quotes from Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

Paul-Bear-Bryant If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride…and never quit you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high - but so are the rewards.

I'll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we'll be champions.

Be aware of "yes" men. Generally, they are losers. Surround yourself with winners. Never forget - people win.

Don't ever give up on ability. Don't give up on a player who has it.

Don't talk too much or too soon.

Get the winners into the game.

I don't hire anybody not brighter than I am. If they're not smarter than me, I don't need them.

I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don't need a lot of talent.

I'll never give up on a player regardless of his ability as long as he never gives up on himself. In time he will develop.

I'm no miracle man. I guarantee nothing but hard work.

Alabama Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin' and preachin' were a lot alike.

Sacrifice. Work. Self-discipline. I teach these things, and my boys don't forget them when they leave.

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

The idea of molding men means a lot to me.

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

When I was a young coach I used to say, "Treat everybody alike." That's bull. Treat everybody fairly.

When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: 1. Admit it. 2. Learn from it, and 3. Don't repeat it.

Sure I'd like to beat Notre Dame, don't get me wrong. But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state.

If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, tide, roll!"

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