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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:03 AM

A few of my favorites:

"Repetition is no fun until its the reason we won!" Billy Joe Brockhouse

"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." John Wooden

"The name on the front of the jersey is alot more important than the name on the back".

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

"If you ask me how I want to be remembered, it is as a winner. You know what a winner is? A winner is somebody who has given his best effort, who has tried the hardest they possibly can, who has utilized every ounce of energy and strength within them to accomplish something. It doesn't mean that they accomplished it or failed, it means that they've given it their best. That's a winner." Walter Payton

"Beware the fury of a patient man."

"we did not lose that game......we ran out of time."

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." I think Theodore Roosevelt said this.

"The expert in anything was once a beginner."

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." Muhammad Ali

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

If it has rules, a scoring system and an awards ceremony, it's a game.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:25 AM

"Integrity is doing what's right when nobody's lookin'."

"We are what we don't shit out".
"We're Marines, We took Iwo Jima. Baghdad ain't shit." - Gen. Kelly, USMC

"We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on? " - Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff; during the assault on Grenada, 1983

"A golf course is the willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range." - Jeff Cooper

"Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking." - J.C. Watts

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:38 AM

"He who graduates the harshest school, succeeds."

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."

— Thucydides

"When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ...."
— Henry Ford

A friend of mine told me "Your work has really made you cynical" my reply was "Cynical.....I passed cynical five years ago....I now live in reality"

Considering the amount of fancy equipment now seen in competition, some readers have complained loudly that the 'average guy' does not have a chance. It might be pointed out that this average guy never has had a chance. Competition is held to determine what is best, not what is average. And if all the equipment were standardized, the man who won would still not be in any sense average.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:38 AM

Life is tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:46 AM

Karma = Simple Odds.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:31 PM

I'm in it to win.

Failure is not an option.

Lead, follow or get out of the way.

"Do the right thing--even when no one's looking."

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:28 AM

What does not kill you ...May hurt like hell but it did not kill you.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:57 AM

" Did we give up when the Germans invaded Pearl Harbor"? - Animal House

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:00 AM

Stick and move

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

Those who say it can't be done need to get out of the way of the one doing it!
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:51 AM

The one I keep telling myself:

Jerry Miculek is my age.

Edited by BillD, 15 August 2011 - 09:09 AM.

You can make excuses or you can make ready.
"You have to allow a man his illusions."

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:53 AM

"Talkin don't get it done!" The Duke.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

I hear what you cant do, Tell me what you Can Do

Talk about what you did rite

Edited by AlamoShooter, 15 August 2011 - 09:09 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

This is a Motion picture not a talking picture so get your Azz moving. Drill Srg. 1968
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Ronald Reagan

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:30 AM

Lead, follow, or get the f___ out of the way.



Guns are tools meant for dirty work... either for sport or for defense, your gun is gonna get dirty, scratched, and holster-worn.  I never saw a "Shooter" with a pretty gun.  If you're gun is too pretty... you don't shoot it enough!


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:34 AM

On the wall of my crossfit gym: "I'll do what you won't today, so I'll be able to do what you can't tomorrow"

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Life is tough! Life is tougher when your stupid!

Certain things come easier to the talented ones; for the rest of us, hard work is the great equalizer. -Lanny Bassham

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:17 AM

"F*ck'em if they can't take a joke"

"you know why the truth hurts........it is the truth"
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

Can't didn't try.

Frank Leslie

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:30 PM

When there is lead in the air, there is hope in the heart....
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

Git. Err. Dun. - Larry the Cable Guy
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Watch out for those "FWG's"......

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

"Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women."

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:12 PM

Shit or get off the pot.

Fish or cut bait.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:27 PM

Pain is natures way of letting you know that you are still alive.

Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

Personally, I think Winston Churchill was the master of the motivational quote...

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.
Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Winston Churchill

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
Winston Churchill

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Winston Churchill

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Winston Churchill

And for Flex..... Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Winston Churchill

Edited by GrumpyOne, 15 August 2011 - 07:43 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

Just like my sig line says: Satisfaction is the death of desire.
Satisfaction is the death of desire.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:08 PM

"Let's Play" Kurt Miller
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