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67 Joe Paterno Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I'm not as concerned about me. What's happened to me has been great. I got I'm not as concerned about me. What's happened to me has been great. I got five great kids. Seventeen grandchildren. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Everybody likes to win. It sure beats the devil out of losing. Everybody likes to win. It sure beats the devil out of losing. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: If I had to do it over again, I'd probably play the game the same If I had to do it over again, I'd probably play the game the same way. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it. Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Jim Norton: From now on, anyone raped at Penn State should just tell Joe Paterno's statue. It From now on, anyone raped at Penn State should just tell Joe Paterno's statue. It couldn't help you any less than the real Joe would have. — Jim Norton
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Don't just stand back and play the way you're coached. A great player must rise Don't just stand back and play the way you're coached. A great player must rise to the occasion and turn the game around on his own. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Posnanski: Joe Paterno would end every game by gathering the players and reciting the Lord's Prayer. Joe Paterno would end every game by gathering the players and reciting the Lord's Prayer. He loved it - not so much for religious reasons but for the words. Look. The Lord's Prayer uses the words "us" and "we" and "our." It doesn't use the word "I" or "me" or "mine." Paterno understood. It's a team prayer. — Joe Posnanski
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: My father said about money: 'You have to have some. But you don't have to My father said about money: 'You have to have some. But you don't have to have all of it. Just be honest with yourself.' — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Mostly I want to talk positive; I wanna talk about a bunch of great kids Mostly I want to talk positive; I wanna talk about a bunch of great kids that I coached and made me look good and the university that I've seen grow from a cow college, which it was, only 12,000 people, and when I came here, we weren't at Pennsylvania State University, we were at Penn State College. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I don't think I deviated from what I'm all about and what I thought was I don't think I deviated from what I'm all about and what I thought was important. Whether you want to call that a legacy, or whatever you want to call it. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Keep hustling, something good will happen, Keep hustling, something good will happen, — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: In every life, there have to be some shadows. Look at me. My life has In every life, there have to be some shadows. Look at me. My life has been filled with sunshine. A beautiful and caring wife. Five healthy children. I got to do what I loved. How many people are that lucky? — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy. Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Sport is a product of human culture. America seems to need football at this state Sport is a product of human culture. America seems to need football at this state of our social development. When you get ninety million people watching a single game on television, it ... shows you that people need something to identify with. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Success is best measured by the achiever. Success is best measured by the achiever. — Joe Paterno
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Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: It doesn't matter what people think of me. I've lived my life. It doesn't matter what people think of me. I've lived my life. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: You can't have a great university without a great library. You can't have a great university without a great library. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Pete Rose: Can you be a nicer gentleman, or a better man for your sport or your Can you be a nicer gentleman, or a better man for your sport or your kids than Joe Paterno? — Pete Rose
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Budden: Take away what we love, wed all be Joe Paterno. Take away what we love, wed all be Joe Paterno. — Joe Budden
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Act like you expect to get into the end zone. Act like you expect to get into the end zone. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I don't think it's fair to 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds to say 'Show us you're I don't think it's fair to 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds to say 'Show us you're a winner right now!' Winning isn't everything. I'll never buy that thing that if a boy loses a football game, he's a loser in life. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: There has to be some self-denial. There has to be some self-denial. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Right now I'm trying to figure out what I'm gonna do, 'cause I don't want Right now I'm trying to figure out what I'm gonna do, 'cause I don't want to sit around on my backside all day. If I'm gonna do that I'll be a newspaper reporter. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: SMU: 'It's unbelievable to think that kind of corruption came right from the top of SMU: 'It's unbelievable to think that kind of corruption came right from the top of the power structure. The NCAA did what it had to do' in canceling SMU's 1988 football season. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: We need people who influence their peers and who cannot be detoured from their convictions We need people who influence their peers and who cannot be detoured from their convictions by peers who do not have the courage to have any convictions. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Christine Pelosi: Once Joe Paterno learned that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with a Once Joe Paterno learned that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with a young boy in the Penn State football locker room, he had two choices: think of the child as his own and call police. Or not. He chose the latter. — Christine Pelosi
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: My thing was play as hard as you can, don't be stupid, pay attention to My thing was play as hard as you can, don't be stupid, pay attention to details, and have enough guts in the clutch that you're not afraid to make a play. Some things I thought were important for a young man to know. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By John Amaechi: You can't be a part-time man of principle. You can't be a part-time man of principle. — John Amaechi
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: To teach an academic subject is certainly not easy, but compared to coaching, it is. To teach an academic subject is certainly not easy, but compared to coaching, it is. We can say 'two plus two is four' to every kid and be sure that we are right. But in coaching, we have to literally get to the soul of the people we are dealing with. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks. Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner. The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: The kids that were the victims ... I think we all ought to say a The kids that were the victims ... I think we all ought to say a prayer for them, — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Jim Boeheim: I'm not Joe Paterno. Somebody didn't come and tell me Bernie Fine did something and I'm not Joe Paterno. Somebody didn't come and tell me Bernie Fine did something and I'm hiding it. I know nothing. If I saw some reason not to support Bernie, I would not support him. If somebody showed me a reason, proved that reason, I would not support him. But until then, I'll support him until the day I die. — Jim Boeheim
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Jay Paterno: Joe Paterno left this world with a clear conscience, Joe Paterno left this world with a clear conscience, — Jay Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I had a great bunch of kids. They all hung with us. The coaching staff I had a great bunch of kids. They all hung with us. The coaching staff hung with us. And we played tough every game. If you've got kids that want to play and react to you, it's fun. I'm having a good time. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things. Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I really enjoyed coaching. I really enjoyed coaching. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: There's never been a greater game than football. There's never been a greater game than football. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: You must relate athletic experiences to life. You must relate athletic experiences to life. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: We play with enthusiasm and recklessness. We aren't afraid to lose. If we win, great; We play with enthusiasm and recklessness. We aren't afraid to lose. If we win, great; but win or lose, it is the competition that gives us pleasure. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Posnanski: Joe Paterno was a well-educated man, and he was also a man from a different Joe Paterno was a well-educated man, and he was also a man from a different time. — Joe Posnanski
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: We have to realize a kid will love us one day and hate us the We have to realize a kid will love us one day and hate us the next. That cannot change who we are and what we are about. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Rodney Erickson: Joe Paterno was a dictator. Joe Paterno was a dictator. — Rodney Erickson
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Success and excellence are not the same. Excellence grows within a person, is largely within Success and excellence are not the same. Excellence grows within a person, is largely within that person's control, and its meaning lasts. Success is measured externally, by comparison to others, is often outside our control, and is perishable. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Coaches have got to be given rank within the university so that you can't fire Coaches have got to be given rank within the university so that you can't fire a coach unless you go through an academic committee, just as you would with a professor. If coaches are to have any stability and security, they need to be treated like an English professor. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: My name, I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. My name, I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it's gone. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: They ask me what I'd like written about me when I'm gone. I hope they They ask me what I'd like written about me when I'm gone. I hope they write I made Penn State a better place, not just that I was a good football coach. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: What is a coach? We are teachers. Educators. We have the same obligations as all What is a coach? We are teachers. Educators. We have the same obligations as all teachers, except we probably have more influence over young people than anybody but their families. And, in a lot of cases, more than their families. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Lou Holtz: I have to admit, I sometimes wonder how much more successful I would have been I have to admit, I sometimes wonder how much more successful I would have been as a coach had it not been for my spending summers on the golf course. I could have watched more film, that's for sure. One advantage Joe Paterno had over me was that he didn't play golf. — Lou Holtz
Joe Paterno Sayings By James Brown: We can never be like it was at Penn State with Joe Paterno. That was We can never be like it was at Penn State with Joe Paterno. That was an anomaly in an of itself. — James Brown
Joe Paterno Sayings By Leslie Fiedler: I like that people who are not experts can not only understand but get engaged I like that people who are not experts can not only understand but get engaged by my work. I like that Joe Paterno can read me. Bill Bradley. — Leslie Fiedler
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: All coaches are thinking men, or else they wouldn't survive. All coaches are thinking men, or else they wouldn't survive. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Here, I have an opportunity to affect the lives of a lot of young people Here, I have an opportunity to affect the lives of a lot of young people - and not just on my football team. I'm not kidding myself that that would be true at the professional level. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: Today, you've got a decision to make. You're gonna get better or you're gonna get Today, you've got a decision to make. You're gonna get better or you're gonna get worse, but you're not gonna stay the same. Which will it be? — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name on the back. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I still haven't gotten that little something out of my system that I'm still not I still haven't gotten that little something out of my system that I'm still not a kid going to a football game. I'm excited. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: A hard-fought, well-fought, hairline-close game is as classical in sports as tragedy is in the A hard-fought, well-fought, hairline-close game is as classical in sports as tragedy is in the theater. Victory is contained within defeat, and defeat is contained within victory. That's the way it is in the best of games. What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: There are many people, particularly in sports, who think that success and excellence are the There are many people, particularly in sports, who think that success and excellence are the same thing. They are not the same thing. Excellence is something that is lasting and dependable and largely within a person's control. In contrast, success is perishable and is often outside our control. If you strive for excellence, you will probably be successful eventually. People who put excellence in the first place have the patience to end up with success. An additional burden for the victim of the success mentality is that he is threatened by the success of others and he resents real excellence. In contrast, the person that is fascinated by quality is excited when he sees it in others. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: When a kid plays football games before he attends a class, something is wrong. When a kid plays football games before he attends a class, something is wrong. — Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno Sayings By Joe Paterno: I've had a wonderful experience here at Penn State. I've had a wonderful experience here at Penn State. — Joe Paterno