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Satchel Paige
Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige Motivational Quotations:

  • “Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.”

  • “Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.”

  • “Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

  • “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.”

  • “Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.”

  • “How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?”

  • “Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money.”

    Satchel Paige

  • “Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.”

  • “Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.”

  • “Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.”

  • “My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.”

  • “If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.”

  • “I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.”

    Satchel Paige

  • “You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.”

  • “The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.”

  • “My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.”

  • “I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.”

  • “I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.”

  • “Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.”

  • “Avoid running at all times.”

  • “I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.”

  • “If a man can beat you, walk him.”

  • “I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.”

  • “When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it.”

  • “It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.”


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