Bear Bryant Quotes
Bear Bryant Quotes





Biography

Author Profession: Coach
Nationality: American
Born: September 11, 1913

Died: January 26, 1983






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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.


Bear Bryant






Repeat, Mistake, Learn, 
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In my lifetime, I may have put too much emphasis on winning, because here I am an old man and the only fun I’ve had is winning, and that’s ridiculous.


Bear Bryant





Success, Fun, Men
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There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.


Bear Bryant







Success, Dreams, Sweat, Blood,
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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.


Bear Bryant

Inspirational, Believe, Yourself,
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Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.


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You, World, Never, Reach,
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Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.


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Time, Winning, Half, Give,
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No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it’s what his players know that counts.


Bear Bryant







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


Bear Bryant







Character, Winning, Care, Pride,
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You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load.


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Horse, Never, Know,
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I want to make sure I don’t interfere with the success of that team next year. I don’t see any way I could go to practice like most of ’em do, and not hurt the team. I’d go nuts if I tried doing that.

Bear Bryant







Success, Team, Hurt, Way,
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It’s been years since I’ve had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I’ve just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches.


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Game, Real, Years, Just,
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If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.


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Good, Football, Win, 
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Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.


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Winning, Everything, Second,
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There’s no substitute for guts.


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Guts, Substitute, Hold, 
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In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.


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Hide, Find, Behind, Happiness, 
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Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats anything that comes in second.


Bear Bryant







Success, Winning, Anything,
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Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray.


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Proud, Never, Down,
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I ain’t nothing but a winner.


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Winner, Nothing, Close, 
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Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those.


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Game, Way, Year, Lost,
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I think I’m telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn’t know he was our coach and I didn’t either.


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Time, Truth, Dinner,
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It’s nice to have the opportunity to play for so much money, but it’s nicer to win it.


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Money, Opportunity, Win, Nice,
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I can remember loving to recruit. I knew I was going to do my best. But traveling and recruiting doesn’t appeal to me any more. It’s not as much fun as it used to be.


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Best, Remember, Fun,
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I’ll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we’ll be champions.


Bear Bryant







End, Hell, Champions,
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If I miss coaching that much, I could go to some little school where they didn’t recruit, where all the kids wanted to go. I believe I could find somewhere to coach.


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Believe, School, Go, Find,
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Nearly every coach I’ve talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don’t know if that’s right.


Bear Bryant







Media, Motivational, Right, 
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If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it.


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Time, Just, Players,
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Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we’d bring a certain guy in and he’d take over that day and I’d leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn’t have been good at all.


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Good, Day, Back,
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I didn’t have a thing to do with picking a coach, and didn’t want to. But I didn’t think they’d pick one I didn’t like.


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Want, Like, Coach,
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I hope to get out before they start football next year.


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Hope, Football, Year, Start,
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I plan on staying at Alabama for the rest of my career. I guarantee that I’ll be here for you through it all, regardless of what happens.


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Rest, Career, Plan, 
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I’m happy with the coach we have. I think any one of the ones I asked them to consider would’ve been good.


Bear Bryant







Good, Happy, Coach,
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I’ve had many a player tell me all through high school and right up until signing day that they were coming to Alabama, then they signed with somebody else.


Bear Bryant







Day, School High, Else, 
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If we’d beaten ’em, I wouldn’t be going out.


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Going, Out, Beaten,
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The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing.


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Winning, Losing, Fun, Never,
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A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.


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Good, Team, Small,
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There’s no use fussing on a boy who doesn’t have any ability.


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Boy, Ability, Who, Use,
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It’s not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.


Bear Bryant






Inspirational, Sports, Meaningful
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