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Following is a selection of quotations I enjoy, some of which are also included in my book.

Three rules to live by:

  1. Do what’s right.
  2. Do your best.
  3. Do unto others.
          Lou Holtz

"You can get everything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what they want."
          Zig Ziglar in See you at the Top

"Excellence in this game requires the willingness to perform monotonous repetitions of fundamental skills."
          Mike Candrea, Head Softball Coach University of Arizona

"Let the nothingness into your swing. (Stroke)."
          Shivas Irons in Golf in the Kingdom

"If you keep on doing what you have been doing, you will keep on getting what you have been getting."
          Bert Kinister

"You miss one hundred percent of the shots you never take."

"When I am in this state everything is pure, vividly clear. I’m in a cocoon of concentration. And if I can put myself into that cocoon, I’m invincible… I’m living fully in the present."
          Tony Jacklin, British Open Champion

"Live life in the present moment."
          Socrates in Dan Millman’s The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Satori - A state of intuitive enlightenment - where mind and body become one.
          Zen definition

"The Zone - A state of relaxed concentration; where mind, body and spirit flow in harmony. The shooter and the shot become one; the art becomes artless; the dancer becomes the dance."
          Steve Campana in Black Belt Billiards

"There is a force in the universe that makes things happen. All you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball."
          Ty Webb from the movie Caddyshack

"I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth. But rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others and on proper occasions speak all the good I know of every body."
          Benjamin Franklin - 1726

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