- "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and
Arnold Daniel Palmer
An American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of
the greatest players in professional golf history. He won numerous
events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.
Nicknamed "The King", he was one of golf's most popular stars and its
most important trailblazers because he was the first superstar of the
sport's television age, which began in the 1950's.
His social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow
professionals; his humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of
golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a mroe populist sport accessible to middle and working
classes. Palmer was part of "The Big Three" in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and
Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the
Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was one of the 13
original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame
(1926 - 2016)
Michael Jordan American Basketball Player
- "My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match.
However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches
shows that I have turned a great many co-called irretrievable
defeats into victories."
Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles:
five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open
singles titles. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest
tennis players of all time.
(1956 - )
- "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
George Herman "Babe" Ruth
American Baseball Player
First player to hit 60 Home Runs in a single season (1927)
One of the first five players named to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1936)
(1895 - 1948)
- "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come
into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication,
self-discipline, and effort."
4 Gold Medals in Sprints and Long Jump in the 1936 Olympics held
In Munich, Germany (pre-World War II) where Adolph Hitler sough to show his Aryan ideals and prowess to the assembled world.
(1913 - 1980)
- "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and
commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal
- a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to
attain the success you seek."
Italian-American World Champion Racing Driver
(1940 - )
- "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
Twenty-six 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."
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
Winner of 6 World Championships
Winner of 6 NBA Finals MVP Awards
Winner of 5 MVP Awards
Winner of 10 NBA-All First Team Awards
Winner of 9 NBA-All Defensive First Team Awards
14 NBA All-Star Game Appearances
Winner of 3 NBA All-Star MVP Awards
Holder of 10 Scoring Titles
Holder of 3 Steals Titles
1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award
Holds NBA Record for most average season points scored per game (30.12)
Holds NBA Record for highest career playoff scoring average (33.45)
Named ESPN's Greatest American Athlete
Named Second place to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press' Athletes of the Century list
Named to Basketball's Hall of Fame 1999.
(1963 - )
Corey "Thunder" Law Harlem Globetrotters, 2013
- "Words do not describe this activity where practice, determination
and focus made a difference during their Rookie Year ... it's real and
in the Guinness World Records as of Nov 14, 2013. View the
Youtube link below and be amazed! Multiple views of this shot.
(1990 - )
- "The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a man's determination."
Major League Baseball Pitcher and Team Manager
National League Hall of Fame (Manager) 1997
(1927 - )
- "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things
that endure. These qualities are so much more important than
the events that occur."
- "The price of success is hard work, dedication on the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have
applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- "If you can accept losing, you can't win."
- "The difference between a successful person and others is not a
lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
- "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."
- "The only place Success comes before Work is in the dictionary."
American Football Coach
Led the Green Bay Packers to 3 straight league championships and 5 within 7 consecutive years
including the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967.
The National Football League's Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor.
Enshrined in the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1971.
(1913 - 1970)
- "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are
going because you might not get there."
- "It ain't over 'til it's over."
- "It's déjà vu all over again".
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1972
(1925 - 2015)