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I don't want to be Babe Ruth.
by Roger Maris

I don't want to be Babe Ruth.
He was a great ballplayer.
I'm not trying to replace him.
The record is there and damn right I want to break it,
but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth.
- Roger Maris

I think the most privacy I had was when the game was going on.
- Roger Maris

Candlestick was built on the water.
It should have been built under it.
- Roger Maris

It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had
not hit those sixty-one home runs.
- Roger Maris

 

It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews.
- Roger Maris

Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium
as well as on the road people were on my back.
The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me.
I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
- Roger Maris

It's a business.
If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc.
- Roger Maris

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Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.
- Roger Maris

You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.
- Roger Maris

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We believe whatever we want to believe.
- Demosthenes

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you want to do.
- David Thomas

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never say goodbye when you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel you can't take it.
Never say you don't love the person anymore
when you can't let go.
- Anonymous

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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