Satchel Paige

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (1906–1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. Here are a few things that he said:

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

Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

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

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

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

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.

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

If a man can beat you, walk him.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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