An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.


Johann Sebastian Bach


To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.


Seve Ballesteros (1957-, Spanish golfer)


I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.


Ray Bradbury (1920-, American science fiction writer)


Losers have tons of variety. Champions just take pride in learning to hit the same old boring winning shots.


Vic Braden (American tennis coach)


In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.


Yogi Berra (1925-, American baseball player)


I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody, somewhere,  was practicing more than me.


Larry Bird (1956-, American basketball player, coach)


When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.


Larry Bird (1956-, American basketball player, coach)


My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you're serious, and I've always liked it.


Bonnie Blair (1964-, American speed skater)


You can't hire someone to practice for you.


H. Jackson Brown Jr. (1940-, American author, "Life's Little Instruction Book" series)


Practice only makes for improvement.


Les Brown (1945-, American speaker, author, trainer, motivator,)


I know a lot of people think it's monotonous, down the black lines over and over, but it's not if you're enjoying what you're doing. I love to swim and I love to train.


Tracy Caulkins (1963-, American swimmer)


Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


In previous years I was so fired up at times I made little mistakes. So I kept telling myself to be patient, relax, play like you do in practice. What I've been doing in practice will carry over into the game.


Randall Cunningham (1963-, American football player)


Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.


Althea Gibson (1927-, American tennis player)


The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.


Wayne Gretzky (1961-, Canadian hockey player)


Don't do anything in practice that you wouldn't do in the game.


George Halas (1895-1983, American football coach)


The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.


Jean Claude Killy (1943-, French skier)


For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.


Don Hutson (1913-1997, American football player)


Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.


Brian Klemmer


Practice without improvement is meaningless.


Chuck Knox (1932-, American football coach)


If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can.


Ivan Lendl (1960-, Czech tennis player)


It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.


Eric Lindros (1973-, Canadian hockey player)


Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.


Vince Lombardi (1913-1970, American football coach)


We all knew there was just one way to improve our odds for survival: train, train, train. Sometimes, if your training is properly intense it will kill you. More often -- much, much more often -- it will save your life.


Richard Marcinko (1940-, American business author)


The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.


Sean O'Casey (1884-1964, Irish dramatist)


If I miss one day of practice, I notice it. If I miss two days, the critics notice it. If I miss three days, the audience notices it.


Ignacy (Jan) Paderewski (1860-1941, Polish pianist, composer, patriot)


Everything is practice.


Pele (1940-, Brazilian soccer player)


Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.


Japanese Proverb (Sayings of Japanese origin)


Practice is the best master.


Latin Proverb (Sayings of Latin origin)


How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.


Saadi (c. 1210 - 1290, Persian poet)


An hour of practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging.'


Pancho Segura (1921-, Ecuador tennis player)


None of us really pushes hard enough.


Fran Tarkenton (1940-, American football player, businessman, corporate consultant, author)


The only weapon that becomes sharper with constant use is the tongue.


Author Unknown


For every finish-line tape a runner breaks -- complete with the cheers of the crowd and the clicking of hundreds of cameras -- there are the hours of hard and often lonely work that rarely gets talked about.


Grete Waitz (1953-, Norwegian-born American marathon runner)


If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.


Herschel Walker


You play the way you practice.


Pop Warner


A couple of hours of practice is worth ten sloppy rounds.


Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1924-1956, American athlete)


Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.


Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1924-1956, American athlete)


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