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





All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.


Sebastian Coe (1956-, British athlete)


Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstances.


William James (1842-1910, American psychologist, professor, author)


Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.


Tommy Lasorda (1927-, American  baseball manager)


Are you worried about pressure? I look at it this way: Pressure is having to do something you are not totally prepared to do.


Harvey MacKay (American businessman, speaker, author)


The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.


Mark Messier (1961-, Canadian hockey player)


I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.


Mary Lou Retton (1968-, American Olympic gymnast, speaker)


I'm careful not to give into theatrics when times are tough, I don't like it when somebody gives into outside pressure and puts on a show for others.


Tony La Russa


A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.


Mildred W. Struven


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