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Peyton Manning quotes: one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play, here are Peyton Manning’s words of wisdom.

“I’ve put a lot of thought into being a leader.”

“If nothing else in life, I want to be true to the things I believe in, and quite simply, to what I’m all about.”

“You learn about yourself and how you handle it.  That’s been my theme all year, ‘Just keep being a pro.’  I’ve been through a lot of stuff… but that’s what I drew on during this time.  Be a pro.  Handle it.  And keep the faith.”

“It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail.”

“Have a relentless approach to winning in life.”

“Passion is a personal choice.”

“Choices make or break you – listen to your heart.”

“Life is about choices.  You ask the questions and you listen to the answers.  Then you listen to your heart.”

“You certainly know when you have an opportunity, and you want to take advantage of it.  And it’s certainly disappointing when you don’t.”

“Don’t ever think, no matter how old you are, that you don’t need to be coached.”

“Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me.  It’s about accountability.”

“In the tough decisions I had to make… you really believe you can make any of them work.  It’s really up to me and the people around me to make this the right decision.”

“Never underestimate the importance of your grind.”

“One thing that can never be sacrificed is your preparation and your work ethic.”

“Anyone who waits for someone else to make a change automatically becomes a follower.”

“Some guys lose their focus.  They get caught up in the business deals or the endorsements, and they lose their focus.  For me, it’s always about football.  I’ve never lost sight of what’s making all these other things happen.”

“Bitterness will suck the life out of you.  Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they’re bitter.  Not me.”

“If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly.”

“Remind your critics when they say you don’t have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the ark and the experts built the Titanic.”

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”

“When people are watching you, it makes you think twice about what you do, and the things you say, and the people you hang around with.”

“Always give it your all.”

“I’ve never left the field saying, ‘I could’ve done more to get ready,’ and that gives me peace of mind.”

“My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven.”

“Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.”

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”

“The most valuable player is the one that makes the most players valuable.”

“We’ve been working a long time for this and we want to accomplish our ultimate goal.  We know what it takes.”

“We have to try really hard to not accidentally summon a demon.”

“We stuck to our plan and it worked.”

“You’ve got to remember what your priorities are.  When you’re playing, what you do on the field is the most important thing.”

“When you go through a significant injury and have a major career change, you truly do go one year at a time, and you don’t look past what’s going on now, because you are not sure what’s going to happen.  Tomorrow is not promised.”

“I was never on a mission to be an NFL quarterback.  I wanted to be a good high school player, and I worked hard at that.  That made me good enough to play in college and then I wanted to be a good college quarterback.  During college, I played well enough to make it into the NFL.  I never took it for granted and really wanted to play hard at each level and I have always had a lot of fun doing what I wanted to do.”

“I’ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever.  Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.”

“When you get a lot of money thrown at you, you can make some dumb decisions without the right advice.”

“Boy, do I hate to lose.”

“This might be my last rodeo.”

“There’s a saying that goes, ‘Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is; treat a man as he could be and he will become what he should be.'”

“I’ve learned a lot through my mistakes, stumbles, and losses in football.  I’ve also learned this game is a mighty platform that has given me a voice that can echo well beyond the game.  Football has taught me not to be led by obstructions and setbacks but instead to be led by dreams.  Due to some good genes, I’m smart enough to know that those lessons can enrich who I am and where I go from here.”

“When I look back on my NFL career, I’ll know without a doubt that I gave everything I had to help my teams walk away with a win.  There were other players who were more talented but there was no one who could out-prepare me and because of that… I have no regrets.”

“I’m totally convinced that the end of my football career is just the beginning of something I haven’t even discovered yet.  Life is not shrinking for me, it’s morphing into a whole new world of possibilities.”

“Well, I’ve fought a good fight.  I’ve finished my football race and after 18 years, it’s time.  God bless all of you and God bless football.”

“I’m the best Manning.”

“I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot of people, but I don’t talk about it or brag about it because that’s between God and me, and I’m no better than anybody else in God’s sight.”

For more multimillionaire quarterback quotes, see Tom Brady’s.

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