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Mike Singletary quotes: Singletary’s sayings on winning, being a champion, coaching, and more.

“I want winners.  I want people that want to win.”

“‘How’ is a great thing to know.  ‘Why’ is the ultimate.  I’m the ‘why’ coach.  Why are we doing this?  Why are we not doing that?  Why is this not working?  Those are the things I want to know.”

“We’ve got a ton of work to do.  We’re going to celebrate a little, and then we’ve got to get to work.”

“Accountability is definitely a huge word.”

“So I understand that you have to set goals and maybe when you start out, you’re not as good as you’re going to be, but if you really work, you can get better and you determine that.  So… I’m never going to quit on a player.”

“I think a man becomes less than a man when he begins to compromise on what he believes is right.”

“You want to learn everything that you possibly can, chew it, digest it, and take it for what it is, and then move on.”

“I’m sure there’s a right way and there’s a wrong way.  The bottom line is you have to do what you think is right.”

“Every day I’ve got to get up and make a decision.  I have an opportunity every day to affect young men and the coaches that are around me, the entire organization and the entire community.”

“I think you can be the greatest orator of all time, the greatest motivator of all times, but if those players know that you don’t care about them, and you don’t try to understand them, then they’re never going to hear what you have to say.”

“They understand the task at hand.  They understand where we have to go.  They understand where we want to go.”

“All I know is, I was trying to win the football game.  And the bottom line is, you have to do what you think is right.  You have to go with your gut.  And if you don’t do that, then I think you regret a lot of things later on.”

“I just feel that after the season that we have to sit down – as well as myself, everybody – and try and look at what gives us the best opportunity to win going forward.”

“Nobody intimidates me.”

“Because too many times in life there’s just one person that I met, just one thing that I heard, one movie that I saw, one song that was sung, that changed my life.  So I’m always trying to stay awake, to be in the moment, and capture the moments when they come, because they come and go all the time.”

“Before we can talk about a championship, we have to practice like a championship team.”

“One thing I want you to understand is if I make a decision, it’s my decision.”

“The thing that I want to do, the most important thing to me, is winning.  How we do it, I really don’t care.”

“The number one thing is you want to be able to win the game, and we’re going to do whatever we have to do to win the game.”

“A lot of guys that played this game… they had a lot of discipline, they had a gift.”

“I feel very excited.  I’m looking forward to what they have to say.  The most important thing is, is it right?  Is it right for them, and is it right for me?”

“Players have responsibility, and if they don’t do their job, certain things happen.  Coaches have responsibility.  If they don’t do their job, things happen.”

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is?  The opportunity to play.”

“The thing I learned from Coach Ditka is to never say die.  Just go out and lay it on the line every play.”

“Sometimes you get to a place in life where you feel you’ve made some choices, and maybe they weren’t the right choices, and that it’s all coming to an end.”

“If a dad does his job, we don’t need prisons, we don’t need jails.  That’s what I saw growing up.”

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