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Bill Russell: The only important statistic is the final score

Bill Russell joined the Celtics with the 1956-57 season already in progress, and soon led the league in average rebounds per game. With Russell on board, the Celtics easily made it to the NBA finals, facing off against the St. Louis Hawks. After six games, the tournament was deadlocked. In the decisive seventh game, Russell made one of the most famous plays in basketball history, the so-called “Coleman Play,” bounding with lightning speed from baseline to midcourt to block a shot by Hawks guard Jack Coleman. Russell’s teammate, Bob Cousy, remembered it as “the greatest physical act I’ve ever seen on a basketball floor.” The Celtics won the game 125 to 123, securing their first NBA Championship.

Arlen Specter: I am what I am

Tweet I do come from a strong family. – Arlen Specter If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong. – Arlen Specter Voting is fundamental in our

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Desmond Tutu: Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument

Tweet Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world – Desmond Tutu My father always used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can

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Oscar Pistorius: Everyone has setbacks

Tweet You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have. – Oscar Pistorius   My parents didn’t give me any scope to feel sorry for myself. They were just like ‘go play with your brother, go climb a tree, go fall off your

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Tom Cruise: I always look for a challenge

Tweet I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.” When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Never waste a minute

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II.

John Legend: I want to move people…

My first big break came with Lauryn Hill on a track called Everything is Everything, I played piano on that track way back in 1998 – John Legend

Jonathan Ive: It’s very easy to be different

“There are different approaches — sometimes things can irritate you so you become aware of a problem, which is a very pragmatic approach and the least challenging. What is more difficult is when you are intrigued by an opportunity. That, I think, really exercises the skills of a designer” – Jonathan Ive

Joshua Chamberlain: We cannot retreat. We cannot withdraw.

Chamberlain and his regiment, the 20th Maine Infantry, gained notoriety for their desperate bayonet charge down Little Round Top on the Second Day of the Battle.

Albert Einstein: I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. — Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Gen Douglas MacArthur: Quitting wrinkles the soul

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. – Douglas MacArthur

Woodrow Wilson: I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

Samuel L. Jackson: I don’t understand how people live without creating?

I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say ‘Hi, my name is Sam and I am an addict. – Samuel L. Jackson

Russell Simmons: There are no failures, only quitters

Tweet I knew it was unrealistic to think I could build an institution overnight. But if I took baby steps, eventually it would happen. – Russell Simmons I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have. –

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Gary Vaynerchuk: Effort is grossly underrated

Tweet Remember the guy in the ’80s walking around with a boombox on his shoulder? Why’d he do that? Because it told a story about who he was. Expressing yourself is big business. – Gary Vaynerchuk It’s never the platform, it’s always the message. – Gary Vaynerchuk What was his

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