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29 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quotes (ATHLETE)

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The formula for success is simple practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.
The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.
You can't win them all but you can try.
You can’t win them all but you can try.
Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
If you win through bad sportsmanship, that's no real victory.
If you win through bad sportsmanship, that’s no real victory.
Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.
Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.
Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most.
Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most.
Golf is a game of coordination, rhythm, and grace; women have these to a high degree.
Golf is a game of coordination, rhythm, and grace; women have these to a high degree.
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.
The Babe is here. Who's coming in second?
The Babe is here. Who’s coming in second?
As long as I'm improving, I will go on, and besides, there's too much money in the business to quit.
As long as I’m improving, I will go on, and besides, there’s too much money in the business to quit.

3 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quotes on Practice

A couple of hours of practice is worth ten sloppy rounds.
A couple of hours of practice is worth ten sloppy rounds.
The more you practice, the better. But in any case, practice more than you play.
The more you practice, the better. But in any case, practice more than you play.
My philosophy? Practice, practice, practice and win.
My philosophy? Practice, practice, practice and win.

7 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quotes on Golf and Sports

“They say golf came easy to me because I was a good athlete, but there’s not any girl on the LPGA Tour who worked near as hard as I did in golf. It’s the toughest game I ever tackled.”

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It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.
It’s not just enough to swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.
That little white ball won't move until you hit it, and there's nothing you can do after it has gone.
That little white ball won’t move until you hit it, and there’s nothing you can do after it has gone.
I expect to play golf until I am 90-even longer if anybody figures out a way to swing a club from a rocking chair.
I expect to play golf until I am 90-even longer if anybody figures out a way to swing a club from a rocking chair.
I played many sports, but when that golf bug hit me, it was permanent.
I played many sports, but when that golf bug hit me, it was permanent.
The mediocre golfer generally is one who is too lazy to play better.
The mediocre golfer generally is one who is too lazy to play better.
You have to play by the rules of golf just as you have to live by the rules of life. There's no other way.
You have to play by the rules of golf just as you have to live by the rules of life. There’s no other way.

2 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quotes on Playing with Boys

“I played with boys rather than girls. I preferred baseball, football, foot-racing and jumping with the boys, to hop-scotch and jacks and dolls, which were about the only things girls did.”

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Get toughened up by playing boys' games, but don't get tough.
Get toughened up by playing boys’ games, but don’t get tough.

7 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Quotes on Success

All of my life I have always had the urge to do things better than anybody else.
All of my life I have always had the urge to do things better than anybody else.
I came out to beat everybody in sight, and that's just what I'm going to do.
I came out to beat everybody in sight, and that’s just what I’m going to do.
It's even harder to stay at the top in sports than it is to get there.
It’s even harder to stay at the top in sports than it is to get there.
I can beat any two players in this tournament by myself. If I need any help, I'll let you know.
I can beat any two players in this tournament by myself. If I need any help, I’ll let you know.
I don't see any point in playing the game if you don't win, do you?
I don’t see any point in playing the game if you don’t win, do you?
I don't seem able to do my best unless I'm behind or in trouble.
I don’t seem able to do my best unless I’m behind or in trouble.

“You know when there’s a star, like in show business, the star has her name in lights on the marquee! Right? And the star gets the money because the people come to see the star, right? Well, I’m the star, and all of you are in the chorus.”

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