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40 Most Famous Jim Brown Quotes (FOOTBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Jim Brown Quotes (BEST)

“Showing weakness will encourage your opponents. It inspires them. It encourages them to hit harder. To come faster. But when you don’t show any fear, or when you don’t show any hurt, you have the opportunity to discourage your opponent. You discourage your enemies. The bottom line is, if you think properly, you don’t even have to think about all of that. All you have to think about is that guy across from me is human, and so am I. And he’ll never out-work me. He’ll never out-think me. And if you can’t out-work me, and you can’t out-think me, you’ll never beat me.”

Jim Brown
Success is not only for the elite. Success is there for those who want it, plan for it, and take action to achieve it.
Success is not only for the elite. Success is there for those who want it, plan for it, and take action to achieve it.
I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.
I’m not interested in trying to work on people’s perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don’t take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.

“I don’t teach kids to be number 1. Organizations and people that tell you you have to be number 1; that’s not it. You don’t have to be number 1. What I teach is to be as good as you can be. Use what you have and be as good as you can be. That’s all you can do, anyway.”

Jim Brown
I don't deal in frustration. I'm a fighter. And everything I've ever gotten, I've had to fight for.
I don’t deal in frustration. I’m a fighter. And everything I’ve ever gotten, I’ve had to fight for.
When you have a problem, rules don't solve your problem. It's caring and education.
When you have a problem, rules don’t solve your problem. It’s caring and education.

Money has changed today’s black athletes. Those who have the ability as African men to bring a change in a community that so desperately needs it are concentrating only on their own careers, some charities and how much money they can make.”

Jim Brown
A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.
A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.
I set my standards so high, no one could be harsher on me than I was.
I set my standards so high, no one could be harsher on me than I was.

“I’m not a person that really deal in color. I recognize the inequities that certain cultures have to go through. I understand the history of slavery and all those things. But I’m not a victim. I can vote, I can participant. I can invest my money. I can invest my time. And that’s what I’m doing. I’m not working for anybody. I’m not making any money doing what I’m doing. I’m doing it because someone did it for me.”

Jim Brown

6 Jim Brown Quotes on Playing Football

“I could run 200 yards at a stretch, I could duck between players, I felt free to make plays that suited me best. It wasn’t like football then and basketball today, where coaches tell you what foot to put down.”

Jim Brown
Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.
Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.
I'd rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh.
I’d rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh.
There were a lot of running backs as good as me. The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability.
There were a lot of running backs as good as me. The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability.
I loved the game. We played because we loved it.
I loved the game. We played because we loved it.
I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don't want the game to be a killer of our players.
I’m not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don’t want the game to be a killer of our players.

8 Inspirational Jim Brown Quotes About Life

“You cannot get me to be disloyal to a friend. You just can’t do it. Loyalty is a part of what I live by. I didn’t say I was going to be loyal to my friend because he was right. I’m going to be loyal to my friend because he’s my friend.”

Jim Brown
You can't get old without living.
You can’t get old without living.
The power is between your ears. The power is in your heart.
The power is between your ears. The power is in your heart.

“The need to be cared for is the base of everything. In the penitentiaries, you won’t hear gangbangers and criminals say, ‘No, I don’t want to be cared for by nobody.’ When you care about them, they’ll open up to you.”

Jim Brown
If you truly believe something, and it's incorrect, that doesn't mean you don't have integrity.
If you truly believe something, and it’s incorrect, that doesn’t mean you don’t have integrity.
I think of my life as a journey, and I'm still on it.
I think of my life as a journey, and I’m still on it.
No human being should be a role model. We all have flaws.
No human being should be a role model. We all have flaws.
Money is not God, and human dignity is very important.
Money is not God, and human dignity is very important.

2 Jim Brown Quotes on Teammates

Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone.
Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone.
When you need a friend, you can always count on your teammates.
When you need a friend, you can always count on your teammates.

3 Jim Brown Quotes on Violence

“There is no excuse for violence. There is never a justification for anyone to impose themselves on someone else. And it will always be incorrect when it comes to a man and a woman, regardless of what might have happened. You need to be man enough to take the blow. That is always the best way. Do not put your hands on a woman.”

Jim Brown
I want the violence among young people in this country to stop - particularly gang violence.
I want the violence among young people in this country to stop – particularly gang violence.

“About the state of black America, I’ve been working on that for many, many years. And [Donald Trump] said certain things in his early days about wanting to do something about it. We have a lot of violence in our neighborhoods now. We need education. And we need jobs. Is what I’m trying to say.”

Jim Brown

3 Jim Brown Quotes on Playing Lacrosse

There was no publicity. You had to like it. There was no pressure, just great competition. The attitude of the coaches and players was exceptional.
There was no publicity. You had to like it. There was no pressure, just great competition. The attitude of the coaches and players was exceptional.
Lacrosse is probably the best sport I ever played.
Lacrosse is probably the best sport I ever played.
I could fully express myself in lacrosse.
I could fully express myself in lacrosse.

2 Jim Brown Quotes on Civil Rights

“The social issues outside of football are not as defined as they were earlier, when integration took place and certain rights were legislated. The Civil Rights movement is over. Individuals can buy homes wherever they want, travel first class wherever they want, eat wherever they want.”

Jim Brown

“John Lewis has great history as a civil rights fighter. As a young man, he was one of the guys out there who was leading the parades during the [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] era. So, we all respect his history. But then I hear him crying the blues about Mr. [Donald] Trump and saying he’s an illegitimate president, I take offense to that. If it’s illegitimate, why is he going on?”

Jim Brown

6 Jim Brown Quotes to Ponder

“The three greatest people in my life as a young person were white, my high school superintendent, my high school coach and a – I graduate in Manhasset High, Kenneth Molloy who’s a mentor to yours truly. I’m not a person that really deal in color.”

Jim Brown
Ya know, America's a great country. It's great because it allows you to fight. And you can win, if you have the stamina and tenacity.
Ya know, America’s a great country. It’s great because it allows you to fight. And you can win, if you have the stamina and tenacity.
I'm a very sensitive person. I do like to be respected. I'm very loyal. I like it to be a two-way street.
I’m a very sensitive person. I do like to be respected. I’m very loyal. I like it to be a two-way street.

“Ben Schwartzwalder was a decent guy, but he was from another era. He was like a Marine, with a real army attitude. He thought there was only one way to play football, and that was the rough way.”

Jim Brown
In a perfect world, I don't think any man should slap anyone.
In a perfect world, I don’t think any man should slap anyone.
The story of Jackie Robinson is also the story of Branch Rickey. He had many reasons for doing what he did, but he stood up against his own people.
The story of Jackie Robinson is also the story of Branch Rickey. He had many reasons for doing what he did, but he stood up against his own people.

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