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66 Inspirational Peyton Manning Quotes (LEADERSHIP)

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“I love being coached. I get angry when I’m not coached. I ask a lot of questions and certainly appreciate any insight and feedback. I think if you ever stop listening to coaching or stop asking questions, you probably need to be doing something else.”

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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.
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.
The attitude with which we approach the situation can determine our success or failure.
The attitude with which we approach the situation can determine our success or failure.
If you wait for others to initiate change, you automatically become a follower.
If you wait for others to initiate change, you automatically become a follower.
Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing.
Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.

“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. I know I’d better, because it seems whenever I take a false step or two I feel the consequences.”

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Life is not shrinking for me; it's morphing into a whole new world of possibilities.
Life is not shrinking for me; it’s morphing into a whole new world of possibilities.
My dad told us up front, 'Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it's your decision.'
My dad told us up front, ‘Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it’s your decision.’
Don't ever think, no matter how old you are, that you don't need to be coached.
Don’t ever think, no matter how old you are, that you don’t need to be coached.
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.
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.

18 Peyton Manning Quotes on Playing Football

“When you take a year off from football, you come back for all the enjoyable moments. When you’re not playing, you miss out on all the highs, but you also miss these disappointments. But I would rather be in the arena to be excited or be disappointed than not have a chance at all. That’s football. That’s why everybody plays it.”

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You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind.
I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind.
If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly.
If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly.

“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.”

Peyton Manning
To all the fantasy owners who drafted me You're welcome.
To all the fantasy owners who drafted me: You’re welcome.
Boy, do I hate to lose.
Boy, do I hate to lose.
There are other players who were more talented, but there is no one who could out-prepare me.
There are other players who were more talented, but there is no one who could out-prepare me.
Each game in the postseason has its own identity.
Each game in the postseason has its own identity.
You can play pickup basketball, but you can't really re-create football.
You can play pickup basketball, but you can’t really re-create football.
I revere football. I love the game. You don't have to wonder if I will miss it. I will absolutely miss it.
I revere football. I love the game. You don’t have to wonder if I will miss it. I will absolutely miss it.
I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don't agree with. I'm thinking, 'Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.'
I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.’
Some people have this impression of me 'Boy, he's always so serious on the field. Football. Football. Football.'
Some people have this impression of me: ‘Boy, he’s always so serious on the field. Football. Football. Football.’
I would love to have played in the '60s. Now that would have been fun.
I would love to have played in the ’60s. Now that would have been fun.
I am stronger than I was last year. I am throwing the ball better now in May of 2013 than I did in May of 2012 - significantly better. I got better throughout the season.
I am stronger than I was last year. I am throwing the ball better now in May of 2013 than I did in May of 2012 – significantly better. I got better throughout the season.
I'm retiring as a football player from the University of Tennessee who played for the Colts and the Broncos and was very lucky to have played for all of them.
I’m retiring as a football player from the University of Tennessee who played for the Colts and the Broncos and was very lucky to have played for all of them.
I've learned a lot from my mistakes, stumbles, and losses in football.
I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes, stumbles, and losses in football.
I don't believe I throw quite the same as before I was injured.
I don’t believe I throw quite the same as before I was injured.

3 Peyton Manning Quotes on Prayers and Spirituality

“In life and in sports we know that nothing lasts forever. The same year the greatest physical gift (football) the Lord gave me was taken away from me, I was blessed with the greatest gift any of us could have in two beautiful children. I’d take that trade every day of the week.”

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I committed my life to Christ, and that faith has been most important to me ever since.
I committed my life to Christ, and that faith has been most important to me ever since.

“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.”

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6 Peyton Manning Quotes on Being a Quarterback

“My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for ‘Reggie-isms,’ kind of like ‘Yogi-isms.’ He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, ‘You mean ambidextrous, coach?'”

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I guess, to tell you the truth, I've never had much of a desire to grow facial hair. I think I've managed to play quarterback just fine without a mustache.
I guess, to tell you the truth, I’ve never had much of a desire to grow facial hair. I think I’ve managed to play quarterback just fine without a mustache.

“Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It’s about accountability. I hear stuff about the ‘toughest quarterback in the league’ and all that; what’s that mean?”

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“I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway’s arm, Dan Marino‘s release, maybe Troy Aikman’s drop-back, Brett Favre’s scrambling ability, Joe Montana’s two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed.”

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“If any other part of your body has some weakness, you go, ‘Well I can probably manage.’ But when you’re a quarterback, and it’s your right hand, you’re certainly concerned far as being able to do your job.”

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“My advice to the next quarterback that misses an entire year is to understand there is a little difference going out on the road again. You miss that. When you’re hurt, you do not feel like you are part of it.”

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2 Peyton Manning Quotes on Winning

I'll even miss the Patriots fans in Foxborough, and they should miss me, because they sure did get a lot of wins off of me.
I’ll even miss the Patriots fans in Foxborough, and they should miss me, because they sure did get a lot of wins off of me.
It goes without saying, winning against a good team in a hostile crowd on the road, it's just an absolutely huge win.
It goes without saying, winning against a good team in a hostile crowd on the road, it’s just an absolutely huge win.

2 Peyton Manning Quotes on Super Bowl

“Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can’t produce, if I can’t help a team, that’s when I will stop playing.”

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I was truly honored to be a part of that game, to be playing the 50th Super Bowl.
I was truly honored to be a part of that game, to be playing the 50th Super Bowl.

4 Peyton Manning Quotes on NFL

“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.”

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In my very first NFL game, I completed my first pass to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk.
In my very first NFL game, I completed my first pass to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk.

“Over my NFL career, I’ve had five head coaches who have helped me become better at my craft and have helped me become a better human being: Jim Mora, Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, John Fox, Gary Kubiak.”

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“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.”

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2 Peyton Manning Quotes on His Personality

“Growing up in New Orleans as Archie Manning’s son, I felt like a target, and I’ve always known that whatever I’d do, people would hear about it. So I’ve had my guard up, and maybe that’s molded my personality.”

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I'd like people to understand that I do have some personality.
I’d like people to understand that I do have some personality.

2 Peyton Manning Quotes on Legacy

“I’ve been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old. I’m not sure you can have a legacy when you’re 25 years old. Even 37. I’d like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what the word even means.”

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“I get asked a lot about my legacy. For me, it’s being a good teammate, having the respect of my teammates, having the respect of the coaches and players. That’s important to me.”

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17 Peyton Manning Quotes that Will Make You Think

“Whatever happens, happens. I can’t give you a prediction because Jim (Irsay) and I will sit down at some point and he’ll get a feel for where I am and I’ll get a sense of what direction he wants to go. Right now, I have no idea.”

Peyton Manning
A man's got to know his limitations.
A man’s got to know his limitations.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.

“I was talking to my good friend Kid Rock a while ago, and he told me if I’d send him a helmet, he’d send me an autographed platinum record. I thought that was a pretty sweet swap.”

Peyton Manning
I think e-mail is kind of a cheap way to communicate. It's a lazy way of writing a letter, you know.
I think e-mail is kind of a cheap way to communicate. It’s a lazy way of writing a letter, you know.
I cherished my time playing high school sports.
I cherished my time playing high school sports.
I've put a lot of thought into being a leader.
I’ve put a lot of thought into being a leader.
Some guys need to see things on a grease board, I like when you can see it in your mind. And that's what Marvin does, too. He visualizes. He sees things in his mind so well.
Some guys need to see things on a grease board, I like when you can see it in your mind. And that’s what Marvin does, too. He visualizes. He sees things in his mind so well.
The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders.
The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders.
I understand the seriousness of concussions.
I understand the seriousness of concussions.
'Grateful' is the word that comes to my mind when thinking of the Denver Broncos.
‘Grateful’ is the word that comes to my mind when thinking of the Denver Broncos.
I'm the best Manning.
I’m the best Manning.
You certainly miss a lot of things about Indianapolis. I miss a lot of friends in Indy. St. Elmo's. The Slippery Noodle. Amalfi's.
You certainly miss a lot of things about Indianapolis. I miss a lot of friends in Indy. St. Elmo’s. The Slippery Noodle. Amalfi’s.
Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they're bitter. Not me.
Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they’re bitter. Not me.
Nobody really wants to hear about anybody else's injuries. Or how your back feels. Whose back doesn't hurt
Nobody really wants to hear about anybody else’s injuries. Or how your back feels. Whose back doesn’t hurt?
There's no way to measure or properly express what a family like mine can mean. Mom, Dad, Cooper, Eli, extended family, you are the best.
There’s no way to measure or properly express what a family like mine can mean. Mom, Dad, Cooper, Eli, extended family, you are the best.
I feel like I've improved at everything I've done every single year - except golf. Golf, I've managed to stay exactly the same.
I feel like I’ve improved at everything I’ve done every single year – except golf. Golf, I’ve managed to stay exactly the same.

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