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“The finest of athletes have, along with skill, a few more essential qualities: to conduct their life with dignity, with integrity, with courage and modesty. All these, are totally compatible with pride, ambition, determination and competitiveness.”

Sir Donald Bradman
I was never coached; I was never told how to hold a bat. Every ball went exactly where I wanted it to go until the ball that got me out.
I was never coached; I was never told how to hold a bat. Every ball went exactly where I wanted it to go until the ball that got me out.
Reading poetry and watching cricket were the sum of my world, and the two are not so far apart as many aesthetes might believe.
Reading poetry and watching cricket were the sum of my world, and the two are not so far apart as many aesthetes might believe.

“The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries after my demise. During my career I was privileged to give the public my interpretation of its character in the same way that a pianist might interpret the works of Beethoven.”

Sir Donald Bradman
May cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. The world can only be richer for it.
May cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. The world can only be richer for it.
When you play test cricket, you don't give the Englishmen an inch. Play it tough, all the way. Grind them into the dust.
When you play test cricket, you don’t give the Englishmen an inch. Play it tough, all the way. Grind them into the dust.

“A good captain must be a fighter; confident but not arrogant, firm but not obstinate; able to take criticism without letting it unduly disturb him, for he is sure to get it — and unfairly, too.”

Sir Donald Bradman
Test Cricket is not a light-hearted business, especially that between England and Australia.
Test Cricket is not a light-hearted business, especially that between England and Australia.
Many cricketers who had more ability than I had, why they didn't make more runs than I did, I don't know.
Many cricketers who had more ability than I had, why they didn’t make more runs than I did, I don’t know.
Cricket will survive and remain our most noble game and I shall always remain proud of the part I played in its history and development.
Cricket will survive and remain our most noble game and I shall always remain proud of the part I played in its history and development.

2 InspirationalSir Donald Bradman Quotes About Life

“I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his or her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty.”

Sir Donald Bradman

“About the last thing I ever wanted in life was a knighthood, and even today some forty years after the event, I find it difficult to come to terms with a life where old and valued friends insist on calling me ‘Sir’ instead of Don, simply because they think it is protocol. But I have consciously shouldered these burdens because I felt that I was the medium through which cricket could achieve a higher status and gain maximum support from the people, not only in Australia but throughout the world.”

Sir Donald Bradman

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