Don Shula Quotes

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Don Shula Quotes

Failure isnt fatal, and success isnt final.
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Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.

— Don Shula

The thing we found out was, when you get to a Super Bowl, both teams are treated the same, talked about in glowing terms. But when the game is over, only the team that won matters.

— Don Shula

I never felt I knew it all. I always felt there's something new to learn, something new to do.

— Don Shula

I don't know any other way to lead but by example.

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Because, they're only thinking about one team when that game's over. Before the game, they're talking about two football teams. When the game's over, there's only one winner.

— Don Shula

I can't remember missing a practice because of illness.

— Don Shula

And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I'm very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996.

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Peyton Manning is doing things that I think no other quarterback in the history of the league has done at the line of scrimmage ... I just think they are a team right now that's got a real chance to run the table.

— Don Shula

The 347 wins is the thing I'm most proud of. Nobody's even close to it.

— Don Shula

I coached against Dave the last couple of years, and I was very proud to be the first time a father ever coached against his son. He beat me for 30 minutes the first time and 59 and a half minutes the second time.

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To be successful, all you have to do is work half-days; you can work the first twelve hours or the second twelve hours.

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My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.

— Don Shula

As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail and - above all - how hard you work set the stage for how your players perform.

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I'm fairly confident that if I died tomorrow, Don would find a way to preserve me until the season was over and he had time for a nice funeral.

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I'm just a guy who rolls up his sleeves and goes to work!

— Don Shula

I always want to do the best that I can with the opportunities that God has given me. The only way that you can possibly do that is to give yourself a chance to go as high as you possibly can. If you don't have the confidence in yourself and you don't have the desire to compete and move ahead, than you start to get stagnant ... If I fall a little bit short, then I'm still farther than if I hadn't reached at all.

— Don Shula

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