Joe Paterno Quotes

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Joe Paterno Quotes

In every life, there have to be some shadows. Look at me. My life has been filled with sunshine. A beautiful and caring wife. Five healthy children. I got to do what I loved. How many people are that lucky?
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What is a coach? We are teachers. Educators. We have the same obligations as all teachers, except we probably have more influence over young people than anybody but their families. And, in a lot of cases, more than their families.

— Joe Paterno

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.

— Joe Paterno

Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.

— Joe Paterno

The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner.

— Joe Paterno

I don't think I deviated from what I'm all about and what I thought was important. Whether you want to call that a legacy, or whatever you want to call it.

— Joe Paterno

It doesn't matter what people think of me. I've lived my life.

— Joe Paterno

In every life, there have to be some shadows. Look at me. My life has been filled with sunshine. A beautiful and caring wife. Five healthy children. I got to do what I loved. How many people are that lucky?

— Joe Paterno

They ask me what I'd like written about me when I'm gone. I hope they write I made Penn State a better place, not just that I was a good football coach.

— Joe Paterno

We need people who influence their peers and who cannot be detoured from their convictions by peers who do not have the courage to have any convictions.

— Joe Paterno

Success is best measured by the achiever.

— Joe Paterno

I still haven't gotten that little something out of my system that I'm still not a kid going to a football game. I'm excited.

— Joe Paterno

I had a great bunch of kids. They all hung with us. The coaching staff hung with us. And we played tough every game. If you've got kids that want to play and react to you, it's fun. I'm having a good time.

— Joe Paterno

My father said about money: 'You have to have some. But you don't have to have all of it. Just be honest with yourself.'

— Joe Paterno

My name, I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it's gone.

— Joe Paterno

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