It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

— Babe Ruth

The most unconventional Babe Ruth quotes that will transform you to a better person

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.

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Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.

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Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

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Babe Ruth quote Never allow the fear of striking out kee

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

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Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.

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The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.

You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

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I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.

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Babe Ruth quote We just can't beat the person who never

We just can't beat the person who never gives up.

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I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.

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Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

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I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump (Wrigley Field) all the time.

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Babe Ruth quote Every strike brings me closer to the nex

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

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Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn.

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I've heard people say that the trouble with the world is that we haven't enough great leaders. I think we haven't enough great followers. I have stood side by side with great thinkers - surgeons, engineers, economists; people who deserve a great following - and have heard the crowd cheer me instead.

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Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

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Babe Ruth quote It's hard to beat a person who never giv

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

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About Babe Ruth

Quotes 75 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday  February 6, 1895

What the hell has (Herbert) Hoover got to do with it? Anyway, I had a better year than he did.

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The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.

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How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.

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Babe Ruth quote Never let the fear of striking out keep

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

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Life is a game like any other; we just don't take it as seriously.

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What do I think about when I strike out? I think about hitting home runs.

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Every Strike is one step closer to a Home Run

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Babe Ruth quote Heroes get remembered, but legends never

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

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I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park.

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You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth - that means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.

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I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey.

And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.

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All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it.

I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.

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If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.

I have the same violent temper my father and older brother had. Both died of injuries from street fights in Baltimore, fights begun by flare-ups of their tempers.

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As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.

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If you want to hit home runs, you've go to swing a lot.

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I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.

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I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.

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Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it.

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If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.

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A man ought to get all he can earn. A man who knows he's making money for other people ought to get some of the profit he brings in. Don't make any difference if it's baseball or a bank or a vaudeville show. It's business, I tell you. There ain't no sentiment to it. Forget that stuff.

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All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.

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Watch my dust.

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I don't need to know where the green is. Where is the golf course?

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The most important thing that a young athlete must do it pick the right sport.

Not one that they like just a little bit, but one that they love. Because,if they don't really love their sport, they won't work as hard as they should. Me? I loved to hit.

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Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.

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"I'm going over the valley." (Dying from throat cancer, his doctor found him wandering around his room, asked him where was he going?)

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What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.

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Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.

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I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.

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Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.

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I don't give a damn about any actors.

What good will John Barrymore do you with the bases loaded and two down in a tight ball game. Either I get the money (more than Barrymore), or I don't play!

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If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.

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How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?

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What the hell difference does it make?

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Paris ain't much of a town.

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I copied (Shoeless Joe) Jackson's style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He's the guy who made me a hitter.

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I hit an inside-the-park home run! I beat it out! Can you believe that?

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What I am, what I have, what I am going to leave behind me - all this I owe to the game of baseball.

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I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime.

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