It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.

— Bear Bryant

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Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit.


Sure, I'd love to beat Notre Dame, don't get me wrong.

But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state!


It's awfully important to win with humility.

It's also important to lose. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won't know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.


I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.


The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it.


If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, Tide, Roll!"


In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity;

every player must put the team first ahead of personal glory.


Baton Rouge happens to be the worst place in the world for a visiting team.

It's like being inside a drum.


Expect the unexpected.


Have a plan. Follow the plan, and you'll be surprised how successful you can be. Most people don't have a plan. That's why it's easy to beat most folks.


It really doesn't cost anything to be nice, and the rewards can be unimaginable


If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.


About Bear Bryant

Quotes 135 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday September 11, 1913

Don't talk too much or too soon.


Recognize winners. They come in all forms.


If wanting to win is a fault, as some of my critics seem to insist, then I plead guilty. I like to win. I know no other way. It's in my blood.


If they don't have a winning attitude, I don't want them.


I told them my system was based on the "ant plan," that I'd gotten the idea watching a colony of ants in Africa during the war. A whole bunch of ants working toward a common goal.


I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude.

The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don't need a lot of talent.


Set goals - high goals for you and your organization.

When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.


I've had many a player tell me all through high school and right up until signing day that they were coming to Alabama, then they signed with somebody else.


No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts.


There is no substitute for guts.


Recruiting is the one thing I hate. I won't do it unless my coaches tell me I've just got to. The whole process is kind of undignified for me and the young man.


Lee Roy was the best college linebacker - bar none.

He would have made every tackle on every play if they had stayed in bounds.


The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.


Don't tolerate lazy people. They are losers.


Winning isn't imperative, but getting tougher in the fourth quarter is.


You take those little rascals, talk to them good, pat them on the back, let them think they are good, and they will go out and beat the biguns.


I ain't never been nothin but a winner.


I don't hire anybody not brighter than I am. If they're not brighter than I am, I don't need them.


A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.


Being inside Tiger Stadium is like being on the inside of a drum.


At Alabama, our players don't win Heisman Trophies. Our teams win National Championships.


Don't worry about making friends; don't worry about making enemies. Worry about winning, because if you win, your enemies can't hurt you, and if you lose, your friends can't stand you.


People who are in it for their own good are individualists.

They don't share the same heartbeat that makes a team so great. A great unit, whether it be football or any organization, shares the same heartbeat.


If we'd beaten 'em, I wouldn't be going out.


It's kind of hard to rally around a math class.


I've made so many mistakes that if I don't make the same mistakes over, we're going to come pretty close to winning.


In my lifetime, I may have put too much emphasis on winning, because here I am an old man and the only fun I've had is winning, and that's ridiculous.


All I know is, I don't want to stop coaching, and I don't want to stop winning, so we're gonna break the record unless I die.


Three rules for coaching: 1.) Surround yourself with people who can't live without football. 2.) Recognize winners. They come in all forms. 3.) Have a plan for everything.


I left Texas A&M because my school called me.

Mama called, and when Mama calls, then you just have to come running.


In life, you'll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to it.


I'll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we'll be champions.


We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don't.


That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.


Hell, no! A tie is like kissing your sister!


I can reach a kid who doesn't have any ability as long as he doesn't know it.


I'm no innovator. If anything I'm a stealer, or borrower. I've stolen or borrowed from more people than you can shake a stick at.

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