Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.

— Bill Bradley

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Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.

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When you're not practicing, someone somewhere is.

And when the two of you meet, assuming roughly equal ability, the other person will win.

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The point of the game is not how well the individual does, but whether the team wins. That's the beautiful heart of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for the group success.

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Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.

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The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.

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A lot of people want to change the world, but only a few people want to change themselves. When it comes to the issue of race in America, we have to do both.

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Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.

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I think the political process has degenerated into name-calling and extremism, and I think that that's unfortunate.

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We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly.

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Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth.

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.

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The UN is committed to the goal of ensuring that all nations share in economic, social, & scientific progress. It delivers humanitarian assistance to the victims of wars and natural disasters.

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Behind all the years of practice and all the hours of glory waits that inexorable terror of living without the game.

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About Bill Bradley

Quotes 37 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.

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When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.

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We need to get beyond the politics of the moment, the deficit of the hour, the military count of the day, the numbers that rarely shape events. Our long-term interests must be in people and in the values of democracy and individual liberty.

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Some people say we can never achieve our special destiny, but I say, in a world of new possibilities guided by goodness, we can and we will.

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We have to repair that trust ... I think anytime a public official lies, he undermines his own authority and squanders the public trust.

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Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.

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Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.

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Mark Twain put it best when he said, 'Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.

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For a long time, I operated under the Chinese proverb that there are four kinds of leaders: those who you laugh at, those who you hate, those who you love and those who you don't even know that they're leaders.

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The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.

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All I have are the people.

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I like the rough impersonality of New York .

.. Human relations are oiled by jokes, complaints, and confessions-all made with the assumption of never seeing the other person again.

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Imagination allows us to escape the predictable.

It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"

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Tax (reform) is ultimately a decision about values.

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Give to another human being without the expectation of a return.

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How should we Democrats select the next presidential nominee? Smoke filled rooms? Brokered convention? National primary? Personally, I prefer jump shots from the top of the key.

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When the playing is over, one can sense that one's youth has been spent playing a game, and now both the game and youth are gone.

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The Boy Scouts of America stands for a set of principles.

These principles have a lot of staying power. The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass. They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain. The principles of Scouting give you a sense of what's important. I feel I owe the Boy Scouts a great deal, both personally and professionally.

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Working with the UN's diplomacy and development arms, we can prevent minor differences from escalating into wars. When conflicts do break out, UN peacekeepers should play a role in defusing and settling them. Without giving up our sovereignty, we can help the UN with better training and better command and control in order to develop more effective peacekeeping forces.

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Basketball can serve as a kind of metaphor for ultimate cooperation.

It is a sport where success, as symbolized by the championship, requires that the dictates of community prevail over selfish impulses.

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A good coach must celebrate in private.

He cannot gloat to the press after a victory or criticize heavily after defeat... His game is of such motivation and strategy that only a few people understand his craft.

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I might lose because I wasn't tall enough;

I might lose because I wasn't fast enough. But I wasn't going to lose because I wasn't ready.

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Leaders should be collaborative, modest, and generous.

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People tell me, "I'm glad you said that.

" But this is not a spectator sport. This is an activity that requires daily moral awakening as well as a commitment that leads to real change.

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