You can't be common, the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon

— Herb Brooks

The most inspiring Herb Brooks quotes that are little-known but priceless

Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are.

Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher.

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Success is won by those who believe in winning & then prepare for that moment.

Many want to win, but how many prepare? That is the big difference. A sound value system held water then, holds water today, and will hold water in the future.

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When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates, and the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back. Get that through your head!

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Herb Brooks quote Great moments are born from great opport

Great moments are born from great opportunities.

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You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.

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The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back.

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Great moments are born from great opportunities.

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Write your own book instead of reading someone else's book about success

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You win with people, not with talent.

So the quality of the people is very important in building your team. I always looked for people with a solid value system. Then I recruited kids from a cross-section of different personalities, talents and styles of play.

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This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw 'em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it!

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What is courage? Let me tell you what I think it is.

An indefinable quality that makes a man put out that extra something, when it seems there is nothing else to give. I dare you to be better than you are. I dare you to be a thoroughbred.

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Win, lose, or tie, you're gonna play like champions!

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Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.

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About Herb Brooks

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday October 16

You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.

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My recruiting key - I looked for PEOPLE first, athletes second.

I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You're only as good as your values. I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people...but somehow try to pull it out.

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You're looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.

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If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment.

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We need to look at what Europe is doing to get better and try to get better ourselves. We need to make some changes and that can only be good for the game. Tolstoy once said, 'Everybody wants to change the world, but they don't want to change themselves.' So we all have to change our thinking and focus on getting our kids better.

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You must have goals in your life, or otherwise be prepared to be used by those who do have them.

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You're only as good as your values.

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Everything goes in cycles, to a degree.

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If you give 99 percent, you will make my job very easy.

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The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen.

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Maybe I'm sort of like the players - there's still a lot of little boy in me.

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Success is won by those who believe in winning and then prepare for that moment.

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