Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.— Jack Nicklaus
The most relaxing Jack Nicklaus quotes that will add value to your life
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.
I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head.
Pursue what you love, what you are passionate about.
Don't let somebody else dictate your life's path.
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
Talent isn't as important as the work and dedication necessary to become competent.
Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head.
You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.
It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.
If there is one thing I have learned during my years as a professional, it is that the only thing constant about golf is its inconstancy.
Focus on remedies, not faults.
If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach.
I've loved this course from the first time I saw it. It's possibly the best in the world.
Pete Egoscue has totally changed my life.
Never have I experienced such complete pain relief as I have by following the Egoscue Method.
Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them. Band-Aid remedies never last.
Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.
Ask yourself how many shots you would have saved if you always developed a strategy before you hit, always played within your capabilities, never lost you temper, and never got down on yourself.
Once you play a tournament, you're playing against the golf course, you're playing against yourself and trying to do the best you can.
There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts.
The successful people seem to have blinders on.
Everything is straight ahead. They go forward and know exactly what they're going to do once they've made up their mind to do it, and by God they don't look sideways.
Johnny Miller is a very honest guy. That may have been to his detriment sometimes. On television, he's too honest. We talk about it a lot. Do you really need to be that honest? You know what I mean? But he's a good man. He's a good family man. He's got good values, and we're delighted to have him as our honoree.
If a guy is a good athlete, he'll end up being a pretty decent golfer if he just takes it up. But you never master it; even the best players in the world never master the game.
Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.
People only do their best at things they truly enjoy
I've said many times before that Pebble Beach is a wonderful thinking-man's golf course. That is why it is such a great U.S. Open venue.
Golf is a nice game, but that's all. It's never going to be an exciting game to watch on TV. It's not a circus and never will be one. The audience for golf is not going to change significantly. It's always going to be people who play it, understand it, and love it.
Golf is a game of precision, not strength.
My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.
The importance of my legacy is not the golf course, it's what my life is, and what my life is intended to be. The game of golf is a game. My family is my life.
There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts.
The busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. This is sheer intensity.
Before every shot, I go to the movies
He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.
Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.
There's a guy who won't be in contention. There's another one I don't have to worry about.
I have a couple [of grandsons] that are in college playing lacrosse.
It's great and it's fun. But they all also play golf a little bit.
Through years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.
Temper is the one thing you can't get rid of by losing it.
I never went into a tournament or round of golf thinking I had to beat a certain player. I had to beat the golf course. If I prepared myself for a major, went in focused, and then beat the golf course, the rest took care of itself.
The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.
Nobody ever remembers who finished second at anything.
Donald Trump has been a good friend for a long time.
I texted him after the election and I said 'congratulations, Mr. President. The Nicklauses are all happy for the Trumps,' and I said, 'It's time to bring American together, make American great again as you wish.'
When you lip out several putts in a row, you should never think that means that you're putting well. When you're putting well, the only question is what part of the hole it's going to fall in, not if it's going in.
There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup.
He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
We called [my son] Gary "Little Herschel" when he was in middle school - but then he didn't grow any taller. He ended up playing golf and being a really nice golfer.
You can win tournaments when you're mechanical, but golf is a game of emotion and adjustment. If you're not aware of what's happening to your mind and your body when you're playing, you'll never be able to be the very best you can be.
I guess that's why they call it Hell.
There are interesting times. The game is more fun when you are experimenting. One day yuor great, the next day scatterlog. But your learning. No that's not right. I probably have forgotten more about golf than I will ever learn. What you do is remember some of the things you thought you would never forget.
I always practice as I intend to play.
I don't think about winning the Masters as part of the slam.
You want to win the Masters because of what it means to the game.
We're not perfect every time. We make mistakes just like everybody else. But, we stay on top of it, and we stay with it, and we make sure we get it right.