Let this list of 27 quotations by the American coach Jim Valvano lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational people, life, important sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Jim Valvano truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
We need your help. I need your help. We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children's life. It may save someone you love. And it's very important.
We win or the alumni bash in our teeth. (On the dental plan at NC State)
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.
Time is very precious to me. I don't know how much I have left and I have some things that I would like to say. Hopefully, at the end, I will have said something that will be important to other people too.
Know where you have been, where you are now and where you want to be
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them.
In every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things. Ordinary People accomplish Extraordinary things.
The greatest gift you can give your children is to believe in them.
Spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going.
Take time every day to laugh, to think, to cry.
To find the unlimited scope of human possibility, look within yourself.
Don't give up. Don't ever give up.
How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.
The difference between Namath and me is that when you make the money he makes, they say you're ruggedly handsome. When you make the money I make, they say you have a big nose. (On resembling Joe Namath)
I'll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I'll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities.
It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won.
To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get your emotions going. To be enthusiastic every day and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, 'Nothing great could be accomplished without enthusiasm,' to keep your dreams alive in spite of problems whatever you have. The ability to be able to work hard for your dreams to come true, to become a reality.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day.
That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.
And I'm going to work as hard as I can.
.. for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!
Conceive the inconceivable - then accomplish it.
Life changes when you least expect it to.
The future is uncertain. So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it.
I'm not happy to be here. I'm just happy to be!
Never give up...never ever give up.
Are you saying that the assistant had the answers all along, he just wasn't telling anyone?
I can't tell you what an honor it is, to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe. This is something I certainly will treasure forever.
How many people do you know who've had their dream come true? You're looking at one.
I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going.
We have a very intelligent team. I've had clubs that when you tell a guy to go back door, he leaves the gym. Or you tell the team you're going to have a closed practice and eight guys don't show up.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.
Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to do.
What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever time I have left and to give, and maybe some hope to others.
Nothing has ever been accomplished in any walk of life without enthusiasm, without motivation, and without perseverance.
Now I'm fighting cancer, everybody knows that.
People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how's your day, and nothing is changed for me.
We should do three things every day of our life.
Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is to think, we should spend some time in thought. And, number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears.
How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it.
But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.
Enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.
Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.