Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.— Joe Torre
The most inspiring Joe Torre quotes that will activate your inner potential
The second you think you've arrived, someone passes you. You have to always be in pursuit.
Don't be afraid to fail, encourage your talent, and use your heart. And never be unprepared
Unless you have bad times, you can't appreciate the good times.
Watching other teams in the World Series is like watching somebody else eat a Hot Fudge Sundae.
I do love the feeling of a big win. But you don't have to have a World Series ring to be a winner. A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished. Being able to get the most from their ability. That's what characterizes a winner.
My greatest talent is calmness and being positive.
I concentrate on what you can do even in the worst of times. You don't judge by last week's errors or lost opportunity.
I am deeply saddened and shocked at the loss of umpire Wally Bell.
You can't win the Kentucky Derby unless you're on a thoroughbred.
Obviously generating revenue is what this is all about anymore, which is sad, but again, you have to find ways to make it work. But, yeah, that's certainly intriguing.
Spring Training is a fun time for me.
Major league baseball is about the history of the game.
Baseball history is so important. It's so much more than money.
Getting fired is what happens to a manager sooner or later.
We can learn from past failures and mistakes, but we shouldn't get stuck there.
We can keep future goals in mind, but we shouldn't get stuck there, either. The only way to reach our potential is to focus on what we must do now - this moment, this day - to perform effectively and win.
Golf is the only game I know where you call a foul on yourself.
I feel very fortunate to have broken in with the Milwaukee Braves organization.
I believe anybody who is not afraid to fail is a winner.
After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it's really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called.
If all of us who love baseball and are doing our jobs, then those who get the game from us will be as proud to be a part of it as we were. And we are. This game is a gift, and I am humbled, very humbled, to accept its greatest honor.
A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished.
Baseball has always been filled with negative statistics.
People are proud of their players.
Even though I was never a Yankee fan until I put on the uniform, when you think about the deep history of this organization, you always knew what the Yankees represented.
You're always in the storm's eye, so to speak, when you're with the Yankees.
When we lost, I couldn't sleep at night.
When we win, I can't sleep at night. But, when you win, you wake up feeling better.
A lot of pitchers today are afraid of the ball.
Warren Spahn pinch-hit for me when I was a rookie. He hit a sacrifice fly. I couldn't argue. I was 20 years old and just happy to be in the big leagues. And Spahnnie was a good hitter.
The fact that somebody is reducing your salary is just telling me they're not satisfied with what you're doing.
I played for 18 years, but the only thing that meant anything to me was the World Series.
...in my book success and winning are not always the same thing. To me, success is playing - or working - to the best of your ability.
When I was 16 years old, my brother Frank said, 'You'd better become a catcher, because you're too big and fat to do anything else.' Well, I took his advice. It was a quick way to get to the big leagues, and I've never regretted it.
The game itself is an autonomous game, but everybody is a part of it. No contribution is too small.
We all have different ways to do things.
As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because you either loved them or you hated them.
My 12 years in New York were very, very special, the fans were very special, and it's something I will take with me wherever I go and into retirement.
Chicago is a pretty good town.
Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.
When I was a player and hit into a double play, I felt as if I was letting everyone down.
I never concerned myself with other people's decisions.
My father wasn't the best role model to me.
I have great confidence in Rick Caruso's unique qualifications and his ability to lead a successful bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In baseball, you're always moving people around.
As a member of a competitive team, you want to make sure you have yourself ready to play. You don't control anything but what you do.
One winter, when I was 12, my older brother Frank (20) said to my father, 'We want you out of the house. We don't want anything other than the house we live in. We don't want anything from you. Just leave.' And he left.
Baseball is a team sport played by individuals for themselves.
It's all about makeup.
Winning is a lot of fun. I remember having a meeting a couple years ago and telling the guys: 'You're not enjoying yourselves.' O'Neill said to me afterwards, 'Skip, it's not fun unless you win.'
You don't catch the knuckleball, you defend against it.
I think that winning creates chemistry, as opposed to other way around.
I've been on a lot of friendly teams that couldn't win, trust me.