Let this list of 26 quotations by the American athlete Satchel Paige lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational ball, avoid, born sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to anybody.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money.
If you want to live a long time, don't fool with nothing old but money, nothing big but a bank roll, nothing black but a Cadillac, nothing over twenty-two years, nothing that weighs over 130. If you do, you're in trouble. 'Cause when you're getting old and your cells gettin' low, you'll need a Delco battery to boost ya.
What's scary in life is not what people know (or don't know), but what they know that ain't so.
Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That's why they say, we don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.
My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
Go light on the vices, such as carrying on in society.
The social life ain't restful. Avoid running at all times. Don't look back. Something may be gaining on you.
When they treat you bad, you just got to take care of your pride, no matter what.
When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it.
Nobody likes the ball low and away, but that's where you're going to get it from me. I been pitching it there 50 years, away from them. That way they can't hurt you. You keep the ball in the park.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
NO MAN CAN AVOID BEING BORN AVERAGE, BUT NO MAN HAS TO STAY AVERAGE.
Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful. Avoid running at all times. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
Smokey Joe (Williams) could throw harder than anyone.
Work such as you will not have to have the money.
Adore like you've got by no means been damage. Dance like nobody's seeing.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
Smile well and often, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
I was born in August, no July, 1908.
The Crawfords played everywhere, in every ballpark. And we won, won like we invented the game.
You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
One time he (Cool Papa Bell) hit a line drive right past my ear.
I turned around and saw the ball hit his ass sliding into second.
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
There never was a man on earth who pitched as much as me.
But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
I may not be the bestest pitcher in the world, but I sure out-cutes 'em.
I used to feel so bad before I got to the clubhouse, I didn't know what to do.
But when I put that ballsuit on, I don't know where I got the spark to save my life.
Sometimes I sit and think and other times I just sit.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get rained out.
My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man's got to do what he's got to do.
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.