If you ask me how I want to be remembered, it is as a winner. You know what a winner is? A winner is somebody who has given his best effort, who has tried the hardest they possibly can, who has utilized every ounce of energy and strength within them to accomplish something.

— Walter Payton

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Tough times go away, tough people do not.


I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.


Do anything that might make the world a better place for someone


We are stronger together than we are alone.


If I'm going to get hit, why let the guy who's going to hit me get the easiest and best shot? I explode into the guy who's trying to tackle me.


I want to be remembered like Pete Rose.

'Charlie Hustle.' I want people to say, 'Wherever he was, he was always giving it his all.


Running alone is the toughest. You get to the point where you have to keep pushing yourself.


You look at a Pete Rose to be the terrific athlete he is and then he falls on hard times, but when he played the game, I got something from the way he played the game because he hustled every play, and just because he had one mistake in his life, am I supposed to throw back everything that I gained from him?


When you speak of role models, when we talk to our kids, everybody is a role model, everyone, just as you look at a Michael Jordan to be the terrific athlete he is.


There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.


If you ask me how I want to be remembered, it is as a winner.


A lot of fans were drawn to me because they knew that whatever the score was, I was going to run as hard as I could on every play. You don't have that now, you have guys waiting for next week or even next year.


About Walter Payton

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Football player
Birthday July 25, 1954

I try to run on the hottest days, at the hottest time, because that's the most difficult time. And sometimes I worry about drying out, and dying.


All people, regardless of whether they're athletes or not, should treat people the way they want to be treated.


When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone.

When you're great at something, they'll tell you.


I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; be it negative or positive, it has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect.


I don't have to jump up and smile just because TV wants me to.


Children have always brought a tremendous amount of joy to me and I feel that if you can catch them at a young age you can really change a life. There are a lot of studies that show that one act of kindness to these children has a 40% chance of making that child have a completely different outcome in their life. What you hope is that you can get a kid to believe in something and to believe in themselves.


God's been very good to me. I'm truly blessed.


Work hard or don't work at all.


I wanted to be a professional drummer.


Money isnt everything. Do you get married because of money? Do you have kids because of money?


If you forget your roots, you've lost sight of everything

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