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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. 

Men do not quit playing because they grow old - they grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful
Miguel de Cervantes

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our
privacy with the last honesty and truth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan

Slow and steady wins the race.

We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators.
John F. Kennedy

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will
choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
Dave Barry

One gets to know people during games and on journeys.
Russian proverb

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same
outfit in public.
Phyllis Diller

At the end of the game the king and the pawn go into the same bag.
English proverb

Practically every game played internationally today was invented in Britain, and when
foreigners became good enough to match or even defeat the British, the British quickly
invented a new game.
Sir Peter Ustinov

I watched a cricket match for three hours waiting for it to start.
Groucho Marx

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today
it's called golf.
Will Rogers

I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win because you'll
play against you.
Dr. Seuss

You have to give 100% in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half,
you have to give what's left.
Yogi Berra

One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the
invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive
Carl Jung

They call it football, but the object of the game is to bash the other guy so hard that he's
eventually carried off the field on a stretcher. I can't watch football anymore. My psychiatrist
said it's better that way. I used to watch a game, see the players in a huddle - and think
they were talking about me.
Jackie Mason

Better play for nothing than work for nothing.
Scottish proverb

Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.
Babe Ruth

When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out
his heart and show it to him.
Mike Tyson

If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
William Hazlitt

The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come
back from defeat.
Sam Snead

To play without passion is inexcusable.
Ludwig von Beethoven

Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to
Elbert Hubbard

Life must be lived as play.

As I moved to the top of pro tennis, though, cockiness became a survival mechanism. I don't
care who you are, Borg or Sampras or Michael Chang - you can't exist at the top without it.
Self-confidence is a must, and so is selfishness.
John McEnroe

Sports is like a war without the killing.
Ted Turner

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard.
Theodore Roosevelt

I started making a list of the lessons I learned from playing poker that could also be applied
to business...
- Be patient and think long-term.
- The players with the most stamina and focus usually win.
- Differentiate yourself. Do the opposite of what the rest of the table is doing.
- Hope is not a good plan.
Tony Hsieh

I love golf now. But it's more addictive than cocaine.
Ringo Starr

The reason why some people love to engage in dangerous activities, such as mountain
climbing, car racing, and so on, although they may not be aware of it, is that it forces them
into the Now - that intensely alive state that is free of time, free of problems, free of
thinking, free of the burden of the personality.
Eckhart Tolle

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