25 Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes

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25 Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes  

Pat Summitt, June 14, 1952 – June 28, 2016,  was an American women’s college basketball head coach. Before retiring at age 59 because of a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She served as the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball from 1974 to 2012.

Following are some inspiring quotes from coach Patt Summit with images.

Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes


“Attitude lies somewhere between emotion and logic. It’s that curious mix of optimism and determination that enables you to maintain a positive outlook and to continue plodding in the face of the most adverse circumstances.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb, continue to seek new goals.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility.” » Pat Summitt Quotes Dctvny.org


“There is always someone better than you. Whatever it is that you do for a living, chances are, you will run into a situation in which you are not as talented as the person next to you. That’s when being a competitor can make a difference in your fortunes.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“You can’t always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


25 Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes


“Guy raised his hand and asked if I had any advice [when] it came to ‘coaching women.’ I remember leveling him with a death-ray stare and then relaxing and curling up the corner of my mouth and saying, ‘Don’t worry about coaching women. Just go home and coach basketball.'” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“Competition got me off the farm and trained me to seek out challenges and to endure setbacks; and in combination with my faith, it sustains me now in my fight with Alzheimer’s disease.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“God doesn’t take things away to be cruel. He takes things away to make room for other things. He takes things away to lighten us. He takes things away so we can fly.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


25 Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes


“No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“When a player makes a mistake, you always want to put them back in quickly — you don’t just berate them and sit them down with no chance of redemption.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


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“Accountability is essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you’re never wrong? If you don’t admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you’re bound to make the same one again.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“I’m someone who will push you beyond all reasonable limits. Someone who will ask you not to just fulfill your potential but to exceed it. Someone who will expect more from you than you may believe you are capable of.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“I remember every player-every single one-who wore the Tennessee orange, a shade that our rivals hate, a bold, aggravating color that you can usually find on a roadside crew, “or in a correctional institution,” as my friend Wendy Larry jokes. But to us the color is a flag of pride, because it identifies us as Lady Vols and therefore as women of an unmistakable type. Fighters. I remember how many of them fought for a better life for themselves. I just met them halfway.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


25 Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes


“Success is a project that’s always under construction.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could – like running the track after a two-hour practice – you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“Life. It gives you vision. But you can’t acquire it if you’re afraid of keeping score.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“I remember every player — every single one — who wore the Tennessee orange, a shade that our rivals hate, a bold, aggravating color that you can usually find on a roadside crew, ‘or in a correctional institution,’ as my friend Wendy Larry jokes. But to us the color is a flag of pride, because it identifies us as Lady Vols and therefore as women of an unmistakable type. Fighters. I remember how many of them fought for a better life for themselves. I just met them halfway.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


25 Inspiring Pat Summitt Quotes


“They don’t care how much you know, unless they know how much you care.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“Quit? Quit? We keep score in life because it matters. It counts. Too many people opt out and never discover their own abilities, because they fear failure. They don’t understand commitment. When you learn to keep fighting in the face of potential failure, it gives you a larger skill set to do what you want to do.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


“I don’t know how much I’ve had to do with that, but I’m proud of what’s happened … I do take a lot of pride in seeing the success of other conferences, as well as what’s happening right here on this campus. And just seeing women’s sports with a level of appreciation and awareness and coverage that we’ve never enjoyed before. So yeah, when I think about that, have we finally arrived? I hope so.” » Pat Summitt Quotes


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