Julius Erving Quotes

“Being a professional is doing the things you love on the days you don’t feel like doing them.”

“If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.”

“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.”

“To be great we need to win games we aren’t supposed to win.”

“I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.”

“Goals determine what you’re going to be.”

“I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals.”


List of Ten Things We Want Most in Life

  1. Opportunity to succeed (43%)
  2. The good life (37%)
  3. The pursuit of happiness (34%)
  4. The American dream (22%)
  5. A fair shake (17%)
  6. To be left alone (13%)
  7. A fresh start (9%)
  8. Everything I can get (9%)
  9. A fighting chance (8%)
  10. A new beginning (8%)

The American dream has been dropping on the list because young people don’t think they will ever achieve it.  Wanting the good life has moved up in its place.

Source:  Dr Frank Luntz, Luntz-Malansky Strategic Research 2009

You’re the Greatest

A man died and met Saint Peter at the gates of heaven.  Recognizing the saint’s knowledge and wisdom, he wanted to ask him a question. “Saint Peter,” he said, “ I have been interested in military history for many years. Tell me, who was the greatest general of all times?”

Peter quickly responded, “O, that is a simple question. It’s that man right over there.”

The man looked where Peter was pointing and answered, “You must be mistaken. I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer.”

“That’s right,” Peter remarked, “But he would have been the greatest general of all time- if he had been a general.”

– Mark Twain