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    Anything easy ain't worth a damn!
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: worth 
     
    I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: world  games  football 
     
    Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: football 
     
    I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: men  mistakes 
     
    Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: world  worth 
     
    Paralyze resistance with persistence.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: persistence 
     
    Statistics always remind me of fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.
    — Woody Hayes
    When you're winning - you don't need any friends. When you're losing - you don't have any friends anyway.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: friends  winning 
     
    Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.
    — Woody Hayes
    Even the best team, without a sound plan, can't score.
    — Woody Hayes
    In football we always said that the other team couldn't beat us. We had to be sure that we didn't beat ourselves. And that's what people have to do, too - make sure they don't beat themselves.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: people  football 
     
    You can never really pay back. You can only pay forward.
    — Woody Hayes
    You don't get hurt running straight ahead...three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: hurt  running  pounds 
     
    The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: desires  human 
     
    It does not matter the size of the man, rather the amount of effort the man is willing to put forth
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: men 
     
    There's nothing in this world that comes easy. There are a lot of people who aren't going to bother to win. We learn in football to get up and go once more.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: people  world  learn  football 
     
    Football represents and embodies everything that's great about this country, because the United States of America is built on winners, not losers or people who didn't bother to play.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: people  america  football 
     
    I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have. "Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: time  smart  men  people  live  believe  respect  fun  kids 
     
    Because I couldn't go for three.
    — Woody Hayes
    We do not pull in and fill up. And I'll tell you why we don't. It's because I don't buy one goddamn drop of gas in the state of Michigan. We'll coast and push this goddamn car to the Ohio line before I give this state a nickel of my money.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: money 
     
    There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: soul  hell 
     
    The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: world  winning 
     
    The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: strategy  games  football 
     
    I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: people 
     
    The only way we'd get beaten was if we got a little fat-headed, if we didn't train right, if we had dissension on the squad.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: right 
     
    You don't get many chances to pay back what's been done for you. Take them.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: chance 
     
    It's never an upset if the so-called underdog has all along considered itself the better team.
    — Woody Hayes
    We control by attitudes-positive mental attitudes-not by rules.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: control  mental  rules 
     
    The most deceptive course in football is straight at the goalposts.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: football 
     
    You can never pay back, so you should always try to pay forward.
    — Woody Hayes
    The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?
    — Woody Hayes
    Jack Tatum could hit a man so hard that it would lift both his feet off the ground.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: men 
     
    You can outwork anybody. Try it, you will find out that you can do it.
    — Woody Hayes
    I'm not trying to win a popularity poll. I'm trying to win football games.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: games  football 
     
    Picking an assistant coach, the first thing I was interested in was the man's character.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: character 
     
    When I look in the mirror in the morning, I want to take a swing at me.
    — Woody Hayes
    You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: smile  facts  football  worth 
     
    Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: men  live  winning 
     
    Indomitable in victory, insufferable in defeat.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: victory 
     
    Without winners, there would be no civilization.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: civilization 
     
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