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Hank Aaron Quotes


“Failure is a part of success.”

The Hank Aaron's quote says that failure is part of success.

Failure is normal when we need to get to a particular goal or want to succeed.

If we fail, we must not take it pessimistically or painfully, but we must understand well what we did wrong and gain experience.

Once we have a good understanding of what we did wrong, then success will come.


“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”


“The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.”


“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”


“Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.”


“I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.”


“The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.”


“Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man's record.”


“I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.”


“You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail.”

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