They don’t give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody.
The key to success is failure.
The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that’s the way I’ll be as a coach.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard.
I never thought a role model should be negative.
One chance is all you need.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.
It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Everybody has ability; but talent takes hard work
I don’t always do a lot of predicting, but, when I get a really strong feeling about something, I will tell people.
I don’t like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don’t like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it’s essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
Although I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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