35 Inspirational Jim Brown Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Jim Brown Quotes On Success

James Nathaniel Brown is an American former professional football player, sports analyst and actor. He was a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 through 1965. Considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time, Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season he was in the league, was recognized as the AP NFL Most Valuable Player three times, and won an NFL championship with the Browns in 1964. He led the league in rushing yards in eight out of his nine seasons, and by the time he retired, he had shattered most major rushing records. In 2002, he was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. Brown earned unanimous All-America honors playing college football at Syracuse University, where he was an all-around player for the Syracuse Orangemen football team. He also excelled in basketball, track and field, and lacrosse. The football team later retired his number 44 jersey. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995. May these Jim Brown Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I think of my life as a journey, and I’m still on it.” Jim Brown

2. “Success is not only for the elite. Success is there for those who want it, plan for it, and take action to achieve it.” Jim Brown

3. “When you go out on a football field, you are responsible for taking care of yourself. The more rules you get, the less players truly take care of themselves.” Jim Brown

4. “I loved the game. We played because we loved it.” Jim Brown

5. “There were a lot of running backs as good as me. The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability.” Jim Brown

6. “I would never try to motivate anyone to follow me. I would motivate him to follow certain principles.” Jim Brown

7. “When you have a problem, rules don’t solve your problem. It’s caring and education.” Jim Brown

8. “Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone.” Jim Brown

9. “There was no publicity. You had to like it. There was no pressure, just great competition. The attitude of the coaches and players was exceptional.” Jim Brown

10. “I’m not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don’t want the game to be a killer of our players.” Jim Brown

11. “Education, family, character, intelligence, humility, okay? These are the things that make a culture live.” Jim Brown

12. “You cannot get me to be disloyal to a friend. You just can’t do it. Loyalty is a part of what I live by. I didn’t say I was going to be loyal to my friend because he was right. I’m going to be loyal to my friend because he’s my friend.” Jim Brown

13. “I don’t deal in frustration. I’m a fighter. And everything I’ve ever gotten, I’ve had to fight for.” Jim Brown

14. “Money has stepped to the forefront of everything.” Jim Brown

15. “I don’t teach kids to be No. 1. Organizations and people that tell you you have to be No. 1; that’s not it. You don’t have to be No. 1. What I teach is to be as good as you can be. Use what you have and be as good as you can be. That’s all you can do, anyway.” Jim Brown

16. “The three greatest people in my life as a young person were white. I’m not a person that really deals in color.” Jim Brown

17. Money has changed today’s black athletes. Those who have the ability as African men to bring a change in a community that so desperately needs it are concentrating only on their own careers, some charities and how much money they can make.” Jim Brown

18. “I want the violence among young people in this country to stop – particularly gang violence.” Jim Brown

19. “I listened to my kids talk about me as a parent, and I learned about things they wished I’d done and said. And I wished that I had done more of those things.” Jim Brown

20. “When you think of the sacrifices our firefighters make, think about the service of soldiers in foreign lands and listen to their lives, you have to be careful that whatever you do, don’t cast a shadow on what these great people do.” Jim Brown

21. “If you truly believe something, and it’s incorrect, that doesn’t mean you don’t have integrity.” Jim Brown

22. “I’d like to make one thing very clear: Muhammad Ali loved people, and he had white friend as well as black friends – and the only thing that he hated was discrimination and racism.” Jim Brown

23. “I set my standards so high, no one could be harsher on me than I was.” Jim Brown

24. “I had a choice to be lazy or lean – if I hadn’t changed, thing probably would catch up with me.” Jim Brown

25. “I’m not interested in trying to work on people’s perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don’t take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.” Jim Brown

26. “The power is between your ears.The power is in your heart.” Jim Brown

27. “Even though the money is great and the fame is great, you still have a lot of disenfranchised young men that are participating in the NFL that are not very happy. A lot of them are very bitter. A lot them are very angry. So many of them have had no fathers and no home life, and basically, no education.” Jim Brown

28. “When I think of greatness, I think of guys like Earl Campbell and Gale Sayers and Walter Payton, and these individuals who, it’s unanimous they’re going to make a difference – when they’re coming out of college, there’s no doubt.” Jim Brown

29. “Young black men in this country have to understand that they have a responsibility. They cannot be the enemy in their own neighborhoods and usurp the effort of good people that are trying to make things work.” Jim Brown

30. “There is no excuse for violence. There is never a justification for anyone to impose themselves on someone else. And it will always be incorrect when it comes to a man and a woman, regardless of what might have happened. You need to be man enough to take the blow. That is always the best way. Do not put your hands on a woman.” Jim Brown

31. “Act your age. Students do not look upon you as a buddy, pal, or peer. They expect you to be a mature adult….Many young teachers have a tendency to seek popularity, resorting to tactics that can create endless problems.” Jim Brown

32. Nelson Mandela just died, so that says so much because it’s a tremendously powerful and great man who was very sensitive. Loved all people, forgave his enemies, and showed the world how to stand up and do it the right way.” Jim Brown

33. “Showing weakness will encourage your opponents. It inspires them. It encourages them to hit harder. To come faster. But when you don’t show any fear, or when you don’t show any hurt, you have the opportunity to discourage your opponent. You discourage your enemies. The bottom line is, if you think properly, you don’t even have to think about all of that. All you have to think about is that guy across from me is human, and so am I. And he’ll never out-work me. He’ll never out-think me. And if you can’t out-work me, and you can’t out-think me, you’ll never beat me.” Jim Brown

34. “I recognize the inequities certain cultures have to go through. I understand the history of slavery. I know all those things. But I’m not a victim. I can vote, I can participate, I can invest my money, I can invest my time, and that’s what I’m doing. I’m not working for anybody. I’m not making any money doing what I’m doing. I’m doing it because someone did it for me.” Jim Brown

35. “I learned a long time ago that advice is a quick trip to nowhere. It’s the commitment that only you can make in yourself, the responsibility to assume control of yourself.” Jim Brown

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