Babe Ruth quotes

  • Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Motivational Sports #Games

  • Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Success #Baseball #Crazy

  • You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Life #Motivational #Perseverance

  • Google Books Excuses for All Occasions: Alibis, Apologies, and Cop-Outs That Can Get You Out of (or Into) Trouble By Steven D. Price New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing 2012 P. ?: “Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, 'It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Dream #New York #Selfish

  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Inspirational #Sports #Running

  • I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Swings #Missing

  • I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Running #Home

  • Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Love You #Games

  • It's hard to beat a person that never gives up.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Fitness #Giving Up #Work

  • Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Hero #Athlete #Legends

  • The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Leadership #Basketball #Teamwork

  • Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Men

  • I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Wine #Beer #Thinking

  • I said I'm going to hit the next one right over the flagpole. God must have been with me.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Next #Flagpoles

  • Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Running #Home #Four

  • How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Running #Home

  • Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Baseball #Years

  • I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that ***** in the stands.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Mean #Umpires #Dirt

  • All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Baseball #Running

  • If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Baseball #Cemetery

  • Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Games #Giving

  • All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Sock #Ask Me

  • I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Kids #Heaven

  • I don't need to know where the green is. Where is the golf course?
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Golf #Needs #Green

  • Aw, everybody knows that game, the day I hit the homer off ole Charlie Root there in Wrigley Field, the day October first, the third game of that thirty-two World Series. But right now I want to settle all arguments. I didn't exactly point to any spot, like the flagpole. Anyway, I didn't mean to, I just sorta waved at the whole fence, but that was foolish enough. All I wanted to do was give that thing a ride... outta the park... anywhere.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Mean #Roots

  • If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Baseball #Singles

  • Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Advice #Something New

  • Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Motivational #Inspiring #Running

  • Let me show you how it's done... Loser!
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Done #Loser #Let Me

  • As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Relationship #Sports #Baseball

  • I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Boys #America

  • A man ought to get all he can earn. A man who knows he's making money for other people ought to get some of the profit he brings in. Don't make any difference if it's baseball or a bank or a vaudeville show. It's business, I tell you. There ain't no sentiment to it. Forget that stuff.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Men #Differences

  • Read about your case of amnesia. Must be a new brand.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Yankees #Cases #Amnesia

  • The curve and the fast one are important; the change of pace and the other trick deliveries are great but they're not worth a plugged nickel unless you have control to go along with them. And by control I don't mean the ability to put the ball over the plate somewhere between the shoulders and knees. I mean the ability to hit a three-inch target nine times out of ten, the sort of control that lets you put the ball in the exact spot you want it, and to play a corner to the split fraction of an inch.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Mean #Yankees #Curves

  • What the hell difference does it make?
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Yankees #Differences #Doe

  • I hit an inside-the-park home run! I beat it out! Can you believe that?
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Running #Believe #Home

  • They started something here, and the kids are keeping the ball rolling.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Kids #Yankees #Rolling

  • Life is a game like any other; we just don't take it as seriously.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Games #Sportsmanship #Life Is

  • "I'm going over the valley." (Dying from throat cancer, his doctor found him wandering around his room, asked him where was he going?)
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Cancer #Doctors #Dying

  • A part of control is learning to correct your own weaknesses. The person doesn't live who was born with everything. Sometimes he has one weak point, generally he has several. The first thing is to know your faults. And then take on a systematic plan of correcting them. You know the old saying about a chain only being as strong as its weakest link. The same can be said in the chain of skills a man forges.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Leadership #Sports #Strong

  • After all, there's only one aswer to be made to the young fellow who is asking constantly for advice as to how to hit. The answer is: "Pick out a good one and sock it!
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Advice #Asking #Answers

  • It's hard to beat somebody when they don't give up.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Giving Up #Giving

  • I copied (Shoeless Joe) Jackson's style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He's the guy who made me a hitter.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Guy #Style #Saws

  • What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Years #Hell

  • I'm only going one way.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Stupidity #Way

  • The most important thing that a young athlete must do it pick the right sport. Not one that they like just a little bit, but one that they love. Because,if they don't really love their sport, they won't work as hard as they should. Me? I loved to hit.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Leadership #Sports #Athlete

  • I don't give a damn about any actors. What good will John Barrymore do you with the bases loaded and two down in a tight ball game. Either I get the money (more than Barrymore), or I don't play!
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Games #Play

  • That last one sounded kinda high to me.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Lasts

  • The termites have got me.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball

  • Wealth is always attracted, never pursued.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Wealth #Prosperity

  • The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Business #Team #Play

  • I've never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Crowds #Strikeouts

  • I hear the cheers when they roared and the jeers when they echoed.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Cheer

  • The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Real #Thinking

  • I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Baseball #Giving Up

  • Paris ain't much of a town.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Paris #Towns

  • How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Men #Littles #Noise

  • Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Believe #Two

  • Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Lonesome #Awake

  • Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Men #Almighty

  • You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth - that means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Growing Up #Mean

  • I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Years #Hoover

  • If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. I have the same violent temper my father and older brother had. Both died of injuries from street fights in Baltimore, fights begun by flare-ups of their tempers.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Brother #Father

  • Well, the good Lord and good luck must have been with me because I did exactly what I said I was going to do.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Good Luck #Lord #Said

  • I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump (Wrigley Field) all the time.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Play #Fields #Salary

  • Every Strike is one step closer to a Home Run
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Running #Home #Steps

  • If you want to hit home runs, you've go to swing a lot.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Inspirational #Running #Home

  • Hotter 'n hell, ain't it, Prez?
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Hell #Hotter

  • What I am, what I have, what I am going to leave behind me - all this I owe to the game of baseball.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Baseball #Games

  • To my sick little pal. I will try to knock you another homer, maybe two today.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Two #Sick

  • I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Years #Giving

  • Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Sports #Running #Baseball

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