10 Best Bobby Knight Quotes

Bobby Knight's philosophy on life and basketball can pretty much be summarized by these 10 best Bobby Knight quotes. Bobby Knight's quotes have made him more well known than his coaching success. With 902 wins, Bobby Knight is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. Unfortunately, his legacy will be his numerous controversial quotes, "head butting" his son, and throwing a chair across the court in a moment of rage. While never the most well-liked, Coach Knight's quotes have been both inspirational and head-scratching. Whether you love Bob Knight, or hate him, one thing is certain you will never forget him. Bob Knight has had hundreds of famous quotes, here are his top ten:

  1. "All of us learn to write in second grade. Most of us go on to greater things."
  2. "The key is not the "will to win" . . . everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."
  3. "There are times when my passion for basketball led me into confrontations that I could have handled a lot better. I've always been too confrontational, especially  when I know I'm right."
  4. "Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one."
  5. "If the NBA was on channel five and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel four, I'd watch the frogs – even if they were coming in fuzzy."
  6. "Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature."
  7. "Discipline: doing what you have to do, and doing it as well as you possibly can, and doing it that way all the time."
  8. "I told him to take a picture of his testicles so he'd have something to remember them by if he ever took another shot like the last one."
  9. "You are never going to be driven anywhere worthwhile, but you sure as hell drive yourself to a lot of great places. It is up to you to drive yourself there."
  10. "When my time on Earth is gone and my activities here are past I want that they should bury me upside down so my critics can kiss my ass."
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