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Playing Proverbs


Sayings about Playing & Players

An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversation does.~ Portuguese Proverb

The cat has nine lives: three for playing, three for straying, three for staying.~ English Proverbs

Every age wants its playthings.~ French Proverb

The musician who is paid in advance does not play so well.~ Catalonian Proverb

Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with. ~ Traditional Proverb

With someone holding nothing but trumps it is impossible to play cards. ~ Traditional Proverbs

Life is like a game in which God shuffles the cards, the devil deals them and we have to play the trumps. ~ Yugoslavian Proverbs

In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.~ Yiddish Proverb

When the cat’s away, the mice will play.~ Spanish Proverbs

The cat’s play is the mouse’s death.~ German Proverb

Those who play the game do not see as clearly as those who atch. ~ Chinese Proverb

If an enemy is annoying you by playing well, consider adopting his strategy.~ Chinese Proverb

Many people can pack the cards; fewer can play the game. ~ Italian Proverbs

It’s no time to play chess when the house is on fire.~ Italian Proverbs

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.~ Chinese Proverb

The one who wins plays best.~ German Proverbs

The ball always looks for the best player.~ French Proverb

Quotations about Playing & Players

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence. ~ Arsene Wenger

If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it. ~ Paul Bryant

Just because Fate doesn’t deal the right cards doesn’t mean you should give up… it just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. ~ Les Brown

If you don’t fail now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe. ~ Woody Allen

You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.~ Bobby Knight

Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. ~ Voltaire

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Nelson Mandela Quotes

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along. ~ Terry Pratchett

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.~ Andre Agassi

Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else. ~ Martha Beck

I hate to speak about individuals. Players don’t win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies. ~ Jose Mourinho

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.~ Michael Jordan

It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.~ Jim Abbott

Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you’re dealt, you can’t win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win. ~ Mike Conner

Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music, people don’t listen, and if one plays bad music people don’t talk. ~ Oscar Wilde

Playing my drums is therapy. ~ Travis Barker

My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that’s the truth. And my goal is the same – it’s to always be happy playing, it’s to enjoy the game and improve always. ~ Rafael Nadal

It’s easy to get the players; it’s getting them to play together that’s the tough part. ~ Casey Stengel

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go… Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy. ~ Joe Laurie Jr.

Players have two things to do: Play and keep their mouths shut.~ Sparky Anderson

The true object of human life is play.~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will. ~ Norman Cousins

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best.~ John Wooden

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. ~ Jack London

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

The team with the best players wins. ~ Jack Welch

Players are artists who create their own reality within the game. ~ Shigeru Miyamoto

As long as I can focus on enjoying what I’m doing, having fun, I know I’ll play well.~ Steffi Graf

Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children? ~ Karl Kraus

Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it. ~ Stanley Clarke

I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players. ~ Pele

Soccer’s not a game that you can restrict players, especially creative players and players who have proven themselves at that level. ~ Tiffeny Milbrett

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. ~ Josh Billings

If you’re playing with the best, you just rise up to that level. ~ Tony Goldwyn

We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it’s not just my way or the highway. ~ Barack Obama Quotes

My philosophy is that you don’t motivate players with speeches; you have motivated players that you draft. That’s where they come in, and those are the guys that are competitive. You can not teach competitiveness. ~ Phil Jackson

Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. ~ Casey Stengel

Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched.~ Miguel De Cervantes

The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. ~ Blaine Lee

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. ~ Cary Grant

The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less. ~ Pete Sampras

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens. ~ Tommy Lasorda

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players. ~ David Bowie

Concentrate, play your game, and don’t be afraid to win.~ Louisa May Alcott

I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don’t get me wrong. But don’t try to put the organization above the players. ~ Michael Jordan

Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there. ~ Miles Davis

If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody.~ Ray Floyd

There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lie happiness.~ Frank Gelett Burgess

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.~ John Cleese

To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win. ~ Ian Botham

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~ Author Unknown

Champions keep playing until they get it right. ~ Billie Jean King

You must play boldly to win.~ Arnold Palmer

What we play is life.~ Louis Armstrong

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