Much of what I have learned in life, I learned in the context of being around coaches trying to get young men to compete effectively. Here are the most important words of wisdom from the hardwood that I have heard.
"Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on." Coach Mike Krzyzewski
"It is not that will to win that is most important, but the will to prepare to win that is." Coach Bobby Knight
"The strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong." Coach Pete Carril
"You haven't taught until they have learned." Coach John Wooden
There are obviously many others that can be drawn for other basketball coaches, but also from other sports as well as other human endeavors. What are your favorite quotes that attempt to communicate basic truths and inspire individuals to discovery their competitive advantage?