Remembering a Southern Legend: Pat Summitt
For more than four decades, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight championships and 1,098 wins during her career. She was named NCAA coach of the year seven times and inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. Summitt died as a fighter and an advocate, creating the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, dedicated to research. She leaves a great legacy, and even more she leaves the world with endless amounts of inspiration and wisdom. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the legendary coach, Pat Summitt.
Pat Summitt on Weakness
"No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength."
Pat Summitt on Winners
"Winners are not born, they are self-made."
Pat Summitt on Losing
"Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine."
Pat Summitt on Living Life
"It may not be the best thing, but you just got to make it what it is and just keep living your life."
Pat Summitt on Setting New Goals
"It's harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals."
Pat Summitt on Success
"Success is all a matter of perspective. It depends on where you start from, and where you want to end up."
Pat Summitt on Discipline
"Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work."
Pat Summitt on Control
"You can't always control what happens, but you can control how you handle it."
Pat Summitt on Being Competitive
"You can't always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive."
Pat Summitt on Life
"Life. It gives you vision. But you can't acquire it if you're afraid of keeping score."