Bill Russell Quotes

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My father once told me that anyone who worked for three dollars an hour owed it to himself to put in four dollars’ worth of work.

Learning is a daily experience and a lifetime mission.  I truly believe in the saying, “We work to become, not to acquire.”

Bill Russell (born 1934) is a former professional basketball player in the United States.  Before he embarked on a highly successful career in the NBA, he played on teams which won two national collegiate championships as well as an Olympic gold medal.  As a professional player, he played on 11 championship teams with the Boston Celtics.

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      • Absolutely! A quiet work ethic takes you far (and I have an unlimited craving to learn!). Yes, you two would get along wonderfully! He’s a retired superintendent, history teacher, coach, and is in Missouri’s Hall of Fame for fast pitch softball. He’s an overcomer! Two cancers, brain surgery for two aneurysms, and congestive heart failure. I stayed the weekend with them. He’s my hero. He’ll only be 80 in a couple of months~and currently is experiencing severe stomach pain. He has a scan tomorrow and a scope on Thursday. We are praying no cancer again!

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