Raritan High School


Educating our students... to achieve their maximum potential.

"Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."
-Scottie Pippen


"Play to win, observe the rules, and act like a gentleman."
-Claire Bee


"The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot."
-Bill Russell


"Nothing will work unless you do."
-John Wooden


"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it"
-Emerson, 1844


On perfection "a good garden may have some weeds."
-Thomas Fuller, 1732


A Spelling Lesson: "Unity begins with you."
-Armilando Evora


Attitude is everything!!!
The key to your universe is that you can choose.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as attitude you bring to life..
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their state of mind.
You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power, and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to cntrol your thoughts.
"The harder you work...the more fun you will have."
-Eldon Marshall


"90% of the game is played above the shoulders."
-Jim Geddes


"Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."
-Phil Jackson


"One can define discipline as: Doing what you have to do, doing it as well as you possibly can and doing it that way all the time!"


"It's not the push from behind, or the pull from up front, but rather the drive from within."
-Steve Bankston, Baldwin-Wallace College


Abraham Lincoln once made the remark, "It has been my observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

There is very little difference in people, but that little differences makes a big difference! The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
-W.Clement Stone.


Pride makes us do things well. But it is love that makes us do them to perfection.
-H. Jackson Brown


Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
-Charles Dickens


Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think of you.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
-Dean Smith, College Basketball Coach


No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won."
-Jim Valvano, College Basketball Coach


Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
-Jim Valvano, College Basketball Coach


My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
-Jim Valvano, College Basketball Coach


It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
-Bobby Knight, College Basketball Coach


Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.
-Rick Pitino, College Basketball Coach


If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
-Dick Vermeil, College Basketball Coach


The focus should be on the players. I'm here a long time. You can call me in the summer. Our seniors will be gone.
-Dean Smith, College Basketball Coach


Nothing will work unless you do.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
-John Wooden, College Basketball Coach


The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.
-Rick Pitino, College Basketball Coach


If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times.
-Dean Smith, College Basketball Coach

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
-Peter Marshall


"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."
-Walter Elliot


"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want. But the realization of how much you already have."
-Contributed by Karen Tringle, Tennessee


" When you change your focus, You will change your results."
-Contributed by Courtnie, Georgia


" The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
-Winston Churchill


Small steps...They don't have to be big steps. They just have to head in the right direction.
The task ahead of you is never as great, as the Power behind you.
Listen to your heart, because in the end, it is your heart that counts.


I dont do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, I can expect half-hearted results.
Most people get it the honest way by setting their goals and committing themselves to achieving their goals. That
s the only way I did it anyway.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
-Quotes from Michael Jordan


Dont be afraid to go out on a limb. Thats where the fruit is.
-Arthur F. Lenenhan.


"If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no point in making them."


A man can fail many times, but he isnt a failure until he gives up.


Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
-John F. Kennedy.


It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
-Harry S Truman


"If I was given eight hours to chop down a tree. I would spend seven hours sharpening my ax"
-Abraham Lincoln


"In life you are given two ends, one to think with the other to sit on. You success in life depends on which end you use the most. Head you win, tails you lose."
-Conrad Burns


"Perception if reality. Remember it is not what you say or how you say it, but rather what is heard that is important."
-Ian Gray


"There are two pains in life, the pain of discipline, and the pain of regret. Take your choice."


"If you think small things don't matter, think of the last game you lost by one point."

"The Harder you work the harder it is to surrender."


"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
-Henry Ford


"Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better."

"If you've got nothing to do, don't do it here."
-Brenden "Buff" Blackler


"Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better."


"A Loser says, "Well at least I tried!" When in reality, at most he tried; A Winner doesn't have to say it, he just does it...be a doer, not a trier.."
-Randy E. Johnson


"It's not the hours you put in, it's what you put in the hours."


"Championships and 20 game winning seasons are usually won on the road"
-Coach Jim Haley, Ocala Vanguard HS (FL)

"I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable. "
-Lenny Wilkens


"The best man defense looks like a zone and the best zone defense looks like a man"
-Mike Pendley


"The only difference between good and great is a little extra effort."
-Jason Kallenberg, HS Coach


" Have I done more for some today ? Than some have done for me ?" If a person can answer yes at the end of a day, then that person has had a good day."
-Kevin Wall


"The harder I work the luckier I get."


"Success is that place in the road where preparation meets opportunity."
-Branch Rickey


"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
-T.X. Huxley


" Attitudes are contagious...Is yours worth catching?"


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit"


"To be successful, you don't have to do extraordinary things. Just do ordinary things extraordinarily well."
-John Rohn


" Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer."
-Rick Pitino


"Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious"
-Al Maguire


"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt"
-Oretega y Gassett (Spain, d.1949)

"You can not control how high 'he' jumps. You cannot control how fast 'he' is. You can not control how great 'he' is. But he can not control how hard 'YOU' play"
-Brian Merritt


"There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group there is less competition there."
-Indira Ghandi


"If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear."
-Mark Twain


"The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot"
-Bill Russell


"It's not the push from behind, or the pull from up front, but rather the drive from within"
-Steve Bankston, Baldwin-Wallace College


"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument."
-William Gibbs McAdoo, Senator, 1854


"Having a great game is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You have to light yourself on fire."
-Thomas Luebbe


"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
-Henry David Thoreau


"The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You've got to be accountable for who you are. It's too easy to blame things on someone else."
-Lenny Wilkins


"Players are made in the off season, teams are made during the season."


"Everyone wants to win, but not everyone is willing to prepare to win."
-Bob Knight


"Blame is the cowards way out."
-Elvin Hayes


"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."
-Vince Lombardi


"What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
-Napolean Hill


"The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal."
-Dave DeBusschere


"I prepare and someday my chance will come."
-Abraham Lincoln


"I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."
-Charles Schwab


"To say well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge."
-Phillip Brooks


"There is no investment you can make which will page you so well as for your effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment."
-O.S. Marden


"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
-Frank Clark


"Nothing needs so reforming as other people's habits."
-Mark Twain


"Learn a new language and get a new soul."
-Czech Proverb


"If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you today, you haven't done much today."
-Mike Krzyzewski


"Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player."
-Dean Smith


"Discipline is not a dirty word."
-Pat Riley


"It is not overwhelmingly difficult for a committed group of players with only average individual basketball skills to put together a very good team defense."
-Del Harris


"The doer makes mistakes. The team that makes the most mistakes will probably win."
-Piggy Lambert


I like to give opinions, not suggestions
-John Wooden


No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get
all the credit.
-Andrew Carnegie


The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more
you help others, the more they will want to help you.
-Brian Tracy


A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little
less than his share of the credit.
-Arnold Glasgow


The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing

-Benjamin Jowett

Last Modified on December 15, 2009