11 Greatest Walter Payton Quotes

11 Greatest Walter Payton Quotes

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Walter Payton was a football player for the Chicago Bears for over ten seasons. He played running back and during his career set the record for non quarterback touchdowns. He also held many other league records including for yards from scrimmage and rushing yards. He died on November 1, 1999 at the age of 46.

“All people, regardless of whether they’re athletes or not, should treat people the way they want to be treated.”

“I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; be it negative or positive, it has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect.”

“I don’t have to jump up and smile just because TV wants me to.”

“I try to run on the hottest days, at the hottest time, because that’s the most difficult time. And sometimes I worry about drying out, and dying.”

“If I’m going to get hit, why let the guy who’s going to hit me get the easiest and best shot? I explode into the guy who’s trying to tackle me.”

“If you could go back and change things, you might not be the person you are right now.”

“Money isn’t everything. Do you get married because of money? Do you have kids because of money?”

“Most important thought, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.”

“Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying, without
giving it your best.”

“Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.”

“You look at a Pete Rose to be the terrific athlete he is and then he falls on hard times, but when he played the game, I got something from the way he played the game because he hustled
every play, and just because he had one mistake in his life, am I supposed to throw back everything that I gained from him?”