(American Professional Golfer )
September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016

Arnold Palmer Quotes

Arnold Palmer Quote : You must play boldly to win.

You must play boldly to win.

–Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer Quote : I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.

I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.

–Arnold Palmer
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The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.

–Arnold Palmer
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I’m a dreamer. I freely and readily admit that. But I consider that one of my strongest qualities.

–Arnold Palmer
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To hope is to wait for things to come to you. To dream is part of the process of setting goals and then striving to achieve them. You first must dream of doing things before you can do them.

–Arnold Palmer
I never quit trying, I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.

–Arnold Palmer
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What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.

–Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer Quote : The road to success is always under construction.

The road to success is always under construction.

–Arnold Palmer
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I think I’ve heard somebody say that I was a well-dressed golfer. I guess that has something to do with the fact that a lot of people who play golf don’t dress very well.

–Arnold Palmer
Concentration, confidence, competitive urge, capacity for enjoyment.

Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.

–Arnold Palmer
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I can’t be casual about losing. I always think I have a chance to win until winning is absolutely impossible.

–Arnold Palmer
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Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.

–Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer Quote : The more I practice the luckier I get.

The more I practice the luckier I get.

–Arnold Palmer
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When you play by the rules, defy mental demons, overcome every challenge, and enjoy a walk in the country at the same time- that’s being alive.

–Arnold Palmer
You don't go to palm springs in the summer unless you're building a golf course.

You don’t go to Palm Springs in the summer unless you’re building a golf course.

–Arnold Palmer
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

–Arnold Palmer
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Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.

–Arnold Palmer
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There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth… It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity.

–Arnold Palmer
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There’s no question that the galleries still like to see birdies and eagles. If you take them all away, it takes some of the dramatics, the excitement of a golf tournament, and we [people] don’t want to do that.

–Arnold Palmer
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I probably have a club in my hands 360 days a year, one way or another, playing with friends or just fiddling around or hitting balls.

–Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer Quote : It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.

It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.

–Arnold Palmer
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My problem happens to be nearsightedness – inability to see distance. And this is pretty tough on a golfer.

–Arnold Palmer
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I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.

–Arnold Palmer
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What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.

–Arnold Palmer
It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

–Arnold Palmer
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Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest man; But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

–Arnold Palmer
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My search for ways to improve my touch has never ended. We players tried a lot of different things and compared notes. Little fads would set in.

–Arnold Palmer
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I’m not much for sitting around and thinking about the past or talking about the past. What does that accomplish? If I can give young people something to think about, like the future, that’s a better use of my time.

–Arnold Palmer
How did I make a twelve on a par five hole?...

How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It’s simple – I missed a four-foot putt for an eleven.

–Arnold Palmer
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I am a sentimental guy, and occasionally, that lump in my throat when I speak has stopped my tongue from working.

–Arnold Palmer
Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.

–Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer Quote : I know, win or lose, I enjoyed the prospect of giving it my all.

I know, win or lose, I enjoyed the prospect of giving it my all.

–Arnold Palmer
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Had I not become a professional golfer, I think I would have pursued some type of career in aviation.

–Arnold Palmer
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I started flying because I had a fear of it early on. I figured if I learned to fly, I would understand better what was happening and started taking lessons in the late 1950’s, once I had made some money on tour.

–Arnold Palmer
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When you lose the ability to step up and hit the ball as hard and as far as you want, that also affects your ability to will the ball to go where you want it to go, if you know what I mean.

–Arnold Palmer
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It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He’s aware of where he is and what he’s doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness.

–Arnold Palmer
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Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.

–Arnold Palmer
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I try to design golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.

–Arnold Palmer
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Ever since I bought and started flying an airplane, it’s been almost exclusively for business. I love to fly. It’s a great joy to me. But rarely do I use it for any kind of pleasure, other than it is a pleasure to fly.

–Arnold Palmer
Feel is the most perplexing part of golf, and probably the most important.

Feel is the most perplexing part of golf, and probably the most important.

–Arnold Palmer
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Everyone I built a course for thinks they have the best golf course in the world and I’m very pleased and proud of that.

–Arnold Palmer
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I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.

–Arnold Palmer
Every day I play golf, that's my goal...

Every day I play golf, that’s my goal. To break 70 the other way. To shoot 70 or better.

–Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer Quote : Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

–Arnold Palmer
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.

–Arnold Palmer
I can sum it up like this: thank God for the game of golf.

I can sum it up like this: Thank God for the game of golf.

–Arnold Palmer
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is. –Arnold Palmer

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.

–Arnold Palmer