Powerful Quotes from NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal

One of the NBA's greatest players, Shaquille O'Neal, aka "Shaq," can teach you several lessons in hard work, motivation, and leadership; here we have listed some of his powerful quotes.

"Never worry about the problem, always worry about the solution."

On empowerment

"From this day on I'd like to be known as "The Big Aristotle' because Aristotle once said, "Excellence is not a singular act; it's a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.'"

On excellence

"Me shooting 40 percent from the foul line is just God's way to say nobody's perfect."

On perfection

"I don't get nervous in any situation. There's no such thing as nerves when you're playing games."

On mindset

"When your general doesn't panic, the troops don't panic."

On leadership

"I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me."

On hard work

"I had to learn at an early age to turn criticism into motivation."

On motivation

"I was taught and raised to never give up, always persevere and no excuses."

On perseverance

"I think I have done enough to remain successful, but I don't think I've made it yet… I'm just a regular guy that just listened to the right people."

On success

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