Phil Knight Quote "We wanted, as all great..."

"We wanted, as all great businesses do, to create, to contribute, and we dared to say so aloud. When you make something, when you improve something, when you deliver something, when you add some new thing or service to the lives of strangers, making them happier, or healthier, or safer, or better, and when you do it all crisply and efficiently, smartly, the way everything should be done but so seldom is -you're participating more fully in the whole grand human drama. More than simply alive, you're helping others to live more fully, and if that's business, all right, call me a businessman."

- Phil Knight

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More Phil Knight Quotes

"In 1965, running wasn’t even a sport. It wasn’t popular, it wasn’t unpopular- it just was. To go out for a three-mile run was something weirdos did, presumably to burn off manic energy. Running for pleasure, running for exercise, running for endorphins, running to live better and longer- these things were unheard of. People often went out of their way to mock runners. Drivers would slow down and honk their horns. 'Get a horse!' they'd yell, throwing a beer or soda at the runner's head."

- Phil Knight

from his autobiography 'Shoe Dog'

"If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt."

- Phil Knight

'Shoe Dog'