Yogi Berra Quotes and Sayings About Life

Yogi Berra was an American baseball catcher who later rose to managerial and coaching positions, was born on May 12, 1925, and passed away on September 22, 2015. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 19 seasons (1946-1963, 1965), all but one for the New York Yankees. In this blog post we have shared 47 inspiring Yogi Berra quotes.

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He was an 18-time All-Star and the player with the most World Series championships in MLB history. With 358 home runs and 1,430 runs batted in during his career, Berra had a batting average of.285. 

Yogi Berra is one of just six players in baseball history to have three American League Most Valuable Player Awards. He was admitted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and is widely regarded as one of baseball’s all-time great catchers.

47 Yogi Berra Quotes

  1. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

2. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

3. “Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.”

4. “A nickel isn’t worth a dime today.”

5. “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

6 “I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta loose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.” 

7. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

8. “I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.”

9. “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

10. “If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.”

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11. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

12. “You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.”

13. “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”

14. “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be. ”

15. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

16. “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

17. “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

18. “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”

19. “Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.” 

20. “If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.”

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21. “In theory, practice should work like theory. In practice, it doesn’t.”

22. “That’s too coincidental to be a coincidence.” 

23. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

24. “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

25. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

26. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”

27. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” – Yogi Berra

28. “Keep trying. Stay humble, Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

29. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

30. “You can get old pretty young if you don’t, take care of yourself.”

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31. “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

32. “Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.” 

33. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. 

34. “We’re lost, but we’re making good time.”

35. “So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.”

36. “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.”

37. “You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn’t enough, in the second half, you have to give what’s left.”

38. “If you don’t know where you are going you will end up somewhere else”

39. “If there’s one pitch you keep swinging at and keep missing, stop swinging at it.”

40. “Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.”

41. “I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”

42. “No matter where you go, there you are,”

43. “Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”

44. “Failure is just another opportunity to start over.”

46. “If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.”

47. “You stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad because they’d do the same for you.”

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