86+ EXCLUSIVE Yogi Berra Quotes That Instantly Inspire You

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He was an 18-time All-Star, and appeared in 14 World Series as a member of the Yankees and won 10 of them.

He was not just one of MLB’s great characters, but one of its greatest players. With his colorful persona, he is best known for his “Yogiisms,” a series of the unique and witty paradoxical aphorisms about baseball and life. Famous Yogi Berra quotes will make you smile while learning some valuable life lessons.

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Best Yogi Berra Quotes

Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season, only at spring training. Yogi Berra

A nickel isn’t worth a dime today. Yogi Berra

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. Yogi Berra

If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be. Yogi Berra

But it don’t bother me. I never yet saw anybody hit the baseball with their face. Besides, I like to get kidded; that means they like me. When they stop kidding me, I’m in trouble. Yogi Berra

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded. Yogi Berra

We do everything but punch em in the nose and here we are all tied up in the Series. We flatten em by scores of 16-3, 10-0 and 12-0 and we still need one more to win. How do you figure that? Don’t write this, but even if they beat us tomorrow, we’re the better club. Yogi Berra

I always thought that record would stand until it was broken. Yogi Berra

Baseball is a game of confidence, and over coming failures and fears. That’s what life’s about to. Yogi Berra

I never said most of the things I said. Then again, I might have said em, but you never know. Yogi Berra

The other teams could make trouble for us if they win. Yogi Berra

He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious. Yogi Berra

You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go. Yogi Berra

Yogi ordered a pizza. The waitress asked How many pieces do you want your pie cut? Yogi responded, Four. I don’t think I could eat eight. Yogi Berra

My ambition is to hit .400 and talk 1.000. Yogi Berra

If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop em. Yogi Berra

All pitchers are liars or crybabies. Yogi Berra

So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face. Yogi Berra

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. Yogi Berra

We have a good time together, even when we’re not together. Yogi Berra

In baseball, you don’t know nothing. Yogi Berra

Even Napoleon had his Watergate. Yogi Berra

How can you think and hit at the same time? Yogi Berra

I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question. Yogi Berra

I can see how he Sandy Koufax won twenty five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five. Yogi Berra

I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. Yogi Berra

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. Yogi Berra

I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? Yogi Berra

If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin. I didn’t like to work. Yogi Berra

If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer. Yogi Berra

If you get a guy that can play a couple of positions, it helps you out a real lot. Yogi Berra

We made too many wrong mistakes. Yogi Berra

I dunno. This game is getting funnier and funnier. Yogi Berra

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra

If you don’t catch the ball you catch the bus home. Yogi Berra

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

It’s fun, baseball’s fun. Yogi Berra

You got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there. Yogi Berra

Baseball’s different today, but it isn’t. Yogi Berra

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

So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face. Yogi Berra

Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight. Yogi Berra

Pitching always beats batting  and vice versa. Yogi Berra

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Yogi Berra

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball’s pretty good, too. Yogi Berra

I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous. Yogi Berra

What difference does a uniform make? You don’t hit with it. Yogi Berra

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. Yogi Berra

I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? Yogi Berra

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. Yogi Berra

The game is supposed to be fun. If you have a bad day don’t worry about it. You can’t expect to get a hit every game. Yogi Berra

Even Napoleon had his Watergate. Yogi Berra

To say that I don’t have any worries or nerves is the opposite of the truth. I worry about not being able to get around on the fast ball any more, I worry about getting hurt and having to quit playing before my time. Yogi Berra

I knew the record would stand until it was broken. Yogi Berra

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

There are a lot of things in life you can’t control, but how you respond to things, that you can control. Yogi Berra

If you don’t know where you are going you will end up somewhere else. Yogi Berra

He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious. Yogi Berra

Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore because it’s too crowded. Yogi Berra

I really didn’t say everything I said. Yogi Berra

I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better. Yogi Berra

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi Berra

But Little League can be a great experience for kids, as long as they want to play and don’t play to bring their parents glory. Yogi Berra

Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel. Yogi Berra

A nickle ain’t worth a dime anymore! Yogi Berra

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase. Yogi Berra

When you come to a fork in the road, just take it. Yogi Berra

I try to accomplish something each day. Yogi Berra

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator. Yogi Berra

I gotta shake hands with himǃ That’s one guy I know I’m better lookin than. Yogi Berra

Ninety percent of baseball is mental, the other half is physical. Yogi Berra

90% of the putts that are short don’t go in. Yogi Berra

If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be. Yogi Berra

I guess I’ve got a smart wife. Yogi Berra

No, I don’t go to that restaurant anymore. No body goes there. It’s too crowded. Yogi Berra

If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them. Yogi Berra

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Yogi Berra

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’ve had a couple of those. Yogi Berra

You can observe a lot by just watching. Yogi Berra

It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. Yogi Berra

It ain’t over till it’s over. Yogi Berra

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. Yogi Berra

It’s déjà vu all over again. Yogi Berra

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