Sports Quotes Page 5

"A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance." Tom Flores, Football Coach
Commitment   |  


"All these boundaries… Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader? "
Hakeem Olajuwon, Basketball Player
Character   |  


"Basketball is like photography. If you don't focus, all you have is the negative."
Dan Frisby
Focus   |  


"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."
Derek Jeter, Baseball Shortstop
Work   |  


"If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out."
Chuck Noll, Football Player, and Coach
Words of Encouragement   |  


"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
George Halas, Pro Football Coach
Regret   |  


"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz, Football Coach
Attitude   |  


"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
Muhammad Ali, Champion Wrestler
Imagination   |  


"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear."
John Madden
Coaching   |  


"They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them - you show them the reasons."
Vince Lombardi, Football Coach
Teacher   |  


"Show me a guy whose afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
Lou Brock
Time   |  


"If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price."
Bud Wilkinson
Great   |  


"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win--if you don't, you won't."
Bruce Jenner, Decathlon Olympic Gold Medalist
Life   |  


"Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half."
Paul Bear Bryant, Coach
Never Quit Quotes   |  


"I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious."
Vince Lombardi, Football Coach
Appreciation   |  


"Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records."
William A. Ward
Adversity   |  


"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
Jim Valvano, Basketball Coach
Laughter   |  


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