Sports Quotes

Be inspired by the champions, the winners and the everyday people who were determined to be the best they could be. Let these sports quotes give you motivation to be the best at what you do. Words of wisdom from players, coaches, and people who have experienced the joy of sports.


Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. Satchel Paige
Funny   |  


I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.
Scotty Bowman
Change   |  


If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Joe Namath
Determination   |  


Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, you gotta be ready to hit the curve.
Jaja Q
Quotes about Life   |  


You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


You are never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka
Never Quit Quotes   |  


Discipline is what makes the difference between a successful training regimen and a training regimen thatís not worth anything at all.
Rachel Rebecca Wisdom, Mind Gym: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners
Wise   |  


The best way to think about what it is like to be coach is to think of a sports team. A coach is behind the bench but is always with the team. The coach does not play in the game, but the coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game and guides their development by demonstrating or explaining the requirements.
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer, Leadership vs Management
Coaching   |  


Of course, in sports and in many aspects of our civilian life we can't do everything ourselves so sports teach us the value and the interworking relationship of teamwork.
Darrin Wiggins, Champion Mind Unbeatable Athlete: Think Elite, Train Elite, Be Elite
Teams Beyond Yesterday's Needs   |  


If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
Ben Hogan, Professional Golfer
Work   |  


I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer
Attitude   |  


A champion is someone who does not settle for that day's practice, that day's competition, that day's performance. They are always striving to be better. They don't live in the past.
Briana Scurry, Soccer Goalkeeper
Future   |  


Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
Matt Biondi, Competition Swimmer
Persistence   |  


Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.
Thomas Sowell
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When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Bill Shoemaker, Jockey
Purpose   |  


Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
T. Alan Armstrong
Character   |  


Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali
Dream   |  


You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.
Pete Rose
Believe In Yourself   |  


You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan
Words of Encouragement   |  


You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place.
James Lane Allen
Choices   |  


How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Lou Holtz
Challenge   |  


I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it. . . I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Michael Jordon
Fear   |  


Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
Satchel Paige
Why Are Some People   |  


It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
Willie Mays
Good   |  


It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Muhammad Ali
Faith   |  


Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Example   |  


The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Joe Paterno
Preparation   |  


Having a morning ritual is key to a successful day. Something that you do without thinking. For me it is meditation. I wake up, drink water that i have sitting next to me in my sports bottle and hydrate a little. I then set my alarm for 20 minutes and meditate.
Roy Williams, Self Help
Success   |  


Clarify your direction as soon as possible - it is the most important decision in sports, and everyone knows it, which is curious, because in life, it is the most important decision as well, but not many people take it into account.
Helena Angel, How To Be Happy
Decision   |  


In sports, players need to be reminded of their competition to become motivated to practice. The same can be applied in business.
Gavin McGinnis, Coaching: 10 Coaching Skills to Help Your Team Focus, Take Action, Stay Motivated and Accomplish Goals!
Focus   |  


The significance of motivation is prevalent in every area of our lives. From sports to manufacturing, we see every sector thriving because of motivation.
Subhashree Rout, Live Your Balanced Life Now
Motivation   |  


Find a sport, a musical instrument, or martial arts activity that really excites your child. This is great for stress release, growth, and for connecting with your child.
Mira Halpert, Mark Halpert, The 3D Learner: Transform Stress to Outrageous Success for Your Child
Children   |  


On sports teams, and in companies, we work with our peers for greater victories than we could achieve alone.
Helena Angel, How To Be Happy: Goal Setting or When Dreams Come True
Achievement   |  


Goals prepare Olympic athletes physically and mentally. Did you know that goals are used by sports psychologists in order to help athletes improve their performance?
Paul Bailey, Your Little Steps to Self Confidence for Life
Goal   |  


If you examine sports teams closely, you will find that a team doesn't necessarily have to have the best players to win championships to succeed.
Michael Welton, Be Your Best: A guide to Personal Development by the 15 Laws of Success
Teamwork   |  


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