65 Sports Quotes

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


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



  2. The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young, Football Quarterback
    Inspirational Quotes  |  



  3. 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
    Motivational   |  



  4. There are certain basic qualities and characteristics you've got to have. Number one: you've got to have a will to win. Bob Richards, The Heart of a Champion
    Encouraging  |  



  5. An athlete is a normal person with the gift of an undying passion to be the best and achieve greatness. Amanda Ring
    Passion   |  



  6. Success demands singleness of purpose. Vince Lombardi
  7. Success demands singleness of purpose. Vince Lombardi, Football Player and Coach
    Famous Quotes   |  



  8. The sporting world tends to cling to the nostalgic belief that everything was simpler and cleaner in the old days. David Maraniss, When Pride Still Mattered
    Believe   |  



  9. An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. Emil Zatopek, Long-distance Runner
    Hope   |  



  10. ... for me football has been a game against myself, a profession that has taught me more about myself than any book ever could. Richard Lee, Graduation: Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer
    Graduation



  11. 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
    Team   |  



  12. "What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time." Don Zimmer, Major League Baseball Infielder, Manager, and Coach
    Motivational Poems   |  



  13. Without coaching, all the positive mental attitude in the world cannot help you. A coach in hindsight can be an athlete's foresight. David DeNotaris
    Positive Attitude   |  



  14. For all the techniques and interventions that sport psychologists use, though, the biggest way to effect a change in a person is to understand them. John Perry, Sport Psychology
    Quote of the Day  |    



  15. Thinking clearly and acting effectively under pressure is something every pro player must learn to do. Mike Kane, Sports Psychology
    Stress   |    



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



  18. A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. Ara Paraeghian, Football Player and Coach
    Potential   |  



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



  20. Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody. Scott Hamilton
    Accomplishment   |  



  21. Sports serves many purposes. It can entertain us, bring people together for some friendly competition, and it can also teach us lessons for everyday life. Daniel Stephenson, 101 Inspirational Sports Quotes
    Quotes on Life Lessons   |  



  22. Self-confidence is the first step toward success. If you believe it, you can achieve it. Tommy Lasorda, Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
    Confidence   |  



  23. 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   |  



  24. Baseball is a sport of failure ... the most successful batters fail seventy percent of the time and the most successful teams have to endure sixty losses or more each season. To succeed in baseball, you must learn not how to avoid failure, but how to quickly bounce back from it - with optimism and perseverance. Darrin Donnelly, Relentless Optimism
    Failure   |    



  25. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. Wayne Gretzky
    Taking A Risk   |  



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



  28. Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. Doug Williams, Football Quarterback Giving Up   |  



  29. Sports, after all, is about personalities, people from all walks of life who simply have the distinction of being involved. Hartley Miller, You Don't Say!
    Top Ten Quotes   |  



  30. Discipline is what makes the difference between a successful training regimen and a training regimen that's not worth anything at all. Rachel Rebecca Wisdom, Mind Gym
    Wise   |  



  31. The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't. Todd Blackledge Motivational Quotes for Work   |  



  32. 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
    Teamwork   |    



  33. Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King
    Perseverance   |  



  34. 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   |  



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



  37. Success through peak performance does not happen by wishing or hoping! The great news is that your mental skills - and consequently your mental toughness--will improve with proper training and hands-on experience. J. Barnes, Mental Toughness
    Wish   |  



  38. 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   |  



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



  40. Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV. Thomas Sowell
    Funny Quotes about Life   |  



  41. When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important. Bill Shoemaker, Jockey
    Purpose   |  



  42. 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   |  



  43. 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   |    



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



  46. So many players enter the game with the same approximate skills. The difference is not aptitude but attitude. Dave Winfield, 12-time MLB All-Star, World Series Champion
    Top Ten Quotes about Attitude   |  



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



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



  49. 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   |  



  50. 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 Jordan
    Fear   |  



  51. Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common. Satchel Paige
    Best Motivational Quotes   |  



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



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



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



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



  56. Having a morning ritual is key to a successful day. Something that you do without thinking. Roy Williams, Self Help
    Success   |  



  57. 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   |  



  58. Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive. Lou Holtz
  59. Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive. Lou Holtz, College Football National Champion Coach
    Positive Quotes   |  



  60. 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
    Focus   |  



  61. 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
    Growth



  62. 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
    Achievement   |  



  63. 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   |  



  64. There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it. Mark Twain
    Poems about Life   |  



  65. Any guy who can maintain a positive attitude without much playing time certainly earns my respect. Earvin Magic Johnson, Basketball Player Respect   |  



  66. Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good. Malcolm Gladwell
    Practice   |  



  67. I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win. Arnold Palmer
    Effort   |  



  68. Your flaws are perfect for the heart that's meant to love you. Trent Shelton, Football Player
    Valentines Day   |  



  69. Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor. Bill Shankly, Football Player and Manager
    Funny Poems   |  



  70. "If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." Dick Vermeil
    Commitment   |  



  71. It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. Richard DeVos
    Dare   |  



  72. Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. Billie Jean King
    Teacher   |  


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