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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
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 |
The significance of motivation is prevalent in every area of our lives.
From sports to manufacturing, we see every sector thriving because
Subhashree Rout, Live Your Balanced Life Now
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
An athlete is a normal person with the gift of an undying passion
to be the best and achieve greatness.
Success demands singleness of purpose.
Vince Lombardi, Football Player and Coach
Famous Quotes |
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
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
... 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
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
"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 |
Without coaching, all the positive mental attitude in the world
cannot help you. A coach in hindsight can be an athlete's foresight.
Positive Attitude |
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 |
Thinking clearly and acting effectively under pressure is something every
pro player must learn to do.
Mike Kane, Sports Psychology
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than
what they are.
Ara Paraeghian, Football Player and Coach
I found out that if you are going to win games,
you had better be ready to adapt.
Most other competitions are individual achievements,
but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
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 |
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
Life is like a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming,
you gotta be ready to hit the curve.
Quotes about Life |
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
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Taking A Risk |
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Never Quit Quotes |
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 |
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 |
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
The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't.
Motivational Quotes for Work |
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
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
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
If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
Ben Hogan, Professional Golfer
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
J. Barnes, Mental Toughness
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
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
Matt Biondi, Competition Swimmer
Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.
Funny Quotes about Life |
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Bill Shoemaker, Jockey
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
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from
something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Words of Encouragement |
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 |
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be
- in baseball and in life.
Believe In Yourself |
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must
choose your place.
James Lane Allen
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.
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.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no
man got to be common.
Best Motivational Quotes |
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports.
What is tough, is being good every day.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges,
and I believed in myself.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Having a morning ritual is key to a successful day.
Something that you do without thinking.
Roy Williams, Self Help
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
Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive.
Lou Holtz, College Football National Champion Coach
Positive Quotes |
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
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
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
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
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.
Poems about Life |
Any guy who can maintain a positive attitude without much
playing time certainly earns my respect.
Earvin Magic Johnson, Basketball Player
Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good.
It's the thing you do that makes you good.
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.
Your flaws are perfect for the heart that's meant to love you.
Trent Shelton, Football Player
Valentines Day |
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 |
"If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much
and winning is not very exciting."
It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run,
impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
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