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 |
I'd like to think with you about what I believe to be the ingredients of a
about some great champions I've known in the world of sports who
have personified what I think it takes to win.
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: Inspiring True Stories of Challenge and Triumph
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: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
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
Football has never been my life or even a game against an opponent, 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
Quote of the Day |
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 |
It was in sports that he (Dwight Eisenhower) first discovered
his talents as a leader and an organizer. As a boy, he provided
the energy and leadership that led
to a Saturday-afternoon game of football or baseball.
Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Dwight Eisenhower Quotes |
Thinking clearly and acting effectively under pressure is something every
pro player must learn to do.
Mike Kane, Sports Psychology: The Ultimate Guide For Mastering The Mental Aspects Of Sports Performance
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Participating in modern activities such as climbing, surfing, skiing, sailing,
and kayaking allows us to rediscover an ancient and intimate
dance with untamed, elemental forces. More than just sport, such
activities offer a way of being in the world, a practical down-to-earth
founded on voluntary simplicity and the appropriate use of technology.
Chris Noble, Why We Climb: The World's Most Inspiring Climbers
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.
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. It's a profession where 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: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Taking A Risk |
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Never Quit Quotes |
The Invictus Games are an international multisport event for
WIS (wounded, injured and sick) Armed Services personnel and veterans.
The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support
rehabilitation and increase awareness of the sacrifices made
by those who serve.
Boris Starling, Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Encouraging Poems |
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 |
Often mothers and fathers hesitate to be too involved,
not wanting to be seen as clamoring or insistent -
as stereotypical sports parents.
It is a difficult thing to balance: coaches may know
a sport, but they are rarely the best judges of what is best for a child.
Michael Sokolove, Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports
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 Ultimate Guide For Beginners
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
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer, Leadership vs Management
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 |
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: For Peak Performance, Leadership Development, and Success: How to Maximize Focus, Motivation, Confidence, Self-Discipline, Willpower, and Mind Power in Sports, Business, and Health
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
Good Day Quotes
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.
Why Are Some People |
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. 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
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 to Help Your Team Focus, Take Action, Stay Motivated and Accomplish Goals!
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
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
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
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
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