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Inspirational Sports Quotes to give you MOTIVATION

Inspirational Sports Quotes to give you MOTIVATION

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Inspirational Sports Quotes to give you MOTIVATION

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PICABO STREET

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.

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609 reads

DEREK JETER

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.

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368 reads

PELE

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.

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409 reads

JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

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419 reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

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415 reads

FRANK L. GAINES

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.

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354 reads

MARY LOU RETTON

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.

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330 reads

ERNIE BANKS

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.

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310 reads

EVANDER HOLYFIELD

It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.

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276 reads

KNUTE ROCKNE

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.

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274 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

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233 reads

BILLIE JEAN KING

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

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233 reads

BRUCE JENNER

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.

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219 reads

ARNOLD PALMER

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

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194 reads

 FRED DEVITO

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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176 reads

BILLY BOWERMAN

Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.

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176 reads

EMIL ZATOPEK

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

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159 reads

PAT RILEY

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

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150 reads

HERB BROOKS

You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.

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146 reads

BOBBY KNIGHT

The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

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142 reads

GREGG TROY

I don’t plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously, we plan on winning.

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148 reads

GREGG TROY

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.

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157 reads

CHARLES BARKLEY

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

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139 reads

JERRY RICE

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.

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129 reads

LOU HOLTZ

You might not be able to outthink, out market or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them.

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128 reads

LARRY BROWN

You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.

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128 reads

DEAN SMITH

What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.

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128 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.

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118 reads

JERRY WEST

You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.

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120 reads

LARRY BIRD

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

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100 reads

BABE RUTH

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

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96 reads

JOHN WOODEN

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

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95 reads

MARIO ANDRETTI

If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.

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87 reads

MICHAEL PHELPS

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

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93 reads

WAYNE GRETZKY

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

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90 reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

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106 reads

JOHN WOODEN

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

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102 reads

TOM LANDRY

Today, you have 100% of your life left.

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93 reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

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91 reads

RON O’BRIEN

What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It’s the pursuit of excellence.

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85 reads

ROSS PEROT

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

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73 reads

TERI MCKEEVER

I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that’s true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person.

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70 reads

DAN GABLE

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.

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82 reads

WAYNE GRETZKY

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.

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79 reads

EDDIE REESE

The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.

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63 reads

WILLIAM A. WARD

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

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70 reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

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54 reads

VENUS WILLIAMS

Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.

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62 reads

LANCE ARMSTRONG

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

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60 reads

JACK LEMMON

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

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60 reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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56 reads

JACK LEMMON

If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

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61 reads

CASEY STENGEL

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.

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66 reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.

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64 reads

BILL SHOEMAKER

When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.

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57 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

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61 reads

SAM HUFF

In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win.

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58 reads

MIKE SINGLETARY

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

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56 reads

Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.

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50 reads

 VINCE LOMBARDI

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.

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55 reads

TOMMY LASORDA

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.

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54 reads

STEVE YOUNG

The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.

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55 reads

There are certain basic qualities and characteristics you’ve got to have. Number one: you’ve got to have a will to win.

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53 reads

BRIANA SCURRY

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.

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51 reads

KNUTE ROCKNE

Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.

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52 reads

PAUL BRYANT

Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.

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52 reads

EARL MONROE

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.

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57 reads

STEVE NASH

Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.

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57 reads

WAYNE GRETZKY

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

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48 reads

YOGI BERRA

I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.

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45 reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

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43 reads

JOHN WOODEN

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

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47 reads

BOBBY JONES

Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears.

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39 reads

PELE

Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.

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39 reads

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.

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EMIL ZATOPEK

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

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44 reads

ARSENE WENGER

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.

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45 reads

TIM NOTKE

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

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44 reads

HOLLY HOLM

Passion first and everything will fall into place.

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40 reads

SANDY KOUFAX

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.

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43 reads

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move.

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39 reads

BRETT FAVRE

Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.

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40 reads

LOU BROCK

Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.

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40 reads

HOMER RICE

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.

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42 reads

HANK AARON

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”

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35 reads

HERSCHEL WALKER

If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.

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39 reads

RONNIE LOTT

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.

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33 reads

CARL LEWIS

If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.

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38 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

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32 reads

LOU HOLTZ

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

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35 reads

TED WILLIAMS

Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.

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33 reads

LARRY BIRD

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

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36 reads

JOE PATERNO

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

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36 reads

SATCHEL PAIGE

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.

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36 reads

MIKE DITKA

95. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.

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MICHAEL JORDAN

I’ve never lost a game. I just ran out of time.

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39 reads

JIM VALVANO

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

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34 reads

TIGER WOODS

Winning solves everything.

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36 reads

KERRI STRUG

Life is gonna throw you curve balls and it’s how you deal with them and your attitude and your work ethic.

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67 reads

EMMITT SMITH

For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”

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73 reads

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I have been watching anime for 16 years and have watched tons of them. They aren't just animation meant only to entertain ourselves in our pastimes, they also carry important life lessons with deep meanings which are essential for both the younger and older audience. I have shared some of my most favourite quotes alongwith the main article so that everyone can get a taste of the huge anime community and how much one can learn from it.