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Inspirational Sports Quotes to give you MOTIVATION

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.

PICABO STREET

277

5.57K 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.

DEREK JETER

287

4.48K reads

PELE

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

PELE

251

3.97K reads

JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

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

JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

250

3.63K reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

MUHAMMAD ALI

260

3.43K reads

FRANK L. GAINES

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

FRANK L. GAINES

250

3.44K reads

MARY LOU RETTON

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.

MARY LOU RETTON

234

3.52K reads

ERNIE BANKS

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

ERNIE BANKS

233

3.06K reads

EVANDER HOLYFIELD

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

EVANDER HOLYFIELD

236

2.88K reads

KNUTE ROCKNE

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

KNUTE ROCKNE

240

2.8K reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

245

2.69K reads

BILLIE JEAN KING

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

BILLIE JEAN KING

240

2.33K reads

BRUCE JENNER

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

BRUCE JENNER

238

2.39K reads

ARNOLD PALMER

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

ARNOLD PALMER

241

2.54K reads

 FRED DEVITO

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

FRED DEVITO

257

1.93K reads

BILLY BOWERMAN

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

BILLY BOWERMAN

239

2K 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.

EMIL ZATOPEK

239

1.84K 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.

PAT RILEY

242

1.76K reads

HERB BROOKS

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

HERB BROOKS

231

1.7K 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.

BOBBY KNIGHT

244

1.57K reads

GREGG TROY

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

GREGG TROY

227

1.49K reads

GREGG TROY

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

GREGG TROY

236

1.47K reads

CHARLES BARKLEY

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

CHARLES BARKLEY

236

1.39K reads

JERRY RICE

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

JERRY RICE

247

1.42K reads

LOU HOLTZ

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

LOU HOLTZ

240

1.3K 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.

LARRY BROWN

235

1.29K reads

DEAN SMITH

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

DEAN SMITH

246

1.49K reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

237

1.29K reads

JERRY WEST

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

JERRY WEST

249

1.24K reads

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

LARRY BIRD

235

1.15K reads

BABE RUTH

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

BABE RUTH

232

1.3K reads

JOHN WOODEN

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

JOHN WOODEN

237

1.21K reads

MARIO ANDRETTI

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

MARIO ANDRETTI

239

1.02K reads

MICHAEL PHELPS

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

MICHAEL PHELPS

227

1.03K reads

WAYNE GRETZKY

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

WAYNE GRETZKY

232

970 reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

VINCE LOMBARDI

241

920 reads

JOHN WOODEN

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

JOHN WOODEN

232

992 reads

TOM LANDRY

Today, you have 100% of your life left.

TOM LANDRY

229

874 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.

MUHAMMAD ALI

233

952 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.

RON O’BRIEN

224

876 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.

ROSS PEROT

225

826 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.

TERI MCKEEVER

225

739 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.

DAN GABLE

228

798 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.

WAYNE GRETZKY

227

790 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.

EDDIE REESE

228

673 reads

WILLIAM A. WARD

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

WILLIAM A. WARD

232

704 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.

MUHAMMAD ALI

233

645 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.

VENUS WILLIAMS

229

665 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.

LANCE ARMSTRONG

225

643 reads

JACK LEMMON

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

JACK LEMMON

225

610 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.

VINCE LOMBARDI

227

638 reads

JACK LEMMON

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

JACK LEMMON

224

728 reads

CASEY STENGEL

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

CASEY STENGEL

228

690 reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

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

VINCE LOMBARDI

224

676 reads

BILL SHOEMAKER

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

BILL SHOEMAKER

223

663 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

227

649 reads

SAM HUFF

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

SAM HUFF

225

615 reads

MIKE SINGLETARY

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

MIKE SINGLETARY

225

597 reads

Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.

JEREMY H

225

536 reads

 VINCE LOMBARDI

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

VINCE LOMBARDI

226

573 reads

TOMMY LASORDA

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

TOMMY LASORDA

225

578 reads

STEVE YOUNG

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

STEVE YOUNG

230

582 reads

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

225

574 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.

BRIANA SCURRY

224

519 reads

KNUTE ROCKNE

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

KNUTE ROCKNE

225

500 reads

PAUL BRYANT

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

PAUL BRYANT

224

511 reads

EARL MONROE

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

EARL MONROE

225

531 reads

STEVE NASH

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

STEVE NASH

224

527 reads

WAYNE GRETZKY

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

WAYNE GRETZKY

228

495 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.

YOGI BERRA

224

511 reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

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

MUHAMMAD ALI

225

542 reads

JOHN WOODEN

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

JOHN WOODEN

228

540 reads

BOBBY JONES

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

BOBBY JONES

223

524 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.

PELE

223

503 reads

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

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

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

226

492 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.

EMIL ZATOPEK

221

499 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.

ARSENE WENGER

225

507 reads

TIM NOTKE

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

TIM NOTKE

228

496 reads

HOLLY HOLM

Passion first and everything will fall into place.

HOLLY HOLM

224

477 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.

SANDY KOUFAX

222

457 reads

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

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

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

225

469 reads

BRETT FAVRE

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

BRETT FAVRE

222

470 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.

LOU BROCK

224

459 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.

HOMER RICE

224

453 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.”

HANK AARON

222

431 reads

HERSCHEL WALKER

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

HERSCHEL WALKER

224

448 reads

RONNIE LOTT

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

RONNIE LOTT

223

405 reads

CARL LEWIS

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

CARL LEWIS

223

427 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.

MICHAEL JORDAN

228

433 reads

LOU HOLTZ

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

LOU HOLTZ

226

407 reads

TED WILLIAMS

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

TED WILLIAMS

224

417 reads

LARRY BIRD

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

LARRY BIRD

224

417 reads

JOE PATERNO

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

JOE PATERNO

224

409 reads

SATCHEL PAIGE

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

SATCHEL PAIGE

223

416 reads

MIKE DITKA

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

MIKE DITKA

224

412 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

224

406 reads

JIM VALVANO

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

JIM VALVANO

224

352 reads

TIGER WOODS

Winning solves everything.

TIGER WOODS

222

358 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.

KERRI STRUG

225

468 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.”

EMMITT SMITH

225

496 reads

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