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JOHN WOODEN

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

JOHN WOODEN

218

915 reads

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MUHAMMAD ALI

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

MUHAMMAD ALI

211

496 reads

PAUL BRYANT

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

PAUL BRYANT

210

468 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

211

465 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

210

372 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

214

619 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

213

596 reads

LOU HOLTZ

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

LOU HOLTZ

212

371 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

220

1.07K 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

211

593 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

211

685 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

218

890 reads

MICHAEL PHELPS

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

MICHAEL PHELPS

213

947 reads

 VINCE LOMBARDI

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

VINCE LOMBARDI

212

526 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

211

460 reads

CASEY STENGEL

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

CASEY STENGEL

213

638 reads

MUHAMMAD ALI

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

MUHAMMAD ALI

242

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FRANK L. GAINES

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

FRANK L. GAINES

235

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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

208

418 reads

TED WILLIAMS

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

TED WILLIAMS

210

377 reads

GREGG TROY

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

GREGG TROY

221

1.34K 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

213

726 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

214

394 reads

HOLLY HOLM

Passion first and everything will fall into place.

HOLLY HOLM

210

438 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

210

465 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

211

762 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

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608 reads

BOBBY JONES

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

BOBBY JONES

209

482 reads

WILLIAM A. WARD

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

WILLIAM A. WARD

217

647 reads

LOU HOLTZ

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

LOU HOLTZ

224

1.19K reads

BILLIE JEAN KING

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

BILLIE JEAN KING

224

2.14K 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

211

527 reads

EARL MONROE

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

EARL MONROE

211

487 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

210

416 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

222

1.16K reads

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

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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

210

808 reads

JERRY WEST

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

JERRY WEST

229

1.14K reads

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

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

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

212

449 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

210

477 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

211

432 reads

HERB BROOKS

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

HERB BROOKS

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1.48K reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

VINCE LOMBARDI

225

846 reads

TOM LANDRY

Today, you have 100% of your life left.

TOM LANDRY

215

805 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

212

585 reads

KNUTE ROCKNE

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

KNUTE ROCKNE

211

460 reads

LARRY BIRD

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

LARRY BIRD

210

376 reads

BABE RUTH

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

BABE RUTH

218

1.06K reads

JERRY RICE

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

JERRY RICE

230

1.31K 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

214

734 reads

KNUTE ROCKNE

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

KNUTE ROCKNE

225

2.58K reads

JOHN WOODEN

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

JOHN WOODEN

222

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EVANDER HOLYFIELD

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

EVANDER HOLYFIELD

221

2.63K 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

218

875 reads

JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

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

JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

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JACK LEMMON

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

JACK LEMMON

210

671 reads

HERSCHEL WALKER

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

HERSCHEL WALKER

210

409 reads

MARY LOU RETTON

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.

MARY LOU RETTON

218

2.89K 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

210

481 reads

ARNOLD PALMER

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

ARNOLD PALMER

225

1.99K 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

227

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MIKE SINGLETARY

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

MIKE SINGLETARY

211

550 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

210

409 reads

JIM VALVANO

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

JIM VALVANO

210

324 reads

TOMMY LASORDA

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

TOMMY LASORDA

211

529 reads

TIGER WOODS

Winning solves everything.

TIGER WOODS

208

329 reads

RONNIE LOTT

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

RONNIE LOTT

209

364 reads

WAYNE GRETZKY

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

WAYNE GRETZKY

214

451 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 tem...

MUHAMMAD ALI

217

590 reads

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

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

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

211

425 reads

BILL SHOEMAKER

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

BILL SHOEMAKER

209

610 reads

BILLY BOWERMAN

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

BILLY BOWERMAN

221

1.84K reads

Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.

JEREMY H

211

493 reads

MIKE DITKA

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

MIKE DITKA

210

373 reads

CARL LEWIS

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

CARL LEWIS

209

388 reads

JACK LEMMON

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

JACK LEMMON

211

555 reads

MARIO ANDRETTI

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

MARIO ANDRETTI

222

939 reads

DEAN SMITH

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

DEAN SMITH

231

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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

208

390 reads

JOE PATERNO

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

JOE PATERNO

210

371 reads

GREGG TROY

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

GREGG TROY

212

1.37K 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

207

459 reads

MICHAEL JORDAN

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

MICHAEL JORDAN

229

2.44K 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

263

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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

229

1.42K reads

VINCE LOMBARDI

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

VINCE LOMBARDI

210

625 reads

JOHN WOODEN

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

JOHN WOODEN

212

494 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

220

1.18K 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

225

1.68K 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

216

535 reads

PELE

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

PELE

234

3.61K reads

SAM HUFF

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

SAM HUFF

211

568 reads

CHARLES BARKLEY

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

CHARLES BARKLEY

220

1.27K reads

TIM NOTKE

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

TIM NOTKE

214

454 reads

 FRED DEVITO

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

FRED DEVITO

238

1.77K reads

ERNIE BANKS

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

ERNIE BANKS

219

2.83K reads

BRUCE JENNER

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

BRUCE JENNER

222

2.16K reads

SATCHEL PAIGE

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

SATCHEL PAIGE

209

377 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

209

459 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

208

430 reads