Motivational Sports Quotes
This lens is designed to be a fresh collection of motivational/inspirational sports quotes, videos, books, etc. So many people are passionate about sports and so many soundbites come from our favorite athletes that I wanted to highlight many of those here.
Motivational Sports Quotes
"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day."-- Willie Mays"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."-- Tommy Lasorda"Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will."
-- Ron Blomberg
"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."-- John Wooden"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision."-- Muhammad Ali
One of My Favorites ....
"Sports don't matter in the grand scheme of things. But in the moment, when things are just right, they're the most important thing in the world. That's what makes them so great." -- David Poole
Any Given Sunday - Al Pacino's Speech
If this clip can't get you going, inspired, etc... I don't know what will ...
Motivational Sports Quotes #2
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't."-- Jack Dempsey"To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will."-- Sugar Ray Robinson"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success"-- Charles Finley"The harder you work, the luckier you get."-- Gary Player"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."-- Dan Gable
Vince Lombardi Quotes
"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.""The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.""It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up.""The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.""I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline... I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious."
Steve Prefontaine Quotes
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift.""What I'm gonna try to do is work it out so that it's an all guts race at the end, and if it is, I'm the only one who can win.""Most people run a race to see who is fastest, I run a race to see who has the most guts.""A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.""Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.""You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.""What I want is to be number one."
Motivational Sports Quotes #3
"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat."-- Herschel Walker"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."-- Michael Jordan"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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."-- Aristotle"You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge."-- Damon Runyon
Motivational Sports Quotes #4
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club wont be worth a dime." -Babe Ruth
"Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records." - William A. Ward
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." -Coach Darrel Royal
"Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary." -Ray Knight
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." -Samuel Johnson
Motivational Sports Quotes #5
"It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters." - Evander Holyfield
"I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the next one." - Isiah Thomas
"Good guys are a dime a dozen, but an aggressive leader is priceless." - Red Blaik
"Golf is a game that is played on a 5-inch course - the distance between your ears." - Bobby Jones
Quotes Suggested By Readers
"Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else." -- Chuck Noll
"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." - Larry Bird
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
-- Tommy Lasorda