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馃弲65 Motivational Sports Quotes

Are you a sportsperson? Get motivated by our sports quotes.
Read these motivational sports quotes to encourage you to keep going.

 

Motivational Sports Quotes

Sportspeople take their hobby or even profession seriously. There are all kinds of sports, individual and team sports, and each of them needs hard work and dedication if they want to succeed. 

If you need motivation, read these motivational sports quotes from different sportspeople that can help and encourage you to keep going. Use some of these quotes as mantras for yourself. Find your inner athlete and believe in yourself. You can do it!

1
"Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else."
Vince Lombardior
2
"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
3
"I don鈥檛 count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting."
Muhammad Ali
4
"Winners never quit and quitters never win. Sports do not build character. They reveal it."
Heywood Broun
5
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn鈥檛 work hard."
Tim Notke
6
"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
7
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there鈥檚 no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."
Derek Jeter
8
"If you fail to prepare, you鈥檙e prepared to fail."
Mark Spitz
9
"Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."
Michael Jordan
10
"Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement."
Matt Biondi
11
"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. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?"
Lance Armstrong
12
"When you鈥檙e riding, only the race in which you鈥檙e riding is important."
Bill Shoemaker
13
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Michael Jordan
14
"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them 鈥 a desire, a dream, a vision."
Muhammad Ali
15
"Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, yo've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself."
Usain Bolt
16
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'."
Muhammed Ali
17
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."
Vince Lombardi
18
"When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge."
Terry Bradshaw
19
"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi
20
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."
Tommy Lasorda
21
"The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning."
Pele
22
"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time."
Don Zimmer
23
"If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it."
Ronnie Lott
24
"Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss."
Doug Williams
25
"Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period."
Lou Holtz
26
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way."
Satchel Paige
27
"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get."
Michael Phelps
28
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."
Wayne Gretzky
29
"I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat."
Tom Landry
30
"Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears."
Laird Hamilton
31
"If you can鈥檛 outplay them, outwork them."
Ben Hogan
32
"Good is not good when better is expected."
Vin Scully
33
"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up."
Dean Karnazes
34
"Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly."
Shaquille O鈥橬eal
35
"What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose."
Andre Agassi
36
"I get nervous about performing 90% of the time. There鈥檚 always that little self-doubt, but I don鈥檛 let it get to me."
Torrie Wilson
37
"You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them."
Satchel Paige
38
"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding."
Jim Valvano
39
"The principle is competing against yourself. It鈥檚 about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before."
Steve Young
40
"Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle."
Wilma Rudolph
41
"You鈥檝e got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference."
Chris Evert
42
"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."
Arnold Schwarzenegger
43
"Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do."
John Wooden
44
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can鈥檛."
Jack Dempsey
45
"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."
Knute Rockne
46
"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
47
"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet."
Bobby Unser
48
"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you."
Arnold Palmer
49
"If you train hard, you鈥檒l not only be hard, you鈥檒l be hard to beat."
Herschel Walker
50
"Champions keep playing until they get it right."
Billie Jean King
51
"It isn鈥檛 the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it鈥檚 the pebble in your shoe."
Muhammad Ali
52
"The most we can hope for is to create the best possible conditions for success, then let go of the outcome. The ride is a lot more fun that way."
Phil Jackson
53
"Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure."
Babe Zaharias
54
"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
55
"Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it."
Ted Williams
56
"I think the hard part is over. Now it鈥檚 time for us to play."
Kerri Walsh
57
"If you aren鈥檛 going all the way, why go at all?"
Joe Namath
58
"There are only two options regarding commitment. You鈥檙e either IN or you鈥檙e OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between."
Pat Riley
59
"You're never a loser until you quit trying."
Mike Ditka
60
"Take your victories, whatever the may be, cherish them, use them, but don鈥檛 settle for them."
Mia Hamm
61
"It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there."
Mia Hamm
62
"You take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that's a great feeling."
Shaun White
63
"Gold medals aren鈥檛 really made of gold. They鈥檙e made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."
Dan Gable
64
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
Muhammad Ali
65
"To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift."
Steve Prefontaine

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