Inspirational Quotes For Athletes – Sayings To Inspire Sports Excellence


Inspirational Quotes For Athletes – Sayings To Inspire Sports Excellence

Here is a compilation of inspiring sayings and inspirational quotes for athletes to inspire them to greater heights in their respective sports.

“On how to make the game more exciting – Eliminate the referees, raise the basket four feet, double the size of the basketball, limit the height of the players to feet inches, bring back the center jump, allow taxi drivers in for free and allow the players to carry guns.”
– Al McGuire

“In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.”
– Althea Gibson

“Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.”
– Andre Agassi

“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win. ”
– Arnold Palmer

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. ”
– Arthur Ashe

“The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.”
– Arthur Ashe

“Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.”
– Babe Didrikson Zaharias

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.”
– Bill Shankly

“Champions keep playing until they get it right. ”
– Billie Jean King

“I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win — if you don’t, you won’t.”
– Bruce Jenner

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
– Bruce Lee

“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”
– Bruce Lee

“As you think, so shall you become.”
– Bruce Lee

“Being a winner is more than getting a first place trophy, it is acting like the effort was an honour and the trophy is just a decoration.”
– Bryan Moseley

“If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.”
– Bud Wilkinson

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.”
– Charles C. Noble

“Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. ”
Chinese Proverb

“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
– Chinese Proverb

“You can’t make a great play unless you do it first in practice.”
– Chuck Noll

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

“The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I’m starting to believe that. ”
– Dan Obrien

“The majority of people pull for the underdog. Heck, even your friends don’t like you to be too successful. We’ve lost enough over the years for me to maintain my friendships.”
– Darrell Royal

“I haven’t been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either.”
– Dave Barry

“If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you’re going to have problems. You’ll be dead a lot. ”
– Dean Smith

“If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.”
– Dick Vermeil

“The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players. ”
– Don Coryell

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. ”
– Emil Zatopek

God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. ”
– Eric Liddell

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose. ”
– Ernie Banks

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
– Ferdinand Foch

“Maybe you can’t play over your head at all. Maybe it’s just potential you never knew you had.”
– Fran Tarkenton

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– Francis of Assisi

“That which does not kill me makes me stronger. ”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”
– Gale Sayers

“If you hate your job, don’t worry, you won’t have it for long.”
– George Allen

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