Inspirational Sports Quotes

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“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 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

“When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.”
– Bill Shoemaker


“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”
– Bruce Jenner

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”

-Vince Lombardi

“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

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.”
– Knute Rockne

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.”
– Tom Landry

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”
– Laird Hamilton

“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

“Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.”

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden

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

– Michael Jordan

– George F. Will

“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

“Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.”
– Cal Ripken Jr.

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.”
– Chris Evert

“Things that hurt, instruct.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.”
– Paul Brown

“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

“When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”

– Larry Bird

“During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.”
– Mickey Mantle

“I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me piece of mind.”
– Peyton Manning

“You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.”

– J. Askenberg

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”

– Tim Duncan

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”
– Arnold Palmer

“Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.”
– Brett Favre

“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

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”
– Ronnie Lott

“You can always become better.”

-Tiger Woods

“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

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti

“I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people’s accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures.”

-Earl Warren

“What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”
– Dean Smith

“Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”
– William A. Ward

“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


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