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Sports Quotes

Welcome to these inspirational and motivational quotes by sports coaches and players. As Billie Jean King says, "Sports are a microcosm of society." Sports provides an environment for our young people to test their wings, to experience the teamwork and the conflict, to savor victory and regroup after defeat. In sports, the experience of life is compressed and accelerated.

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

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Inspirational Sports Quotes

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden
(basketball coach)

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi
(football coach)

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
- Vince Lombardi

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
- Vince Lombardi

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth
(baseball player)

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson
(baseball player)

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra
(baseball player)

Sports are a microcosm of society.
- Billie Jean King
(tennis player)

Motivational Sports Quotes

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules.
Sports teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose, it teaches you about life.
- Billie Jean King

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong
(bicycle racer)

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
(basketball player)

Quotes for Life

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
- Napoleon Hill

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Failure does not exist. Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how a certain act should have been completed. Once you believe that no act must be performed in any specific other-directed way, then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound - so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

The success of a project is best predicted by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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