Inspirational Sports Quotes

“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.”—Jessica Ennis-Hill 

“I always try to start out with some type of goal. Then I work backward and think of what I need to do to get there and give myself smaller goals that are more immediate.” —Kristi Yamaguchi

“If you think you’re done, you always have at least 40 percent more.” —Lauren Crandall

“When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it.” —Lindsey Vonn

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

 “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” —Steve Young

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” —Mark Spitz

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

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” —Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” —Marv Levy

“Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.” —Pat Tyson

You should never stay at the same level. Always push yourself to the next.” —Marnelli Dimzon

“They say discipline and dedication and respect are the key factors, but patience is a virtue that is absolutely essential!” —Ria Ramnarine

“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

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” —Matt Biondi

“Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care, you really want to do well.” —Paula Creamer

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” —Mike Singletary

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” —Tommy Lasorda

“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

“Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.” —Liane Cardes

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

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie

“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” —Carol Dweck

“Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.” —Liane Cardes

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.” —Eddie Robinson

“It is action that creates motivation.” —Steve Backley

 “Even while they teach, men learn.” —Seneca the Younger

If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” —Ben Hogan

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” —Neale Donald Walsh

“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

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