60 Motivational Quotes for Sport Lovers and Fans

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1. “Baseball is ninety percent mental & the other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra

2. “One man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

3. “Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.” -Satchel Paige

4. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

5. “A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things.” – Sasha Azevedo

6. “The one that works the hardest comes out on top.” – Debbie Meyer

7. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

8. “You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.” – Dale Earnhardt

9. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

10. “Falling and getting back up is what brings you success.” – Tony Horton

11. “You can always become better.” – Tiger Woods

12. “Life is meant to be a challenge because challenges are what make you grow.” – Manny Pacquiao

13. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

14. “BLOOD, SWEAT & RESPECT. First two you GIVE. Last one you EARN.” – Dwayne Johnson

15. “If you don’t want to be the best, then there’s no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything.” – Joe Montana

16. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

17. “You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.” – Lou Holtz

18. “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.” – Tom Landry

19. “Love is playing every game as if it’s your last.” – Michael Jordan

20. “God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.” – Reggie White

21. “Don’t run away from a challenge. Instead run toward it cause the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet/” – Nadia Comaneci

22. “It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.” – Addison Walker

23. “Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.” – Elbert Hubbard

24. “To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams… This is success!” – Sasha Azevedo

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

26. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

27. “If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!” – Charles Barkley

28. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

30. “You are never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

31. “Only the weak attempts to accomplish what he knows he can already achieve.” – Stella Juarez

32. “Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body.” – Lynn Jennings

33. “How am I to know what I can achieve if I quit?” – Jason Bishop

34. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant

35. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

36. “I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.” – Florence Griffith Joyner

37. “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line.” – Ross Perot

38. “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” – John Wooden

39. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

40. “If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.” – Michael Owen

41. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West

42. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” – Herschel Walker

43. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito

44. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ”Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” – Babe Ruth

45. “I don’t celebrate because I’m only doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?” – Mario Balotelli

46. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky

47. “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

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

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

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

51. “Will beats skill.” – Kevin Constantine

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

53. “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – Andre Agassi

54. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele

55. “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

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

57. “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

58. “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

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

60. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” – Lou Brock


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