Top 45 Inspirational Quotes on Volleyball

1. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” ― John Wooden

2. “You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” ― Joe Namath

3. “A great defensive play is worth about five points in emotion.” ― Caren Kemner

4. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ― Darrel Royal

5. “You have to perform consistently at a higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” ― Joe Paterno

6. “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land on the stars.” ― Unknown

7. “Volleyball is more than a sport, it’s a way of life.” ― Unknown Author

8. “You have to be willing to fail, to improve.” — Al Scates

9. “A good team can win a volleyball game when they are ahead, but only a great team can win when they are behind.” ― Unknown Author

10. “You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.” ― Mia Hamm

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

12. “Volleyball is not just a sport, it’s a way to express your anger without hurting someone.” ― Unknown Author

13. “I love that our sport is sexy. I think it is appropriately so.” ― Kerri Walsh

14. “The sterner the discipline, the greater the devotion.” ― Pete Carroll

15. “If you care at all, you will get some results. If you care enough, you will get incredible results.” ― Jim Rohn

16. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while—you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” ― Vince Lombardi

17. “Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.” ― Billie Jean King

18. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” ― Tom Hanks

19. “Unless you are willing to go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.” ― Philip Adams

20. “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.” ― Vincent T. Lombardi

21. “Breathe, believe, and battle. My former coach, Troy Tanner, told us that before each match. Breathe – be in the moment. Believe – have faith that you can rise above it. Battle – you gotta be prepared to go for as long as it takes.” ― Kerri Walsh

22. “Volleyball is the sport through which I am able to express my God-given talents of being an athlete. It is a sport which involves relating, pushing, and encouraging your teammates.” ― David Beard

23. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” ― Steve Martin

24. “The winners in life think in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have done, would have done, and what they can’t do.” ― Dennis Waitley

25. “Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation – but most of all, of reciprocity – of teamwork. There is no way to freelance in volleyball.” ― Marv Dunphy

26. “All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived.” —Ted Williams

27. “Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.” ― Bud Wilkinson

28. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” ― Vince Lombardi

29. “You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” ― Joe Namath

30. “If volleyball was easy it would be called football.” ― Unknown

31. “Anyone serious about playing indoor, you should play outdoor.” ― Sean Scott

32. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” ― Satchel Paige

33. “My coach tells me to give about 75% to volleyball. If I give 100%, my serve will kill someone, and my coach doesn’t want to deal with the paperwork.” ― Unknown Author

34. “All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived.” ― Ted Williams

35. “No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.” ― Sheryl Swoopes

36. “Don’t fire your opponents up. If they’re down, don’t tick them off. Let them stay down.” ― Sinjin Smith

37. “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them. But do not let them master you.” ― Helen Keller

38. “Be a leader. A setter should be high energy. It’s important that you learn how to give positive, constructive criticism. It’s crucial that you make your teammates feel comfortable. You should never be the most silent player in the gym.” ― Lindsey Berg

39. “Don’t just beat them, make a lasting impression that makes them never want to see your face again.” ― Mia Hamm

40. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back—play for her.” ― Mia Hamm

41. “There is pressure on every play. You can’t make a mistake, but that also means your opponent can’t make a mistake. It makes the matches more exciting to watch.” ― Holly McPeak

42. “Don’t ever let the ball hit the ground without a body hitting the ground with it.” ― Unknown

43. “You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.” ― Mia Hamm

44. “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball you don’t have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.” ― Misty May

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

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