47 Inspirational Sports Quotes To Achieve Success

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

2. “You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.” ― Satchel Paige

3. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” ― John Wooden

4. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” ― Lou Holtz

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

6. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” ― Michael Phelps

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

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

9. “Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.” ― Deborah Miller Palmore

10. “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” ― Evander Holyfield

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

12. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” ― Vince Lombardi

13. “I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting. ” -Muhammad Ali

14. “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

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

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

17. “Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.” ― Jeremy H

18. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.” ― Don Zimmer

19. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” ― Picabo Street

20. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” ― John Madden

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

22. “At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t.” ― Andy Roddick

23. “Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” ― Phil Jackson

24. “There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory… – Unknown

25. “I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan

26. “I’ve missed more than 9000 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

27. “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.” ― Unknown

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

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

30. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” ― Vince Lombardi

31. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.” ― Muhammad Ali

32. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” ― Tim Notke

33. “The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose.” ― Ernie Banks

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

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

36. “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

37. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” ― Mary Lou Retton

38. “You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for.

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

40. “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

41. “Good is not good when better is expected.” ― Vin Scully

42. “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

43. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.

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

45. “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” ― Jim Valvano

46. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.” ― Muhammed Ali

47. “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” ― Vince Lombardior

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