inspirational sports quotes for sportsmen.
Show me a guy whos afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Dont look back. Something might be gaining on you.
If at first you dont succeed, you are running about average.
When someone tells me the is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I’m gonna prove you wrong.
The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I’m starting to believe that.
When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club wont be worth a dime.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, thats the day you start to the top.
The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
-Don Coryell, ex-San Diego Chargers Coach
When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.
Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
-William A. Ward
Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
-A J Kitt
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
-Archie Griffen, two-time Heisman winner ( 5ft 9)
There’s no substitute for guts.
-Paul Bear Bryant
I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
-Honore de Balzac
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that
whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Set your goals high, and dont stop till you get there.
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
-Coach Darrel Royal
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired you quit when the gorilla is tired.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
I know that Im never as good or bad as any single performance. Ive never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always
been able to leave the game at the arena.
Whats the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.
Ain’t no chance if you dont take it.
In war there is no substitute for victory.
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. Thats the mark of a true professional.
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
To be prepared is half the victory.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
Everyone has limits on the time they can devote to exercise, and cross-training simply gives you the best return on your investmentbalanced fitness with minimum injury risk and maximum fun.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fearnot absence of fear.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
-Chuck Noll, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Coach
When you’re are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. Its more important than that.
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
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win….Channel your energy. Focus.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.
There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or youre OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.
The game isn’t over till it’s over.
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
-Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
I’ll always be Number 1 to myself.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
If you don’t do whats best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.
If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the raceits up to you.
-Dave Scott, Triathlete
I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didnt have a chance to win.
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
I will always be someone who wants to do better than others. I love competition.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself.
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.
He who stops being better stops being good.
In the Scottish Cup you only get one crack at the cherry against Rangers or Celtic
Football features two of the worst aspects of American life, violence and committee meetings
Brundle is driving an absolutely pluperfect race.