Sports Quotes

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.
-Lou Brock
Dont look back. Something might be gaining on you.
-Satchel Paige
If at first you dont succeed, you are running about average.
-M.H. Alderson
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.
-Picabo Street

The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I’m starting to believe that.
-Dan OBrien

When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.
-Bill Shoemaker
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.
-Babe ruth
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, thats the day you start to the top.
-O.J. Simpson
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.
-Pat Riley

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
-William A. Ward
Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
-Charlie Finley
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.
-Alberto Tomba
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.
-Lou Holtz
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
-Hank Aaron
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
-Joe Paterno
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
-Joe Paterno
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
-Muhammad Ali
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.
-Vince Lombardi
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
-Michael Jordan
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
-John Wooden
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
-Herschel Walker

The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
-George Shultz
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.
-Greg LeMond
To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
-Tony Dorsett
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
-Magic Johnson
Set your goals high, and dont stop till you get there.
-Bo Jackson
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
-Gale Sayers
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination
-Tommy Lasorda
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.
-Damon Runyon
It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired you quit when the gorilla is tired.
-Robert Strauss
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
-Ronnie Lott

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

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.
-Charles Barkley
Whats the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.
-Terry Bradshaw
Ain’t no chance if you dont take it.
-Guy Clark
In war there is no substitute for victory.
-Douglas MacArthur

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
-Joe Paterno
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. Thats the mark of a true professional.
-Joe Paterno
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
-Ray Knight
To be prepared is half the victory.
-Miguel Cervantes

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
-Vidal Sassoon
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
-Jean-Claude Killy
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.
-Paula Newby-Fraser
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fearnot absence of fear.
-Mark Twain
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
-Amelia Earhart

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.
-Duffy Daugherty
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.
-Carl Lewis
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.
-Dennis Waitley

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or youre OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.
-Pat Riley
The game isn’t over till it’s over.
-Yogi Berra
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
-Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
-John Wooden
I’ll always be Number 1 to myself.
-Moses Malone
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
-Thomas Jefferson
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-Thomas Edison
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.
-Joe Namath
If you don’t do whats best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.
-Julius Erving
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.
-Arnold Palmer
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!
-Pat Riley
If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
-Author unknown
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers
I will always be someone who wants to do better than others. I love competition.
-Jean-Claude Killy
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
-Samuel Johnson
Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself.
-Shannon Miller
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
-Bruce Jenner
In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.
-Van Morrison
He who stops being better stops being good.
-Oliver Cromwell


In the Scottish Cup you only get one crack at the cherry against Rangers or Celtic
Tom Ferrie


Football features two of the worst aspects of American life, violence and committee meetings
George Will

Motor Racing

Brundle is driving an absolutely pluperfect race.
Murray Walker