Quotes on Great Inspirational Sports

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion. Jean-Claude Killy

If you can't outplay them, outwork them. Ben Hogan

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. Charlie Finley

Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead Roger Bannister

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever. Mary Lou Retton

If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. Dick Vermeil

Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet. Edwin Moses

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. Pele

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day. Willie Mays

Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way. Jim Courier

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

It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose. Sandy Lyle

Great moments are born from great opportunities. Herb Brooks

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

You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours. Herb Brooks

The more I practice, the luckier I get. Jerry Barber

Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers. Magic Johnson

Winning is about having the whole team on the same page. Bill Walton

A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself. Jim Valvano

Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man. Pele

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

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We. Phil Jackson

Scoring goals is a great feeling, but the most important thing to me is that the team is successful - it doesn't matter who scores the goals as long as we're winning. Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Remember this, the choices you make in life, make you. John Wooden

Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers. Pat Riley

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. James Lane Allen

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. Tim Duncan

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Duffy Daugherty

Losing is the great American sin. Jerome Holtzman

I was called Rembrandt Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas. Bob Hope

We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life. Joe Namath

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. Jerry Rice

If we can't help our family, who are we going to help? Cristiano Ronaldo

My free-kick secret? I just look at the net and say take the kick, Cristiano. Cristiano Ronaldo

History shows us that the people who end up changing the world - the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries - are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses. John Eliot

I don't look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball. Mike Krzyzewski

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. Matt Biondi

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them work. Charley Lau

I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt. Scotty Bowman

Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature. Bobby Knight

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. Michael Jordan

One man cannot make a team. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say "We'll just have to see". Dick Fosbury

The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. Pat Riley

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. Vince Lombardi

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

Yankee pitchers have had great success this year against Cabrera when they get him out. Tim McCarver

The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world. Mike Tyson

The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal. Dave DeBusschere

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. George Will

I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field. Walter Payton

The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. Bryant Gumbel

I prefer other people to make judgments about the way I play and to characterize me, rather me describe myself. Cristiano Ronaldo

I want to be remembered as part of the group of the greatest players ever. Cristiano Ronaldo

When I win awards, I think of my father. Cristiano Ronaldo

I know If I score we're going to win the match. Cristiano Ronaldo

We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that's the way it is! Cristiano Ronaldo

But the tricks I use are ones that will hopefully benefit the team. Cristiano Ronaldo

Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future. Cristiano Ronaldo

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life. Pete Rose

Most talented players don't always succeed. Some don't even make the team. It's more what's inside. Brett Favre

Maybe they hate me because I'm too good! Cristiano Ronaldo

Success is about having, excellence is about being. Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be. Mike Ditka

Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won. Bill Bowerman

I don't plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously we plan on winning. Gregg Troy

I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. And the one guy who didn't vote for me, thank you, too. Shaquille O'Neal

Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

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

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

It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters. Bear Bryant

When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems. Michael Jordan

Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

As a kid I always idolized the winning athletes. It is one thing to idolize heroes. It is quite another to visualize yourself in their place. When I saw great people, I said to myself: I can be there. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble. Sugar Ray Robinson

The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special. Eddie Reese

But I don't want to be compared to anyone like to impose my own style of play and do the best for myself and for the club here. Cristiano Ronaldo

I spent six years at United and I owe them everything that I am today. I made history at United and won many trophies. It was a pleasure to play at Old Trafford. Cristiano Ronaldo



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