70 Most Inspiring Quotes by Sportsmen

Top Quotes by Sports Persons

We watch sports for bliss or joy. Many people watch sports for drama or for the reason of their strong interest in that particular sport. Sports are the essence of hard work along with commitment, as even the most naturally gifted person has to give it their 100%. Here are some of the inspirational quotes by famous sports persons for all the sports fans.

  1. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi
  2. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” - Dan Gable
  3. “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” - Jim Valvano
  4. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” - Wayne Gretzky
  5. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” - Wayne Gretzky
  6. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” - Mike Ditka
  7. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” - Muhammad Ali
  8. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” - Yogi Berra
  9. “There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.” - Pat Riley
  10. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 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
  11. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” - Jack Dempsey
  12. “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” - Evander Holyfield
  13. “Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ” - Venus Williams
  14. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” - Satchel Paige
  15. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” - Joe Paterno
  16. “Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” - Phil Jackson
  17. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden
  18. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” - Joe Namath
  19. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” - Michael Phelps
  20. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong
  21. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” - Larry Bird
  22. “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” - Ted Williams
  23. “What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” - Dean Smith
  24. “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” - Mario Andretti
  25. “Win If You Can, Lose If You Must, But NEVER QUIT!” - Cameron Trammell
  26. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” - Mike Singletary
  27. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” - Pat Riley
  28. “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
  29. “Make each day your masterpiece.” - John Wooden
  30. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” - Babe Ruth
  31. “Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.” - William A. Ward
  32. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” - Carl Lewis
  33. “I didn’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on the field and be prepared to play a good game.” - Tom Landry
  34. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” - Ronnie Lott
  35. “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
  36. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” - Herschel Walker
  37. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” - Lou Holtz
  38. “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” - Bobby Knight
  39. “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
  40. “Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.” - Brett Favre
  41. “You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.” - J. Askenberg
  42. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” - Michael Jordan
  43. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” - Arnold Palmer
  44. “Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.” - Eddie Robinson
  45. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” - Lou Brock
  46. “I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me piece of mind.” - Peyton Manning
  47. “When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.” - Joe Frazier
  48. “Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.” - Cal Ripken Jr.
  49. “When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.” - Paul Brown
  50. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger
  51. “You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” - Chris Evert
  52. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” - George Halas
  53. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” - Pele
  54. “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” - Andre Agassi
  55. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  56. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” - John Madden
  57. “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limit, that is real joy.” - Arthur Ashe
  58. “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” - Steve Young
  59. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” - Matt Biondi
  60. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” - Mark Spitz
  61. “Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.” - George F. Will
  62. “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” - Herb Brooks
  63. “Good is not good when better is expected.” - Vin Scully
  64. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” - Billie Jean King
  65. “Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” - Liane Cardes
  66. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” - William James
  67. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” - Tommy Lasorda
  68. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” - Tom Landry
  69. “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” - Ernie Banks
  70. “My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.” - Tiger Woods

Exceeding were some of the famous quotes by legendary sports persons, we hope that you must have had fun reading them. If you have more such quotes do share in the comments section.