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Inspirational sports quotes #1

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. –Warren Spahn

Inspirational sports quotes #2

My responsibility is to get my twenty-five guys playing for the name on the front of their uniform and not the one on the back. –Tommy Lasorda

Inspirational sports quotes #3

I'm playing baseball because I love it, not because I need the money or attention. That is why I've been so dedicated. I've accomplished a lot of things no one ever thought I could, and I've done it from hard work. –Mike Piazza

Inspirational sports quotes #4

There are three types of baseball players-those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened. –Tommy Lasorda

Inspirational sports quotes #5

The future is much like the present, only longer. –Dan Quisenberry

Inspirational sports quotes #6

Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology. –Vince Lombardi

Inspirational sports quotes #7

The way to get better at playing football is to play football. –Gene Brodie

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Inspirational sports quotes #8

Sports can unite a group of people from different backgrounds, all working together to achieve a common goal. And even if they fall short, sharing that journey is an experience they'll never forget. It can teach some of the most fundamental and important human values: dedication, perseverance, hard work, and teamwork. It also teaches us how to handle our success and cope with our failure. So, perhaps the greatest glory of sport is that is teaches us so much about life itself. –Ahmad Rashad

Inspirational sports quotes #9

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves. –Mike Ditk

Inspirational sports quotes #10

Sports ideally teach discipline and commitment. They challenge you and build character for everything you do in life. –Howie Long

Inspirational sports quotes #11

Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness, and respect for authority are the price each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. –Vince Lombardi

Inspirational sports quotes #12

There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you. –Woody Hayes

Inspirational sports quotes #13

Success is living up to your potential. That’s all. Wake up with a smile and go after life… Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it. –Joe Kapp

Inspirational sports quotes #14

If you aren’t going to go all the way, why go at all. –Joe Namath

Inspirational sports quotes #15

Sports do not build character, they reveal it. –John Wooden

Inspirational sports quotes #16

The glory of sport is witnessing a well-coached team perform as a single unit, striving for a common goal and ultimately bringing distinction to the jersey the players represent. –Dick Vitale

Inspirational sports quotes #17

Sports create a bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide. –Bob Cousy

Inspirational sports quotes #18

Each warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on the 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. In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes that moment by giving an effort so intense and so intuitive that it could only be called one from the heart. –Pat Riley

Inspirational sports quotes #19

I never took a position we were going to be a good ball club. I took the position we were going to be a winning ball club. –Red Auerbach

Inspirational sports quotes #20

The difference is almost all mental. The top players just hate to lose. I think that's the difference. A champion hates to lose even more than she loves to win. –Chris Evert Lloyd

Inspirational sports quotes #21

If I win several tournaments in a row, I get so confident I’m in a cloud. A loss gets me eager again. –Chris Evert Lloyd

Inspirational sports quotes #22

Running is a metaphor for life; there's always someone faster than you, always someone slower. All you can do is hang in there, and put your heart into it. –Anonymous

Inspirational sports quotes #23

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift. –Steve Prefontaine

Inspirational sports quotes #24

Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong. –Muhammad Ali

Inspirational sports quotes #25

It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He’s aware of where he is and what he’s doing, but his mind is on the playing of his instrument with an internal sense of rightness-it is not merely mechanical, it is not only spiritual; it is something of both, on a different plane and a more remote one. –Arnold Palmer

Inspirational sports quotes #26

The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge. –Arnold Palmer

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