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Inspirational Sports Quotes

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Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

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

 

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
- Vince Lombardi

Some people are born on third base and go through life
thinking they hit a triple.
- Barry Switzer

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

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Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

I'll let the racket do the talking.
- John McEnroe

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

What other people may find in poetry or art museums,
I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf?
You have to grip the club, don't you?
- Ben Hogan

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

What's a good tournament for him? Winning it.
He's good enough.
- Greg Norman

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

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

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis.
I want to kill people.
I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- Mike Tyson

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there
are for players to break.
- John Madden

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

If you drink don't drive.
Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

The difference in golf and government is that in golf
you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Yogi Berra

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

He's got an overall flair for the game.
It looks to me like he really loves what he does and
he can't wait to get up in the morning,
go hit some balls and go play.
- Gary McCord

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino


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