Fitness Quotes108 Sports Quotes About Becoming Legendary With Positive Mindset

108 Sports Quotes About Becoming Legendary With Positive Mindset

“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” – this phrase is so old that even the exact origin and the person who said this is unidentified to date. This means that people have known the importance of physical activity and sports for ages unknown. So to further shine some light on the importance of games and sports in our lives, we have brought these powerful and motivating Sports Quotes, Games Quotes, and Sayings.

Like every person is different when it comes to music choices similarly every person has some specific choices when it comes to sports too. One person might be crazy about soccer, other might prefer swimming. And it actually doesn’t matter what sort of physical activity you choose to opt for, what matters is that you choose at least one and play it whenever you can. Not only it is great for your physical health, but sports and physical activities have been scientifically proven to be good for your mental health too.

In simple words, physical activity releases happy hormones in the body which can instantly make you feel good.

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So here is this inspiring collection of Sports Quotes that will get you out of your bed and get going to play your favorite game.

Sports Quotes

1. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

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2. “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”  – Ernie Banks

3. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali

4. “Today, you have 100% of your life left.” – Tom Landry

5. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”  – Mary Lou Retton

6. “Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”  – Frank L. Gaines

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7. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

8. “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”  – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

9. “I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

10. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

11. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” – Satchel Paige

12. “Football doesn’t build character, it reveals character.” – Marv Levy

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13. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

14. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz

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

Inspirational Sports Quotes

16. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

17. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton

18. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

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19. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz

20. “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

21. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

22. “When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson

23. “Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile… It’s free!” – Jennie Finch

24. “Good is not good when better is expected.” – Vin Scully

25. “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph

26. “Passion first and everything will fall into place.” – Holly Holm

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27. “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

28. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

29. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry

30. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

31. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

Famous Sports Quotes

32. “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden

33. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George S. Halas

Famous Sports Quotes

34. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

35. “Moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” – Martina Navratilova

36. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele

37. “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield

38. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

39. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden

40. “I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” – Gale Sayers

41. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

Famous Sports Quotes

42. “There is only one way to succeed in anything…and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

43. “I am no genius; I just worked hard like my other teammates, and I believe all my teammates can win the title as they work hard, too.” – Lin Dan

44. “Good is not good when better is expected.” – Vin Scully

45. “There are no shortcuts -everything is reps, reps, reps.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

46. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

47. “Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” – Phil Jackson

48. “Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.” – Shaquille O’Neal

49. “A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” – Pat Riley

Famous Sports Quotes

50. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

51. “If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” – Jack Lemmon

52. “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” – Casey Stengel

53. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

54. “When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.” – Bill Shoemaker

55. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

56. “In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win.” – Sam Huff

57. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”- Mike Singletary

58. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rockne

59. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

60. “When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.” – Natalie Gulbis

Famous Sports Quotes

61. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James

62. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

63. “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – Andre Agassi

Sports Quotes for Kids

64. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back … play for her.” – Mia Hamm

65. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

66. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”  – Wayne Gretzky

67. “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” – Bethany Hamilton

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68. “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

69. “You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment.” – Aly Raisman

70. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

71. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

72. “Scientists have proven that it’s impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don’t listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.” – Carl Lewis

73. “It doesn’t matter what your background is or where you came from. If you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.” – Serena Williams

Sports Motivational Quotes

74. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

75. If you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our collection of determination quotes to help you keep moving forward.

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

77. “There are certain basic qualities and characteristics you’ve got to have. Number one: you’ve got to have a will to win.” – Bob Richards

78. “A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.” – Briana Scurry

79. “Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.” – Knute Rockne

80. “Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.” – Paul Bryant

Sports Motivational Quotes

81. “Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.” – Earl Monroe

82. “Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.” – Steve Nash

83. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali

84. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden

85. “Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears.” – Bobby Jones

86. “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

87. “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sports Motivational Quotes

88. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” – Emil Zatopek

89. “At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.” – Arsene Wenger

90. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

91. “Passion first and everything will fall into place.” – Holly Holm

92. “I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.” – Sandy Koufax

93. “I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move.” – Floyd Mayweather

Sports Quotes About Confidence

94. “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

95. “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

96. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

Sports Quotes About Confidence

97. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno

98. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” – Satchel Paige

99. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

100. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

101. “Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.” – Brett Favre

102. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” – Lou Brock

103. “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

104. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” – Herschel Walker

Sports Quotes About Confidence

105. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis

106. “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

107. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz

108. “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams

Sports has an unlimited good outcome like it also teaches you teamwork, but even if you are someone who wants to play alone, sports have got your back. There are team games like volleyball and basketball but there are also single-person sports like running and cycling. So choose your sport and play it and enjoy it.

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