101 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes for Athletes

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Inspirational & Motivational Quotes for Athletes

“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”

– Florence Griffith Joyner

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

– Michael Phelps

“If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.”

– Michael Phelps

“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

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

– Steve Young

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

– Mike Ditka

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

– Tommy Lasorda

“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”

– Kobe Bryant

101 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes for Athletes

“It’s better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low.”

– Bill Nicholson

“When you see a good move, look for a better one.”

– Emanuel Lasker

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”

– Bo Jackson

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.”

– Ted Williams

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”

– Kobe Bryant

Quotes for Athletes which gives Motivation

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

– Michael Jordan

“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

“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. Jack Kinder

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

Andrew Carnegie

“As an athlete, I’d average 4 hours a day. It doesn’t sound like a lot when some people say they’re training for 10 hours, but theirs includes lunch, massage and break. My four hours was packed with work.”

– Michael Johnson

“You can’t control what the other athlete; you can’t control anything except for your competition and how you execute the race or how you execute the task.”

– Michael Johnson

Motivational Quotes for Athletes

“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”

– Paul “Bear” Bryant

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.”

– Wayne Gretzky

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

– Wayne Gretzky

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

– Matt Biondi

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.”

– John Wooden

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. ”

– Lou Holtz

“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

“The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.”

–Sarah Bombell

“Every day of my life, I’m trying to find a way to get better.”

– Ray Lewis

“Greatness is a lot of small things done well.”– Ray Lewis

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

– Mike Ditka

Quotes for Athletes

“Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.” – Ray Lewis

“No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.”

– Ray Lewis

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

– Satchel Paige

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

– Babe Ruth

“You’re playing a game, whether it’s Little League or Game 7 of the Word Series. It’s impossible to do well unless you’re having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there’s pressure. But I just look at it as fun.”

– Derek Jeter

“I like to hit the gym early in the morning. I feel better throughout the day when I get in a workout first thing in the morning.”

– Derek Jeter

“When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.”

– Derek Jeter

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

– Satchel Paige

“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

“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

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

– Ross Perot

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”

Bruce Jenner

Inspirational Quotes for Athletes

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

– Vince Lombardi

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

– Vince Lombardi

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

– Vince Lombardi

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