These athletic quotes are a source of great inspiration. Go through these famous athletics quotations & sayings to know what makes athletes so popular.

Athletics Quotes

For an athlete, it's the thought of performing better each time and the desire to win that matter the most and keep him going. Athletics keeps one fit both physically and mentally and playing a sport is undoubtedly one of the best forms of recreation.

The word 'athletics' reminds many people of the world famous olympic games, held once in every four years. Several thrilling Olympic contests of the past are available online. Running races, where an athlete lagging behind by a mile, unexpectedly wins the conest have inspired even those who aren't into sports.

Athletes are of that breed of fighters who are dedicated and try their best to be consistent. They boldly embrace any challenging situation in a game to embrace victory. The greatest athletes of the world have a ‘never say quit’ attitude that helps them sail through pain and failures easily. When they triumph, they become beacons for others to follow their path. Athletes can teach you that high rewards can only come through determination, because talent alone cannot make you successful. An athlete’s life resembles to that of a coal which undergoes immense pressure and temperature to change into diamond. So, if you are finding it hard to reach your goal, then reading these athletics quotes should boost your morale.

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

- Rudyard Kipling

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

I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.

- Larry Bird

We have the best kids in the world, ... We don't always have the best athletes, but we got the best kids. And on top of being a good student, Corey is a good person.

- James Monroe

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.

- Chevy Chase

We want to take this and teach our athletes that there is a bigger picture. We are thankful we still have a gym and a football field. We are trying to get the kids to learn a life lesson.

- James Wilson

I've been a sports fan all my life, and like most other actors, I'm convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn't come calling.

- Jamie Foxx

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.

- Wayne Gretzky

When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.

- Billie Jean King

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.

- Phyllis Diller

That's the hard part about sport: as men we haven't started to be in our prime, but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things.

- Boris Becker

In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.

- Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Some kids, for some reason, it just doesn't click in the classroom as they need it to. We have college coaches talk to them, former high school athletes, motivational speakers, teachers, principals.

- John Williams

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

- Bill Russell

I assume they'll be expelled. I mean, I know the school wouldn't ever let an athlete play here if they did something like this, so why would a student be allowed to stay?

- Rick James

He played like I saw him play in the summer league and the fall league. He was just relaxing and letting the game come to him.

- Henry Thomas

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

- Lewis H. Lapham

A girl didn't get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.

- Billie Jean King

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