Sports quotes will help lift your spirits up. Get inspired with these famous sayings & quotations on sports.

Sports Quotes

Sports have a place in everyone?s life. Some love to watch sports and some love to play them. They influence all of us one or another way. What counts most in a sport is the spirit of the players, which also inspire us to do our jobs with lots of determination and enthusiasm. Here, we have compiled some of the famous quotes on different sports. These sports quotations will inspire you to tackle the toughest of problems and fill you with reviving energy. Hope you love reading these sports sayings in your free time.

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.

- Wilson Mizner

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

- Plato

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

- Billie Jean King

I would have thought that the knowledge that you are going to be leapt upon by half-a-dozen congratulatory, but sweaty team-mates would be inducement not to score a goal.

- Arthur Marshall

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.

- Boris Becker

Boxing is for men, and is about men and is men. A celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for being lost.

- Joyce Carol Oates

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

- Benjamin Franklin

Sports do not build character...They reveal it.

- John Wooden

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus.

- Carl Lewis

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

- Steve Young

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

- Emil Zatopek

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration.

- Serena Williams

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

- Wayne Gretzky

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

- Joe Theismann

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That?s the mark of a true professional.

- Joe Paterno

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.

- Kareem Abdul Jabbar

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that?s the way to bet.

- On Broadway , Damon Runyon

What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.

- Joe Paterno

Players win games, teams win championships.

- Bill Taylor

The harder I practice, the luckier I get.

- Gary Player

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.

- Vince Lombardi

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.

- Roy Campanella

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.

- Steven Wright

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.

- Ty Cobb

The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.

- John Williams

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

- Michael Jordan

The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace

- Michael Jordan

The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.

- Mia Hamm

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.

- Mia Hamm

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

- Theodore Roosevelt

All you owe the public is a good performance.

- Humphrey Bogart

A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.

- Humphrey Bogart

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

- Vince Lombardi

It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.

- Snoop Dogg

We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.

- Clint Eastwood

I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.

- Charles Barkley

I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.

- Charles Barkley

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

Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.

- Charles Barkley

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

- Charles Barkley

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