Sports Motivational Quotes



Here you will find a great series of sports motivational quotes that will motivate and inspire. If you would like quotes about sports ranging from dance to volleyball, don't miss out on these great sports quotes!



Preparation, discipline, determination and a great belief in your talents will cause anyone to excel. However, the beginning steps towards victory in any sport starts in the mind with positive thinking and high expectations.
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It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
-- Willie Mays

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 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
-- Willie Mays

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball you don't have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.
-- Misty May

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
-- John Wooden

The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
-- Ken Doherty

I looked up and saw my flag. But I didn't hear my anthem. The quotation above from 6 ft 4 inch, 286 pound Silver Medalist Ghaffari (who broke down in tears on the medal stand) summed up his disappointment after an overtime loss to Aleksandr Karelin of Russia. A win would have given Ghaffari not only the Olympic gold medal but also his first victory over Karelin, something of which he has literally dreamed about after 20 meets between the two. Karelin dominates international competition in the sport.
-- Matt Ghaffari

Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
-- Ron Blomberg

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

In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
-- Althea Gibson

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
-- Jean-Claude Killy

Sports don't matter in the grand scheme of things. But in the moment, when things are just right, they're the most important thing in the world. That's what makes them so great.
-- David Poole

Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
-- Ron Blomberg

Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
-- Ron Blomberg

Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
--Jim Courier

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.
-- Author Unknown

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.
-- Knute Rockne

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
-- Duffy Daugherty

If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
-- Dick Vermeil

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
-- Vince Lombardi

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
-- Tommy Lasorda

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
-- Vince Lombardi

There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between.
-- Pat Riley

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
-- Vincent T. Lombardi

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
-- Muhammad Ali

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

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

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

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.
-- Author Unknown

I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up. I'm only six feet tall, so I couldn't play basketball. I'm only 190 pounds, so I couldn't play football. And I have 20-20 vision, so I couldn't be a referee.
-- Jay Leno

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.

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

First, believe in your victory, then you will receive it!

I hope that the following sports motivational quotes can cause you to think in a positive and victorious light.

The below motivational quotes will certainly assist you in the first step towards your victory, getting your mind prepared for it!


More Sports Motivational Quotes


Preperation
Sports Motivational Quotes

Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.
-- Shaquille Neal

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. -Coach Darrel Royal It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
-- Eric Lindros

Discipline
Sports Motivational Quotes

The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret. -- Sarah Bombell

Don’t wish for it, WORK for it.
-- Unknown


Creativity
Sports Motivational Quotes

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
-- Muhammad Ali

Success
Sports Motivational Quotes

Don’t wish for it, WORK for it.
-- Unknown


The answer to three questions will determine your success or failure.
1 - Can people trust me to do my best?
2 - Am I committed to the task in hand?
3 - Do I care about other people and show it?
If the answers to all three questions are yes, there is no way you can fail.
-- Lou Holtz

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
-- Vincent T. Lombardi

Determination
Sports Motivational Quotes


My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.
-- Wilma Rudolph

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
-- Tommy Lasorda

If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
-- Paul Bryant

Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half.
-- Paul Bryant

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
-- Henry Van Dyke

Positive Thinking
Sports Motivational Quotes

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
-- Stan Smith

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass.
-- Ron Jaworski

I didn't just jump back on the bike and win. There were a lot of ups and downs, good results and bad results, but this time I didn't let the lows get to me.
-- Lance Armstrong

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
-- Winston Churchill

Other Great
Sports Motivational Quotes

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
-- William A. Ward

Winners make goals, losers make excuses.
-- Unknown

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
-- John Wooden

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
-- Ara Parashegian



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