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35 Inspirational Quotes For Athletes

Looking for the best quotes for athletes? We’ve compiled a list of the top 35 famous athletes quotes and sayings on life, motivation, failure, inspiration, and more. It Pays Off! Inspirational Sport Quotes

Inspirational Quotes For Athletes, It Pays Off! Inspirational Sport Quotes

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Athletes Quotes

  • “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

Athletes Quotes

  • You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them.”

Athletes Quotes

  • “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life… Every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going. Remember why you started”

Athletes Quotes

  • “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

Athletes Quotes

  • “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
  • “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine
  • “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke
  • “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi
  • “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” Michael Jordan
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
  • “Play like you’re in first. Train like you’re in second.”
  • “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” -Jackie
  • “The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.” -Jessica

Quotes About Athletes

  • “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.”
  • “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” -Laird hamilton
  • “A champion is afraid of losing, everyone else is afraid of winning.”
  • “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” Matt Biondi
  • “They told me I couldn’t. That’s why I did.” Michael Jordan

Athletes Quotes

  • “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” Michael Jordan
  • “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” Venus Williams
  • “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine
  • “It’s not whether you get knocked down it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi
  • “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” Derek Jeter

Greatest Motivational Quotes by Athletes on Struggle and Motivated

“You are the only one who can limit your greatness. – Unknown

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

“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” Yogi Berra

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” – Eddie Reese

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

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“I’ve missed more than 9000 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

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William A. Ward

“Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.” – Unknown

“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

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” Kobe Bryant

Inspirational Sports Quotes For Athletes Who Want To Level Up

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” Arthur Ashe

“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

“You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest.” – Unknown

“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

“All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.” Casey Stengel

“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

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou

“A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart. Tom Brady

Motivational sports quotes for athletes from legends

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

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

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

“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 habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Unknown

“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” — Emmitt Smith

“Everything I am I owe to Sterling Sharpe. He made me a better football player, a better father, and a better man. He was, and always will be, my hero.” Shannon Sharpe

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

“I understand Pat Mahomes is off to a good start. I’m not ready to crown him four games into his career, but he’s definitely playing well.” Booger McFarland

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.” LeBron James

Inspirational sports quotes for athletes looking for beast mode

“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

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” Wilma Rudolph

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I try to deign golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.” Arnold Palmer

“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

“Things for me really started to click right after my third year in the league. I sort of figured out that there were a few things that I needed to do if I wanted to get better – I needed to gain some more weight and add some strength.” Scottie Pippen

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