Famous Sports Quotes to Bring Out the Sportsman in You

Famous Sports Quotes
From inspirational to the most sappy ones, from profound to the humorous ones, sports quotes have it all. These are the things quoted by famous sportsman that serve as words of wisdom, motivating and touching the lives of people across the world. Read on.
Something from the movies ...
When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates...and the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back. Get that through your head. AGAIN!
― Herb Brooks, Miracle

They say, to learn the lesson of life, start playing a sport. Damn! That actually holds true. The budding of qualities like perseverance, hard work, a never-give-up attitude, winning, losing, falling down and getting up again, sportsmanship, dealing with success and more importantly with, failure―all are to be credited to sports. It's no wonder that sports personalities always have some of the most inspiring things to tell us. These things turn into pearls of wisdom for not just sports fans, but for all of us, who're looking for inspiration out there.

To play a game, it is important to be a good sportsman, and children learn the basics from adults they see around them. If adults and coaches serve as role models, this interaction will slowly make them realize that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and behave with dignity, irrespective of whether they win or lose a game.

So many sports ... so many athletes and coaches ... so many breathtaking statements ... they have put us in a dilemma to choose the best of sports quotes, but we've compiled some of these from their most euphoric speeches and interviews.

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

Sports quote by John McEnroe

I'll let the racket do the talking.
― John McEnroe

Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
― George Leonard

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

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

Love is playing every game as if it's your last.
― Michael Jordan

When you're a winner you're always happy, but if you're happy as a loser you'll always be a loser.
― Mark Fidrych

You don't win the silver, you lose the gold
― Mean Jean Oakland

Football doesn't build character, it reveals character.
― Marv Levy

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
― Vince Lombardi

Sports quote by Vince Lombardi

The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not on theirs.
― Tommy Lasorda

We should not have to push you to work hard, you should work hard because you want to be a great player.
― Bobby Knight

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
― Pele

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

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
― Tom Landry

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
― Billie Jean King

When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.
― Joe Fraziers

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
― Bob Hope

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
― Herschel Walker

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
― Dan Gable

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
― Martina Navratilova

In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win.
― Sam Huff

Sports quote by Bob Hope

Sport is a preserver of health.
― Hippocrates

The more I practice, the luckier I get.
― Jerry Barber

When you're playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. Its more important than that.
― Duffy Daugherty

And the best of the best ...

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
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