Inspirational Sports Quotes

Inspirational Sports Quotes

Sports teaches people many values like discipline, team spirit, and also how to take failure in stride and strive to succeed next time. Here are some inspirational quotes about sports.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2018
Sports teach us the principles to win the game of life, but to succeed in any game, what is needed the most is inspiration and dedication. Here are some of the inspirational quotes that would ignite the fire of determination in any sports person.
Young man hiking on mountains
"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
~ Satchel Paige
Good luck written with wooden letters on rustic wooden surface
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Horse racing
"When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important."
~ Bill Shoemaker
We challenge you
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
~ Babe Ruth
Composite image of serious rugby player
"The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players."
~ Don Coryell, ex-San Diego Chargers Coach
"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."
~ Joe Paterno

"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."
~ Muhammad Ali
Photo of a young athletic man exercising in the rain
"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision."
~ Muhammad Ali
Poker and Cards
"When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor."
~ Pat Riley
"Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time."
~ Greg LeMond

"Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates."
~ Magic Johnson
Excellence word
"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence."
~ George F. Will
"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
~ Lou Brock

"In war there is no substitute for victory."
~ Douglas MacArthur
3D Word GOAL with Target and Dart
"Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there."
~ Bo Jackson
Successful athlete crossing the finish line and winning the race
"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before."
~ Steve Young
Badminton player with a racket in his hand hit shuttlecock
"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat."
~ Herschel Walker
"I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshipers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena."
~ Charles Barkley

"You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit."
~ Joe Paterno
High altitude road in mountains
"It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness."
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character."
~ T. Alan Armstrong

"Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary."
~ Ray Knight
Professional road cyclist
"Everyone has limits on the time they can devote to exercise, and cross-training simply gives you the best return on your investment balanced fitness with minimum injury risk and maximum fun."
~ Paula Newby-Fraser