The 20 Most Famous Sports Quotes

The 20 Most Famous Sports Quotes


Over the years, various athletes have come up with famous sports quotes. These famous sports quotes are not only great for the particular sport they come from, but also for life in general. Here's a look at The 20 Most Famous Sports Quotes, in no particular order:


1. Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.

2. Tommy Lasorda

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

3. Jim Valvano

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.

4. Gary Player

The more I practice, the luckier I get.

5. Sam Snead

I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.

6. Tony Dorsett

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you and something to inspire you.

7. Marv Levy

Football doesn't build character, it reveals character!

8. Ronnie Lott

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.

9. Pat Riley

There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

10. Babe Ruth

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.

11. Archie Griffin

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!

12. Yogi Berra

When you came to a fork in the road take it.

13. Bob Cousy

Sports creates a bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide.

14. Jim Abbott

It's not the disability that defines you. It's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. We have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability.

15. Paul "Bear" Bryant

It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.

16. Shaquille O'Neal

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

17. Abe Lemons

One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.

18. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.

19. Bo Jackson

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.

20. Michael Jordan

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.

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