Inspirational Sports Quotes

1. “The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.”
~Vince Lombardi~

2. “If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.”
~Bud Wilkinson~

3. “Success is about having, excellence is about being. Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be.”
~Mike Ditka~

4. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
~Vince Lombardi~

5. “You can’t make a great play unless you do it first in practice.”
~Chuck Noll~

6. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”
~Satchel Paige~

7. “Things that hurt, instruct.”
~Benjamin Franklin~

8. “Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.”
~Wilt Chamberlain~

9.“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.”
~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar~

10.“When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”
~Larry Bird~

11.“My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.”

12.“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”
~Tim Duncan~

13. “The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage of weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.”
~Hank Aaron~

14. “During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.”
~Mickey Mantle~

15. “You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be – in baseball and in life.”
~Pete Rose~

16. “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~