Sports Athletes

Famous Sports Quotes

Enjoy these famous sports quotes from your favorite athletes. Their words of wisdom encourage us to be all that we can be.

I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.

Walter Payton

To be prepared is half the victory.

Miguel Cervantes

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

Tommy Lasorda

The critic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired

Lou Holtz

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhammad Ali

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.

Bill Shankly

There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.

Scotty Bowman

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

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

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

Pat Riley

Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.

Ron Blomberg

When they treat you bad, you just got to take care of your pride, no matter what.

Satchel Paige

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.

Wayne Gretzky

Victory belongs to the most persevering.


My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That's why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.

Tiger Woods

‘When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.’

Katarina Witt

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

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.

Satchel Paige

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win....Channel your energy. Focus.

Carl Lewis

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.

Muhammad Ali

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

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

Martina Navratilova

You miss 100% of the shots you never take.

Wayne Gretzky

Bear Bryant could take his'n and beat your'n, or he could take your'n and beat his'n.

Bum Phillips

‘I'll let the racket do the talking.’

John McEnroe

‘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

‘Why did I want to win? Because I didn't want to lose!’

Max Schmelling

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