Motivational Sports Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old motivational sports quotes, motivational sports sayings, and motivational sports proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. Michael Jordan
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. Bo Jackson
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. Dean Karnazes
Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half. Bear Bryant
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali
You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all. J. Askenberg
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. Max Lerner
My jump was imperfect, my run-in was too short and my hands were too far back at takeoff. When I manage to iron out these faults, I am sure I can improve. Sergei Bubka
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant
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
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. Kevin Wayne Durant
A boy comes to me with a spark of interest. I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze. Cus D'amato
Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage. Bart Starr
You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. Satchel Paige
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
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
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi
Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will. Ron Blomberg
The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders. Vince Lombardi
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. Magic Johnson
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat. Herschel Walker
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won. Bill Bowerman
The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important. Bobby Knight
It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up. Vince Lombardi
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time. Lou Brock
Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you. Eddie Robinson
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Coach Vince Lombardi