Inspirational Sports Quotes – Page 4

 

Inspirational Sports Quotes

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Below is our collection of inspiring quotes directed at athletes, coaches, and others who are looking for inspiration, motivation, or encouragement. They are about achieving goals, building teams, finding passion, revealing character, and finding the true lessons of sports. Take a few moments to read some and reflect on how it may apply to you or your team.

 

 

 

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. -Zig Ziglar

 

 

 

“Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” – Henri-Frédéric Amiel

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” – Nelson Mandela

 

 

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden

 

 

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert Schuller

 

 

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

 

“The moment of enlightenment is when a person’s dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.” – Vic Braden

 

 

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” – K Denis Waitley

 

 

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

 

 

“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” – Fitzhugh Dodson

 

 

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca

 

 

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” -Benjamin Mays

 

 

 

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“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington

 

 

“I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed wonders. – George P. Burnham

 

 

 

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France

 

 

“There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.” – Mary Kay Ash

 

 

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” – Stephen R. Covey

 

 

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

 

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit

 

 

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” Kahlil Gibran quotes

 

 

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation…The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. – Jacob Bronowski

 

 

It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can. – Henry Drummond

 

 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

It is when the well is dry that we know the price of water. – Ben Franklin

 

 

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. – Talleyrand

 

 

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself. – Zig Ziglar

 

 

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

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