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Sports is loaded with players, coaches, actors, and more with witty quotations for all occasions. This list will be full of sports quotes that you can just pull out depending on the situation. Feeling demotivated? We have you covered. Feeling dead tired? We have funny quotes to make you laugh.

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Favorite Sports Quotes

Sports is often used as a metaphor in life because most times, it gives us lessons in the most practical ways. Celebrate with the athletes’ words of wisdom and out of the box anecdotes.

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Sports Quotes about confidence

Confidence isn’t something natural to us, it’s one thing we need to nurture. What we have here is a list of confidence thoughts and quotes to help improve your self-esteem. The road to success is bumpy and these little to major obstacles may keep you from seeing the goal. Overcome those with these nuggets of wisdom and confidence. Trust in your abilities, trust in the training sessions, trust the words to keep your spirit high!

Here are some of the confidence boost and you may also save them too to remind you that hey, you’re a cool person and you have this in the bag!

  • Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. – Richard Kline
  • The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose. – Ernie Banks
  • When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important. Bill Shoemaker
  • Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • With confidence, you have won before you have started.– Marcus Garvey
  • Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. – Wendy Wasserstein
  • It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Make the most of yourself, for that, is all there is of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Hellen Keller
  • Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. – Golda Meir
  • Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. – David Storey
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand
  • I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability. – Bruce Jenner
  • Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always looks. – Marcus Aurelius
  • All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. – Mark Twain
  • Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. Richard Kline
  • You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.  – Gabby Douglas
  • The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. – William Jennings Bryan
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.  – Thomas Jefferson
  • You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan
  • You don’t know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket. Lee Trevino


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Funny sports quotes

Sports is many things. When the whistle is blown though, everyone is just about the business. Speed, power, and the result of countless hours of training shown in play by play action. But unbeknownst to the crowd, sports is about the fun moments and the failed anecdotes too.

There are too many to count tantrums in the court, in the field, in the stadium and the best way to solve all these is to approach it with a clear mindset and to crack the funniest joke on the planet earth. Here are some of the funniest sports quotes you can use when things are rough in the practice and game sessions.

  • You can sum up this sport in two words: You never know.  –  Lou Duva

  • It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. Just the natural order of things, according to the legendary pair of fisticuffs.  –  Muhammad Ali
  • This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother.  –  Ted Walsh
  • Ninety percent of this game is half mental. – Yogi Berra
  • When you get that nice celebration coming into the dugout and you’re getting your ass hammered by guys, there’s no better feeling than to have that done.- Matt Stairs
  • Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like pimps. –  Tiger Woods
  • I quit school in the sixth grade because of pneumonia. Not because I had it, but because I couldn’t spell it. – Rocky Graziano

  • He called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse. –  Mike Tyson
  • I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. – Gerald R. Ford
  • The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. – Phyllis Diller
  • The first half was even, the second half was even worse. – Pat Spillane
  • Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV. – Thomas Swell
  • Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off. – Bill Veeck
  • Statistics are like bikinis—they show a lot but not everything. –  Lou Piniella

  • Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they’re bigger than everybody else, and that’s what makes them the biggest guys on the field.  – John Madden
  • I can dribble with my right hand and I can dribble with my left hand. I’m amphibious. –  Charles Shackleford
  • Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental. –  Doug Plank
  • I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice. –  Casey Stengel
  • I made a 1,600 minus 800 minus 200 on the SAT, so I’m very intelligent when I speak. – Shaquille O’Neal
  • By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of the NHL playoff series. –   Steve Rushin
  • There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket. –  Abe Lemons
  • They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds. –  Wilt Chamberlain
  • I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. –  Rodney Dangerfield
  • What’s that? Ah – Playoffs? Don’t talk about – playoffs?! You kidding me?! Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game. –  Jim Mora
  • But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.Steve Spurrier
  • I was going to write myself in, but I was afraid I’d get shot. –  Lincoln Kennedy
  • I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball. –  Pete Rose
  • Because there are no fours (on why he takes so many threes). –  Antoine Walker
  • A day without newspapers is like walking around without your pants on. –  Jerry Coleman


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Sports motivational quotes

Are you looking for inspirational sports quotes for you and your other athlete friends? Then you’ve come to the right place! We all know legends are not born, they are made. Thousands of hours of practice, games, training, coaching, and words of motivation.

You need these words to keep your head in the game and to constantly remind you that in practice and official games, you are one great athlete. It’s easy to just swim in the pool of disappointment, exhaustion, and whatnot. Your coach will motivate you, so will your teammates, family, and friends. But you also need a positive mindset to accept their motivations.

Just, sit back and try to relax. Scroll for the perfect quotes to keep your motivation in check.

  • It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Sir Edmund Hillary
  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. – Fred Devito
  • You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. – Zig Ziglar
  • Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.
  • When you’re rich, you don’t write checks…straight cash, homey. – Randy Moss
  • If I wasn’t as sexy for my cat, I probably wouldn’t have come back. – Metta World
  • Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. – Frank L. Gaines
  • the breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition. – Nick Seitz
  • It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit is square. – Pete Rose
  • Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.– Arnold Palmer
  • One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn’t do you any good. – Abe Lemmons
  • A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.  – David Brinkley
  • One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe
  • Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings
  • Today, you have 100% of your life left. – Tom Landry
  • If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. – Jeck Lemmon
  • The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali
  • Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.  – Virgil
  • The only way to prove that you’re a good sport to lose. – Ernie Banks
  • Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King
  • When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. – Joe Namath
  • Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. – Sheri L. Dew
  • Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.  – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. – Jackie Joyner
  • At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t. – Andy Roddick
  • It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters. – Evander Holyfield
  • Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. – Arnold Palmer
  • Winners never quit and quitters never win. Sports do not build character. They reveal it.– Heywood Broun
  • The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. – Pele
  • Serious sport is war minus the shooting. – George Orwell
  • Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very un-orderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off. – Bill Veeck
  • You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.– Homer Rice
  • A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever. – Mary Lou Retton
  • There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. – Derek Jeter
  • One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. – Knute Rockne
  • 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
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’. – Muhammed Ali
  • Wrestling is ballet with violence. – Jesse Ventura
  • I don’t want to shoot my mouth in my foot, but those are games we can win.Sherman Douglas
  • Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake. – Sylvester Stallone
  • I don’t think there’s anybody in this organization not focused on the 49ers…I mean Chargers.
  • If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like your grandmother with her teeth out. – George Brett
  • Rugby is a beastly game played by a gentleman; soccer is a gentleman’s game played by beasts; football is a beastly is a game played by beasts. – Henry Blaha
  • I’ve never lost a game, I just ran out of time. – Michael Jordan
  • Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. – Leo Durocher
  • Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.– Michael Jordan
  • Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.– Vince Lombardior
  • The only way to stop Jim Brown was to give him a movie contract. 
  • I don’t have tricky plays, I’d rather have tricky players. – Abe Lemons
  • I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back. – Eric Morecambe
  • The rules of soccer is like nuclear warfare. there are no winners, only survivors. – Phil Woosman
  • Some people dream of success…others stay awake to achieve it.
  • It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. – Paul  Bryant


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Sports recovery quotes

Injury is common in sports. Sometimes you have to take a breather and rest until your body regains the strength it lost. You can also just enjoy your effort and relax even if you aren’t physically unwell. You also need to heal your mind and spirit before your big game.

Here are some recovery quotes you can try to remember. Don’t guilt-trip yourself because you are resting. You’re an athlete, not a robot! Go to some beach, explore the mountain rangers, enjoy long walks, read your book, take a nap, and bask in the simplicities of life.

  • It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  • Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.– Ana Claudia Antunes
  • The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. – Les Brown
  • Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. – Michael Jordan
  • One who conquers the sea today is ready to conquer the ocean tomorrow.– Matshona Dhliwayo
  • Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind? – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • rite injuries in dust, benefits in marble. – Benjamin Franklin
  • The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all. – Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
  • We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis
  • The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after a terrible day.– Charles Dickens
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.– Robert Kennedy
  • The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb
  • Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. Martha Graham
  • Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning.– Angeline Trevena
  • Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi
  • There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury. – George Eliot
  • Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. – Samuel Johnson
  • We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. – Lucius Anneaus Seneca
  • The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. –Molière
  • Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. – Lou Holtz
  • He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  • There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. – Malcolm X
  • Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. – Josh Billings
  • Let your joy scream across the pain.Terri Guillemets


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Sports strategy quotes

Be inspired to make your moves and create your strategy with these quotes. You can put up these strategy quotes whenever you begin a team meeting too!

  •  A vision without a strategy remains an illusion. – Lee Bolman
  • The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. – Michael Porter
  • You cannot be everything to everyone. If you decide to go north, you cannot go south at the same time. – Jeroen De Flander
  • Strategy without process is little more than a wish list. – Robert Filek
  • In reality strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell. – Jack Welch
  • Strategy is about setting yourself apart from the competition. It’s not a matter of being better at what you do – it’s a matter of being different at what you do. – Michael Porter
  •  Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu
  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
  • Today, you have 100% of your life left. – Tom Landry
  • You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan
  • Failure is nothing more than a chance to revise your strategy.

  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi
  • Strategy is a fancy word for coming up with a long-term plan and putting it into action. –  Ellie Pidot
  • Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to succeed, but more importantly, what’s your plan to succeed? – Jim Rohn
  • There’s only one growth strategy: work hard. –  William Hague
  • However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. – Sir Winston Churchill
  • “Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless. –  Morris Chang

  • Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art. –  Peter Drucker
  •  A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. –  Michael LeBoeuf

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