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Inspirational quotes made by sportspeople

There are 67 quotations in this collection:

Quote 1

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
- Lance Armstrong


Quote 2

You have to expect things of yourselves before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan


Quote 3

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
- Michael Jordan


Quote 4

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
- Michael Jordan


Quote 5

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
- Michael Jordan


Quote 6

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


Quote 7

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
- Michael Jordan


Quote 8

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan


Quote 9

I play with a fear of letting people down. That's what motivates me.
- Johnny Wilkinson


Quote 10

I only get the points because I have team-mates who do the work and put me in the position to get them.
- Johnny Wilkinson


Quote 11

There's a lot to be pleased about and there is a lot to be down about on what we can improve on (after scoring 35 points in an 80 - 23 win!)
- Johnny Wilkinson


Quote 12

I'm so fast that last night I turned the light switch off in my bedroom and I was in bed before the room was dark.
- Muhammad Ali


Quote 13

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
- Muhammad Ali


Quote 14

Joe's gonna be smokin' an' I ain't even jokin but I'll be peckin' and a pokin' and I'll pour water on that smokin'. Now this might astound and amaze ya but I will destroy Jo Frazier.
- Muhammad Ali


Quote 15

If I had an argument with a player we would sit down for twenty minutes, talk about it and then decide I was right!
- Brian Clough


Quote 16

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
- Mahatma Gandhi


Quote 17

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mahatma Gandhi


Quote 18

We went out there as a team and believed we could win. I am an Olympic champion.
- Mark Lewis-Francis


Quote 19

You cannot say that you are happy when you don't win.
- Arsene Wenger


Quote 20

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful will win.
- Roger Bannister


Quote 21

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger


Quote 22

Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
- Confucius


Quote 23

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius


Quote 24

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand
- Confucius


Quote 25

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
- Confucius


Quote 26

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle


Quote 27

All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle


Quote 28

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
- Oscar Wilde


Quote 29

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
- Oscar Wilde


Quote 30

Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
- Dr Seuss


Quote 31

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr Seuss


Quote 32

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
- Albert Einstein


Quote 33

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
- Pope John Paul II


Quote 34

New Zealand are the best team in the world - the execution and accuracy of their skills were a lesson in modern rugby.
- Josh Lewsey


Quote 35

Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere
- Brian Koslow


Quote 36

Use your free time for self-development.
- Brian Koslow


Quote 37

Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.
- Brian Koslow


Quote 38

Surround yourself with people who believe in you.
- Brian Koslow


Quote 39

There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.
- Brian Koslow


Quote 40

Never make negative comments or spread rumours about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.
- Brian Koslow


Quote 41

Sure, winning isn't everything. It's the only thing. (Sports Illustrated, 1955)
- Henry Sanders


Quote 42

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
- Thomas Carlyle


Quote 43

Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.
- Thomas Carlyle


Quote 44

Strength lies not in defence but in attack
- Adolf Hitler


Quote 45

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down...
- Abraham Lincoln


Quote 46

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
- Arthur Ashe


Quote 47

Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.
- Arthur Ashe


Quote 48

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
- Arthur Ashe


Quote 49

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe


Quote 50

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
- Arthur Ashe


Quote 51

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale


Quote 52

Fatigue makes cowards of us all
- Anonymous


Quote 53

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
- Anonymous


Quote 54

Its not a crime to make a mistake, but it is a crime if you dont learn from it.
- Anonymous


Quote 55

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
- Anonymous


Quote 56

If you want to be something, you have to do something.
- Anonymous


Quote 57

Never walk one way and look the other.
- Anonymous


Quote 58

The biggest risk in life is to risk nothing at all
- Anonymous


Quote 59

The smart man learns from his mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
- Anonymous


Quote 60

Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is interesting; what they don't reveal is essential!
- Anonymous


Quote 61

A leader faces the music even when they don't like the tune.
- Anonymous


Quote 62

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong


Quote 63

Pain is temporary, Failure lasts for ever.
- Lance Armstrong


Quote 64

Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I'm here.
- Lance Armstrong


Quote 65

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days.
- Lance Armstrong


Quote 66

I become a happier man each time I suffer
- Lance Armstrong


Quote 67

Giving up was never an option.

- Lance Armstrong


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