Here is a list of favorite sports quotes....
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.
Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hittin.
All I want out life, is that when I walk down the street folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived."
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or
have trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
We must either find a way or make one.
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring experience is a matter of time.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Set your goals high and don't stop till you get there.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
If you believe it, the mind can achieve it.
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
It is not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
You cannot be successful without passion. If you don’t love what you’re doing, if you don’t have passion for it - forget it. Do something else. You’ll be much more successful and you’ll lead a lot happier life.
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne
I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.
There is no victory at bargain basement prices.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Triumph is just try with a little umph added.
It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.