Sports Centers Quotes

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

Sports for me is when

“Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.” – Jim Courier

“I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best” – Cristiano Ronaldo

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

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” – Ted Williams

“You must show no mercy…nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you…for your greatness will silence them all.” – The Ultimate Warrior

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

In training, you listen to

“In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.” – Rich Froning Jr.

“My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.” – Bjorn Borg

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” – Ken Doherty

“Officials are the only guys who can rob you and then get a police escort out of the stadium.” – Ron Bolton

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

“I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.” – Abebe Bikila

“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

Mental will is a muscle

“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.” – Lynn Jennings

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” – Eric Cantona

“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

“The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made.” – Tim Duncan

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Hilary Duff

“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.” – Arnold Palmer

One man can be a crucial

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.” – Red Auerbach

“Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.” – Ambrose Bierce

“Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.” – Frank Gifford

“Fans don’t boo nobodies.” – Reggie Jackson

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.” – Mike Tyson

“Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth” – Doc Rivers

There are only two options

“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.” – Pat Riley

“There is a syndrome in sports called ‘paralysis by analysis.'” – Arthur Ashe

“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.” – O. J. Simpson

“I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.” – Muhammad Ali

“Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” – Phil Jackson

“Players win games, teams win championships.” – Bill Taylor