Sports Quotes

Legends are made, not born. These sports quotations from the greats will show you exactly why.  Looking for inspirational sports quotations for athletes by athletes about working towards their full potential?

Legends are made, not born. These sports quotations from the greats will show you exactly why.

Looking for inspirational sports quotations for athletes by athletes about working towards their full potential?

Tell us your favorite inspirational sports quotations in the comment section below.

All athletes need the provocation and constant monuments to be at their stylish during both practice and gameplay.


Because it’s so easy to relax, fall off and fall back. Indeed when you love what you do!

What are the benefits of reading these inspirational sports quotes?

Most people can not relate to the extreme work ethic it takes to be an athlete, and as we all know, many words can go a long way in life.

However, check out this great list of resources!

When we hear about some of the most successful athletes and sports stars, they were also master motivators, 

If you're an athlete that's floundering with the pressure of it all.

We can learn numerous effects from their quotations, like

  • How to motivate ourselves and others
  • Be better athletes ourselves
  • How to handle bummers and challenges

These athletes were experts at motivating their platoon to go further all former limits, transferring them and their teammates into a new home to achieve the loftiest performance levels.

And more times than not, the platoon listens and responds!

Jordan! Kobe! Wayne! RayLewis!

Just to name many, they are all master motivators.

We searched the web for the most stylish inspirational sports quotations we could find to inspire athletes of all periods to be the stylish they can be, on and off the court/ field/gym.

Enjoy these awful motivational sports quotations for athletes! 

1. “Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” – Frank L. Gaines

2. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali

3. “Today, you have 100% of your life left.” – Tom Landry

4. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton

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

6. “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks

7. “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield

8. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele

9. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rockne

10. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”   – Michael Jordan

11. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

12. “I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.” – Bruce Jenner

13. “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

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

15. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi

16. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

17. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito

18. “Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.” – Billy Bowerman

19. “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” – Herb Brooks

20. “The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” – Bobby Knight

21. “I don’t plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously, we plan on winning.” – Gregg Troy

22. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King

23. “If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!” – Charles Barkley

24. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

25. “What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith

26. “I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

27. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West

28. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird

29. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” – Babe Ruth

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

31. “You might not be able to outthink, out-market, or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them.” – Lou Holtz 

32. “You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.” – Larry Brown

33. “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

34. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”– Emil Zatopek

35. “There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley

36. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky

37. “Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

38. “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

39. “What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It’s the pursuit of excellence.” – Ron O’Brien

40. “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” – Ross Perot

41. “I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that’s true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person.”  – Teri McKeever 

42. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”– Dan Gable

43. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.”– Wayne Gretzky

44. “The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” – Eddie Reese

45. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William A. Ward

46. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali

47. “Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ” – Venus Williams

48. “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

49. “A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” – Pat Riley

50. “Winning is not a sometimes thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

51. “If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” – Jack Lemmon

52. “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” – Casey Stengel

53. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”— Vince Lombardi

54. “When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.” – Bill Shoemaker

55. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

56. “In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win.” ― Sam Huff

57. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”― Mike Singletary

58. “Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.” ― Jeremy H

59. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

60. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

61. “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” – Steve Young

62. “There are certain basic qualities and characteristics you’ve got to have. Number one: you’ve got to have the will to win.” – Bob Richards

63. “A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.” – Briana Scurry

64. “Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.” – Knute Rockne

65. “Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.” – Paul Bryant

66. “Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.” – Earl Monroe

67. “Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.” – Steve Nash

68. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky

69. “I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta loose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.” – Yogi Berra

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

71. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden

72. “Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears.” – Bobby Jones

73. “Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.” – Pele

74. “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

75. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” – Emil Zatopek

76. “At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.” – Arsene Wenger

77. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

78. “Passion first and everything will fall into place.” – Holly Holm

79. “I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.” – Sandy Koufax

80. “I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move.” – Floyd Mayweather

81. “Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.”– Brett Favre

82. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.”– Lou Brock

83. “You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.”– Homer Rice

84. “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling bad or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” – Hank Aaron

85. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”– Picabo Street

86. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.”– Herschel Walker

87. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”– Ronnie Lott

88. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”– Carl Lewis

89. “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

90. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.”– Lou Holtz

91. “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.”– Ted Williams

92. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”– Larry Bird

93. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”– Joe Paterno

94. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”– Satchel Paige

95. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”– Mike Ditka

96. “I’ve never lost a game. I just ran out of time.” — Michael Jordan

97. “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” – Jim Valvano

98. “Winning solves everything.” — Tiger Woods

99. “Life is gonna throw you curve balls and it’s how you deal with them and your attitude and your work ethic.” – Kerri Strug

100. “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowd's roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” — Emmitt Smith

101. “So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach.” – Michael Phelps

102. “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” — Vin Scully

103. “You’ll score a lot of goals in your career but not one of them will happen without the help of a teammate.” – Abby Wambach

104. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra

105. “The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” – Arnold Palmer

106. “Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.” — Billie Jean King

107. “Some may have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone working harder than you do.” – John Tavares

108. “No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.” — Bill Parcells

109. “To me the beauty of teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” – Coach Mike Krzyzewski

110. “Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.”— George Steinbrenner

111. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky

112. “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.” — Paul Brown

113. “Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.” – Vince Lombardi

114. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

115. “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – Andre Agassi

116. “Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.” – Tommy Lasorda

117. “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph

118. “I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm

119. “I am no genius; I just worked hard like my other teammates, and I believe all my teammates can win the title as they work hard, too.” – Lin Dan

120. “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra

121. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

122. “I mean, it’s not important what kind of pants you were; it’s how you wear them.” – Ronnie Lott

123. “I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.” – Serena Williams

124. “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” – Arthur Ashe

125. “I wouldn’t let the boys down, no way. If my arm came off I’d still play.” — Jack Bird

126. “I would have thought that the knowledge that you are going to be leaped upon by half-a-dozen congratulatory, but sweaty team-mates would be inducement not to score a goal.” – Arthur Marshall

127. “In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – Tommy Lasorda

128. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

129. “You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place.” – James Lane Allen

130. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

131. “Goals prepare Olympic athletes physically and mentally. Did you know that goals are used by sports psychologists in order to help athletes improve their performance?” – Paul Bailey

132. “Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

133. “In sports, players need to be reminded of their competition to become motivated to practice. The same can be applied in business.” – Gavin McGinnis

134. “Everybody’s got plans… until they get hit.” – Mike Tyson

135. “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

136. “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardo

137. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

138. “At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t.” – Andy Roddick

139. “It never gets easier. You just get better.” – Jordan Hoechlin

140. “Winners never quit and quitters never win. Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” – Heywood Broun

141. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

142. “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

143. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

144. “It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul Bryant

145. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – John Wooden

146. “The best motivation always comes from within.” – Michael Johnson

147. “The secret of winning football games is working more as a team, less as individuals. I play not my 11 best, but my best 11.” – Knute Rockne

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

149. “You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.” – Bobby Knight

150. “Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Dan Reeves

151. “The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.” – Jackie Joyner Kersee

152. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” – Vernon Law

153. “Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the ship in.” – Lou Holtz

154. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

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

156. “Soccer forces life to move on. There’s always a new match. A new season. There’s always a dream that everything can get better. It’s a game of wonders.” – Fredrik Backman

157. “There is no getting around the fact that the moment you are at your very best is the moment you begin to become worse and worse. Others will come along who can run faster, jump higher, hit harder, and you will be forgotten. Your winning moment is dated to die.” – Charlie Higson

158. “Never underestimate the heart of a champion!” – Doc Rivers

159. “If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up feels like?” – Stephen Curry

160. “We old athletes carry the disfigurements and markings of contests remembered only by us and no one else. Nothing is more lost than a forgotten game.” – Pat Conroy

161. “Winning is a habit leadership is calmly maintaining that habit against all odds.” – Amit Ray

162. “Losing teaches you how to win, winning teaches you how not to lose.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

163. “You will never get the best out of anyone professionally unless you understand what motivates and makes them tick personally as a human being.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

164. “Nothing else will show your true character than how you lose.” – Ken Gleed

165. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

166. “I would never do anything outside of the rules of play.” – Tom Brady

167. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” – Archie Griffin

168. “A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.” – Tom Landry

169. “For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.” – Dom Hutson

170. “When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson

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

172. “Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.“ – Herm Edwards

173. “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And the rent is due every day.“ – J.J. Watt

174. “Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice, and how badly you truly want it.” – J.J. Watt

175. “Nobody who gave his best ever regretted it.” – George Halas

176. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

177. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” — Les Brown

178. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” — Vince Lombardi

179. “If you come in second, you’re just the first loser!” — Tiger Woods

180. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” — Jack Dempsey

181. “To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift.” — Steve Prefontaine

182. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” — Tom Landry

183. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ” — William Arthur Ward

184.“Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.” — Steve Prefontaine

185. “I’m playing; I’m here. I’m going to fight until they tell me they don’t want me anymore.” —Steve Nash

186. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

187. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

188. “Moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” – Martina Navratilova

189. “Good is not good when better is expected.” – Vin Scully

190. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden

191. “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” – Bobby Knight

192. “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” – Bethany Hamilton

193. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

194. “When you see a good move, look for a better one.” – Emanuel Lasker

195. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George S. Halas

196. “No one ever won a game by resigning.” – Ksawery Tartakower

197. “It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail.” — Peyton Manning

198. “Anyone who waits for someone else to make a change automatically becomes a follower.” — Peyton Manning

199. “I’ve never left the field saying, ‘I could’ve done more to get ready,’ and that gives me peace of mind.” — Peyton Manning

200. “Life is about choices. You ask the questions and you listen to the answers. Then you listen to your heart.” — Peyton Manning

201. “You’ve got to remember what your priorities are. When you’re playing, what you do on the field is the most important thing.“ — Peyton Manning

202. “I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.’” — Peyton Manning

203. “I’m not 23 anymore. But the defensive ends and linebackers chasing me are. If I had to choose between youth and experience, I’d take experience every time.” — Peyton Manning

204. “I’ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.” — Peyton Manning

205. “When you go through a significant injury and have a major career change, you truly do go one year at a time, and you don’t look past what’s going on now, because you are not sure what’s going to happen. Tomorrow is not promised.” — Peyton Manning

206. “Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can’t produce, if I can’t help a team, that’s when I will stop playing.” — Peyton Manning

207. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” — Mark Spitz

208. “Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.” — George F. Will

209. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” — Marv Levy

210. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton

211. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” — William James

212. “Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” — Liane Cardes

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

214. “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.” — Lou Holtz

215. “Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” — Doug Williams

216. “Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.” — Pat Tyson

217. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” ― Dean Karnazes

218. “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” – Bear Bryant

219. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” ― Michael Jordan

220. “You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.” – Yogi Berra

221. “That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish.” ― Louis Zamperini

222. “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” – John Wooden

223. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ― Paul Tournier

224. “Your basketball goals should be out of reach, but never out of sight.” – Felicity Luckey

225. “I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.” ― Michael Jordan

226. “Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.”— Gino Bartali

227. “You must learn how to hold a team together. You must lift some men up, and calm others down until finally, they’ve got one heartbeat. Then you’ve got yourself a team.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

228. “Team guts always beats individual greatness.” – Robert Zuppke

229. “Anyone can support a team that is winning — it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.” – Bart Starr

230. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson

231. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.” – Babe Ruth

232. “The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.” – Tony Dungy

233. “On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.” – Bill Belichik

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

235. “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley

236. “Being a good teammate isn’t about recognition. I do it because it makes me whole and complete.” – Dwyane Wade

237. “Sport is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.” — Pierre de Coubertin

238. “You play to win the game…Hello. You play to win the game.” — Herman Edwards

239. “You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.” — A. J. Kitt

240. “The integrity and self-esteem gained from winning the battle against extremity are the richest treasures in my life.” — Diana Nyad

241. “I’ll always be Number 1 to myself.” — Moses Malone

242. “We make too much of winning. The mere fact of winning doesn’t make you great.” — Wilt Chamberlain

243. “My only feeling about superstition is that it’s unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.” — Duffy Daugherty

244. “If you can’t win, make the one ahead of you break the record.” — John McKeithen

245. “All I know is, I don’t want to stop coaching, and I don’t want to stop winning, so we’re gonna break the record unless I die.” — Bear Bryant

246. “It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.” — Willie Mays

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