“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

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” | Arthur Ashe

“I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me piece of mind.” | Peyton Manning

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

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

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

“When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.” | Joe Frazier

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.” | Eddie Robinson

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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