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Sport Motivation

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

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

“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

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

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

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“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

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” | Derek Jeter

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” | Mia Hamm

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” | Tommy Lasorda

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“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.” | Don Zimmer

“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

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

“Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.” | Cal Ripken Jr.

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” | Terry Bradshaw

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

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

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“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” | Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

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

“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

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“You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.” | J. Askenberg

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Make each day your masterpiece.” | John Wooden

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

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

“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

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

“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

“Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.” | William A. Ward

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“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

“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

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

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“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” | Magic Johnson

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

“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

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” | Tim Duncan

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

“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.” | Anson Dorrance

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

“If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.” | Michael Owen

“Everything is practice.” | Bill Shankley

“If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won.” | Mia Hamm

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“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” | Muhammad Ali

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

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


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