30 great sports quotes you’ll just love

great-sports-quotesIf success is your goal then listen to successful people, as the saying goes. Sport is one area where success matters. So listening to successful people in sports has to be a good idea, surely? So, here are 30 great sports quotes that I hope you’ll just love.

Great sports quotes (1-10):

  1. Life is about timing. ~Carl Lewis
  2. I’ll let the racket do the talking. ~John McEnroe
  3. Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. ~Michael Jordan
  4. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds. ~Jesse Owens
  5. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. ~Yogi Berra
  6. You win some, lose some, and wreck some. ~Dale Earnhardt
  7. Sports do not build character. They reveal it. ~Heywood Broun
  8. Sport is imposing order on what was chaos. ~Anthony Starr
  9. Champions keep playing until they get it right. ~Billie Jean King
  10. You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Great sports quotes (11-20):

  1. Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. ~Vince Lombardi
  2. Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. ~Satchel Paige
  3. If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score? ~Vince Lombardi
  4. The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition. ~Nick Seitz
  5. Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ~William Arthur Ward
  6. One man practising sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. ~Knute Rockne
  7. You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. ~Michael Phelps
  8. The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break. ~John Madden
  9. If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. ~Jack Lemmon
  10. It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. ~Muhammad Ali

Great sports quotes (21-30):

  1. Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry. ~Earl Monroe
  2. Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. ~William James
  3. Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference. ~Robert Griffin III
  4. A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. ~Wayne Gretzky
  5. Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ~Dan Gable
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is. ~Bob Feller
  9. The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back. ~Steve Garvey
  10. Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~George Orwell

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