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Athlete Quotes


We look at athletes for inspirational.  Some of us strive to be in their shoes and some of us simply strive to be better than we were the day before.  Here are some athlete quotes that will motivate and inspire great things.  If you like these athlete quotes then take a look at our triathlon quotes as well.

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Triathlon Quotes

“Winners make goals, losers make excuses!” – Unknown

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” – Victor Hugo


“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you.  And you don’t have to listen.” – Nike

“A winner is a loser who was willing to fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up and win.” – Peter Zafra

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”  – Orison Swett Marden

“If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, then you must not have done anything today.”

“Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.” – Unknown

“It’s important to know that at the end of the day it’s not the medals you remember. What you remember is the process – what you learn about yourself by challenging yourself, the experiences you share with other people, the honesty the training demands – those are things nobody can take away from you whether you finish twelfth or you’re an Olympic Champion.” – Silken Laumann

“Pain is a big fat creature riding on your back. The farther you pedal, the heavier he feels. The harder you push, the tighter he squeezes your chest. The steeper the climb, the deeper he digs his jagged, sharp claws into your muscles.” – Scott Martin

“You can quit if you want, and no one will care. But you will know the rest of your life.” – John Collins (Founder of The Ironman).

“Your brain is more active while you are sleeping than while you are watching TV.”

“The only limits in life are those you impose on yourself.”

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Golf Quotes


Are you looking for golf quotes to help with your golf skills? On this page you will find several golf quotes that will motivate you to reach your goals. The most important thing to remember is always keeping a positive attitude both on and off the course.

Featured Golf Quotes

Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.  ~Grantland Rice

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf.  ~Robert Lynd

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.

I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game:  it’s called an eraser.  ~Arnold Palmer

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Golf is like a love affair.  If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.

Forget your opponents; always play against par. 

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Additional Soccer Quotes

Here’s a few additional soccer quotes.  Enjoy!

“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

“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

“The Vision of a Champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, and the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.”