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Inspirational Quotes about Sports

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Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Don't play too much golf.
Two rounds a day are plenty.
- Harry Vardon


 

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

If you watch a game, it's fun.
If you play it, it's recreation.
If you work at it, it's golf.
- Bob Hope

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

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

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

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you,
down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy
going back to pick it up.
- Tommy Bolt

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

Hitting is timing.
Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players.
If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
- Whitey Herzog

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
- Sasha Cohen

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
- Harry Caray

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

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

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

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
- Phil Jackson

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

Just play.
Have fun.
Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
- Ben Hogan

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If you drink don't drive.
Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin


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