13 Inspirational Sports Quotes That Will Motivate Anyone

Inspirational Sports Quotes

These inspirational sports quotes will motivate anyone to play like a champion but they’re not just about the actual game.

The world of sports involves more than just playing the game. There’s training, self sacrifice, a level of dedication and a willingness to push the body past the physically comfortable. The game might actually be the easiest part. I didn’t even mention the mental aspect of sports. And that’s where these inspirational sports quotes come into play.

Just as an aspiring baseball or basketball player could find inspiration from successful men and women from all walks of life, entrepreneurs and regular men can draw motivation from the world’s hardest working and most dominant athletes. With that in mind, here are 13 inspirational sports quotes from legends in their respective sports.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete at the beginner level, or a professional looking for the extra mental edge, these motivational sports quotes will inspire anyone to play like a champion.

Inspirational Sports Quotes That Will Motivate Anyone To Play Like A Champion

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” — Derek Jeter
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and I missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan


“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” — Vince Lombardi

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

Inspirational Sports Quotes
I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts. — Muhammad Ali


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