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.
A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
– Joe Paterno
Players win games, teams win championships.
– Bill Taylor
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
– Haywood Hale Broun
Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.
– Henry Sanders
You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
– A J Kitt
When you’re are playing for the national championship, it’s not a matter of life or death. Its more important than that.
– Duffy Daugherty
Players have two things to do: Play and keep their mouths shut.
– Sparky Anderson
The harder I practice, the luckier I get.
Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
– William A. Ward
Nothing reveals so much about us as how we play the games we play.
– Star Trek
What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.
– Joe Paterno
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
– Jean Claude Killy
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
– Joe Paterno
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
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
– George Will
The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it.
– Jimmy Greaves
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
– John Madden
I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.
– Robert Frost
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
– Phil Jackson
If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
– Jack Lemmon
One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
– Joe Garagiola
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
– Warren Spahn
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
– Eric Liddell
My whole life I’ve actually been training to be a stunt man without realising it. I’ve always loved extreme sports, and I now I get paid for it.
– Steve Truglia
Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society.
– Jerry Reinsdorf
As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
– Marion Jones
Just because we are in wheelchairs doesn’t mean we can’t play a fast-paced, full-contact sport.
– Mark Zupan
I worked at a Sport Chek in Vancouver, only so I could get the discount off snowboard gear. But I hated the job so much, I quit before I got my discount.
– Missy Peregrym
I’ve always played sport. I played rugby, I was involved in athletics, I played cricket… I’m an outdoors kind of guy.
– Jai Courtney
Skiing is always so huge, you need so many talents to be fast and be good at this sport.
– Tina Maze
A lot of times in sport if you try to tell the truth it seems like an excuse.
– Sanya Richards-Ross
Swimming is one of the hardest sports.
– Stephanie Rice
The aura of soccer is very different from other sports.
– Dave Checketts
It’s the nature of the beast, playing sports on the ski team and how competitive all of us are. I want to beat everybody’s time.
– Ted Ligety
I try and find fun activities like mountain biking, hiking, or water sports for a workout rather than pushing weight in the gym.
– Nate Holland
The mental aspect of golf is what makes golf such a great sport.
– Johnny Miller
I was no great achiever at school, either academically or in the sporting field… I was always tending to be in trouble.
– Peter Hollingworth