Inspirational Sports Quotes

25 inspirational sports quotes: What to say to motivate an athlete?

For a slothful person, taking one more step is equivalent to climbing a mountain top. Many people just assume things in their heads and never paint reality to their dreams. Yet some vigorous souls seek inspiration from others and work hard on their craft to achieve their goals, come what may. This platform is dedicated to those who want inspirational sports quotes to start a new chapter in their lives.

Sports like many other fields of life need strong-hearted people. You may not always win the game. It will be your day one day, and then your opponent’s the other day. So when you win, bow down in gratitude and when you lose, chin up and focus to fight more passionately next time. You need constant inspiration from the lives of those who were in your shoes before you. And thus never lose heart. You will always succeed if you’re true to yourself.

Thus relax, follow your instinct and let the sport choose you for your exceptional skills in it and start your journey.


  • So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. - Michael Phelps

  • I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better. - Yogi Berra

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

  • To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. - Picabo Street

  • Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. - Muhammad Ali

  • Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. - Rocky Balboa

  • If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! - Charles Barkley

  • It never gets easier. You just get better. - Jordan Hoechlin

  • Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. - Satchel Paige

  • 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 never lost a game. I just ran out of time. - Michael Jordan

  • There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between. - Pat Riley

  • Blood, sweat & respect. First two you give. Last one you earn. - Dwayne Johnson

  • I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting. - Muhammad Ali

  • Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time. - Lou Brock

  • It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ”Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. - Babe Ruth

  • 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

  • It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters. - Evander Holyfield

  • A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. - Jack Dempsey

  • During my 18 years, I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. - Mickey Mantle

  • I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution. - Shaquille O’Neal

  • Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal, it’s courage that counts. - Alicia Coutts

  • It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth

  • The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. - Arnold Palmer

  • You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. - Michael Phelps

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