13 Inspirational Sports Quotes That Will Motivate Anyone

These inspirational sports quotes will motivate anyone to play like a champion but they're not just about the game. They're also about life outside sport.

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 theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter
Ive missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times Ive been trusted to take the game-winning shot and I missed. Ive failed over and over and over again in my life. And thats why I succeed. Michael Jordan


If you dont have confidence, youll always find a way not to win. Carl Lewis
Its not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get up. Vince Lombardi

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

Inspirational Sports Quotes
I dont count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, thats when I start counting, because thats when it really counts. Muhammad Ali


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