Good Sports Quotes Menu and Examples

These quotes and sayings are great for inspiration and motivation for a variety of reasons. Check out our menus below.

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Examples of Sports Quotes

To give you a flavor of our collections, check out these examples below.

Team Sports

Baseball Quotes

I never said most of the things I said.
Yogi Berra

Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
Red Barber

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.
Humphrey Bogart

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Satchel Paige

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster.
Joe Addock

You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.
Yogi Berra

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
Satchel Paige

Basketball Quotes

When I’m losing, they call me nuts. When I’m winning, they call me eccentric.
Al McGuire

Success doesn’t stop when you get there.
Michael Jordan

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Bill Russell

Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it.
Steph Curry

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Abe Lemmons

Winning is like deodorant – it comes up and a lot of things don’t stink.
Doc Rivers

Football Quotes

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Dan Birdwell

There’s no substitute for guts.
Paul Bear Bryant

Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.
Tom Brady

There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.
Vince Lombardi

On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
Lou Holtz

If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.
Bob Golic

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
George Halas

Individual Sports


If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.
Andre Agassi

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn’t play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
Hugo L. Black

I told myself to play free. You play the ball. You don’t play the opponent. Be free in your head. Be free in your shots. Go for it. The brave will be rewarded here.
Roger Federer


Luck? Sure, but only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot.
Don Adams

I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.
Ben Crenshaw

The more you play it the less you know about it.
Patty Berg

One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.
Don Carter



It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Richard Kline

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Arthur Ashe

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
Joe Namath

The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.

Life Lessons

What to do with a mistake – recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Dean Smith

Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop.

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Denis Waitley

Grow through what you go through.

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.
Estee Lauder


Hard Work

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

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
Wilma Rudolph

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw


Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Vernon Howard

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.
Sarah Dessen


Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
Abraham Lincoln


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