Practice Quotes and Sayings

A quick review of these practice quotes and sayings will give you a sense of how importance practice is linked to achievement.

Practice is the most important thing when it comes to succeeding in any field. While perhaps most closely associated with sports, it is hard to maintain consistent achievement in any field without regular practice. “Practice makes perfect” is an age-old dictum that you may have been hearing all your life. There is a reason why generations after generations have used this saying.

As an athlete, practice is one of the few things that you control that can help you excel at your sport. Your motivation, gear, nutrition, and all the professional and familial support are important, but it is practice that contributes the most to your success. Here are some inspiring practice quotes and sayings to give you more reasons to increase your hours of practice. We encourage you to share these sayings with a friend or teammate who needs more inspiration.

Quotes on Practice

My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.
Pete Rose

There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory.

PrACTice like a Champion.

To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.
Seve Ballesteros

To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.
Seve Ballesteros

When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Larry Bird

Practice quotes and sayings imageGood Practice Quotes

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
Martha Graham

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
Michael Jordan

Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.
Brian Klemmer

You can’t hire someone to practice for you.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Practice makes the master.
Patrick Rothfuss

The only way a kid is going to practice is if its total fun for him… and it was for me.
Wayne Gretzky

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody — somewhere — was practicing more than me.
Larry Bird

It is the hours, the tenacity, the work, the hanging in and doing again and again just to understand some technique.
Daniela Andersen

Tip: Use these practice quotes on communications to your team, texts, photo captions and more.

Practice Makes Perfect Quotes

Practice makes perfect.
Benjamin Franklin

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Vince Lombardi

Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.
Toba Beta

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.
Winston Churchill

…never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
James Lafferty

It is not that practice makes perfect but that practice is perfect, combining effort with an openness to grace.
David Richo

You have to work from one point to go to another. So I admire work ethic, I think it should be reinforced through  our neighborhoods, that everybody should work hard, practice makes perfect, you have to be diligent with what you want, you have to apply yourself, you have to motivate yourself.
Tupac Shakur

Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift, and steady.
Bruce Lee

To sum up: it’s time to rewrite the maxim that practice makes perfect. The truth is, practice makes myelin, and myelin makes perfect.
Daniel Coyle

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.
Vincent Van Gogh

Practice Quotes and Sayings

For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.
Don Hutson

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov

You need to put what you learn into practice and do it over and over again until it’s a habit.
Brett Hoebel

Practice puts brains in your muscles.
Sam Snead

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.
Ann Voskamp

My secret is practice.
David Beckham

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
Ray Bradbury

Practice only makes for improvement.
Les Brown

I put a lot of emphasis on the necessity of continuing to work, that good art practice is a product of practice, practice, practice.
Dianne Bersea

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Practice like good musician; draw every day.
Sergei Bongart

The first essential to success in the art you practice is respect for the art itself.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

In previous years I was so fired up at times I made little mistakes. So I kept telling myself to be patient, relax, play like you do in practice. What I’ve been doing in practice will carry over into the game.
Randall Cunningham

Practice Hard Sayings

There is a way to practice hard and be physical without pads. The 49ers practiced like that for a long period of time in the 1980s under Bill Walsh and were extremely successful when all the other teams were practicing in pads.
Jimmy Johnson

You might not feel good, and you might not want to practice, but you still go out there and practice as hard as you can.
Logan Mankins

But I still have to practice hard if I’m going to play my best tennis.
Anastasia Myskina

Practice the game the way you’re going to play the game. Practice hard and play hard. Run hard and above all else, hustle every moment you’re on the field where you are practicing or playing in a game.
Pete Rose

Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously.
John Kessel

Goal setting will never stop. I will continue to work hard and practice hard and see where things go.
Zach Johnson

If you practice hard, you can win every battle.
Manny Pacquiao

Just practice hard and stay grounded. Treat people like you want to be treated and work hard.
Bo Bice


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