Famous Sports Quotes for Ambitious Athletes

Posted: July 12, 2012 by alexkaminetzky in Announcement

With the 2012 Olympics around the corner, we thought it would be fitting to share some of the best quotes from athletes and coaches on our blog.  Below are some of our favorite quotes from players and coaches such as Michael Jordan and the great Joe Paterno.

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” 
- Michael Jordan

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” 
- Joe Paterno

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” 
- Muhammad Ali

“When they treat you bad, you just got to take care of your pride, no matter what.” 
  – Satchel Paige

“Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.”  – Bart Starr

“Adversity is the state in which man most easily become acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.” – John Wooden

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

“Life is not a spectator sport.  If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” – Jackie Robinson

These are just a few  of our favorite quotes, what are some of yours? Please share them with us!


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