Sports Success Quotes

Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
- Orison Swett Marden
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan
Victory isn't defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, "I did the best I could, I gave everything I had" then you're a winner.
- Wolfgang Schadler
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
- George Patton
In life, we choose whether or not we want to be a winner or a loser. To be a winner, we must devote time and hard work. To be a loser you do nothing, and that's exactly what you will get, nothing.
- Patrick Boles
The difference between a good athlete and a top athlete is the top athlete will do the mundane things when nobody's looking.
- Susan True
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
- Vince Lombardi
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
- Mia Hamm
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth
If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.
- Bud Wilkinson
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without a total 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
- Willie Mays
Training is what you are doing while your opponent is sleeping in.
- Brian Owen
Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance. Give nothing short of your very best effort.
- Elgin Baylor
Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition.
- John Smith

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