"..... Accept the problems and challenges, study them, and find a solution."  -Patrick Hickey

Great Sports Quotes

"It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what
you put into practice that makes the difference."
-Eric Lindros

"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
team won't be worth a dime."
-Babe Ruth

"Every day the word 'gift' is used to define talent, ability, and performance. Being gifted has an even deeper meaning, a meaning that isn't always measured in points per game or win/loss records--it's measured by heart, effort, and desire."

"To play is in the mind. To win is in the heart."  -Jennifer McCombs

"Winning isn't always finishing first. Sometimes winning is just finishing."   -Manuel Diotte

"A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams." -Dot Richardson

"The will to prepare, the guts to risk, and the desire to be best...these are the trademarks of a champion."  -Unknown

"Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting."
-Henry Ward Beecher

"Being a winner doesn't have anything to do with a win-lost record." -Unknown

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have late minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."  -Muhammed Ali

"Losers quit when they're tired...Champions quit when they hold the gold."

"Somewhere, someplace there is a person that is practicing while you are not, and
when you face that person face to face he will beat you."

"When I was younger, I thought that the key to success was just hard work. But
the real foundation is faith. Faith--the idea that 'I can do it'--is the opposite of fear
('What if I fail?'). And faith creates motivation which in turn leads to commitment,
hard work, preparation...and eventually success."
-Howard Twilley

"In the contest between talent and hard work as to which is the more important element of success, there's no comparison. A mediocre talent with lots of hard work will go farther than a stellar talent who just coasts." -Dave Joyner

"Perseverance isn't just the willingness to work hard. It's that, plus the willingness to be stubborn about your own belief in yourself." -Merlin Olsen

"Not all are blessed with great ability, but with teamwork and perseverance, all can accomplish great things." -M.D. Boyer

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."  -Tommy Lasorda

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."  -Japanese Proverb

"We learn early on that, in order to be a winner, you have to believe in yourself. You have to have the confidence to make things happen. And you have to have personal pride." -Alan Cohen

"The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen." -Nike

"If you wanna get better, concentrate on the areas you'd rather not. Force yourself to work the weak link. Physically. Mentally. But most of all, repeatedly." Nike

"The size of your heart--how much determination you have--is what matters. If you work hard enough at whatever you do, you'll be able to accomplish it, regardless of your size." -Erica Routt

"Take the criticism as a challenge to work hard. It will make you a better athlete and a better person."     -Cristi Millward

"Above all, really enjoy your sport. When you are passionate about what you are doing and love doing it, you can do anything." -Carole Merle

"Quitting is only a shortcut to losing."  -Unknown

Remember that sports are meant to be fun. Don't let someone make the sport unfun for you." -A.J. Kitt

"...You have to believe in yourself." -Summer Sanders

"There are times when you're tired and times when you don't believe in yourself. That's when you have to stick it out and draw on the confidence that you have deep down beneath all the doubts and worries."         -Jim Abbott

"If size is all that matters, how come the whale is endangered and the ant continues to do just fine?"        -Kelly Marshall

"Winners don't blame fate for their failures nor luck for their successes. They know that a goal is only as worthy as the effort that's required to achieve it." -Unknown

"Never give up, never let up, and you'll never let yourself down." -Dave Weinbaum

"If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort." -Dave Weinbaum

"Doing what is right, fair, and honorable is more important than winning or losing." -Chick Moorman

"It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up."                 -Vince Lombardi

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden

"Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark." -David Ogilvy

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