20 Famous Sports Quotes

Do you or someone you know love sports? Then famous sports quotes are a fabulous way to make yours or someone else’s day. I have a few friends who are sport addicts. If they are not working or attending to family duties they are always watching sports. So whenever it is time for me to give them a gift I always include a few of my favorite famous sports quotes.

Famous Sports Quote #1
By Bobby Knight. ” If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I’d watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.”

Famous Sports Quote #2
By Franklin D. Roosevelt. ” When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

Famous Sports Quote #3
By David Grayson. ” Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work.”

Famous Sports Quote #4
By Larry Bird. ” When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”

Famous Sports Quote #5
By Lou Holtz. “On this team, we are all united in a common goal: to keep my job.”

Famous Sports Quote #6
By Holly McPeak. “I grew up on the beach and played side-out scoring all my life, but rally scoring is better for our sport. There is pressure on every play. You can’t make a mistake, but that also means your opponent can’t make a mistake. It makes the matches more exciting to watch.”

Famous Sports Quote #7
By Muhammad Ali. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”

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Famous Sports Quote #8
By Alex Shaffer. “People don’t win because they’re physically stronger. It’s because they’re stronger between the ears.”

Famous Sports Quote #9
By Steve Garvey. “The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.”

Famous Sports Quote #10
By Willie Mays. “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 destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.”

Famous Sports Quote #11
By Vince Lombardi. “Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”

Famous Sports Quote #12
By Michael Jordan. “When I step onto the court, I don’t have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It’s like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems.”

Famous Sports Quote #13
By Jack Nicklaus. “There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts. The busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. This is sheer intensity.”

Famous Sports Quote #14
By Bill Shankly. “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”

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Famous Sports Quote #15
By Henry Blaha. Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman’s game played by beasts; football is a beastly game played by beasts.

Famous Sports Quote #16
By T. Alan Armstrong. ” Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.”

Famous Sports Quote #17
By Gabriel Heatter. “Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year; a single day’s work an achievement for eternity.”

Famous Sports Quote #18
By Doug Ferguson. “Golf is no longer a game of hitting the ball, finding it, and hitting it again. There is wind to be measured, whether that means tossing blades of grass in the air or studying the gentle movement of 60-foot high branches. There are caddie conferences for even the most routine shots. There are sports psychologists who tell players not to hit until they’re ready.”

Famous Sports Quote #19
By Greg LeMond. “Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.”

Famous Sports Quote #20
By Hank Aaron. “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”

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