Best Sports Quotes

The best Sports Quotes can be inspiring, motivating, healing and at the same time pushing you to your limit to achieve things that you had dreamed of. Quotes play a major role in our lives especially the motivational ones.

For easy read I have divided the quotes into various segments. Hope you like them this way.

Best Basketball Quotes:

“Everybody Pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath”

Wilt Chamberlain has taken this straight from the David vs. Goliath story, but I am amazed how true it is today’s life. Just head on to any competitive basketball game and you will see how apt this quotation is.

“This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn’t have spectators”

Dick Vertleib sure has a funny bone or two, and not to mention his love for the game to hail it as the best indoor sport. Not that I don’t agree with him.

“My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.”

So very true, basketball is a team sport and the interests of the team must take a priority on any individual present on the court. Don’t really know the author of the quote but yes whoever he is, he was very clear about his thoughts and expectations from the team.

Best Baseball Quotes:

Any best sports quotes list would be incomplete without the quotes from baseball. So let’s have a look at the best baseball quotes.

“Pitchers, like poets, are born not made”

This comes from the horse’s mouth. CY Young was the famous American pitcher who pitched for 5 Major League Baseball team during his career.

“I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.”

Ty Cobb, nicknamed “The Georgia Peach” came up with this quotation comparing a baseball game with a war.

“I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.”

Sandy Koufax, one of the best left handed pitchers the game of baseball has ever seen, shared his mind through this quote on his evolution as a pitcher.

Best Volleyball Quotes:

“Anyone serious about playing indoor, you should play outdoor”

Sean Scott loves his game and he loves the outdoors as is evident from the quote above.

“We don't have a World Series or a Super Bowl, so to be able to come home with a gold medal is amazing. I want to do it again in four more years.”

Can you sense the hunger for success in that quote from Kerri Walsh? This is the kind of passion and devotion that keeps players like on top of their games.

Here comes another one from Kerri where she talks of how involved the game of volleyball really is:

“You touch every other ball and, if you screw up, you only have one more person to back you up. You can't go hide in the corner.”

Best Boxing Quotes:

My list of best sports quotes can never be complete without a quote or two on boxing. So here it is my favorite boxing quote. It so nicely depicts the mind of a boxer who goes on to the ring with the only wish of knocking his opponent down and out.

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

The quote is by the boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Quotes on Coaching:

Here are some inspirational quotations from coaches, for coaches. These lines pass on the wisdom passed on over ages in a very simple and straight forward manner.

“Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.”

John Wooden surely knows his business. Look how subtly he has differentiated the usage of words “with” and “for”. Though the words are small, the impact of the message they convey can be the differentiator between success and failure.

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.”

Eddie Robinson compares leadership and coaching and rightly said it is all about relating to people, believing in them and getting them to believe in you.

Coaching is not only about severe training and strict regimen, rather at a deeper level it is all about human relations, love and bonding. It’s a pre requisite for any coach to love his players and believe in them. Here is a quotation by Bobby Dodd that conveys the message crisply.

“Either love your players or get out of coaching.”

Top Motivational Sports Quotes:

Each of us needs some kind of motivation when we feel down and out. These motivational quotes coming from the legends will help you pull yourself up at times of distress and take up the game in your stride.

“Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself.”

This quote is by Knute Rockne.

Bud Wilkinson talks of the sacrifices needed to become a great sportsperson in the following quote:

“If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.”

“The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't.”

The true formula for winning has been stated by Todd Blackledge in the above quotation.

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