This is the first edition of my top 10 sports quotes of all-time
Sports quotes aren’t rare by any means. After each and every game, practice, and/or season we hear an athlete, coach, general manager, or even a team owner (looking at you Mark Cuban) making a statement about what took place during a given event. Movies have also gotten in on the action participating in providing some of the most memorable quotes. The difference between the day-to-day forgotten quotes and the ones that take their place in history involves the moment and versatility: Was it during a championship game? Was there shock value in what was said? Was it a future Hall of Famer who said it? The most replayed and retold quotes have become mythological due to their application in situations outside of sport. We put together a list of what we think are the top 10 most inspirational sports quotes of all time. Let us know if you agree with our choices. Enjoy.
#10: “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one-foot from a winning touchdown.” – Ross Perot
#9: “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield
#8: “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps
#7: “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti
#6: “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka
#5: “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath
#4: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
#3: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
#2: “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
#1: “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
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