Famous Sports Quotes

Glimpses into Sportsman Spirit

Famous sports quotes, at times, may give us a glimpse of insight into the sportsman spirit. Whatever, they are always good to read at least once!

Famous sports quotes by author-names starting with A

Abe Lemons:

Finish last in your league and they call you Idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you Doctor.

Al McGuire:

Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.

Author Unknown:

American football is Rugby after a visit from a Health and Safety inspector.

Author Unknown:

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.

Author Unknown:

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.

Author Unknown:

You're playing worse every day and right now you're playing like the middle of next week.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with B

Benjamin Franklin:

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

Bobby Knight:

The key is not the "will to win" - everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with D

Damon Runyon:

You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.

Damon Runyon:

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Don Murray:

People understand contests. You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a rock-throwing contest - people understand that.

Don Schula:

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with G

George Bernard Shaw:

It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls.

George Orwell:

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

German Proverb:

What is sport to the cat is death to the mouse.

Sports quotes by author-names starting with H

Henry Sanders:

Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with J

Jack Handey:

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.

Joe Paterno:

What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.

John Mariucci:

Every day you guys look worse and worse. And today you played like tomorrow.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with K

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.

Katarina Witt:

When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.

Sports quotes by author-names starting with L

Lord Mancroft:

Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with P

Pat Williams:

We can't win at home and we can't win on the road. My problem as general manager is I can't think of another place to play.

Phil Jackson:

Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.

Sports quotes by author-names starting with Q

Q, Star Trek:

Nothing reveals so much about us as how we play the games we play.

Famous Sports quotes by author-names starting with R

Rita Mae Brown:

Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves.

Robert Lynd:

It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.

R.G. Briscow:

If only Hitler and Mussolini could have a good game of bowls once a week at Geneva, I feel that Europe would not be as troubled as it is.

Sports quotes by author-names starting with S

Sam Snead:

I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.

Sports quotes by author-names starting with T

Ted Turner:

Sports is like a war without the killing.

These are the famous sports quotes that appealed me quite a bit - in a way; they are my personal choice from amongst a host of them.

I'll keep adding more to them as and when I come across the ones that touch me deep.

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