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Whenever you get knocked down in the game of life, immediately get up, get better and get going again. -Greg Hickman

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right! -Henry Ford

The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours. - Peggy Fleming

Two things only the people anxiously desire, bread and the circus games. - (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal

Sports should always be fun. - Charles Mann

Why did I want to win? Because I didn't want to lose! -Max Schmelling

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should accomplish with your ability. -John Wooden

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score? -Vince Lombardi

The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not on theirs. -Tommy Lasorda

We should not have to push you to work hard, you should work hard because you want to be a great player. -Bobby Knight

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. -Tom Landry

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. -Bob Hope

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -a desire, a dream, a vision. -Muhammad Ali

In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win. -Sam Huff

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus. -Carl Lewis

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost. -Martina Navratilova

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

In sport, mental imagery is used primarily to help you get the best out of yourself in training and competition. The developing athletes who make the fastest progress and those who ultimately become their best make extensive use of mental imagery. They use it daily as a means of directing what will happen in training, and as a way of pre-experiencing their best competition performances. - Terry Orlick

Sport inevitably creates deadness of feeling. No one could take pleasure in it who was sensitive to suffering; and therefore its pursuit by women is much more to be regretted than its pursuit by men, because women pursue much more violently and recklessly what they pursue at all. - Ouida

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. -Willie Mays

I'll let the racket do the talking. -John McEnroe

Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick. -George Leonard

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion. -Jean Claude Killy

When you're a winner you're always happy, but if you're happy as a loser you'll always be a loser. -Mark Fidrych
Fifty percent of life in the N.B.A. is sex. The other fifty percent is money. - Dennis Rodman

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. - Mike Singletary

I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em. - Jim Valvano

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. - John Wooden

There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque. - Roland Barthes

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. - George Orwell

Serious sport is war minus the shooting. - George Orwell


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