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The Ultimate Collection of Motivational Sports Quotes

The Ultimate List of Motivational Sports Quotes

It Had To Be Told publishes the best sports-themed children’s books you’ll ever find. Our titles are designed to educate, entertain, but most importantly, they were created to motivate kids to aspire to greatness. The stories we share are some of the most inspiring in sports history and are the tales worth passing down from one generation to the next.

As a result, we thought that it would be nice to compile a list of our favorite motivational sports quotes. Below are some of the most well-known and inspiring quotes from athletes and elsewhere. These inspirational quotes are true for sports fans, but also everyday life. Let us know your favorite quote by tweeting us at @ItHadToBeTold.

“Love your haters, they’re your biggest fans!”  Kanye West

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“It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up”  Giant Sports 
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“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  Steve Martin by SwingBig
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“DOnt quIT.” Free Letics by Selsa Maadi
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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” Zig Zagler by Sports Training and Nutrition 
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 “The ones who say “you can’t” and “you won’t” are probably the ones scared that “you will” Quotes Pictures
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“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t” Piccolor
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 “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anybody else” Life-Quotes.in

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“Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated” –Wolpepers
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“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.” Jillian Michaels by Run Keeper
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 “Somebody has to be the champ it might as well be you” MMAquote
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“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it” Ronnie Lott by IntentBlog

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 “I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated” Emmitt Smith by RaisingFigureSkaters
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“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing” Vince Lombardi by Notable Quotes

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 “Nobody’s taller than the last man standing” LaMichael James by NFL.com
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“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday” Quotes of the Day

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 “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way” Babe Ruth by iGalleriez

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 “It doesn’t matter if you win as long as you give everything in your heart” Michael Jordan by HDAWallpapers
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“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” Afirmin
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 “It never gets easier. You just get better” GarinKilPatrick
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“Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you” Wolpepers
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“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination” Tommy Lasorda by Motivational Quotes for Athletes
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 “It ain’t over until it’s over” Yogi Bera by Quotes Pictures
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“The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series.”  Tommy Lasorda by Motivational Quotes for Athletes
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“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.” Babe Ruth by Etsy

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 “Baseball is life, the rest is just details” Pictures Quote
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 “A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.” Earl Wilson by Motivational Quotes for Athletes
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“Like they say, it ain’t over ’til the fat guy swings” Darren Daulton by Quotes Pictures
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“Life is not a spectator sport” Jackie Robinson by Athletic Poetics
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 “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” Babe Ruth by Love this Pic
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 “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” Derek Jeter by Ambition Daily
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“Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die” by Quotivee
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“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali by Funlava
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“You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for!” by GodisHeart
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 “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” by 6streets
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“Losers quit when they are tired. Winners quit when they’ve won” by CreativeFan
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“Your best teacher is your last mistake” by QuotesWave
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 “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there” Bo Jackson by QuotesPictures
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 “Don’t run away from challenges. Run over them.” ItsaRushWorld
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“Look in the mirror. That’s your competition” by BlogSpot
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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle by BusinessInsider
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 “Never let success get to your head & never let failure get to your heart” by Search Quotes
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“Think training’s hard? Try losing” by Nike
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“The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus” Bruce Lee by Lifehack
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“Fear less. Do More. Get outside and get after it” Nike
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“When I’m sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead” by BarbarianMeetsCoding
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“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is” Vince Lombardi by ArtistUpgrade
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“You can’t put a limit on anything” Michael Phelps by FitSugar
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 “I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best” Christiano Ronaldo
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 “Heroes come and go, but legends are forever” by CoversHub
Inspiring-Sports-Quotes “All things are difficult before they are easy” Thomas Fuller
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 “Don’t give up because of what someone said. Use that as motivation to work harder” by FuelRunning
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 “Success trains. Failure complains.” by iHeartInspiration
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“Good players inspire themselves, great players inspire others” by BigCommerce
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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself is I’m possible” Audrey Hepburn by TheAthleticMindset
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 “Thank you to every person that has told me I can’t. You are just another reason I will” by TenMinutes
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 “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog” by Ning
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“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed” Michael Jordan 
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“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch” by Picyou
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“Eventually people will realize that mistakes are meant for learning not repeating” by QuotesWave
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 “They can’t stop what they can’t catch” by Whicdn
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“There’s no “I” in team but there is in “Win” by Pinimg
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 “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win” by Tumblr
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“Courage is taking those first steps to your dream even if you can’t see the path ahead” by Myyouthbasketball

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying” by Gorgeousingrey 
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“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when nobody is watching” by MotivationalQuotesIdeas
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“The pain you feel today will be strength you feel tomorrow” by Masscovers
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 “Life is a sport. Make it count” by Nike
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“I don’t make excuses. I make results” by QuotesFrenzy
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“Fall seven times, stand up eight” by Weheartit
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 “Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it” by Life-Quotes
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“My attitude is that if you push me towards a weakness, I will turn that weakness into a strength”
Michael Jordan
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 “Mistakes are proof that you are trying”
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“All things are difficult before they are easy”
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“Just do it. Then do it again”
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 “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you’ll find an excuse”
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“Success is a journey… not a destination.”
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“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying again”
Michael Jordan
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“Yeah I made mistakes… Life doesn’t come with instructions.”
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 “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” 
Wayne Gretzky
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“Don’t complain. Just work harder”
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