As we look back on an emotional sports history, memories of the most encouraging, brave and genuine sportsmen start to flood the scene.
Emotion in athletics is like sand in the desert, but that's not what has us craving the next motivational statement, the next enthusiastic leader.
It's the euphoric speeches that have us enamored, the breathtaking statements that somehow get us riled up and excited for what we now believe is possible.
With just several syllables, many sports icons have cemented their legacies and left a framework for how to lead.
Let's look back on the 50 most inspirational sports quotes history.
Grab a tissue and several punching bags, it's about to get feisty in here.