10 of the Best Sports Quotes of All-Time
There are so many different famous sports quotes that its difficult to distinguish which ones truly are the best.
Everybody has their favorite quotes or opinions on what the best sports quotes should be, so here are my 10 best sport quotes of all time.
10. Jack Dempsey
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't."
"Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man."
8. Jim Abbott
"It's not the disability that defines you; its how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. We have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability."
7. Vince Lombardi
"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
6. Michael Jordan
"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."
5. Tommy Lasorda
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
4. Muhammad Ali
"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision."
3. Bobby Knight
"When my time on Earth is gone, and my activities here are past, I want them to bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass."
2. John Wooden
"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."
1. Jim Valvano
"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding."
The context that he presented this quote in, was so powerful and meaningful to myself and many others. That is why this quote is my all time favorite.
What are some of your favorites?