Athlete Quotes

Athlete Quotes

Athlete Quotes. Motivational Quotes.

Champion Mindset Unlocked: Discover motivational quotes from renowned athletes, designed to uplift and motivate you, whether you’re on the field, in the gym, or in life.

“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.”

Bobby Knight

“I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting. ”

Muhammad Ali

“It’s not the disability that defines you; it’s how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. We have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability.”

Jim Abbott

“To be the man, you have to beat the man.”

Ric Flair

“Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.”

Shaquille O’Neal

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

Jack Dempsey

“In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?”

Jesse Owens

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

Gail Devers

“I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those battles I felt were important. My ultimate responsibility is to myself. I could never be anything else.”

Arthur Ashe

“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.”



“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.”


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”


Babe Ruth

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!”


Archie Griffin

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”


Bo Jackson

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”


Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”


Babe Ruth

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