Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.

— Ray Lewis

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The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching.


I already believe I am the best linebacker in the game.

Now, I have to show one more thing ? that I am the most dominating, influential person in the game and the best football player to ever put on a pair of cleats.


If there's something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God's got to change it. Because if God's got to change it, you ain't going to like it.


Before anything great is really achieved, your comfort zone must be disturbed.


Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you. Effort ain't got nothing to do with nobody else.


Don't let your alarm clock, be the only reason you wake up.


We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you're going to do, and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you're going to make. Whatever legacy you're going to leave; leave your legacy!


When you see tears in my eyes, you see it's not about the wins or the losses, It's about the opportunity.


There's some things you can cover up. And there's some things you can't.


You take five fingers. Individually, I can pin any one of them, but if I pin them together (makes a fist), it's damn near impossible to turn this around.


What's the difference between you and the man sitting beside you? It's one percent. In my business, only one percent makes it. If everyone had the same dream, only 1 will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one?


You got to be willing to walk in a storm. That's what I tell people all the time.


About Ray Lewis

Quotes 119 sayings
Profession Football player
Birthday May 15, 1975

When something goes wrong, smile, cause there's always a next play.


There's no "I" on the football field.

We have a total commitment to each other when we're out there. There is no doubt. It doesn't matter. The wins and losses of the game don't resonate with us. What resonates with us is "how much effort would you give for the man next to you."


I've been a fan of video games since the old school, I even have a lot of the old school arcade games at my house.


Effort is between you and you.


Greatness is a lot of small things done well, stacked up on each other.


I like to see honesty out of people. People who are trustworthy. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord.


Effort is between you, and you, and nobody elseI'm pissed off for greatness.

Cause if you ain't pissed off for greatness, that just means you're okay with being mediocre, and ain't no man in here okay with just basic.


Nobody’s as serious about health and fitness as me, and staying fit is my top priority.


You don't care if I'm guilty or not. You gonna make sure I go to jail for life.


You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can't back it up.


Daddy wasn't there for me, so I had to grind every day.


The refs are so confused themselves because there's so many rules.

It's like, 'Oh my gosh I've never seen this many rules in my life.' And everybody's trying to govern this and justify that.


I don't train for sports. I've never trained for sports. I train for life, and sport is just a part of that. So when I start training, that's lifestyle training and that's why I go through so many things, whether it's yoga, kickboxing, wrestling or swimming.


Every day, we've got to do something physical. It's mind, body and spirit.


We're in a tough place in this world.

There are a lot of kids giving up very early. Scripture says it takes a village to raise one child, and that's what these coaches are going to have to go back and understand.


I've always said to the refs to not be the ones to decide the game.

Let the players dictate the outcome.


Parents may be always working, parents may be in and out.

When you're dropping them off with coaches, the first thing kids should be coming back and saying is, 'Mom, guess what I learned today? Guess what coach taught me today?'


When you try to help people become a better person, you're going to have to find out what's really going in their world.


Adversity defines true character.


Even Rod Woodson will tell you his best year he had as a professional was when he was 36 years old. If you think about why, you're much wiser.


Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like.

I don't. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room.


There's a spirit that grabs me, and it's in every one of you guys, but the questions is, how much time are we wasting?


If you want to get something done, there is always an alternate route other than cursing somebody and belittling them. There's always an alternate route. If you want to get any message across. Everybody has an opinion, and everybody has their own way of doing things, but the bottom line is that when you affect someone else, you should pay closer attention to how you treat people.


I love watching the Serengeti, the way lions live.

The only way the king lion loses his crown is by somebody physically defeating him.


You never judge a person if they're going through their downs because you always stick with them when they're going through their ups. If you stay in football business long enough, you're going to have some bad games and you're going to have some bad seasons.


You have to be honest about who you are.


The more you know about your opponents, the more you learn how to beat them.

Where the holes open to run through, blocking schemes, even down to player tendencies and what hand they like to carry the ball with.


I've always had a problem with the things that people would say out of their mouths to other people. I've always had a problem with that, because a lot of people, they don't have enough information to speak to people a certain way or speak about people a certain way.


One of the things I've always said is that if you're given the ability to coach kids, then you're really given the ability to be a father or parent of some sort.


What makes you grind? You have to always be chasing something.


If you clean your body out so that it is not fighting against you, you rest better, think better and you're always light on your feet.


To come into camp and have my defensive coordinator say you won't be touched, I feel like a kid all over again.


I didn't like where I once was, so I promised myself I wouldn't be back there.


I don't know a man on this Earth who can outwork me.


God has never made a mistake. Ever.


Don’t waste talent. No matter what you do, don’t waste talent.


Man doesn't dictate what you do or how you do it.

If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That's where my faith lies.

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