Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.— Unknown Author
Authentic Great Athletic quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.
To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports.
It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Natural talent only determines the limits of your athletic potential.
It's dedication and a willingness to discipline your life that makes you great.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple.
I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus.
I don't fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
I'm a huge wrestling fan. Wrestlers have so many great qualities that athletes need to have.
These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
Most people do not know themselves. The real you is not that person you are when times are great, the real you shows when everything goes wrong. Can you hold on, can you keep pushing or do you quit?
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
My recruiting key - I looked for PEOPLE first, athletes second.
I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You're only as good as your values. I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people...but somehow try to pull it out.
A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.
We thought I was going to be a great athlete, and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer, and that wasn't it either. I'm going to be an American Citizen. First class.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
Personally, I think SmackDown! has to be a little spicier than it is, a little more electrifying than it is. It's got great athletes and they've got great action, they've done some tremendous stuff, but I want it to knock you off the couch when it opens up. And I think we as a group have the ability to do that.
All of us get knocked down, but it's resiliency that really matters.
All of us do well when things are going well, but the thing that distinguishes athletes is the ability to do well in times of great stress, urgency and pressure.
You can tell a great athlete by, like, not how many times he wins, unlike when he loses. Because that's what is gonna make a swimmer.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.
Great people and great athletes realize early in their lives their destiny, and accept it. Even if they do not consciously realize the how, the where, the what.
You play to win the game.
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
Had I been a great athlete, I'm not sure I would have even gone into coaching.
I may have turned out feeling that my life ended when my athletic career ended, as happens so many times with various athletes.