You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.— Serena Williams
Uplifting Greatest Athlete quotations
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
I am now a legend. I am also the greatest athlete to live.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward.
But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi.
I like to think of the world's greatest athlete coming up to bat against me - Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, I don't care who it is - and I'm looking at him thinking, you have no chance.
Our greatest glory is not in never failling but in rising every time we fall.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
I think sports for kids is the greatest thing in the world because it teaches you how to share, about winning and losing and pressure. But I don't think you should force your kid to become a professional athlete.
I believe in playing with your heart, with every fiber in your body-fairly, squarely, by the rules-to win. And I believe that any man's finest moment, the greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out and lies exhausted on the floor of battle-victorious.
One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.
My father's encouragement is what has brought me this far, because when I grew up I wanted to be like him, and I knew I had that ability to become an athlete. Being an Olympian is one of the greatest things, and being an Olympic gold medallist is one of the most prestigious titles in the world.
A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old.
He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.
Nobody seems to appreciate what an incredible player Wilt was," Russell said at 1997 All-Star Game when the league named and honored its 50 greatest players. "He was the best player of all time because he dominated the floor like nobody else ever could. To be that big and that athletic was special.
The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
What drove me to become the world's greatest bodybuilder is no different from what drives other athletes to become great tennis players or boxers or jockeys.
Our greatest weaknes lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just on more time.
Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world's greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show.
Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do...but I think you have to.
You can't put a limit anything.
If you don't give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.
Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport.
Never has there been anybody like him.
It's ironic that Olympic spectators will never have seen Yiannis Kouros, the greatest Greek athlete since Pheidippides
I run to be known as the greatest runner, the greatest of all time.
I could not eat or sleep for a week after I lost in the (1992) Olympics. I have to win or die.
The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.
An Olympic medal is the greatest achievement and honor that can be received by an athlete. I would swap any World Title to have won gold at the Olympics.
I want to be one of the greatest athletes ever to live, not only in track and field, but in all of general sport.
The greatest athletes in the world play in the NHL there is no question about that.
The greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.
Many of the greatest black athletes of all time played baseball for no money and no recognition. I'm just sorry many major league fans never got to see them play, because many of them were awesome.
I love the Olympic Games. The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy, and that's why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on Earth.
To me, we must learn to spell the word RESPECT.
We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community in which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship.
In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
My greatest career moment was when my career ended.
Because I focused my entire life on athletics. And not becoming - not exploring other areas in my life - it opened me up to explore the world and other experiences. It was eye-opening.