Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.— Unknown Author
Off-limits Inspirational Sports quotations
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.
Creativity follows mastery, so mastery of skills is the first priority for young talent.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
You are the stars and the world is watching you.
By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory.
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made.
Don't let others define you. Don't let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be.
Good is something you do, not something you talk about.
Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Tennis can be a very frustrating sport.
There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there is always something you can improve. [Y]ou have to put in a lot of sacrifice and effort for sometimes little reward but you have to know that, if you put in the right effort, the reward will come.
If we dare to win, we should also dare to lose
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
The content of your character is your choice.
Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.
Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.
If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn't know anything about tennis.
It's not the disability that defines you;
it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times.
I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.
If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.
When you see a good move, look for a better one.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Greatness is a lot of small things done well.
Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up.
Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.
You have to have fear in order to have courage.
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.
A lot of people notice when you succeed, but they don't see what it takes to get there.