105 World Champions Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous World Champions Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else. — Chuck Noll

To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships. — Cristiano Ronaldo

In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best. — Althea Gibson

The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships. — Kurtis Blow

Champions are made of something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. — Muhammad Ali

The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward. — Gene Tunney

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. — Muhammad Ali

To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion. — Lou Ferrigno

Individuals play the game, but teams win championships. — Unknown

Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison. — Mahatma Gandhi

Short World Champions Quotes

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  • I think Cormier's one of the greatest to ever do it. Two-time, two-division world champion. — Dana White
  • We're going to be World Champions...forever. — Alex Morgan
  • The one-time cotton picker was now the heavyweight champion of the world. — Joe Louis
  • It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. — Muhammad Ali
  • A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes. — Jose Raul Capablanca
  • I dreamed of becoming a world champion, I dreamed of becoming France’s champion. — Kylian Mbappe
  • The Youngest World Heavyweight Champion in History! — Randy Orton
  • I wasn't born a world champion. I just worked really hard to become one. — Layne Beachley
  • To be the World Champion in 1981 was a huge honour. — Ric Flair
  • You don't get to be world champion unless you do that. — Conor McGregor

World Champions Image Quotes

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World champions quote by Joe Louis

The one-time cotton picker was now the heavyweight champion of the world. — Joe Louis

World champions quote The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch the
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Champions Quotes

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Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion. — T. D. Jakes

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali on potentialMuhammad Ali

A successful life is expensive; it will cost you something to become a champion. — Mike Murdock

World champions quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it. — Usain Bolt

I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it; Never underestimate the heart of a champion. — Kai Greene

All I care about is that people are being entertained. It's not about being the world champion [in wrestling], it's about exciting the people. If you walk away entertained, then I did my job, and that's all I care about. — Randy Savage

World champions quote The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know a better chapter lies ahead. — Paula White

A champion is simply someone who did not give up when he wanted to. — Tom Landry

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. — Muhammad Ali

Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down - they are truly down. — Joseph McCarthy

Champions Lose Quotes

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A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. — Billie Jean King

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. — Wilma Rudolph

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. — Wilma Rudolph

The mindset of a champion is that I put myself in a certain situation to win, I don't play to lose, I dont prepare to lose, I hate second place and I definitely don't like silver. — Phil Heath

There is no doubt that man is a competitive animal and there is no place where this fact is more obvious than in the ring. There is no second place. Either you win or you lose. When they call you a champion, it's because you don't lose. To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. — Rocky Marciano

A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams. — Dot Richardson

Win, lose, or tie, you're gonna play like champions! — Herb Brooks

I have one thing to say to those non-believers. Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion. — Rudy Tomjanovich

A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams. — Dot Richardson

I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion. — Gerry Cooney

Boxing Champions Quotes

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I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion. — Idi Amin

To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. When you can't make that commitment, they don't call you a champion anymore. — Rocky Marciano

A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion. — Evander Holyfield

I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself. — Lana Parrilla

A champion shows who he is by what he does. — Evander Holyfield

It isn't the mountains that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. — Muhammad Ali

I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up. — Sugar Ray Leonard

Anyone will succeed in whatever field of endeavor in life by acquiring the same virtues and character that boxing world champions do - dedication, perseverance, courage, extreme self-discipline and prayers — Manny Pacquiao

Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand. — George Foreman

A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion. If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it. — Marvin Hagler

Real Champions Quotes

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Twenty seconds before a race, there's absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute total control. You've got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well. — Cathy Freeman

Real champions fight through adversity. — Conor McGregor

We need real and dedicated fighters and champions in the UFC. It’s simply the best organization in the world. — Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Anybody can quit. Only a real champion and a person of character and strength can keep going and refuse to give up. — Sadie Robertson

I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn't the real captain, just a kid learning from them. — Fernando Torres

The real champions in life are so humble and gracious. They just continue doing what they do without all the posturing. If you've got the real thing, you don't have to flaunt a loud imitation. — Denis Waitley

India's fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing. — Sunil Gavaskar

I only want to fight real champions; I want to fight real opponents, so that I can climb the latter. — Keith Thurman

They (Bayern Munich) lost in the semi-finals of the Champions League to Real Madrid last year, and the year before that were beaten in the final by Manchester United, so their European pedigree is second to none. — Simon Brotherton

Even when people didn't think I was the real champion, I got called out anyway. So now when you get a good win the first person people think of is me. I guess they thought it would be easy, but nothing comes easy. — Danny Garcia

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More World Champions Quotes

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We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war. — Jimmy Carter

The Premier League is one of the most difficult in the world. There's five, six, or seven clubs that can be the champions. Only one can win, and all the others are disappointed and live in the middle of disaster. — Jurgen Klopp

The UAE’s policy will continue to champion peace and stability in our region and the wider world, supporting others and advocating for wisdom and co-operation for the good of mankind. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The great World Champions Morphy, Steinitz, and Lasker were past masters in the art of Pawn play; they had no superiors in their handling of endgames. The present World Champion has not the strength of the other three as an endgame player, and is therefore inferior to them. — Jose Raul Capablanca

I'm not thinking about coaching, I'm thinking about heading to Washington, watching the world champions and my brother coach — Jon Gruden

The cherished dream of every chessplayer is to play a match with the World Champion. But here is the paradox: the closer you come to the realization of this goal, the less you think about it. — Sayings

What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. — Idris Elba

I remember astounding the art world back in the 1980s when I set an auction record for Basquiat at $99,000,” said Jeffrey Deitch, an art dealer who was the artist’s friend and champion. — Yusaku Maezawa

When you talk about somebody being your world champion, you couldn't ask for a better human being than Daniel Cormier. — Dana White

Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart, more heart than the next man, more than anyone in the world. — Muhammad Ali

Last night at WrestleMania, in front of 68,000 people, I defeated Chris Jericho and became the Undisputed World Wrestling Federation Champion. And all of the doubts went away, because I proved to myself, I proved to the world, I proved to Chris Jericho that I AM The Game, and apparently I am THAT...DAMN...GOOD! — Triple H

One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach. — Magnus Carlsen

What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world? — Rocky Marciano

The loss of my childhood was the price for becoming the youngest world champion in history. When you have to fight every day from a young age, your soul can be contaminated. I lost my childhood. I never really had it. Today I have to be careful not to become cruel, because I became a soldier too early. — Garry Kasparov

In the world there are believers and then there are non-believers. For all of you non-believers out there, I have something to say to you...never underestimate the heart of a champion. — Rudy Tomjanovich

You must realize one thing. In every little village in the world there are great potential champions who only need motivation, development and good exercise evaluation. — Arthur Lydiard

The first great chess players, including the world champion, got by perfectly well without constant coaches. — Anatoly Karpov

How marvelous, it’s a young team who are on the top of the world. Some are champions at the age of 19. — Didier Deschamps

All these nice people saying I'm going to be world champion won't make me any faster, you have to believe it yourself. — Sebastian Vettel

I've been training super hard at the Lopez Taekwondo Academy in Houston, which belongs to my brother Jean. For me, I think confidence is the biggest thing; it's all mental. I train with the best of the best, including my brother Steven, a five-time world champion who won Olympic gold medals. — Diana Lopez

Jay Lethal doing that Black Machsimo character, as good as that was, it was fantastic and so entertaining. But now Jay Lethal has turned himself into this very formidable, dominant world champion, who is having some of the best matches in the entire world. So it's really cool. — Adam Cole

I have a feeling we are going to be world champions, I can't really explain why. Brazil are probably the best team in the world in terms of individual players. But the team with the most gifted players do not always win. — Oliver Kahn

Believing in myself and not to be afraid of taking any risks. I have to be better than the average person to succeed. That’s why I chose bodybuilding. If I became a world champion, if I could win admiration from my peers, I could do anything. — Lou Ferrigno

I studied every move, I became fascinated by thinking what I could have done differently. And I take that approach now as a professional. I am on it, all the time, never stop thinking, learning. You don't get to be world champion unless you do that. — Conor McGregor

There are dangers in sentimentalizing nature. Most sentimental ideas imply, at bottom, a deep if unacknowledged disrespect. It is no accident that we Americans, probably the world's champion sentimentalizers about nature, are at one and the same time probably the world's most voracious and disrespectful destroyers of wild and rural countryside. — Jane Jacobs

The truth is that I don't have a favourite goal. I remember important goals more than I do favourite goals, like goals in the Champions League where I had the opportunity to have scored in both finals I have played in. Finals in the World Cup or Copa del Rey are the ones that have stayed with me for longer or that I remember more. — Lionel Messi

For inspiration I look to those great players who consistently found original ways to shock their opponents. None did this better than the eighth world champion, Mikhail Tal. The "Magician of Riga" rose to become champion in 1960 at age twenty-three and became famous for his aggressive, volatile play. — Garry Kasparov

Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing — Muhammad Ali

By this measure (on the gap between Fischer & his contemporaries), I consider him the greatest world champion — Garry Kasparov

In the history of each sport, the heroes who win the Olympic gold medal are the ones we remember. Nobody remembers the World Champion 25 years ago, but everyone remembers who the Olympic Champions were, even 100 years ago. — Lavinia Milosovici

Since the age of four, I've been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger. — Adora Svitak

The scientific picture of the world championed since the Enlightenment is not just wrong but massively wrong. Indeed entire fields of inquiry, especially in the human sciences, will need to be rethought from the ground up in terms of intelligent design. — William A. Dembski

When you have a World Champion in your smartphone, the myth of the superior brainpower of human chess champions has lost its power. — Hans Ree

The best blended Scotch in the history of the world - which was also the favourite drink of the Iraqi Baath Party, as it still is of the Palestinian Authority and the Libyan dictatorship and large branches of the Saudi Arabian royal family - is Johnnie Walker Black. Breakfast of champions, accept no substitute. — Christopher Hitchens

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