Top 20 Most Motivational Sports Quotes In History

Motivation is what passion needs in order to give birth to success. Being passionate about something we just need that single push, that small encouragement. These motivational sports quotes can give you that encouraging push you need. And once we are motivated, we become even more passionate, engage ourselves in action, thus making success inevitable.
Here are the top 20 most motivational sports quotes in history.

1. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
– Michael Jordan

2. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan

3. “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.”
Mia Hamm

4.“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.”
– Don Zimmer

5. “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”
– Steve Young

6. “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.”
– Arthur Ashe

7. “Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.”
– Eddie Robinson

8. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”
– Michael Phelps

9. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
– Billie Jean King

10.“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
– John Wooden

11. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
– Bob Unser

12. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
– Gail Devers

13. “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.”
– Arthur Ashe

14.“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

15. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
– Tommy Lasorda

16.“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky

17. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
– Muhammad Ali

18. “Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while. You do them right all the time.”
– Vince Lombardi

19. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”
– Matt Biondi

20. “In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. It takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?
– Jesse Owens