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"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
 

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan
 

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden
 

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
- Herschel Walker
 

Most games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel
 

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
- George Shultz
 

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
- William A. Ward
 

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
- Charlie Finley
 

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
- A J Kitt
 

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
- Archie Griffen, two-time Heisman winner ( 5'9'')
***original quote - Dwight D. Eisenhower
 

There's no substitute for guts.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant
 

I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
- Alberto Tomba
 

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz
 

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging
- Hank Aaron
 

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
- Joe Paterno
 

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
- Joe Paterno
 

We must either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal
 

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
- Muhammad Ali
 

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
- Honore de Balzac
 

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
- Greg LeMond
 

To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett
 

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
- Magic Johnson
 

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
- Bo Jackson
 

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Sir Edmund Hillary
 

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
- Gale Sayers
 

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination
- Tommy Lasorda
 

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
- Coach Darrel Royal ***original quote - Seneca (3 BC - 65 AD)
 

You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
- Damon Runyon
 

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired- you quit when the gorilla is tired.
- Robert Strauss
 

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
- Ronnie Lott
 

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it- as long as you really believe 100 percent.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
 

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
- Tom Landry
 

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Unknown
 

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
- Eric Lindros
 

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vidal Sassoon
 

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
- Jean-Claude Killy
 

Everyone has limits on the time they can devote to exercise, and cross-training simply gives you the best return on your investment- balanced fitness with minimum injury risk and maximum fun.
- Paula Newby-Fraser
 

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear- not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain
 

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
- Amelia Earhart
 

Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
- Lou Brock
 

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige
 

If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.
- M.H. Alderson
 

When someone tells me the is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, "I'm gonna prove you wrong."
- Picabo Street
 

The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I'm starting to believe that.
- Dan O'Brien
 

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi
 

There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between.
- Pat Riley
 

The game isn't over till it's over.
- Yogi Berra
 

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
- Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter
 

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden
 

I'll always be Number 1 to myself.
- Moses Malone
 

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson
 

When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
- Bill Shoemaker
 

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
- Seneca
 

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth
 

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
- O.J. Simpson
 

The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
- Don Coryell, ex-San Diego Chargers Coach
 

When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winner's circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.
- Pat Riley
 

Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
- Chuck Noll, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Coach
 

When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
- Duffy Daugherty
 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vincent T. Lombardi
 

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
 

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."
- Carl Lewis
 

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
- Dennis Waitley
 

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison
 

A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.
- Anonymous
 

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.
- Anonymous
 

Think big, believe big, act big, and the results will be big.
- Anonymous
 

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: The would is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
 

You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
- Joe Namath
 

Winning isn't everything, wanting to is.
- Anonymous
 

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
- Julius Erving
 

Confidence is a very fragile thing.
- Joe Montana
 

If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race- it's up to you.
- Dave Scott, Triathlete
 

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
- Arnold Palmer
 

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. The relationship between the soundness of the body and the activities of the mind is subtle and complex. Much is not yet understood. But we do know what the Greeks knew: that intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong; that hardy spirits and tough minds usually inhabit sound gods.
- JFK
 

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them.
- Robert Frost
 

The more I train, the more I realize I have more speed in me.
- Leroy Burrell
 

Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
- Pat Riley
 

If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
- Author unknown
 

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers
 

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Unknown
 

I will always be someone who wants to do better than others. I love competition.
- Jean-Claude Killy
 

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson
 

Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.
- Shannon Miller
 

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
- Bruce Jenner
 

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.
- Van Morrison
 

He who stops being better stops being good.
- Oliver Cromwell
 

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

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
- Kikuyu proverb
 

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
- Charles Barkley
 

A winner never whines.
- Paul Brown
 

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.
- Terry Bradshaw
 

Ain't no chance if you don't take it.
- Guy Clark
 

In war there is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur
 

You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.
- Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead
 

The first and great commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
- Elmer Davis
 

I think I've always had the shots. But in the past, I've suffered too many mental lapses. Now, I'm starting to get away from that and my mental discipline and commitment to the game are much better. I think I'm really taking a good look at the big picture. That's the difference between being around for the final or watching the final from my sofa at home.
- Andre Agassi
 

When you face a fork in the road, step on the exhilarator!
- Pat Riley
 

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
- Joe Paterno
 

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.
- Joe Paterno
 

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
- Ray Knight
 

To be prepared is half the victory.
- Miguel Cervantes
 


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