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Sports Quotes

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I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

 

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

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Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

Hitting is timing.
Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
- Ernie Banks

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

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

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

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

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players.
If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
- Whitey Herzog

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
- Harry Caray

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
- Sasha Cohen

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Yogi Berra

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
- Dale Earnhardt

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan

Just play.
Have fun.
Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

If you watch a game, it's fun.
If you play it, it's recreation.
If you work at it, it's golf.
- Bob Hope

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Life is about timing.
- Carl Lewis

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis.
I want to kill people.
I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- Mike Tyson

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

The difference in golf and government is that in golf
you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan


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