Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
Dancers are the athletes of God.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.
This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.
I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say "We'll just have to see".
When anyone tells me I can't do anything, I'm just not listening anymore.
You've got to look for tough competition. You've got to want to beat the best.
As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.
The values learned on the playing field-how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy and deal with stress-prepare us for life.
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