The potential for greatness lives within us all.
If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
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.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
I've missed more than 9000 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.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
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