Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
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.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
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.
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
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?
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
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.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
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.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
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