I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
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.
I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt.
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Since I was in high school, I wanted to play professional football and professional baseball, be a two-sport star.
Rock stars are like sports stars: If you snap your ankle, you're done.
While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.
In my life, I've been a movie star, a rock star, and a sports star, all wrapped up into one-and worked harder at it than anybody else.
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