If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.
Sports create a bond between comtemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
When I race my mind is full of doubts - who will finish second, who will finish third?
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
A player who conjugates a verb in the first person singular cannot be part of the squad, he has to conjugate the verb in the first person plural. We. We want to conquer. We are going to conquer. Using the word I when you're in a group makes things complicated.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
It's easy to do anything in victory. It's in defeat that a man reveals himself.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.
Sport, at its best, at its most human, is able to inspire an innocence and joy that is unique to each of us.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
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