Famous Athletic Quotes
by Charles Swindoll
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It's more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it and so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes."
“Every morning in Africa a gazelle gets up and knows that it must
run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa a lion gets up and knows that it must
run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
So it really doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle -
when the sun comes up, you better be running!”
"There are a million excuses you can have for failing at something...and a million people will listen to your excuses...including yourself! But true champions don't make excuses... they find a way to get it done!"- Illinois Head Football Coach
"It's Hard, but it's Fair!"
Coach Carl White
"It isn't the hours you put in, but what you put in the hours."
"If you fail to plan, plan to fail."
Being a boy is just a matter of birth, but being a man is a matter of choice.
Leave as little chance as possible, preparation is the key to success.
Paul Brown- Cleveland Browns
Ability may get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there.
Failures are expected by losers and ignored by winner.
When you should make a mistake, there are three things you should ever do about it:
1. Admit it
2. Learn from it
3. Don't repeat it
"The difference between a successful person and others, is not the lack of strength,
not the lack of knowledge, but rather the lack of will."
- Vince Lombardi
Push yourself again and again, don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds
"Yesterday was History, Tomorrow is a Mystery and Today is a Gift. That is why we call it the Present"
What's. Important. Now.
"If you say you can't, you can't. If you say you can, then you have a chance"
Fatigue makes cowards of all of us.
- Vince Lombardi