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The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that
whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
-Vince Lombardi

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
-Michael Jordan

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
-John Wooden

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
-Herschel Walker

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
-George Shultz

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
-William A. Ward

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
-Charlie Finley

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
-A J Kitt

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
-Archie Griffen, two-time Heisman winner ( 5ft 9)

There's no substitute for guts.
-Paul Bear Bryant

I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
-Alberto Tomba

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
-Lou Holtz

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging
-Hank Aaron

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
-Joe Paterno

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
-Joe Paterno

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
-Muhammad Ali

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
-Honore de Balzac

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
-Greg LeMond

To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
-Tony Dorsett

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
-Magic Johnson

Set your goals high, and dont stop till you get there.
-Bo Jackson

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
-Gale Sayers

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination
-Tommy Lasorda

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
-Coach Darrel Royal

You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
-Damon Runyon

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired you quit when the gorilla is tired.
-Robert Strauss

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
-Ronnie Lott

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do itas long as you really believe 100 percent.
-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
-Tom Landry

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
-Unknown

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
-Eric Lindros

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
-Vidal Sassoon

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
-Jean-Claude Killy

Everyone has limits on the time they can devote to exercise, and cross-training simply gives you the best return on your investmentbalanced fitness with minimum injury risk and maximum fun.
-Paula Newby-Fraser

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fearnot absence of fear.
-Mark Twain

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
-Amelia Earhart

Show me a guy whos afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
-Lou Brock

Dont look back. Something might be gaining on you.
-Satchel Paige

If at first you dont succeed, you are running about average.
-M.H. Alderson

When someone tells me the is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I'm gonna prove you wrong.
-Picabo Street

The only way to overcome is to hang in. Even I'm starting to believe that.
-Dan OBrien



There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or youre OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.
-Pat Riley

The game isn't over till it's over.
-Yogi Berra

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
-Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
-John Wooden

I'll always be Number 1 to myself.
-Moses Malone

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
-Thomas Jefferson

When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
-Bill Shoemaker

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
-Seneca

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 wont be worth a dime.
-Babe ruth

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, thats the day you start to the top.
-O.J. Simpson

The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
-Don Coryell, ex-San Diego Chargers Coach

When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.
-Pat Riley

Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
-Chuck Noll, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Coach

When you're are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. Its more important than that.
-Duffy Daugherty

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.
-Vincent T. Lombardi

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win....Channel your energy. Focus.
-Carl Lewis

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
-Dennis Waitley

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-Thomas Edison

A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.
-Anonymous

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.
-Anonymous

Think big, believe big, act big, and the results will be big.
-Anonymous

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: The would is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-Anonymous


You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
-Joe Namath

If you don't do whats best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
-Julius Erving

If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the raceits up to you.
-Dave Scott, Triathlete

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didnt have a chance to win.
-Arnold Palmer

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. The relationship between the soundness of the body and the activities of the mind is subtle and complex. Much is not yet understood. But we do know what the Greeks knew: that intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong; that hardy spirits and tough minds usually inhabit sound gods.
-JFK

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them.
-Robert Frost

The more I train, the more I realize I have more speed in me.
Leroy Burrell

Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
-Pat Riley

If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
-Author unknown

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers

I will always be someone who wants to do better than others. I love competition.
-Jean-Claude Killy

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
-Samuel Johnson

Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.
-Shannon Miller

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
-Bruce Jenner

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.
-Van Morrison

He who stops being better stops being good.
-Oliver Cromwell

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
-Steve Young

I know that Im never as good or bad as any single performance. Ive never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always
been able to leave the game at the arena.
-Charles Barkley

Whats the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.
-Terry Bradshaw

Ain't no chance if you dont take it.
-Guy Clark

In war there is no substitute for victory.
-Douglas MacArthur

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
-Joe Paterno

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. Thats the mark of a true professional.
-Joe Paterno

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
-Ray Knight

To be prepared is half the victory.
-Miguel Cervantes