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Motivational Quotes for Athletes and Everyone Else

Ali, Muhammad
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion."

Brown, Paul
"When you win, say nothing; when you lose, say less."

Franklin, Benjamin
"Things that hurt, instruct."

Gray, Johnny
"I'm going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race."

Gretzky, Wayne
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."

Johnson, Magic
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."

Johnson, Michael
"Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity."

Jordan, Michael
"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."

Lombardi, Vince
"The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders."

Mays, Willie
"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day."

"The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen."

Renard, Jules
"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."

Trason, Ann
"It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."

"Nobody ever drowned in sweat."

Vos Savant, Marilyn
"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."

"Suffer the pain of discipline, or suffer the pain of regret!"

Don't these sports motivational quotes for athletes pack a punch?

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