Sports Quotes

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

John Wooden

The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst.

Martina Navratilova

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.

William Shakespeare

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

Sports is the toy department of human life.

Howard Cosell

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.

Joe Paterno

Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.

Thomas Sowell

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.

Pierre de Coubertin

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature

Thorstein Veblen

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.

Pierre de Coubertin

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.

Avram Noam Chomsky

Sports is like a war without the killing.

Ted Turner

I love coaching. I have a great passion for it. I still have a ball in the back of my car. I love to play.

Rick Majerus

I like to bike. I could beat Lance Armstrong, only because he couldn\'t pass me if he was behind me.

Rick Majerus

When I die, they might as well bury me at the finish line at Churchill Downs so they can run over me one more time.

Rick Majerus

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, [for] all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.

William Sloan Coffin

Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen

Robert Mugabe

When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity.

George Bernard Shaw

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.

Wilson Mizner

Cricket at the highest level has never been simply a demonstration of sporting excellence; it has always been about winning and losing.

James Coldham

A game of rugby is a work of art!

Danie Craven

Detested sport, That owes its pleasures to another's pain.

William Cowper

Sports are positively essential. It is healthy to engage in sports, they are beautiful and liberal, liberal in the sense that nothing serves quite as well to integrate social classes, etc., than street or public games.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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