The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.
Sports is the toy department of human life.
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.
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.
What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.
Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.
Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.
The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.
The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature
Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.
Sports is like a war without the killing.
When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity.
I like to bike. I could beat Lance Armstrong, only because he couldn\'t pass me if he was behind me.
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.
Goals are always in demand. There will always be a market for a striker who is fast, scores goals regularly and is strong. I've scored more than 100 goals and people know what they are buying.
There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
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.
Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen
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