Sports Quotes

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 how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

AA Gill

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.

Ronaldo

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.

Umberto Eco

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.

Pierre de Coubertin

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

In Brazil every kid starts playing street football very early. It's in our blood. As a professional I started at Sao Cristovao in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Of course I also played in the beach soccer league, barefoot.

Ronaldo

In sports, the U.S. Open is not actually held because it's more efficient just to mail the check to Tiger Woods.

Dave Barry

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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