Sports Quotes – Soccerwidow http://www.soccerwidow.com Sports Betting Knowledge Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:50:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.2 Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/best-50-inspirational-motivational-football-quotes/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/best-50-inspirational-motivational-football-quotes/#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:08:19 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=2692 more »]]>

Soccerwidow has collected 50 of the top inspirational quotes about football, courtesy of a few of the most renowned coaches and players of the last 100 years. Let’s learn some great lessons in life from the game of football in its various guises (sorry to all the purists, we’ve included a few ‘American’ football quotes too!).

Soccer team of injured businessmen after a tough gameImage: Luis Louro (Shutterstock)

These inspiring and intelligent football quotes are sorted chronologically by the author’s birth year and can just as easily be applied to everyday life. Enjoy!

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
George Halas
(1895-1983, former player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football)
Show me a good and gracious loser
and I’ll show you a failure.

Knute Rockne
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
In life, as in football,
you won’t go far
unless you know where the goalposts are.

Arnold H. Glasow
(1905-1998, former American humorist)
You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
Paul Brown
(1908-1991, former American football coach)
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.

Vince Lombardi
(1913-1970, former American football coach)
Aim for the sky
and you’ll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling
and you’ll stay on the floor.

Bill Shankly
(1913–1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)

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Whether you are looking for short inspirational quotes or just for some famous words from the world of sports then you should find something of interest in the following quotes collection.

Short sayings stick. They are much easier committed to memory than long-winded pieces of advice and lengthy team talks.

Winning Quote: It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low - Bill NicholsonImage: Maxisport (Shutterstock)

Our collection of short motivational sports quotes is sorted chronologically by birth year of the unforgettable originator. May they motivate and inspire you, and aid your outlook on life and/or business… Enjoy, and remember always to keep it short and sweet!

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
James Naismith
(1861-1939, Canadian American sports coach and innovator;
he invented the sport of basketball in 1891)
When you see a good move,
look for a better one.

Emanuel Lasker
(1868-1941, German chess player, mathematician,
and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years)
The beauty of a move lies not in its’ appearance
but in the thought behind it.

Aron Nimzowitsch
(1886-1935, Russian-born, Danish leading chess master)
Show me a good and gracious loser
and I’ll show you a failure.

Knute Rockne
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
No one ever won a game by resigning.
Ksawery Tartakower
(1887-1956, also known as Savielly Tartakower,
Polish and French chess grandmaster)

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Whether looking for motivational and inspirational soccer quotes, or controversial and critical words about the beautiful game of football, then you should find something of interest in the following 50 quotes by famous people, soccer lovers or otherwise…

Team of happy businessmen cheering and embracing a soccer ballImage: Luis Louro (Shutterstock)

For the purist, football is “football”, but for our American friends, the term “soccer” is equally as acceptable and interchangeable.

To everyone, we hope you enjoy our feast of football/soccer quotes!

Football is the ballet of the masses.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
(1906-1975: Russian composer and pianist)
Some people tell me
that we professional players are soccer slaves.
Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.

Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton
(*1937: former English footballer; still the all-time
highest goalscorer for England and Manchester United)
In his life, a man can change wives,
political parties or religions but
he cannot change his favourite soccer team.

Eduardo Hughes Galeano
(*1940: Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist)
You don’t have to have been a horse to be a jockey.
Arrigo Sacchi
(*1946: former manager of title winning AC Milan,
who never kicked a ball professionally)
If you’re attacking,
you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.

Kyle Rote, Jr.
(*1950: retired American soccer striker)

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50 Great Motivational Quotes about Baseball to Inspire You http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/best-motivational-inspirational-baseball-quotes/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/best-motivational-inspirational-baseball-quotes/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:18:10 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=3910 more »]]>

Major League Baseball is almost 150 years old and it was over fifty years ago that MLB player Rogers Hornsby said, “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring”.

Our hand-picked selection of baseball quotes explores the motivation that has driven some of the greatest MLB coaches and players to the very top of their profession.

Baseball Quote: Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona - George Frederick WillCollage of Shutterstock and WikiCommons images; Foreground: Beto Chagas, Background: chensiyuan

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy and share with your friends!

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket
of being sooner ended.

George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950, Irish playwright,
and co-founder of the London School of Economics)
Any minute, any day,
some players may break a long standing record.
That’s one of the fascinations about the game,
the unexpected surprises.

Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr.
(1862-1956, better known as Connie Mack,
American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner)
The main idea is to win.
John Joseph McGraw
(1873-1934, nicknamed “Little Napoleon” and “Muggsy”,
Major League Baseball player and manager)
Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religon.
William Joseph Klem
(1874-1951, known as the “Old Arbitrator” and the “father of baseball umpires”,
National League [NL] umpire in Major League Baseball)
Poets are like baseball pitchers.
Both have their moments.
The intervals are the tough things.

Robert Lee Frost
(1874-1963, American poet)

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Best 50 Winning and Success Quotes by Football Players and Coaches http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/business-quotes/winning-success-quotes-football-players-coaches/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/business-quotes/winning-success-quotes-football-players-coaches/#respond Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:38 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=3577 more »]]>

If the topic is about winning and success, who is more exposed to it than a football player, coach, or manager of a football team who are massively pressed to perform in public, often on a weekly basis?

Of course, there is no question that winning and getting ahead of the competition is of uttermost importance not only in football (in whichever format) but also in business and personal life.

Winning Quote: To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent - Johan CruyffImage: Pressmaster (Shutterstock)

Soccerwidow has collected 50 outstanding quotes by football players, coaches, and managers over the last 100 years documenting the psychology of team success and winning.

The quotations are sorted in chronological order. Enjoy them and find inspiration and motivation to persist and also become a winner.

Find out what the other team wants to do.
Then take it away from them.

George Halas
(1895-1983, former player, coach,
and pioneer in professional American football)
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Knute Rockne
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
The key to winning is poise under stress.
Paul Brown
(1908-1991, former American football coach)
Winning isn’t everything.
There should be no conceit in victory
and no despair in defeat.

Sir Alexander Matthew “Matt” Busby
(1909-1994, Scottish football player and manager)
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi
(1913-1970, former American football coach)
I want to build a team that’s invincible,
so that they have to send
a team from bloody Mars to beat us.

Bill Shankly
(1913-1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)

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The Best 50 Basketball Quotes by Players & Coaches http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/inspirational-motivational-basketball-quotes/ http://www.soccerwidow.com/enlightenment/quotes-quotations/sports-quotes/inspirational-motivational-basketball-quotes/#respond Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:32:57 +0000 http://soccerwidow.com/?p=3966 more »]]>

“Don’t give up; don’t ever give up!” – These words are probably some of the most powerful ever said or written. This motto was part of a legendary speech delivered by Jim Valvano, an American college basketball coach, for the cancer research foundation he initiated – just eight weeks before he died of cancer.

FIBA World Championship game between USA and Lithuania on September 11, 2010 in Istanbul / FIBA World Championship Spiel zwischen USA und Litauen am 11. September 2010 in IstanbulTeam USA Chaunsey Billups drives to the basket in FIBA World Championship game between USA and Lithuania
on September 11, 2010 in Istanbul (Oleksiy Naumov | Shutterstock)

With over a century of stories and legends, basketball has had its share of stimulating and motivating ambassadors. There are very many fascinating speeches and motivational words.

Our collection of inspirational basketball quotes is sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy and stay motivated!

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
James Naismith
(1861-1939, Canadian American sports coach and innovator;
he invented the sport of basketball in 1891)
I am sure that no man can derive
more pleasure from money or power
than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals
in some out of the way place.

James Naismith
(1861-1939, Canadian American sports coach and innovator;
he invented the sport of basketball in 1891)
Ability may get you to the top,
but it takes character to keep you there.

John Robert Wooden
(1910-2010, nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood”,
American basketball player and coach)
Talent is God given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Robert Wooden
(1910-2010, nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood”,
American basketball player and coach)
Success comes from knowing
that you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.

John Robert Wooden
(1910-2010, nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood”,
American basketball player and coach)

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For the benefit of the uninformed, Major League Baseball is one of America’s national pastimes and its popularity and success as a spectator sport have longevity of almost 150 years.

It’s definitely ‘not cricket’, but Major League Baseball can trace its origins to folk and village games such as ‘stoolball’ and ‘rounders’, which have been enjoyed in England for many centuries.

Baseball Quotes: Illustrating image of a game Rochester Red Wings vs Scranton Wilkes Barre YankeesRochester Red Wings batter Danny Lehmann gets ready to swing during a game against
the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees at PNC Field on July 9, 2011 in Scranton, PA (Richard Paul Kane | Shutterstock)

We have collected together 25 of the best thoughtful and meaningful baseball quotes from famous pitchers, catchers, managers, commentators, and insights from a baseman or two.

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. We think they strike the right pitch and there are definitely no foul balls here. Enjoy!

Humanity is the keystone
that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses,
the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams
as any other pursuit in life.

Connie Mack
(1862-1956; American MLB catcher, manager, and team owner)
In playing or managing,
the game of baseball is only fun for me
when I’m out in front and winning.
I don’t give a hill of beans
for the rest of the game.

John McGraw
(1873-1934; American MLB infielder and manager)
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men.
It’s no pink tea,
and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It’s a struggle for supremacy,
a survival of the fittest.

Ty Cobb
(1886-1961; American Major League Baseball outfielder)
Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.
Tris Speaker
(1888-1958; American baseball center fielder and manager)
Look at misfortune
the same way you look at success.
Don’t Panic!
Do your best and forget the consequences.

Walt Alston
(1911-1984; American MLB first baseman and manager)

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