Quotations about Sports & Competition

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine
You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose.
Charles Lynch
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
John Wooden
Winning is a habit. Unfortuantely, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi
I don't care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don't care how bad you play, you can find somebody you can beat.
Harvey Penick
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
Vince Lombardi
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister
If you are not big enough to lose, you are not big enough to win.
Walter Reuther
The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching.
Anson Dorrance
Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.
Mike Ditka