The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
Pierre de Coubertin
Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and heis only completely a man when he plays
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.
You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.
If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.
Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.
Love is playing every game as if it’s your last.
you can take me out of the game, but you can take the game out of me
shoeless joe jackson
“In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager (1954-1956, player; 1976-1996, manager)
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck
is going to be.”
“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”
Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.”