Quotes of Sports - somelinesforyou

“ Sport is imposing order on what was chaos. ”

- Anthony Starr

“ Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. ”

- Bill Shankly

“ Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead. ”

- Erma Bombeck

“ Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. ”

- George F. Will

“ Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. ”

- George F. Will

“ For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks-not that you won or lost- But how you played the game. ”

- Grantland Rice

“ Sports do not build character. They reveal it. ”

- Heywood Broun

“ Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. ”

- Joe Theismann

“ I started thinking about little kids putting a cylindrical peg through a circular hole, and how they do it over and over again for months when they figure it out, and how basketball was basically just a slightly more aerobic version of that same exercise. ”

- John Green

“ It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. ”

- John Wooden

“ If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. ”

- Phyllis Diller

“ For people to judge a man's worth and his very manhood according to the way he feels about sport, and not to recognize it for the piddly, inconsequential goings on that it really is... ”

- Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

“ I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. ”

- Rodney Dangerfield

“ Not every age is fit for childish sports. ”

- Titus Maccius Plautus

“ A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. ”

- Wayne Gretzky

“ If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. ”

- Willie Shoemaker

“ Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. ”

- Yogi Berra

“ You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take ”

- Wayne Gretzky

“ The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. ”

- George S. Patton

“ A one hour work out is only 4% of your day. No. Excuses ”

- Unknown

“ Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. ”

- Eric Mangini

“ To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ”

- Steve Prefontaine

“ Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. ”

- Jules Renard

“ Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. ”

- Babe Ruth

“ The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. ”

- Tommy Lasorda

“ I hated every moment of training, but I said “don’t quit”. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ”

- Muhamad Ali

“ There are two types of pain in this world: Pain that hurts you and pain that changes you. ”

- Unknown

“ Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly. ”

- Shaq

“ No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable ”

- Socrates
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