Inspirational Young Athletes Quotes On Success In Life

These young athletes quotes will inspire you.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging young athletes quotes, young athletes sayings, and young athletes proverbs.

Best Young Athletes Quotes

  1. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” ~ Arnold Palmer
  2. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” ~ Pele
  3. “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” ~ Evander Holyfield
  4. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  5. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  6. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan
  7. “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” ~ Herschel Walker
  8. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~ John Wooden

  9. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” ~ Emil Zatopek
  10. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  11. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” ~ Tommy Lasorda
  12. “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” ~ Andre Agassi

  13. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” ~ Larry Bird
  14. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” ~ Mike Ditka
  15. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” ~ Muhammad Ali
  16. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  17. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” ~ Bo Jackson
  18. “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” ~ Hank Aaron
  19. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” ~ Tom Landry
  20. “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” ~ Steve Young

  21. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” ~ Lou Brock
  22. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” ~ Lou Holtz
  23. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  24. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” ~ Joe Paterno

  25. “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  26. “The principle is competing against yourself.” ~ Steve Young
  27. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” ~ Picabo Street
  28. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand” ~ Vince Lombardi

  29. “We lose a lot of young athletes because tennis is such a difficult sport. It’s not like kicking a soccer ball.” ~ Jim Courier
  30. “If you’re tweeting – and this is what I tell the young athletes who come to me about these situations because I’ve been through them and I’ve seen both sides of it – if you’re tweeting just because everyone else is tweeting and you’re not uncomfortable if it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice – like when I wore that T-shirt it was a sacrifice.” ~ Andrew Hawkins
  31. “[Some young athletes] get home, look at social media, and they have thousands of people ripping it out of them, telling them that they’re terrible at their profession, they hope they lose their next match or fight.It’s hugely negative and unless you can rise above it and pay no attention, it can have a very serious impact on that person’s state of mind.” ~ David Haye
  32. “The young athletes are supposed to mature, to improve their personality.” ~ Rafael Nadal

  33. “I’ve tried, at every step in life, to find a lesson. And accepting criticism with the same grace that you do the applause is something every young athlete needs to learn. … I think it served me well to learn how to handle everything that came with the game’s ups and downs. Some people call it growing another layer of skin. I just call it growing up.” ~ Dan Marino
  34. “Our children, our grandchildren, our students, our young athletes. We need to be pouring leadership principles into them constantly, and teaching, and instructing them how to become good leaders in the future.” ~ Pat Williams
  35. “The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  36. “As a young athlete, it was first about having fun; then it was about winning.” ~ Dan O’Brien

  37. “I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and sports science. At 14, I went through this really tough Soviet training system. A lot of my roommates got psychologically broken or physically injured. Either you came through, or you were out. I made my Ph.D. work in the field of young athletes aged 14-19 because at this age any human is changing.” ~ Wladimir Klitschko
  38. “I still love to find and develop the young athletes in traditional ways. I like to watch the physical and mental growth. That has always been very exciting.” ~ Bela Karolyi
  39. “No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out.” ~ Arthur Lydiard
  40. “I always tell young athletes the same thing, ‘Wherever you go, whatever you do, what must your top priority be? Running.'” ~ Haile Gebrselassie

  41. “One minute you’re a developing athlete trying to get to the top, then the next minute you do well and win a medal somewhere, and then it’s all foisted on you. You never know when it’s going to happen. You don’t think about the media side of things when you’re a young athlete trying to do well.” ~ Jessica Ennis
  42. “After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.” ~ Cobi Jones
  43. “Who is to blame for this most recent of sports disgraces in America? The culture that flings young athletes like Tyson up out of obscurity, makes millionaires of them and watches them self-destruct?” ~ Joyce Carol Oates
  44. “I’m sorry that the young athletes in basketball will not get the chance to play (in the Olympics) anymore, and live that dream.” ~ Oscar Robertson

  45. “It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that someday, when they make it in the All-Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance-enhancing product.” ~ Jim Sensenbrenner
  46. “These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.” ~ Jim Sensenbrenner

  47. “The most important thing that a young athlete must do it pick the right sport. Not one that they like just a little bit, but one that they love. Because,if they don’t really love their sport, they won’t work as hard as they should. Me? I loved to hit.” ~ Babe Ruth
  48. “One of the most important qualities for any young athlete is the ability to believe in oneself. If you have confidence in yourself, in your teammates and your coach, you will succeed.” ~ Chuck Knox
  49. “One piece of advice that I would give to any young athlete or performer is remember to thank your mom.” ~ Meryl Davis

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