Sports Football Quotes

Sports Football Quotes by Mark Twain, Ted Williams, Frank Gifford, Dan Birdwell, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and many others.

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It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
Ted Williams
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
Frank Gifford
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Dan Birdwell
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky
If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Michael Jordan
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
John Madden
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson
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
Football isn’t a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Vince Lombardi
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Lou Holtz
winning is not everything it is the only thing
Vince Lombardi
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi
You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Lou Holtz
We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.
Vince Lombardi
I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it’s fundamentally a form of entertainment.
Gregg Easterbrook
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden
Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
Woody Hayes
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Seneca the Younger
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan
You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.
Bill Peterson
The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
Phyllis Diller
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
George Halas
Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali
It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.
Vince Lombardi
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Mahatma Gandhi
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Lou Holtz
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
Ronnie Lott
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Vince Lombardi
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team.
George Raveling
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Vince Lombardi
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Gale Sayers
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Ara Parseghian
I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.
Roy Keane
The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports – football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.
Novak Djokovic
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Tony Dorsett
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Vince Lombardi
There are several differences between a footballl game and a revolution. For one thing, a football game usually lasts longer and the participants wear uniforms. Also there are more injuries at a football game.
Alfred Hitchcock
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Steve Young
You guys line up alphabetically by height.
Bill Peterson
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
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.
Vince Lombardi
Kicking is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic players even kick the ball, occasionally.
Alfred Hitchcock
The principle is competing against yourself.
Steve Young
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Joe Paterno
If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.
Bud Wilkinson
Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.
John Heisman
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
Jerry Rice
Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport.
Duffy Daugherty
The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.
Vince Lombardi
Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental.
Doug Plank
Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
Elbert Hubbard
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
Herschel Walker
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Lou Holtz
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
We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.
Bruce Coslet
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
Joe Namath
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Dean Smith