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Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Sports are a microcosm of society.
- Billie Jean King

 

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

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Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players.
If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
- Whitey Herzog

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

If you watch a game, it's fun.
If you play it, it's recreation.
If you work at it, it's golf.
- Bob Hope

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Yogi Berra

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

I'm tired of hearing about money, money,
money, money, money.
I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi,
wear Reebok.
- Shaquille O'Neal

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new
ballplayer is the jersey.
The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front.
The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
- Steve Garvey

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there.
Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
- Jimmy Connors

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

Don't play too much golf.
Two rounds a day are plenty.
- Harry Vardon

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.
- Michael Phelps

He's got everything.
He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships,
but it's a matter of time.
He's an outstanding talent.
I didn't realize how tall he is.
- Nick Price

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

What other people may find in poetry or art museums,
I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

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.
- Michael Jordan

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

He's got an overall flair for the game.
It looks to me like he really loves what he does and
he can't wait to get up in the morning,
go hit some balls and go play.
- Gary McCord

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
- Ben Hogan

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

There was endless action - not just football,
but sailboats, tennis and other things:
movement.
There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head
of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom,
but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
- Charles Spalding

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
- Vince Lombardi

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf.
I have never been depressed enough to take up the game,
but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
- Will Rogers

It's just a job.
Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.
I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn


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