20 Awesome Quotes for Athletes

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1. “When you win say nothing, when you lose say less.” – Paul Brown

2. “To forget is not to fail to remember. To forget is to break the power of the past by living for the future.” – Unknown

3.  “We all lose sight sometimes, but when we find our way again we are not only 2x stronger but we can see where we need to be, where we should be, and most importantly we understand why we are not there already.”  – Ian Warner

4. “It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.” – Addison Walker

5. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”- Emil Zatopek

6. “Do not wonder why you are blessed with so much, just understand you have so much so you can help other people have as much as you.” – Ian Warner

7. “Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion, Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.” – Major Taylor

8. “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

9. “Most people do not know themselves.  The real you is not that person you are when times are great, the real you shows when everything goes wrong. Can you hold on, can you keep pushing or do you quit?” – Ian Warner

10. “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win – if you don’t, you won’t.” - Bruce Jenner

11. “A bird can fly as high as it wants but it eventually has to come down to earth and get some water… and when it comes down to get that water that’s when you strike.” – Kimbo Slice

12. “Sometimes it is not the ability to want to work hard that stops us. It is the ability to stay focus that impairs us to work hard.” – Unknown

13. “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.”  - Ralph Marston

14. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”  - Billie Jean King

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

16. “It is about what you do when nobody is watching. Can you always stay on your grind, or are you only a star when the lights are on you and everybody is watching?” – Ian Warner

17.  “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

18. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”  – Marilyn vos Savant

19. “If what you did yesterday seems big… then you have not done anything today.” – Unknown

20. “You have to do what others won’t to achieve what others don’t.” – Uknown

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About Ian Warner

Ian is a 23 year old from Toronto, beginning his professional athletic career. He is the co-owner of Cover Ground, a blog that discusses all aspects to be a better athlete and the line that clothes them. Ian is very active on his Twitter account.
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