Leadership Quotes


“True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.”
Mia Hamm

“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 – Boxing

“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 – Boxing

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life .”
Muhammad Ali – Boxing

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”
Muhammad Ali – Boxing

“Champions don’t retreat from the battle field.”
D’DonRafael – Artiste & Writer.

“The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.”
Sam Snead – Golf

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”
Jack Dempsey – Boxing

“Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.”
Pele – Football (Soccer)

“Great teams are not made up of many well-rounded players. Great teams are made up of a variety of players, each having their own strengths.”
Pele – Football (Soccer)

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
Michael Jordan – Basketball

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”
Wayne Gretzky – Hockey

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Basketball

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
Billie Jean King – Tennis

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
Bobby Unser – Race Car Driver

“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.”
Evander Holyfield – Boxing

“I’ve always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.”
Hakeem Olajuwon – Basketball

“When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.”
Katarina Witt – Figure Skating

“To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.”
Seve Ballesteros – Golf

“They say football is America’s greatest game, but it’s not. The greatest game in America is called opportunity. Football is merely a great expression of it.”
Joe Kapp – Football

“I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.”
John McEnroe – Tennis

“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!”
Charles Barkley – Basketball

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
Jerry Rice – Football

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”
Jerry West – Basketball

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.”
Herschel Walker – Football

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”
Larry Bird – Basketball

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ”Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”
Babe Ruth – Baseball