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Top-10 Sports Quotes From Players and Coaches

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison05/24/22

dan_morrison96 is the leading source of leadership, success, team, and inspirational sports quotes. Throughout the sports world, there have been more than a few legendary figures. Those figures have had the opportunity to produce some amazing quotes throughout their careers. Whether these quotes were said in the heat of the moment, during a press conference, or in an interview, they all give unique insights into the mindsets of these competitors.

Whether you get inspiration from these quotes or find some kind of insight into leadership or work ethic, here are 10 of the best sports quotes:

The Best Quotes From Coaches and Players

  1. “It’s not human nature to be great. It’s human nature to survive, to be average, and do what you have to do to get by. That is normal. When you have something good happen, it’s the special people that can stay focused and keep paying attention to detail, working to get better and not being satisfied with what they have accomplished.” — Nick Saban
  2. “Please don’t be average. No one wants to go on an average date with an average girl, eat an average meal, see an average movie, and have an average makeout session.” — Don Meyer
  3. “From the beginning, I wanted to be the best. I had a constant craving, a yearning, to improve and be the best.” — Kobe Bryant
  4. “I learned more from the mistakes than from the good things.” — Bobby Bowden
  5. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi
  6. “I don’t mind people thinking I’m stupid, but I don’t want to give them any proof.” — Bum Phillips
  7. “Success is never final, failure is never fatal, and it’s courage that counts.” — John Wooden
  8. “The first time you quit, it’s hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don’t even have to think about it.” — Bear Bryant
  9. “Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.” — Dean Smith
  10. “You know what FSU stands for, don’t you? Free Shoes University.” — Steve Spurrier

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