Quotes about sports in English with translation

Athletes always need the right motivation that would lead them to success. This article contains 20 of the best motivating quotes from outstanding athletes.

20 sports quotes in English that will make you get off the couch

Quote about sports in English

Quotes about sports in English are at the same time one of the best motivating quotes. Reading the words of great athletes, we feel like a fire is lit in us, and we are ready to start the path that will lead us to victory.

The title image for the article tells us, "The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow." This is only the first motivating phrase you hear today. But you must admit, something is already starting to wake up inside you.

This article contains some of the best original quotes from athletes of all time with translation into Russian. Be sure that after reading them you will be ready for new challenges, and perhaps your life will change.

“Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind."
(Age is not a barrier. It is a limitation that is only in your head.)
– Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”
(I have always felt that my most valuable asset is not physical ability, but mental ability.)
— Bruce Jenner

“You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.”
(You must do something honorable and not cowardly in your life if you intend to live at peace with yourself.)
– Larry Brown

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”
(An athlete cannot run with money in his pocket. He must run with hope in his heart and a dream in his head.)
– Emil Zatopek

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”
(Perseverance can make failure an outstanding achievement.)
– Marv Levy

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.”
(I have learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.)
– Tom Landry

“Good is not good when better is expected.”
(Good is not good when expected better.)
– Vin Scully

“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”
(You were born to be a player. It was meant to be. This is your moment.)
– Herb Brooks

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
(None of those who gave 100% have ever regretted it.)
– George Halas

“When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.”
(If you win, say nothing; if you lose, say less.)
– Paul Brown

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.”
(Leadership, like mentoring, is about fighting for the hearts and souls of people and strengthening their faith in you.)
– Eddie Robinson

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”
(Always give your all, even if the odds are against you.)
– Arnold Palmer

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
(You must expect yourself to succeed before you achieve it.) In the original "things", but when translated literally, the expression can sound rude.
– Michael Jordan

“If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.”
(If you train hard, you will not only become hard, you will be hard to beat.) Note that the original uses the word "hard" in all three cases, which makes this statement special. However, in Russian it has many meanings, so the translation had to use different meanings to make it more readable.
– Herschel Walker

"If You Can Believe IT, The Mind Can Achieve It."
(If you can believe it, the mind will be able to achieve this.)
– Ronnie Lott

"WITHOUT SELF-DISCIPLINE, SUCCESS IM IMPOSSIBLE, PERIOD."
(Success is impossible without self-discipline, periodic.)
– Lou Holtz.

"If You Don't Have Confidence, You'll Always Find A Way Not to Win."
(If you do not have confidence, you will always find a way to not win.)
– Carl Lewis

"You're Never A Loser Until You Quit Trying."
(While you did not stop trying, you did not lose.)
– Mike Ditka.

"NEVER GIVE UP! Failure and Rejection Are Only The First Step to Succeeding. "
(Never give up! Failures and failures are only the first step towards success.)
– Jim Valvano.

"Make Each Day Your Masterpiece."
(Do every day your masterpiece.)
– John Wooden.

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