Great Sports Quotes…..They’re Not Just for Athletes!


Do you play sports? If you do, then you know the value of hard work, commitment, and determination in achieving sports success. It is these qualities, among others, that have spurred on the success of many of the world’s greatest sports heroes. But even if you don’t play sports, these qualities are also keys to accomplishing success in other areas of life.

For inspiration, here are terrific quotes from some of the finest athletes and sports figures in the world, people who have achieved greatness through their hard work, commitment, and determination. Let their words of wisdom motivate you for success in sports and in life!

This video shows some great motivational sports quotes and the athletes who gave them to us.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is a website with lots of truly inspirational sports quotes.
  • Here is another website that has lots of great quotes for sports and for life!

Topics for Discussion:

  • Which sports quote means the most to you? Why?
  • Why do you think these sports quotes can be applied to other areas of life as well?

Take Action:

  • Focus on your favorite quote and try to apply it to your sport, hobby, schoolwork, or other pursuit!
  • Visit the Better Homes and Gardens website to learn how you can use sports as a tool to teach kids great life lessons!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.


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