“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” – Unknown

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

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

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

“It’s not about the shoes. It’s about what you do in them.” – Michael Jordan

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”- Michael Jordan

“Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.” – Dean Smith

“The greatest asset is a strong mind. If I know someone is training harder than I am, I have no excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” – Kobe Bryant

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

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

“Great things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.” – Unknown

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got this.” – Chantal Sutherland

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Tim Notke

“The true champion believes in the impossible.” – Unknown

“The game is never over when there is still at least one second on the clock.” – Magic Johnson

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

“I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Reggie Leach

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Archie Griffin

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis