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

“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose; it teaches you about life.” – Billie Jean King

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” – Pierre de Coubertin

“Sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100%.” – Sue Wicks

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Sports do not build character, they reveal it.” – Heywood Broun

“The true athlete should have character, not be a character.” – Bart Starr

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

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

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

“It’s not about the trophy at the end. It’s about the journey and the friendships made along the way.” – Unknown

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“It’s not about how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.” – Anonymous

“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

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

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

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

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“Sports are a great equalizer; no matter how much money you have or where you come from, you can excel in any sport.” – Venus Williams

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat. Whether it’s a life lesson or a practice for what lies ahead.” – Serena Williams

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“You can’t let success get to your head and you can’t let failure get to your heart.” – Michael Jordan

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

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pelé

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

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'” – C.S. Lewis