The Tuesday 12: 12 Inspirational Quotes from the World of Sports

In this week’s edition of The Tuesday 12, we are looking at the world of sports.  Many of our students follow professional sports and look to athletes as role models.  The quotes chosen below do not deal with athletics specifically, but their message can be translated and applied to various parts of learning, education, and life.  These quotations can and will inspire your students to make the effort, reach their goals, and never give up!

12 sports quotes

1. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky (hockey)

2. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”

Muhammad Ali (boxing)

3. “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 (basketball)

4. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

Babe Ruth (baseball)

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

Pele (soccer)

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

Tommy Lasorda (baseball)

7. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”

Mark Spitz (swimming)

8. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it”

Ronnie Lott (football)

9. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.”

Joe DiMaggio (baseball)

10. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”

Arthur Ashe (tennis)

11. “As simple as it sounds, we must try to be the best person we can; by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.”

Mary Lou Retton (gymnastics)

12. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

Vince Lombardi (football)

Don’t forget to check in next week for another edition of The Tuesday 12!

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