“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

“Success is not in the winning, but in the effort.” – Zig Ziglar

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” – Arthur Ashe

“I think I can beat anyone. I will win everything. I want to be the best.” – Usain Bolt

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno

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

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable

“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” – John Wooden

“Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more.” – Dan Gable

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” – Venus Williams

“Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.” – Charlie Finley

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.” – Bonnie Blair

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

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

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

“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.” – Vince Lombardi

“You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter, it’s fire. You’re always going to be in harm’s way; you’re always going to be tested.” – Denis Leary

“Everything is practice.” – Pele

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

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

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

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” – Satchel Paige

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

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