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Best 50 Short Motivational Quotes from the World of Sports – Win!

Whether you are looking for short motivational quotes or just for some famous words from the world of sports then you should find something of interest in the following quotes collection.

Short sayings stick. They are much easier committed to memory than long-winded pieces of advice and lengthy team talks.

Our collection of short motivational sports quotes is sorted chronologically by birth year of the unforgettable originator.

May they motivate and inspire you, and aid your outlook on life and/or business… Enjoy, and remember always to keep it short and sweet!

Be strong in body,
clean in mind,
lofty in ideals.

James Naismith

(1861 – 1939, Canadian American sports coach and innovator;
he invented the sport of basketball in 1891)

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When you see
a good move,
look for a better one.

Emanuel Lasker

(1868 – 1941, German chess player, mathematician,
and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years)

The beauty of a move
lies not in its’ appearance
but in the thought
behind it.

Aron Nimzowitsch

(1886 – 1935, Russian-born, Danish leading chess master)

Show me a good
and gracious loser
and I’ll show you
a failure.

Knute Rockne

(1888 – 1931, former American football player and coach)

No one ever won
a game by resigning.

Ksawery Tartakower

(1887 – 1956, also known as Savielly Tartakower,
Polish and French chess grandmaster)

A champion is someone
who gets up
when he can’t.

William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey

(1895 – 1983, “The Manassa Mauler”,
American professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920s)

Strategy requires thought,
tactics require observation.

Machgielis “Max” Euwe

(1901 – 1981, Dutch chess Grandmaster)

You can learn
a line from a win
and a book from a defeat.

Paul Brown

(1908 – 1991, American football coach)

Winners never quit
and quitters never win.

Vince Lombardi

(1913 – 1970, American football coach)

Aim for the sky
and you’ll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling
and you’ll stay on the floor.

Bill Shankly

(1913 – 1981, Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)

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