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25 Powerful Quotes from 25 Sports Legends to Ignite Your Will

It takes years of practice, hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to make a sports legend. They train day in day out and always try to push their limits in order to become the best players in the world. During the whole process of evolving and constant self-improvement, they face lots of mental and physical obstacles, which teaches them some of the greatest lessons of the life. Thus, we have compiled 25 powerful quotes from 25 sports legends which can ignite your will to do something great in life.

Here are 25 powerful quotes from 25 sports legends to ignite your will:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Football legend and five times Ballon d’Or Award Winner

“I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of. “

2. Babe Ruth, Baseball player and greatest sports hero in American culture

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”

3. Sir Donald Bradman, Cricket player and the greatest batsmen of all Time

“If it’s difficult, I will do it now. If it’s impossible, I will do it presently.”

4. Michael Phelps, legendary swimmer with 28 Olympic medals

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.”

5. Michael Schumacher, the only driver in the history with seven F1 World Championship

“I always thought records were there to be broken.”

6. Andy Murray, the only Tennis player who won two Olympic-Single titles

“I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined, but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S Open I realised that winning is the biggest motivation.”

7. Floyd Mayweather, undefeated American professional boxer

“A true champ can adapt to anything.”

8. Alberto Contador, one of the six cyclists who won all three grand tours

“The most important thing is motivation. If I win just another Grand Tour it’s not going to change my career but if I achieve the double this is something people are going to remember, I take a lot of motivation from this.”

9. Sachin Tendulkar, highest run scorer of all time in International Cricket

“The only thing that was on my mind ‘I want to play for India one day,’ and I was pretty confident and sure that one day I will.”

10. Serena Williams, 23 times Tennis Grand Slam Winner

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11. Mo Farah, four-time Olympic gold medalist in distance running

“Don’t dream of winning, train for it.”

12. Jamie Dwyer, five-time greatest Hockey player awardee

“Limitation live only in our mind. But if we use our imagination, our possibilities become limitless.”

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13. Apolo Anton Ohno, eight-time Olympic gold medallist in speed skating

“If I have given my all and still do not win, I haven’t lost, Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.”

14. Robert Gordon Orr, greatest Ice-Hockey player of all time

“There are no environments where you’re only going to win because life isn’t like that.”

15. Roger Federer, 20 times Tennis Grand Slam winner

“I always beleive if you are stuck in a hole and maybe things are’nt going well, then you will come out stronger. Everything in life is this way.”

16. Carl Lewis, nine times Olympic Gold medallist in different Track and Field events

“I have never competed against athletes. I have always competed against perfection.”

17. Lev Yashin, greatest goalkeeper in the history of Football

“What kind of a goalkeeper is the one who is not tormented by the goal he has allowed? He must be tormented! And if he is calm, that means the end. No matter what he had in the past, he has no future.”

18. Aleksandr Karelin, Greco-Roman wrestler with 30 international gold medals

“The real drug is to train like a madman, really like a madman.”

19. Franz Beckenbauer, legendary German Football Player

“It is not the strong one that wins, the one that wins is strong.”

20. Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympic gold medalist

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21. Mary Kom, five-time World Amateur Boxing Champion

“People used to say that boxing is for men and not for women and I thought I will show them someday. I promised myself and I proved myself”

22. Lin Dan, first and the only Badminton player to win all Grand Slams

“Even though I did not have my best performance today, I kept a good fighting spirit.”

23. Ma Lin, Table Tennis legend and only player to win Olympic gold in singles, doubles and team event

“Everyone is facing their own problem on their own life paths, life can’t be all plain sailing. It’s important to face difficulty, set your own goals, and work your way through them one at a time.”

24. Marit Bjorgen, the most successful sprinter in Cross-Country World Cup history

“If the motivation is gone, then I’m finished.” 

25. Michael Jordan, Basketball legend 

“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.”

At Last, One Bonus Quote

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