Als het aankomt op sporten, hebben zowel wij mannen als onze vrouwelijke partners weleens een duwtje in de rug nodig om ons ertoe te kunnen zetten. Geen zin, geen tijd, voetbal is op tv… Op de een of andere manier weten we altijd genoeg excuses te verzinnen, maar zijn we enorm gemakkelijk in het vergeten waarom we ons in eerste instantie aan hadden gemeld voor die sportschool of marathon. Wat in dat geval wellicht helpt, zijn deze motiverende sport quotes. Trainers, spelers, politici of motivational speakers die met hun woorden precies de juiste snaar weten te raken en je binnen no-time in die sportkleding weet te krijgen. Trainse, en bekijk ook de video bovenaan deze pagina!

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.
– Knute Rockne

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
– Wayne Gretzky

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

I’ve missed more than 9,000 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

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

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.
– Pat Riley

It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
– Evander Holyfield

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
– Lance Armstrong

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

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
– Larry Bird

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.
– Homer Rice

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

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
– Tommy Lasorda

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
– Ross Perot

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

The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
– Ken Doherty

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

Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.
– Venus Williams