Powerful basketball quotations and motivational words about perseverance, hard work, and practice from great athletes and coaches like Arnold Palmer, Bear Bryant, and more!
I've seen many of these sports motivational quotes for what seems like my entire life on locker room walls and in basketball notebooks.
And, the truth is, they are still with me.
These positive quotes are so meaningful they may even become the mantra you chant while you are practicing and hard at work, when other people have no idea.
Make no mistake, there is power in this list of basketball quotations!
"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete, or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win – if you don't, you won't." – Bruce Jenner
"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." – H. Ross Perot
"For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice." – Don Hutson
"What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." – Paul "Bear" Bryant
"It doesn't take talent to hustle." – Unknown
"You can't hire someone to practice for you." – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Sweat is the lubricant of success." – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"It's a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get." – Arnold Palmer
"By itself, practice does not make perfect. Those of us with a ten-year-old son practicing the trumpet may understand that." – Dr. Daniel Hanley
"One day of practice is like one day of clean living. Doesn't do you any good." – Abe Lemons
"In life as in football, the principle to follow is hit the line hard and don't foul and don't shirk, but hit the line hard." – Teddy Roosevelt
"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." – George Halas
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"Learn from nature. Patience and perseverance brings it's own rewards."