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Just about everyone can relate to using inspirational sports quotes as a metaphor for life.   The old cliche, "Winners never quit and quitters never win" is as true in relationships, the classroom, and the workplace as it is in sports arenas and gymnasiums.

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John Wooden -       [Wooden feature page]     [positive thinking]
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you CAN do.
Vince Lombardi -       [inspirational]
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
John Wooden -       [Wooden feature page]     [success]
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
Ross Perot -       [resources]
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.
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Vince Lombardi -       [law-of-attraction]
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Pete Rose -       [inspirational]
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.
Satchel Paige -       [motivational]
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Mickey Mantle -       [inspiratinal stories/poems]
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.
Arthur Ashe -       [philosphers/resources]
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.
Michael Jordan -       [success]
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
Vince Lombardi -       [family]
Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
Roger Staubach -       [self-improvement]
Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.

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