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Quotes About Sportsmanship

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Michael Jordan
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
Michael Jordan

Gary Gygax
“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.”
Gary Gygax

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“People focus on role models; it is more effective to find antimodels - people you don't want to resemble when you grow up”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Louis Zamperini
“Someone who doesn't make the (Olympic) team might weep and collapse. In my day no one fell on the track and cried like a baby. We lost gracefully. And when someone won, he didn't act like he'd just become king of the world, either. Athletes in my day were simply humble in our victory.
I believe we were more mature then...Maybe it's because the media puts so much pressure on athletes; maybe it's also the money. In my day we competed for the love of the sport...In my day we patted the guy who beat us on the back, wished him well, and that was it.”
Louis Zamperini, Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II

“It's because you absolutely love the sport.”
Nastia Liukin

Lorii Myers
“True sportsmanship is…

Knowing that you need your opponent because without him or her, there is no game.

Acknowledging that your opponent holds the same deep-rooted aspirations and expectations as you.

Knowing that, win or lose, you will walk off the course with pride.

Always taking the high road.

And always, always, always being a good sport.”
Lorii Myers, No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

Mickey Mantle
“After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.”
Mickey Mantle

Lorii Myers
“True sportsmanship is excellence in motion!”
Lorii Myers, No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

Thisuri Wanniarachchi
“Tennis taught me to take chances, to take life as it comes. To hit every ball that comes to me no matter how hard it looks, to give it my best shot.”
Thisuri Wanniarachchi

Pat Conroy
“We old athletes carry the disfigurements and markings of contests remembered only by us and no one else. Nothing is more lost than a forgotten game.”
Pat Conroy

“In sports, I win because your better. You win because your better. That's it I don't accept excuses.”
Kenneth de Guzman

Lesa Cline-Ransome
“...(he) had his own set of rules: "ride clean and ride fair." Asked by reporters how he managed to keep calm despite the attacks by other cyclists, Marshall answered, "I simply ride away.”
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

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