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The Pain you feel today - will be the Strenght you feel tomorrow! Good luck! Congratulations on your well deserved victory. Wish you all the very best in the future.

Sports. The highs, the lows, the weird, the unbelievable, and everything in between. I love it!

It’s hard to get anything other than cliches out of athletes. Over time, there have been hundreds of brilliant quotes come from them like this one from Lou Piniella.

I enjoy a good sports quote, often using a motivational sports quote as a mantra for long runs. What you’ll find in this post are 100 quotes organised into categories.

The Greatest Sports Quote Of All Time
Motivational Sports Quotes
Inspirational Sports Quotes
Funny Sports Quotes
Awesome Sports Quotes
Best Sports Quotes From Autobiographies I’ve Read

The Greatest Sports Quote Of All Time

1. “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela may not be a pro athlete but these words at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards (2000) in Monaco make for the greatest sports quote of all time. The full speech is below.

Motivational Sports Quotes

Motivation: the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way.

Motivational in an adjective of motivation. I mention the definition as there is a difference between motivation and inspiration. When it comes to sports quotes it’s tricky to sort them so I’ve done my best based on their definitions.

2. “Passion first and everything will fall into place.” – Holly Holm

3. “But I think when we play so often in finals, I think it adds something to the game, you know, because people sometimes miss it and sometimes they don’t have it and they want it, and when they have it, they don’t want it. It’s kind of very strange how that goes.” – Roger Federer

4. “I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game.” – David Beckham

5. “I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move.” – Floyd Mayweather

6. “Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile… It’s free!” – Jennie Finch

7. “In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness, and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?” – Jesse Owens

8. “The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made.” – Tim Duncan

9. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

10. “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. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?” ― Lance Armstrong

Lance devastated the world when he confessed to cheating with drugs. But he has continued on with life, not quitting and now I really enjoy his podcast.

11. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I want to be a dad, first and foremost. I want to be a good father. I’ve spent so much of my life on the move and travelling around the world that just to set up a home for my family and be a good dad is something that motivates me.” – Ricky Ponting

13. “For me to get through the toughest periods in my life, I had to look within to find the energy to do it. I don’t give up. Never have. Never will.” – Jonah Lomu

14. “I met a young kid who was undergoing chemotherapy, and Dad would tell me he was on his deathbed. I called him and spoke to him and he’d been watching the races. Then seven months later he was at school, and that’s powered him through. I don’t understand it, but there is power in what we are doing, and power in families being together.” – Lewis Hamilton

15. “You can’t always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.” ― Tony Dungy

16. “Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.” – Shaquille O’Neal

17. “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

18. “I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.” – Sam Snead

19. “I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” – Gale Sayers

20. “When I first came on tour, I was playing for money. Now I’m playing to win golf tournaments and the money is more than I ever dreamed I could make.” – Annika Sorenstam

21. “I train so hard to make sure failure doesn’t happen. If I do everything I can, and run as fast as I possibly can and someone still beats me, I don’t think of that as failure.” – Marion Jones

22. “I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King

23. “Moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” ― Martina Navratilova

24. “Irrespective of whether you have the talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize.” – Virat Kohli

25. “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” – Gary Player

26. “When the mind is controlled and spirit aligned with purpose, the body is capable of so much more than we realize.” ― Rich Roll

27. “One of the greatest experiences in life is achieving personal goals that others said would be, ‘impossible to attain.’ Be proud of your success and share your story with others.” – Robert Cheeke

28. “There are no shortcuts—everything is reps, reps, reps.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

29. “I get nervous about performing 90% of the time. There’s always that little self-doubt, but I don’t let it get to me.” – Torrie Wilson

30. “Leading a healthy, active lifestyle is all about momentum. If I’m in the middle of training it’s easy for me to keep that up. It gets tough when I’m on a break. I just try to start my day with a good breakfast and a quick walk, something simple that gets the day off on the right foot. The more I do that, the more I make healthy choices that reflect the good choices made earlier.” — Natalie Coughlin

31. “You can either stick to your goals, or you can just go through the motions and rest on your status. But it’s all about work.” – Kristine Lilly

32. “When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.” – Natalie Gulbis

33. “The way I’ve been brought up to is take critiques and turn them into positives in my game.” – Alex Morgan

34. “All you can do is be your best self. I’m representing more than just me. I think every person should think that way.” – Misty Copeland

35. “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph


Inspirational Sports Quotes

Inspiration: an inspiring or animating action or influence.

As inspirational is the adjective, these inspiring quotes can influence us from the outside. Motivation is more an internal thing. Confusing huh!

36. “I am no genius; I just worked hard like my other teammates, and I believe all my teammates can win the title as they work hard, too.” – Lin Dan

37. “I could never have gotten back into my career without the undying support of my husband, who works full time at a stressful job!” – Lindsay Davenport

38. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretsky

39. “I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, ‘I am going to bury you.” – Seve Ballesteros

40. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

41. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

42. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

43. “I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.” – Serena Williams

44. “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.” – Michael Jordan

45. “In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – Tommy Lasorda

46. “The most we can hope for is to create the best possible conditions for success, then let go of the outcome. The ride is a lot more fun that way.” ― Phil Jackson

47. “Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.” – Babe Zaharias

48. “I wouldn’t let the boys down, no way. If my arm came off I’d still play.” — Jack Bird

49. “When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.” – Steffi Graf

50. “It doesn’t matter where you come from and no matter where you are or who you are, you can still make it.” – Gift Ngoepe

51. “I was very against pink and purple when I was young, because they were girls’ colors. But that was only because I didn’t want people to write me off for what I can do. When I got into my 20s, I decided that was stupid.” – Danica Parick

52. “I try not to look too far ahead. I could retire as an anchor, but I see myself as always being busy, and I want that connection to sports.” – Linda Cohn

53. “Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.” ― Martina Navratilova

54. “You’re always going to be criticized to a degree. Some people didn’t like Mother Teresa as well.” – Brendan McCullum

55. “Character, character, character. First, second and third…we were pretty rusty initially. When you have a break for a few weeks you get a bit of rust.” – Graham Henry

56. “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi

57. “I’m always having fun in training and in boxing. I think it’s because boxing is my passion.” – Manny Pacquiao

58. “People want to project their own insecurities on others, but I refuse to allow them to put that on me. Just because you don’t think that you could be the best in the world doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t have the confidence to believe I can do anything.” ― Ronda Rousey

59. “You take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that’s a great feeling.” – Shaun White

60. “I’ve had a lot of drawbacks and setbacks in my career, but no matter what anyone says about me, I’m determined to be the best skier in the world, and no one is going to stop me.” – Lindsey Vonn

61. “I think the hard part is over. Now it’s time for us to play.” — Kerri Walsh

62. “Friendships first, competition second.” – Yao Ming

This short sports quote is a principle we should all live by. I’ve always admired athletes who can ‘hate’ their opposition on the field, but as soon as the final whistle sounds can be friends and have a beer.

63. “This whole journey was never about making a roster or being on a team. It was about giving myself an opportunity. I wanted to take a risk, put myself out there and put my faith in action. Faith without action is dead. This whole journey, I’ve never felt so alive.” – Jarryd Hayne

64. “Take your victories, whatever the may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm

65. “Aim high and don’t sell yourself short. Know that you’re capable. Understand that a lot of people battle with a lot of things – depression, body image or whatever else – so know that it’s not just you. You’re not alone.” – Holly Holm


Funny Sports Quotes

These are some of the top sports quotes. Pure comedy! Some intentional, some not. Not all quotes on sports come out as intended lol.

66. “I hate saying the old cliches. I like to make my own ones up. You’ve just got to take each game as it comes.” – Cory Jane

67. “You don’t like to see hookers going down on players like that.” – Murray Mexted

68. “The drivers have one foot on the brake, one on the clutch and one on the throttle.” – Bob Varsha

69. “Statistics are like bikinis—they show a lot but not everything.” – Lou Piniella

70. “When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want them to bury me upside down and my critics can kiss my ass!” – Bob Knight

71. “For me once I go out there to America I’m pretty much representing all of New Zealand because most people haven’t met New Zealand people, so I have to take that into consideration. If I’m a dick, then they’re like New Zealand guys are dicks.” – Steve Adams

72. “I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.” – Mike Tyson

73. “I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that.” – Jerry Rice

74. “I’m glad I don’t play anymore. I could never learn all of those handshakes.” – Phil Rizzuto

75. “Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them.” – Jimmy Demaret

76. “I enjoy all the oohs! and ahhs! from the gallery when I hit my drives. But I’m getting pretty tired of the awws! and uhhs! when I miss a putt.” – John Daly


Awesome Sports Quotes

These quotes from athletes could be used as inspiration or motivation, but they don’t really fit the bill imo. They are more straight awesome and show how sports plays a role in bringing the world together to learn about one another.

77. “Well, we knocked the bastard off!” – Sir Edmund Hillary

78. “I think he broke his face in the first play of the game, and then he got surgery at half-time and came back to finish the game and they won.” — Marshawn Lynch

Lynch is referring to Sam Burgess. Sam broke his jaw in the first minute of a rugby league grand final which is what Lynch is attempting to describe. Check out the video below! Rugby League is a brutal sport.

79. “When you do something good, the Argentine people really attach themselves to you. They have so many problems back there that they’re looking for somebody to be proud of. I think about that, and I won’t forget it.” – Manu Ginobili

80. “I say this a lot, but every single day I’m living a dream come true.” – Michael Phelps

81. “I wanted to get the fans pumped for the second half, so I sent this tweet: “Need two more dunks on home court for the best crowd ever! #BaylorNation.” – Brittney Griner

82. “My parents always told me to be the same person no matter if you’re No.1 in the world or No. 1000. It doesn’t matter. Always be polite and always be respectful towards others. If people don’t want to be respectful towards me I can’t do anything about it. I’m just going to smile and say ‘I’m sorry you feel that way’, but at the end of the day you can’t make everyone happy.” – Caroline Wozniacki

83. “Sports is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries.” – Yao Ming

84. “The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.” – Don Coryell

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

86. “The Spirit of Sports: The spirit of sports gives each of us who participate an opportunity to be creative. Sports knows no sex, age, race or religion. Sports gives us all the ability to test ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally in a way no other aspect of life can. For many of us who struggle with ‘fitting in’ or our identity – sports gives us our first face of confidence. That first bit of confidence can be a gateway to many other great things!” – Dan O’Brien

87. “I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.” – Serena Williams

Just be a nice person. That’s what was said on my home page before the current edition was changed in mid-2017.

88. “Negativity and Hulkamania – 2 things that don’t go together.” – Hollywood Hulk Hogan

89. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.” – Muhammad Ali

90. “The one thing I said all along in the build-up (to game three when the ages of many Maroons players were heavily questioned) is you cannot buy understanding. It either exists or it doesn’t.” – Wally Lewis

91. “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.” – Magic Johnson

92. “Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.” – Billie Jean King

93. “My purpose is to go over there and to see if I can keep bringing sports. I’m hoping it opens doors for us.” – Dennis Rodman

Dennis is talking about North Korea here. While his visits are often controversial, in my opinion, he really is trying to do some good in the world. Nelson Mandela believes it’s possible!

94. “I believe golf can solve the worlds problems and stop war.” – Arnold Palmer

95. “I always tell kids, you have two eyes and one mouth. Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you’re the one talking.” – Gordie Howe

96. “After what I did yesterday, you feel quite embarrassed … It was a very weird, surreal feeling this morning,” – Ernie Els

This was the day after Ernie Els six-putted the first green at The Masters. Even the best in the world can do things amateurs assumed was impossible.

97. “Fans still talk about my big white scrunchie, which became iconic in its own right. I loved that scrunchie and its little sparkles that Peggy glued on herself. Without my scrunchie, I wouldn’t have felt ready to compete. (Yes, I still have it.)” ― Shannon Miller


Best Sports Quotes From Autobiographies I’ve Read**

In addition to watching sports, I like to read sports autobiographies (and memoirs) from people inside the sports industry. I’m always highlighting bits and pieces of what I like when reading. Below are a few that I want to share in this list.

98. “Three hundred and eighty matches a year. And I loved it. I couldn’t get enough of it.” – Ric Flair in To Be The Man

99. “At this level, with so many physical talents all capable of doing the same things, the mental side was the separator.” – Dirk Hayhurst in Bigger Then The Game

100. “I continued to call every week until I finally caught him. I think it’s safe to say that this is where I began to learn that persistence pays off.” – Justin Roberts in Best Seat In The House

101. “Nothing is every predetermined. It’s a constant reminder to work hard, stay focused and never believe that your future is assured.” – Tim Cahill

102. “It didn’t matter what obstacle was in front of us, we’d always carry on to the end. ‘Foxes never quit’ is the slogan above the tunnel at the King Power Stadium, and we followed that to the letter.” – Jamie Vardy

103. “The sportsman has something special inside of him that takes over in difficult situations. I was driven on by the desire, the passion, the feeling, and the pride of being a footballer.” – Andre Iniesta

104. “We all come from the same kind of families, that struggled and fought. And if you bring together people whose mentalities and experiences are the same, whose obsessions are shared, you have a big advantage.” – Luis Suarez

105. “In every game you play you face players also trying their best to win and to fulfil their own lifelong ambitions and dreams. As much as you try, sometimes things go wrong. There are things that are beyond our control. That’s why we always have to be physically and mentally prepared to the best of our ability, because when it’s your turn, you have to give all you can. And you may never get another chance.” – Neymar Jr.

106. “It’s crucial to me that if I can personally change something, that’s what I’ll do. But with actions, not by talking big. I know that my visit didn’t make the world a better place, and it would be naïve to think so. But I’m proud to have given those children a brief moment of happiness.” – Mesut Ozil

107. “It is only natural that you will be disappointed when you make a mistake. But you cannot allow the negativity to consume you, just as you cannot get too excited when you have had a special game or pulled off a great save. They are just two sides of the same coin and sometimes the coin goes for you and on other occasions, it goes against you.” – Pepe Reina

108. “In order to pass through such a narrow gate, it is important to have a clear vision of how you’re going to reach a higher standard from an early stage in your development. How far you go depends to a large extent on how high you set your goal as well as the actions you take to reach it.” – Maya Yoshida

** will update this section from time to time

I’ve never been fond of cheesy quotes about travel. Yet I can apply pretty much all the above quotes to many of my past journeys and ones I will have going forward.

What is the most relatable sports quote for you?

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100 Best Sports Quotes (Inspirational, Motivational, Awesome, and Funny)

wishing good luck quotes for sports

Inspire a person with warmest and encouraging good luck messages and wishes to keep on moving against all odds. Remind him to be strong and wish him all the best. The support and encouraging good luck wishes from people makes our confidence takes its toll. As a friend, you can show your care and support to someone you truly give importance by giving them some words of good luck. Although it may not be enough to completely ease their uneasiness in their current matters, it will at least trim down the nervousness they may have been feeling.

Now, if you’re looking for some good messages that wishing good luck for your friends and family, you have just come in the right place. We are here to provide you some collections of good luck quotes and wishes that will hopefully give you some ideas on where to start in wishing them the best of luck. Feel free to attach these messages in a good luck card or share them in their social media profiles. Good luck!

Good Luck Messages

You can have it a try.
If you’ll succeed, good.
If not, better.
Because everything happens for a reason..
There will come something better.
Good luck!

The road is tough.
But the driver is tougher.
Good luck!

Your faith will lead you to your success.
Good luck!

Remember the days when you have failed?
You’ve never give up and still stand up.
Good luck!

This is not the time to entertain those butterflies in your stomach.
I know you can do it.
Good luck to you my friend!

If it’s for you, it will be.
If not, there’s always a reserved plan A,B,C..
Good luck!

Never mind the people who discourage you.
They are there to test how determined you are to get your dreams done.
Just be thankful because they remind you to go on.

Good Luck Messages for Exam

As you burn you midnight candle
I pray that you will remember everything you have studied.
Good luck and do well in your exam!

I heard you have an upcoming exam.
Do your best and I hope you pass it
Best luck on it!

Remember to be calm when taking the exam.
May God grant you wisdom for it.
Nevertheless, I have so much faith in you
That you’ll pass it with flying colors.
Good luck!

Study well and be prepared your exam.
Give your best shot on it
I am pretty confident that you can make it
My best wishes are with you
Good luck too!

Good luck on your exam!
Focus not on the difficulty
But rather face it with optimism
I know you can nail it!

If you really want this,
The universe will conspire to achieve it,
So you can do it.
Good luck!

I believe in you so much.
I hope you do too.
Good luck!

I really hoped you browsed the topics
we had discussed lately instead of counting sheep last night.
Wishing you luck.

I know we’ll made it through and reach our dreams.
Just believe in yourself.
Good luck in our upcoming exam!

I’ll ask God to provide you enough wisdom and sharp memory to remember all the things you have reviewed. Good luck and God bless!

Good Luck Wishes for New Job

Finding a job that you like and right for you
Is like finding a needle in a haystack
But it takes a lot of self-confidence and effort to achieve it
Good luck and best wishes on your job hunting.

You’ve walked through valleys high and mountains low
To get to that spot where you are standing now
And I’m so proud of you.
With this new phase in your career
I wish you the best of luck.

When a job is perfectly yours
Nothing and no one can replace you in that spot
May you find the job that you desire in your heart.
Best of luck!

Really amazed to know that you have a new job.
My heartfelt Congratulations for that.
Enjoy the new job and grow.
Good luck!

What a great news.
Wishing you all the best for a rewarding Career.
Good luck!

Working with you was bliss.
I’m hoping that you find success with your new job.
Good luck!

May you find satisfaction, success and contentment with your new job.
Good luck, friend!

You’ve done great in your previous work.
So I know you will surely do better in this new job.
Good luck!

Now that you go to the greener pastures, enjoy it and make the best out of it!
Good luck!

Good Luck Messages for New Job

Wish your friend or family member a good luck for a new job with these good luck messages and wishes. These messages of good luck will surely help them boost their confidence and inspire them to get through the day of the new job. You can combine good luck wishes and some words of wisdom or inspirational messages to make it even more motivating.

Wishing you all the best in life.
May you achieve your goals and good luck to your new job!
Keep your heads up!
I know you can do it.
Just focus and never lose hope.
You will surely achieve your goals.
Good luck, pal!
Talented, determined, strong-minded.
Qualities of successful people.
And you have it as well so I know you can be successful too.
Good luck!

Happy to know that You have got a New Job.
Really great news  .
Good luck!

And now…
You’re hired!
You did amazing and paint the town red!
Good luck in your new job!

Best luck on your promotion!
May you taste that sweet success the soonest



Do your best and the rest will follow.
Good luck! I know you can make it!

You’ve come so far to give up.
Not now! Good luck!

Be inspired and perspire your way towards your plans!
You will be rewarded for your hard works.

Good Luck Wishes for Sports

Everyone’s getting thrilled
To see you fighting hard in that field
Do your best my friend!
May you win this game in the end!
Good luck!

I wish you the best for today
The game begins soon any way
Fight hard and win big
Best luck on it!

Your game will start sooner
Bring home the bacon!
Soar high!
Good luck!

May good luck be on your side today
Win this game with flying colors!

Good luck in your game!
I know yours will be the winning team.
I am pretty sure about it.

There are many temptations around
that will hinder you from getting your dreams.
Never mind those,
keep focused and be determined to reach for it!

Pray that God will bless your journey.
People who put God first are sure
To be blessed with the fulfillment of their desires.

Good Luck Inspirational Quotes

If you lose your concentration, close your eyes and follow your breathing.
You will find peace and a focused mind if you do.

Be specific when asking for a blessing.
This way, God will know what to give you.

Smile and be thankful that God allowed us to dream.
He only requires us to work hard for it.
When He sees our sincere efforts, His power will make its way for us.

Giving up must be not on your list.
Remove it from your vocabulary
So that you will have no choice but to keep on moving.

If at times you will feel down and hopeless
and you can’t seem to find a way to keep on moving,
Just sit down, close your eyes and feel how God works.

Be positive and everything will follow.

Even when things are bad, take time to smile.
You can still find a way to reach to the top!

Go on, and never stop.
Lead the way and you will get your way done!

Good luck to you.
Keep on praying and let God lead your way.

Follow your dreams, listen to your heart.
Go and have a strong will.

God will make a way for you.
You just have to be aware of it.

Good Luck Messages for Job Interview

No matter how good or bad the outcome could get, I hope you will accept it wholeheartedly and just move on. As of now, good luck!

Finding a job is a life battle. So be prepared and choose the right weapon to use. May God bless you in your interview.

The secret behind every confidence is the belief to oneself and to God above. May God bless you more than your expectations.

Treat every interview as a basketball game. You always have to give your best shot. Good Luck!

You really don’t need the luck. You only need to believe in yourself and to God above to get this job. God bless you!

If you really want to get this job, persuasion is a must. I know you’re good at that. Good luck, man.

All you need are encouragement and confidence. I can only give you words of encouragement but the confidence will come from you. Good Luck! May you get this job.

Do you believe when I say you can get this job? If yes, prove it. Get the job for me.

I don’t want to wish you luck, rather, I wish God will bless you on your job interview.

Treat this interview as an entrance to success. Give it a bang and get the job. Wish you all the luck and confidence.

Good Luck Messages for New Job

Congratulations! You got the job. But you owe me treat. Either way, good luck in tackling your new job.

I told you so, that job is perfect for you. Great Job! Wish you all the best on you new job.

Wow! Your charm never fails you. But then again, jobs don’t need charms only but also the quality of work. Good Luck! May you give your best in this job.

Getting the job is the proof that you have the potential and being a success in the job is the proof that you are the best for the title. So prove them all your greatness. I believe in you, bro.

Employment is like politics, full of promises. I hope each promise you made to each other be fulfilled. Good luck on you new job.

Good Luck SMS

With these inspirational good luck SMS, Boost your friend’s confidence. Inspire your loved ones to do their best. Encourage and assure them that they can surely make it. You can do this even you’re away by sending your warmest goodluck sms messages. You can express your encouraging goodluck wishes thru goodluck text messages. Here are some samples of good luck messages that you can use.

Good Luck SMS Messages for Friends

Just be yourself and the rest will follow.
Good luck!

If you will make it, we’ll go out.
My treat. So be the best you can be!
Good luck!

The best people make the best effort to unleash the best things out of their life. Good luck!

My prayers to you all the way from (insert place here). Good luck!

Dreams are meant not to be just imagined,
it is imagined to be created.
Good luck!

Don’t worry if you’ll fail.
God won’t. Good luck!

Good Luck Wishes SMS

Take a breath.
Be yourself.
Believe in yourself.
Good luck!

Win or lose,
success or fail,
I will still love you.
Good luck!

I will call all Saints,
All Angels and even all the good vibes to deliver my prayers
And let you make this event.
Good luck!

Whatever happens,
We’ll party later.
Sounds good?
Do your thing first.
Good luck!

But remember, a simple good luck won’t do. You should yourself believe in YOU.

Quotes about Good Luck

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active. Show up more often.
~ Brian Tracy

If you think you can, you can.
And if you think you can’t, you’re right.
~ Henry Ford

All of us have bad luck and good luck.
The man who persists through the bad luck – who keeps right ongoing
– is the man who is there when the good luck comes
– and is ready to receive it.
~ Robert Collier

When life appears to be working against you
And When your luck is down,
When the supposedly wrong people show up,
Or when you slip up and return to old, self-defeating habits,
Recognize the signs that you’re out of harmony with intention.
~ Aldous Huxley

I dreamed impossible dreams.
And the dreams turned out beyond anything I could possibly imagine.
You know, from my point of view, I’m the luckiest cat on the planet.
~ Hugh Hefner

This morning may you be infected
By the virus of positivity, success and good luck.
Here is wishing you a very happy and memorable day.
~ Unknown

For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way.
Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
~ Irish Proverbs

Good Luck Messages, Wishes and Words of Encouragement

By sending good luck messages with wishes of luck and words of encouragement, you might be able to drive his/her fears away and put them at peace. The good luck wishes may boost the confidence of the person to believe in his/her skills and capacities to get the goal. Your simple message of good luck might bring a lot of difference in the personality of a person and might motivate him/her to think positively. Hope that these good luck messages will be of any help to you and to your friends. Cheers!

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The 100 Best Sports Quotes of All Time

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Collated by Kate Roskvist, Athlete Assessments

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Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
John Wooden, Basketball


“The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled.”
Ric Charlesworth, Hockey


“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.  Unfortunately, so is losing.”
Vince Lombardi, American Football

“Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.
Pat Summitt, Basketball

“Leadership is more about responsibility than ability!”
Jim Tunney , American Football

“Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.
Phil Crosby

“To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you.”
Bobby Knight

“You don’t demand respect, you earn it.”
Steve Seidler

“The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
Vince Lombardi, American Football (Contributed by Mark Cook)

“It’s what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.”
John Wooden, Basketball

“Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attainit. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.
Bear Bryant, American Football

“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”
John Madden, American Football

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?”
Anonymous (Contributed by Carol Jones)

“Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.”

“The [best] coaches… know that the job is to win… know that they must be decisive, that they must phase people through their organizations, and at the same time they are sensitive to the feelings, loyalties, and emotions that people have toward one another. If you don’t have these feelings, I do not know how you can lead anyone. I have spent many sleepless nights trying to figure out how I was going to phase out certain players for whom I had strong feelings, but that was my job. I wasn’t hired to do anything but win.”
Bill Walsh, American Football

“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”
John Wooden, Basketball

“A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.”
Bobby Knight, Basketball

“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.”
Mike Krzyzewski, Basketball

“Failure is never quite as frightening as regret.”
Anonymous (Contributed by Dean Bosnich)

“Let me tell you what winning means…. you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.”
Vince Lombardi, American Football

“All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.
Bill McCartney, American Football

“I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.”
Scotty Bowman, Hockey

“I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.”
Sue Enquist, Softball

“An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.”
Red Auerbach, Basketball

“I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.”
Phil Jackson, Basketball

 “A winner never whines.”
Paul Brown, American Football

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden, Basketball

“First master the fundamentals.”
Larry Bird, Basketball

“Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the ‘me’ for the ‘we’.”
Phil Jackson, Basketball

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”
Vince Lombardi, American Football

“I’d say handling people is the most important thing you can do as a coach. I’ve found every time I’ve gotten into trouble with a player, it’s because I wasn’t talking to him enough.”
Lou Holtz, American Football

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Bobby Knight, Henry David Thoreau

“Champions keep playing until they get itright.”
Billie Jean King, Tennis

“There is another side [to ego] that can wreck a team or an organization. That is being distracted by your own importance. It can come from your insecurity in working with others. It can be the need to draw attention to yourself in the public arena. It can be a feeling that others are a threat to your own territory. These are all negative manifestations of ego, and if you are not alert to them, you get diverted and your work becomes diffused. Ego in these cases makes people insensitive to how they work with others and it ends up interfering with the real goal of any group efforts.”
Bill Walsh, American Football

“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen we would have two mouths and one ear.”
Mark Twain

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
– John Wooden, Basketball

“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, Football

“Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.”
Claire Bee, Basketball

“The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.”
Bill Walsh, American Football

“When I was a young coach I used to say, “Treat everybody alike.” That’s bull. Treat everybody fairly.”
Bear Bryant, American Football

“Coaching is people management – getting people to do what you want them to do and like doing it.”

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. If you can shrug off a loss, you can never be a winner!”
Vince Lombardi, American Football (Contributed by M. Newbury)

“The best motivation always comes from within.”
Michael Johnson (Contributed by Robin Clarkson)

“It is not what the coach knows; it is what his players have learned.”

“The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

“If you have something critical to sat to a player, preface it by saying something positive. That way when you get to the criticism, at least you know he’ll be listening.”
Bud Grant, American Football

 “As the leader, part of the job is to be visible and willing to communicate with everyone.”
Bill Walsh, American Football

“Two cars parked side by side. One is a supercar, the other is an old family sedan. Both have the same potential until someone gets in to the supercar and drives it flat out. The coach can have the best strategy but unless its driven its potential means nothing.”
John Schuh (Contributed by John Schuh)

“People thrive on positive reinforcement. They can take only a certain amount of criticism and you may lose them altogether if you criticize them in a personal way… you can make a point without being personal. Don’t insult or belittle your people. Instead of getting more out of them you will get less.”
Bill Walsh, American Football

“Get the Buy In, Coach the Mind, The Rest then Follows.”
Robin Clarkson, Contributed by Robin Clarkson

“Far more coaches fail to achieve success because they lack ability to develop team culture rather than because they lack good direction or knowledge of the game.”

“The real winners are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.”

“I have learned over the years how to hold a team together. How to lift some men up, how to calm others down, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat, together, a team.”
Bear Bryant, American Football

“I enjoy winning and very much dislike losing – but I did not allow either of them to obsess me. I was a silent loser, believing that if you won you said little, and if you lost you said even less.”
Paul Brown, American Football

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Charles Darwin

 “The more I have been involved in Football, the more I realize that individual talent is minimized or maximized by the environment those blokes go into.”
Leigh Matthews, Australian Football League

“Innovation involves anticipation. It is having a broad base of knowledge on your subject and an ability to see where the end game is headed. Use all your knowledge to get their first. Set the trend and make the competition counter you.”
Bill Walsh, American Football

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
Henry Ford


“Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.
John Wooden

“My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
Don Shula

“You don’t win with X’s and O’s. What you win with is people.
Joe Gibbs

“If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.
Michael Owen

“The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.
Bobby Knight

“When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices.
John Wooden

“Don’t ever ask a player to do something he doesn’t have the ability to do. He’ll just question your ability as a coach, not his as an athlete.
Lou Holtz

“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.
Mike Krzyzewski

“Our emphasis is on execution, not winning.
Pat Summitt

“The general feeling is, if you don’t treat everyone the same you’re showing partiality. To me, that’s when you show the most partiality, when you treat everyone the same. You must give each individual the treatment that you feel he earns and deserves, recognizing at all times that you’re imperfect and you’re going to be incorrect oftentimes in your judgment.
John Wooden

“I’ve never felt my job was to win basketball games – rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life.
Bobby Knight

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
Jerry Rice

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
Derek Jeter

“Dedication requires determination and determination requires dedication. Being number one means to be both, but being both doesn’t make number one.
Erin McKinney

“A Champion, is one who will accept a defeat graciously, and a victory with humility.

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wishing good luck quotes for sports

Sport is such a field where people can learn many things related to the behavioral and psychological growth. It is important to spread the usefulness of sports to everyone to get a fit lifestyle. You can encourage others for the sports with a beautiful motivational message. The words of the message are inspiring and it also brings out the importance of sports to others. Send motivational message to your close ones and friends to choose sports for being fit.

Motivational Messages for Sports Teams

A sportsman always needs motivations from others as not to give up the hope of life. For a team performance, you can send a message that boost up their confidence level. The words of the message talk about the unity and action.

“Sport teaches you when to take the lead, when to let others go ahead, when to cheer the joy and how to make the balance. If you learn these things, you will be a perfect leader. Lead your team with confidence. All the best.”

Motivational Messages for Sports Players

Ups and downs presence in every field and in sports, it can make a sportsman poor in confident. To inspire him/her, you can send a motivational message for the players to encourage them to move ahead from the past.

“Speed up your pace and reach your goal the way you want; in the journey, if you fall down, no matter, just have the courage to stand up again and complete your journey; believe that you can do it. All the best.”

Motivational Messages for Sportsman

Send a motivational message to a sportsman presenting your thoughts and ideas. A message can make him/her believe in the ability and it improves the performance in turn. Share your thoughts through the words of the motivational message.

“To be the champion, there are many hurdles, you go through. Learn from your mistake and give your best always; don’t think about the result, but make you satisfied. All the best for your future.”

Here a further collection of motivational message for sports is given below:

  1. “As long as you work hard, nothing can stop you from gaining your aim. With your each step, you go ahead to your goal, just be confident. Have faith in you and you will win the race.”
  2. “Learn to use the time at its fullest, so you never leave a corner to explore; be excellent in your skill and compete with yourself always. Go ahead in your life. All the best.”
  3. “Never waste your time in dreaming of your future; instead wake up and work hard to get your desired goal; in the race, if you fail, no matter, but don’t let the spirit of winning down, not even for a while.”
  4. “Success and failure comes and goes, don’t be overjoyed and upset; rather make yourself experienced enough to handle any challenge; life is a long race and you have many miles to go.”
  5. “’There is no bad in fail and fall, until you give up your courage to win; many people are ready to pull you down, ignore them and go ahead the way you want. All the very best for your future.

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