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The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.

Author: Pete Sampras (1971)

Profession: American Tennis Player

Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.

Author: William Saroyan (1908-1981)

Profession: American Writer, Novelist, , Playwright

When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.

Author: Gayle Sayers

Profession: American Football Player

Competition is the whetstone of talent.

Author: Saying


The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.

Author: Saying


Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Enjoy the successes that you have, and don't be too hard on yourself when you don't do well. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. Just relax and enjoy it.

Author: Patty Sheehan (1956)

Profession: American Golfer

When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.

Author: Willie Shoemaker (1931)

Profession: American Racing Jockey and Trainer

If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.

Author: Dean Smith

Profession: American College Basketball Coach

Most games are lost, not won.

Author: Casey Stengel (1889-1975)

Profession: American Baseball Player and Manager

I ski to win. When the day comes that I can't get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won't be able to win and I'll stop racing.

Author: Ingemar Stenmark

Profession: Skier

If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.

Author: Fran Tarkenton

Profession: American Football Player, Businessman, Corporate Consultant, Author

How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.

Author: Lee Trevino (1939)

Profession: American Golfer

We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.

Author: Bill Walsh

Profession: American Football Coach