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I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.

Author: Hank Aaron (1934)

Profession: American Baseball Player

Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.

Author: Johnny Bench (1947)

Profession: American Baseball Player

I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance.

Author: Barry Bonds

Profession: American Baseball Player

World records are only borrowed.

Author: Sebastian Coe

Profession: British Athlete

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.

Author: James B. Connant


You only have to bat a thousand two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4 for five.

Author: Beano Cook


It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The greatest efforts in sports came when the mind is as still as a glass lake.

Author: Timothy Gallwey

Profession: American Tennis Player, Author

If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Do not waste a minute -- not a second -- in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.

Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)

Profession: American Clergyman, Writer

The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.

Author: Jackie Joyner Kersee (1962)

Profession: American Track Athlete

If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.

Author: Krystal Ann Kraus


No matter how good you are, there's a lot of luck involved.

Author: Reggie Miller

Profession: American Baseball Player

You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.

Author: Joe Namath (1943)

Profession: American Football Player