20 Sports Quotes By Women

1. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”– Mary Lou Retton

2. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King

3. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”– Mia Hamm

4. “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” – Wilma Rudolph

5. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”– Billie Jean King

6. “You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.”– Chris Evert

7. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”– Picabo Street

8. “Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ” – Venus Williams

9. “Many people say I’m the best women’s soccer player in the world. I don’t think so. And because of that, someday I just might be.” – Mia Hamm

10. “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

11. “Sports teaches you to understand the meaning of a team. You need to be able to work with everybody; you don’t have to be their best friend. You can experience the fun of competition and driving toward a common goal without pushing to bond in some major way with each individual on a project.” – Kathleen Kennedy

12. “I think what endurance sports teach you is to stay dedicated, stay focused, and also to understand you’re going to have ups and downs, but you need to keep running right through them.” – Kyrsten Sinema

13. “I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

14. “In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.” – Althea Gibson

15. “Sports are a great place to show that equality can happen.” – Venus Williams

16. “We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing field the possibilities for women are endless.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

17. “I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.” – Peggy Fleming

18. “Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.” – Serena Williams

19. “I was happiest between the waves.” – Gertrude Ederle

20. “I couldn’t hit an elephant’s ass with a bull fiddle.” – Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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