Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons’ greatest quotes

The United States of America has witnessed the rise of many special players. Here are some of the greatest quotes by sportspersons from the USA.

The stories of sportspersons are often the biggest catalyst to impart motivation amongst people, especially youngsters. The United States of America has been home to many great players from different sports. These players have given some of the best motivational quotes and even you can find inspiration by reading these quotes. Here are quotes from some of the best sportspersons from the USA.

LeBron James

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

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“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.”

LeBron James

4 times NBA champion, 4 times NBA MVP, 4 times NBA finals MVP

Michael Jordan

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“The key to success is failure.” 

Michael Jordan

6 times NBA champion, 5 times NBA MVP, 6 times NBA finals MVP

Kobe Bryant

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.”

Kobe Bryant

5 times NBA champion, 1 time NBA MVP, 2 times NBA finals MVP

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

6 times NBA champion, 6 times NBA MVP, 2 timeS NBA finals MVP

Diana Taurasi

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“There’s a certain reason why certain people win because they have a winning mentality and they bring it into the locker room, into the gym every single day. You can’t have enough of those people.”

Diana Taurasi

3 times WNBA champion, 1 time NBA MVP, 2 times NBA finals MVP

Breanna Stewart

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“We can’t always just go back to what we know without asking questions.”

Breanna Stewart

2 times WNBA champion, 2 times WNBA MVP, 2 times WNBA finals MVP

Michael Phelps

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Things won’t go perfect. It’s all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.” 

Michael Phelps

28 Olympic Games medals (including 23 gold) and 34 World Championships medals (including 27 gold)

Katie Ledecky

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.”

Katie Ledecky

10 Olympic Games medals (including 7 gold) and 26 World Championships medals (including 21 gold)

Carl Lewis

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” 

Carl Lewis

10 Olympic Games medals (including 9 gold) and 10 World Championships medals (including 8 gold)

Florence Griffith-Joyner

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely Flo (her nickname). I like being different.”

Florence Griffith-Joyner

5 Olympic Games medals (including 3 gold) and 2 World Championships medals (1 gold and 1 silver) World Record holder in 100m and 200m

Simone Biles

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.”

Simone Biles

7 Olympic Games medals (including 4 gold) and 30 World Championships medals (including 23 gold)

Allyson Felix

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God’s plan seems like it doesn’t make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us.”

Allyson Felix

10 Olympic Games medals (including 7 gold) and 20 World Championships medals (including 14 gold)

Lindsey Vonn

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“It’s hard to give tips to skiers if I don’t know how they ski, but I think the most important thing in skiing is you have to be having fun. If you’re having fun, then everything else will come easy to you.”

Lindsey Vonn

4 Olympic Games medals (including 1 gold), 8 World Championships medals (including 2 gold)

Tom Brady

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.”

Tom Brady

7 times Super Bowl champion, 5 times Super Bowl MVP, 3 times NFL MVP

Jim Brown

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“The three greatest people in my life as a young person were white. I’m not a person that really deals in color.”

Jim Brown

1 time NFL champion, 3 times NFL MVP, NFL Rookie of the Year

Lawrence Taylor

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“If they play dirty, then you play dirty.”

Lawrence Taylor

2 times Super Bowl champion, 1 time NFL MVP

Jerry Rice

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.”

Jerry Rice

3 times Super Bowl champion, 1 time Super Bowl MVP

Walter Payton

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.”

Walter Payton

1 time Super Bowl champion, 1 time NFL MVP

Peyton Manning

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”

Peyton Manning

2 times Super Bowl champion, 1 time Super Bowl MVP, 5 times NFL MVP

Tiger Woods

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“There’s no sense in going to a tournament if you don’t believe that you can win it. And that is the belief I have always had. And that is not going to change.”

Tiger Woods

15 wins in major championships

Jack Nicklaus

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“The biggest rival I had in my career was me. I couldn’t control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me.”

Jack Nicklaus

18 wins in major championships

Muhammad Ali

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Muhammad Ali

1 Olympic Games Gold medal, Third longest reign as champion

Serena Williams

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“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

23 Singles Grand Slams, 14 Women’s Doubles Grand Slams, 2 Mixed Doubles Grand Slams, 4 Olympic Games Gold medal

Venus Williams

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“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

17 Singles Grand Slams, 14 Women’s Doubles Grand Slams, 2 Mixed Doubles Grand Slams, 5 Olympic Games Medals (including 4 gold medals)

Alex Morgan

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome.”

Alex Morgan

2 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2 Olympic Games medals (including 1 gold)

Babe Ruth

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

Babe Ruth

7 times World Series champion

Roger Maris

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.”

Roger Maris

3 times World Series champion

Mickey Mantle

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part.”

Mickey Mantle

7 times World Series champion

Willie Mays

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“Defense to me is the key to playing baseball.”

Willie Mays

1 time World Series champion

Hank Aaron

Quotes to live by: USA sportspersons' greatest quotes

“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”

Hank Aaron

1 time World Series champion

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