Famous quotes and inspirational sayings to help you say what you need to encourage, thank and inspire.

A check list you may want to consider when writing your inscription:

  1. Name of Recipient
  2. Reason for the award (Retirement, years of service, with appreciation, etc.)
  3. Inspirational message or personal note.
  4. Year or date presented
  5. Name of presenter or presenting institution.
  • 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
  • Just Play. Have fun. Enjoy the Game.
    Michael Jordan
  • Winners never quit and quitters never win.
    Vince Lombardi
  • Winning isn't everything, it is the only thing.
    Vince Lombardi
  • 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
  • Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
    Dan Gable
  • Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
    Casey Stengel
  • You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
    Babe Ruth
  • Champions keep playing until they get it right.
    Billie Jean King
  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
    Babe Ruth
  • Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
    Steven Van Zandt
  • One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
    Knute Rockne
  • Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
    Bill Bradley
  • To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
    P.G. Wodehouse
  • Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.
    Billie Jean King
  • The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
    Bob Lemon
  • Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
    Johan Cruyff
  • 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
  • A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.
    Abby Wambach
  • Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
    Mike Singletary
  • That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish.
    Louis Zamperini
  • If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
    Jack Lemmon
  • Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
    Dave Barry
  • Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don't win races. Athletes do.
    Felix Dennis
  • Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore', shoot six, and write down five.
    Paul Harvey
  • Golf is a good walk spoiled.
    Mark Twain
  • I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.
    Demetri Martin
  • You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
    Bobby Knight
  • Soccer is a magical game.
    David Beckham
  • I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
    Wayne Gretzky
  • I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
    Rodney Dangerfield
  • Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
    Bill Veeck
  • You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
    Yogi Berra
  • It's a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism.
    Eddie Vedder
  • If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
    Vince Lombardi
  • I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
    Walt Whitman
  • Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
    Frank Gifford
  • Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.
    Chris Gabrieli
  • Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.
    Robert Griffin III
  • Sports should not become a routine. It should be about passion.
    Kapil Dev
  • I'm a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition.
    Matthew McConaughey
  • Sports is a wonderful metaphor for life Of all the sports that I played - Skiing, Baseball, Fishing - there is no greater example than Golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature.
    Robert Redford
  • Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
    William Wordsworth
  • The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
    Billy Graham
  • Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It's F=ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.
    Chris Hardwick
  • Wrestling is ballet with violence.
    Jesse Ventura
  • Sports uplift us. It's celebratory, gives us optimism and joy.
    Travis Kalanick
  • Team sports are very important for shaping personalities. It's important that kids understand the mentality behind playing team sports and playing for one another and playing with friends.
    Brian O'Driscoll
  • I believe God created sports for a good reason. It's recreation. It's something that we enjoy. It teaches us a lot as well... I believe God is a sports fan.
    Luke Scott
  • Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.
    Ice Cube
  • The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
    Ben Hogan
  • I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
    Gerald R. Ford
  • I love outdoor sports, like volleyball, and I play them whenever I can.
    Gisele Bundchen
  • Unless you enjoy life passionately, you cannot be a good artiste. Practise what you like, be it sports or dancing.
    Sarita Choudhury
  • If you look at all aspects of all sports, everything comes down to basics and fundamentals.
    Robbie Lawler
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