"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." Jim Rohn
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." Unknown
"The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do."
"The thing that sets Derek apart is that he's not afraid to fail." Charlie Hayes on Derek Jeter
"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time." Lou Brock
"If a man does his best, what else is there?" General George S. Patton
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." Lou Holtz
"The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit." Ken Doherty
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army." George Herbert
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I played six to 10 hours a day, every day, 90 days during the summer, and I'd do incredible things. I would dribble blindfolded in the house. I would take my basketball to bed with me, I'd lay there after my mother kissed and tucked me in, and I'd shoot the ball up in the air and say, 'Finger tip control, backspin, follow through.'" Pete Maravich
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines." Satchel Paige
"I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy."Muhammad Ali
"The man who can drive himself further, once the effort gets painful, is the man who will win."
"The trouble with athletes today is that they are great at rationalizing. Too many won't stand up and take the blame and admit they didn't produce. When one does, you have a rare man."
"When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less." Anonymous