Sportsmanship Quotes

Jesse Owens
In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and selfsacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?
AfricanAmerican proverb
Nobody will think you’re somebody if you don’t think so yourself.
Abraham Lincoln
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.
Wilma Rudolph
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.
Mike Singletary
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
Sir Roger Bannister
The man who can drive himself farther once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Mia Hamm
I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down.
Jim Courier
Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Knute K. Rockne
One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it.
Japanese Proverb
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Mother Teresa
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Herschel Walker
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
George Shultz
The minute your start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
Vince Lombardi
The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Joe Paterno
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Tony Dorsett
To succeed . . . you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Ronnie Lott
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
Tom Landry
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
Eric Lindros
It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.
Lou Brock
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Pat Riley
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
Bruce Jenner
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.
Paul Brown
A winner never whines.

Educational Quotes

Bertrand Russell
Teachers are the guardians of civilization.
Maya Angelou
A cynical young person is almost the saddest sight to see, because it means that he or she has gone from knowing nothing to believing in nothing.
Mother Teresa
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.
Alvin Toffler
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
Albert Einstein
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.
Booker T. Washington
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.
Thomas More
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities----that’s training or instruction----but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed.
Education is a flame to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.
Ashley Montague
In teaching it is the method and not the content that is the message…the drawing out, not the pumping in.
Lorraine Hansberry
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
William Ward
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
James Thurber
It is better to ask some of the questions than know all of the answers.
John Adams
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Scott Hamilton
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Horace Mann
Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.
Claude M. Fuess
I was still learning when I taught my last class.
Marie Curie
I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
Albert Einstein
It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Leo Buscaglia
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
John F. Kennedy
All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
Rudyard Kipling
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Mickey Rooney
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Card on desk
Make a difference today.
Henry Ford
Thinking is the hardest work there is.
Andy Rooney
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you do it.
Ariel and Will Durant
Education is the transmission of civilization.
Will Rogers
Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Lyndon B. Johnson
At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems---the answer for all the problems of the world—comes to a single word. That word is “education.”
Margaret Mead
The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods.
Roland Barth
The nature of the relationship of the adults in a school has more impact on learning than any other factor.
Seymour Papert
Better learning will come not so much from finding better ways to instruct, but from giving the learners better opportunities to construct.
You show compassion, respect to others and forgiveness not because of who they are, but because of who you are.
Sylvia Rimm
Children are more likely to be achievers if their parents join together to give the same clear and positive message about school effort and expectations.
Sylvia Rimm
Children develop self-confidence through struggle.
Sylvia Rimm
Children will become achievers only if they learn to function in competition.

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