Insight from the Competitive World of Sports


  • The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda
  • It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  • Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden
  • There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. – Derek Jeter
  • The man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. – Vince Lombardi
  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
  • Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi
  • You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. – James J. Corbett
  • In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing.  The true warrior understands and seizes that moment. – Pat Riley

These motivational quotes appear in By George’s forthcoming publication “1000 FAV Quotes.” This e-book will be released in late November.

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