Favorite Quotations ~  Sports Michael Jordan: American Hero

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek." ~ Mario Andretti

Show me a good loser in professional sports and I'll show you an idiot. ~ Leo Durocher, Graduates Are Special

Through sports a coach can offer a boy a secret way to sneak up on the mystery that is manhood. ~ Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides

Defeat is worse than death, because you have to live with defeat. ~ Bill Musselman

I do not in the least object to a sport because it is rough. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

There is only one person who can define success in your life—and that’s you. ~ Michael Jordan

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures. ~ Earl Warren

Sports should always be fun. ~ Charles Mann

There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games. ~ Ernest Hemingway

In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are. ~ Althea Gibson Darben

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