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Cus D'Amato - Losers are winners who quit,...even if you still win...if you don't quit.

Charles Hughes - There is no system of play which will overcome inaccurate passing or shooting; none which will will improve ball control; none which will allow for players who do not support each other; none which allows for players who cannot or will not run.

Thomas Edison - Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Evander Holyfield - It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.

Seve Ballesteros - To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.

Michael Jordan - I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the match winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Unknown author - Quitting is only a short cut to losing

Muhammad Ali - Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will, but the will must be greater than the skill.

Mary Lou Retton - A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.

Casey Stengel - Most games are lost, not won.

Joe Paterno - The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Tom Krause - There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them. When life knocks you down you have two choices - stay down or get up.

Babe Ruth - 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.

Louis van Gaal - If certain players do not carry out their tasks properly on the pitch then their colleagues will suffer.

Knute Rockne - The secret of winning football games is working more as a team less as individuals. I play not my 11 best, but my best 11.

Arthur Ash - You are never really playing an opponent.You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.

Bud Wilkinson - Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.

Unknown - The main ingredient in stardom is the rest of the team

Vince Lombardi - The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory.

Bruce Jenner - I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win--if you don't, you won't.

Vince Lombardi - It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up.

Paul Bryan - Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half.

Shaquille Neal - Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.

Johan Cruyff - When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average. The best players – the Zidanes, Ronaldinhos, Gerrards – will have the ball maybe 4 minutes. Lesser players – defenders – probably 2 minutes. So, the most important thing is: what do you do those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball…. That is what determines wether you’re a good player or not.

Johan Cruyff - They can never beat you, but you can lose against them.

Johan Cruyff - Before I make a mistake, I see it coming and then don’t make it.

Johan Cruyff - Football is about making mistakes. Who makes the most, loses the game.