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Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
Great sport begins at a point where it has ceased to be healthy.
Skate to where the puck is going and not to where it's been.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
You can't think and hit at the same time.
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
Horses and jockeys mature earlier than people - which is why horses are admitted to race tracks at the age of two, and jockeys before they are old enough to shave.
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
It you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
When you win, nothing hurts.
Let's win this one for the Gipper.
Sports allow men to build up situations of emergency. What he then demands of himself is unnecessary achievement - and unnecessary sacrifice. He artificially creates the tension that he has been spared by affluent society.
It is in games that many men discover their paradise.
International sport is war without shooting.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Every time you win, you're reborn; when you lose you die a little.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm.
Sport is one area where no participant is worried about another's race, religion or wealth: and where the only concern is 'Have you come to play?'
Behind every tennis player there is another tennis player.
Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it is a business.
Trying to get a fast ball past Hank Aaron is like trying to get the sun past a rooster.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something. Not that he's cruel. He wouldn't hurt a fly. It's not big enough.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
Hockey captures the essence of the Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the dance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
The game isn't over until it's over.
The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong - but that's the way to bet.
Sport begets tumultuous strife and wrath, and wrath begets fierce quarrels and war to the death.
Citius, altius, fortius. (Swifter, higher, stronger.)
Well, God is certainly getting an earful tonight.
Going to bed with a woman never hurt a ball player. It's staying up all night looking for them that does you in.
Knute Rockne liked 'bad losers.' He said 'good losers' lose too often.
Ninety per cent of this game is half-mental.
I have never been able to understand why pigeon-shooting at Hurlingham should be refined and polite, while a rat-killing match in Whitechapel is low.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport, than she makes me?
If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport: wlien the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.


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