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77 Champion Quotes to Inspire Success (WINNING)

Top 10 Inspiring Champion Quotes

“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.”

Summer Sanders
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. - Billie Jean King
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. – Billie Jean King
A true champion is a true champion. They go fight and win or lose, give it their all. - Glover Teixeira
A true champion is a true champion. They go fight and win or lose, give it their all. – Glover Teixeira

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

Wilma Rudolph
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't. - Jack Dempsey
A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. – Jack Dempsey
Champions are treasures that are full of wisdom, encouragement, provision, love, guidance, and empathy. - Love Otuechere
Champions are treasures that are full of wisdom, encouragement, provision, love, guidance, and empathy. – Love Otuechere

“Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes.”

Simon Sinek
If you think about it, there is absolutely no way possible to become a champion without having to gain victory through trial. - Sale K. Williams
If you think about it, there is absolutely no way possible to become a champion without having to gain victory through trial. – Sale K. Williams
To be a champion, compete; to be a great champion, compete with the best; but to be the greatest champion, compete with yourself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To be a champion, compete; to be a great champion, compete with the best; but to be the greatest champion, compete with yourself. – Matshona Dhliwayo
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark. - Amit Ray
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark. – Amit Ray

15 Motivational Champion Quotes That Will Push You To Do Your Best

“It’s very easy to come up with an excuse for why things won’t happen in life, but champions accept that there are many things they can’t control, and instead, they master what they can.”

David Becker
Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it. - Michael J. Gelb
Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it. – Michael J. Gelb
I needed a Champion. So, I became one! Fulfill the requirements of your own requirements. - Nicky Verd
I needed a Champion. So, I became one! Fulfill the requirements of your own requirements. – Nicky Verd
If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart. - Chris Evert
If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart. – Chris Evert
You learn to always reach for the best in life and not settle for less; to stand out from the crowd and not accept mediocrity. You will become a champion. - Mike Murdock
You learn to always reach for the best in life and not settle for less; to stand out from the crowd and not accept mediocrity. You will become a champion. – Mike Murdock
Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else. - Chuck Noll
Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else. – Chuck Noll
The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles. - Garth Stein
The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles. – Garth Stein
The average is only consumed with today, but the champion is obsessed with tomorrow before it arrives; therefore, he or she plans for it. - Alex K. Mum
The average is only consumed with today, but the champion is obsessed with tomorrow before it arrives; therefore, he or she plans for it. – Alex K. Mum
A champion isn’t made of muscle; a champion is made of heart. - Liang Chow
A champion isn’t made of muscle; a champion is made of heart. – Liang Chow
To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion. - Lou Ferrigno
To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion. – Lou Ferrigno
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. - Pat Riley
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. – Pat Riley
Grit, determination, the right amount of crazy, self belief - everything it takes to be a champion. I have that. - Dustin Poirier
Grit, determination, the right amount of crazy, self belief – everything it takes to be a champion. I have that. – Dustin Poirier
Champions have different mentality they have a stronger self belief. - Sandeep Kakkar
Champions have different mentality they have a stronger self belief. – Sandeep Kakkar
Never surrender until the challenge turns you into a champion. - Hiral Nagda
Never surrender until the challenge turns you into a champion. – Hiral Nagda
Fully commit to being a person of formidable intelligence and tenacity and a champion focused on every aspect of your own life. - Germany Kent
Fully commit to being a person of formidable intelligence and tenacity and a champion focused on every aspect of your own life. – Germany Kent

10 Champion Quotes on Winning and Losing

Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.”

Emmitt Smith
As we have seen, the importance of winning and losing can- not be overstated—because a champion does not become a champion without experiencing both. - Kirk Mango
As we have seen, the importance of winning and losing can- not be overstated—because a champion does not become a champion without experiencing both. – Kirk Mango
Champions realise that defeat - and learning from it even more than from winning - is part of the path to mastery. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Champions realise that defeat – and learning from it even more than from winning – is part of the path to mastery. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.”

Althea Gibson
The difference between champions and everyone else is that champions are never afraid of losing, while everyone else is afraid of winning. - Jeffrey Fry
The difference between champions and everyone else is that champions are never afraid of losing, while everyone else is afraid of winning. – Jeffrey Fry
Winning isn't everything - but wanting to win is. - Vince Lombardi
Winning isn’t everything – but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi
What does it take to be a champion Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. - Patty Berg
What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. – Patty Berg
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at. -  Tiger Woods
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at. – Tiger Woods
I've got a winner mentality, the mentality of a champion. - Lamar Odom
I’ve got a winner mentality, the mentality of a champion. – Lamar Odom
I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us. - Serena Williams
I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us. – Serena Williams

10 Champion Quotes on Training and Preparation

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.”

Alan Armstrong
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' - Muhammad Ali
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it. - Usain Bolt
For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it. – Usain Bolt
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking. - Mia Hamm
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking. – Mia Hamm
Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion. - Manu Bennett
Anyone can train to be a gladiator. What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion. – Manu Bennett
A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching. - Bas Rutten
A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching. – Bas Rutten
I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion. - Muhammad Ali
I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion. – Muhammad Ali
A true champion wasn’t born, but trained. - Annakit
A true champion wasn’t born, but trained. – Annakit
Champions keep playing until they get it right. - Billie Jean King
Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King

3 Champion Quotes on Humility

The real champions in life are so humble and gracious. They just continue doing what they do without all the posturing. - Denis Waitley
The real champions in life are so humble and gracious. They just continue doing what they do without all the posturing. – Denis Waitley
I need to remain humble, stay disciplined and keep training. That’s how I will continue to be a champion. - Andy Ruiz Jr.
I need to remain humble, stay disciplined and keep training. That’s how I will continue to be a champion. – Andy Ruiz Jr.
Be a humble champion and create visible momentum for the value you deliver to the team. - Dave Hollis
Be a humble champion and create visible momentum for the value you deliver to the team. – Dave Hollis

15 Wise Champion Quotes That Will Empower You

As a champion, you have the opportunity to see what God sees and your view of this race will become clearer to you! - Dr. Beverly Crockett, Ph.D.
As a champion, you have the opportunity to see what God sees and your view of this race will become clearer to you! – Dr. Beverly Crockett, Ph.D.
Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. - Rocky Balboa
Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. – Rocky Balboa
When my body gets tired, my mind says ‘This is where winners are made.’ When my mind gets tired, my heart says, ‘This is where Champions are made’. - Baylor Barber
When my body gets tired, my mind says ‘This is where winners are made.’ When my mind gets tired, my heart says, ‘This is where Champions are made’. – Baylor Barber
Champions don’t show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have. - Alexander den Heiner
Champions don’t show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have. – Alexander den Heiner
The heart of a champion beats to a different drum. - John Di Lemme
The heart of a champion beats to a different drum. – John Di Lemme
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. - James J. Corbett
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. – James J. Corbett
She has the heart of a champion. She just refuses to lose. - Mike Helmer
She has the heart of a champion. She just refuses to lose. – Mike Helmer
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there. - Venus Williams
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there. – Venus Williams
The heart of a champion is not a light switch that goes on and off when someone’s watching. It’s like a sun that always burns. - Said Manoj
The heart of a champion is not a light switch that goes on and off when someone’s watching. It’s like a sun that always burns. – Said Manoj
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
Never stop, never give up, never stop giving yourself the self-confidence you need to be a champion. - Diego Sanchez
Never stop, never give up, never stop giving yourself the self-confidence you need to be a champion. – Diego Sanchez
There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are. - Matthew McConaughey
There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are. – Matthew McConaughey
Carry yourself like a champion now so when you get there, it's not a surprise. - David Fizdale
Carry yourself like a champion now so when you get there, it’s not a surprise. – David Fizdale
I truly believe that it's all of the hard times that make you step up to the next level, and that's what makes you a champion. - Caroline Buchanan
I truly believe that it’s all of the hard times that make you step up to the next level, and that’s what makes you a champion. – Caroline Buchanan
A true champion can adapt to anything. - Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
A true champion can adapt to anything. – Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

2 Champion Quotes That Inspires Teamwork

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. - Mia Hamm
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. – Mia Hamm
All pieces of the puzzle need to fall in the right place to be a champion team. - Shreyas Iyer
All pieces of the puzzle need to fall in the right place to be a champion team. – Shreyas Iyer

12 Champion Quotes That Will Make You Think

“We all have a responsibility to try and make this world better, whether it’s through our work, the causes we champion, the way that we treat people, or the values we impart to the next generation.”

Daniel Lubetzky
Once a champion, always a champion. - Ferdinand Marcos
Once a champion, always a champion. – Ferdinand Marcos

“I do Thai boxing Mondays, jujitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays I do boxing with Mark – he was a world champion at one point. I absolutely love it. I actually have a punching bag outside in my garden. I’m obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that.”

Millie Bobby Brown
For whatever it's worth, never fall a victim of the struggle. And when it so happens remain a soldier and a champion. - DON SANTO
For whatever it’s worth, never fall a victim of the struggle. And when it so happens remain a soldier and a champion. – DON SANTO
You have to become a champion in getting quickly out of negative situations, because life will not spare you of them. - Natașa Alina Culea
You have to become a champion in getting quickly out of negative situations, because life will not spare you of them. – Natașa Alina Culea
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. - John Madden
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. – John Madden
The champion uses the power of his pride to great advantage. - D. DeVenzio
The champion uses the power of his pride to great advantage. – D. DeVenzio
Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one. - Jose Mourinho
Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one. – Jose Mourinho
No excuses. Play like a champion. - Kelley O'Hara
No excuses. Play like a champion. – Kelley O’Hara
There are 7 billion people in the world, but there's only one heavyweight champion of the world, and that's me. - Tyson Fury
There are 7 billion people in the world, but there’s only one heavyweight champion of the world, and that’s me. – Tyson Fury
The world is starving for new ideas and great leaders who will champion those ideas. - Lisa Su
The world is starving for new ideas and great leaders who will champion those ideas. – Lisa Su
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion. – Jean-Claude Killy

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