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Here are our favorite inspirational and motivational quotes from athletes and others to inspire you!  Also see our collection of softball quotes from softball players, coaches and fans.  And be sure to check out our softball cheers!

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

-- Michael Phelps

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.

--George Shultz

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.

-Charlie Finley

You can learn little from victory.  You can learn everything from defeat.

-Christy Mathewson

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.  Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.

-- Dennis Waitley

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

-- Lance Armstrong

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

-- Ferdinand Foch

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

-- Arthur Ashe

No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win—and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.

--Billie Jean King

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

-- Joe Paterno

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

-- Hank Aaron

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.

--Queen Victoria

Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again.

--Vince Lombardi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

--Abraham Lincoln

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

--Vince Lombardi

Champions aren't made in the gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them:  a desire, a dream, a vision.

--Muhammad Ali