Proverbs and quotes about sports, games, winning and losing.

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As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn't sport, it's work.
Avery Brundage

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.

Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.
Anatoly Karpov

Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Béla Bartók

Cycling is not a sport it's a lifestyle.
Magnus Backstedt

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.
Paul Rodriguez

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
Dave Barry

If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.
Mario Andretti

If you've had a good time playing the game, you're a winner even if you lose.
Malcolm Forbes

In a game it's difficult to know when to stop.

It is a bad game where nobody wins.
(unknown author)

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan

Life is more fun if you play games.
Roald Dahl

Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow.
David Sirlin

Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise and the weather should be little regarded. If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.
Thomas Jefferson

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Frederick B. Wilcox

Some people think soccer is a matter of life and death. It is much more serious than that.
(unknown author)

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.
Lynn Davies

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
John Wooden

Sports should always be fun.
Charles Mann

The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.
Josef Herberger

The game isn't over until it's over.
Yogi Berra

The man loves danger and sport. That is why he loves woman, the most dangerous of all sports.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

To a young heart everything is sport.

What is sport to the boy is the death of the bird.

What is sport to the cat is death to the mouse.
(unknown author)

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw

When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.
Paul Brown

Win if you can, lose if you must, but never quit!
Cameron Trammell

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan

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