Athletes Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old athletes quotes, athletes sayings, and athletes proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.      


We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.     

Kahlil Gibran

You are the person who has to decide. Whether you'll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.     

Edgar A. Guest

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.     

Francis Bacon

Choices are the hinges of destiny.     

Edwin Markham

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.     

Wayne Dyer

The key to your universe is that you can choose.     

Frederick Carl Frieseke

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.     

William James

Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.     

Alfred A. Montapert

Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.     


The truth is always there. The choice is yours, whether to face it or not.      

Anthony Daher

You have a choice. Choose positive, smiling, laughing. Life is too short for the alternative.      

Joanne Bishop

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world?but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.      

John Green

People make decisions, and maybe you don't always agree, but those choices are still their own.      

Brenna Yovanoff

You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . . it's your choice.      

Gordon B. Hinckley

Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.     

David O. McKay

Every choice you make has an end result.     

Zig Ziglar

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.     

W. Clement Stone

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.     

Tryon Edwards

It is about choices we make. And how the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose.     

Catherine Pulsifer

We design our lives through the power of choices.     

Richard Bach

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.     

Brian Tracy

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.     

William Shakespeare

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.     

C. S. Lewis

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.     

Neale Donald Walsch

Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.     

Veronica Roth

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.     

Bill Watterson

It was like the way you wanted sunshine on Saturdays, or pancakes for breakfast. They just made you feel good.     

Sarah Addison Allen

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.     

Frank Clark