Trophy Sayings and Quotes

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


No champion has ever lifted a trophy that was not already being held inside.     

Steve Ilg

One trophy is good, but two are better. That way, when a hero wears his medals on his chest, at least his steps are level as he walks by.     

Johan Cruyff

A trophy's value isn't measured by the worth of its metal but by the amount of work that's required to obtain it     

Johannes Schiefer

I think very often the price paid for a work is the trophy itself.     

Arne Glimcher

The idea that talent is directly proportional to your trophy cabinet is one I oppose.     

Alex Turner

My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.     

Lord Mountbatten

A friend of mine has a trophy wife, but apparently, it wasn't first place.     

Steven Wright

Trophies collect dust but memories last forever.     

Carlos Wallace

As players, you never make one trophy a priority.     

Ashley Cole

Those who lift trophies of success are those who do what they do without stretching their necks to see “who else is doing what?     

Israelmore Ayivor

Experience has taught me the power of trophies. You may have every knick-knack and useless contraption ever devised, but while they weigh you down, a simple trophy can go a long, long way.     

Tahir Shah

The mother of a trophy wife is not automatically a trophy mother-in-law.     

John Grisham

The bigger the trophy, the more trivial the contest.      

William Rainey Harper

I hate to speak about individuals. Players don't win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies.     

Jose Mourinho

Success doesn't always come in the form of a trophy. Keep striving for success.     

Andre Agassi

Trophies separate the winners from losers, and life is about winning and losing. Go into business and you see. You're competing every day.     

Jim Courier

Life is a game and true love is a trophy.     

Rufus Wainwright

Trophies should go to the winners. Self-esteem does not lead to success in life. Self-discipline and self-control do, and sports can help teach those.     

Roy Baumeister

All great works of art are trophies of victorious struggle.     

Julius Meier-Graefe

Dead men never pick up their trophies.     

Michael Weisskopf

There is no trophy for the team that sails the most.     

James Spithill

If everyone is special, then no one is. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless.     

David McCullough

Not to say "trophies" aren't wonderful, but they should not be your driving force.     

Renee Lawless

What is the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy?     

Glenn Beck

You trivialize the idea of competition totally, then there's no point in having the competition in the first place, and everybody is getting a trophy.     

Wayne Rogers

Reputations do not win matches and trophies, only goals can do that.     

Alfredo Di Stefano