Winner Sayings and Quotes

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

You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.     

Joe Namath

There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.     

Mia Hamm

My teacher once told me. No one is perfect that is why pencils have erasers.     

Mahesh Bhatt

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals     

Larry Bird

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

Lucky people get opportunities; brave people create opportunities; and winners are those that convert problems into opportunities.     


It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.     

Grantland Rice

I'm a winner, I play to win, I want to make good things go on around me.     

David Ortiz

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.     

John Madden

I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.     

Sylvester Stallone

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.     

Jason Mraz

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.     

Pat Riley

Winners are naturally bullish.     

Merrill Lynch

Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.     

Vince Lombardi Jr.

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.     

Criss Jami

It's easy to win. Anybody can win.     

Philip K. Dick

You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose.     

Charles Lynch

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.     

Paul Brown

Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.     

George Steinbrenner

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.     

Brian Tracy

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.     

Vince Lombardi

A winner never stops trying.     

Tom Landry

Winners know they are not perpect. They respect their weaknesses while making the most of their strenghts.     


If you aren't getting rejected on a daily basis, then your goals aren't ambitious enough.     

Chris Dixon

Show me a gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.     

Knute Rockne

If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize     

Muhammad Ali

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.     

Vince Lombardi

Losing feels worse than winning feels good.     

Vin Scully

The key is not the will to win everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.     

Bobby Knight

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.     

John Wooden