Selected Sports Quotes
by Coach Gary Overton

The following are but a few summer baseball quotes by famous people who apply sports to life in general.

Enjoy the read and take heed to all being said.

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Satchel Paige

"You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you have to dress for them all."
Satchel Paige

"It’s not over till it's over."
Yogi Berra

"You observe a lot by watching."
Yogi Berra

"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

"Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there."
Bo Jackson

"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
Babe Ruth

"Winners make goals, losers make excuses."

"Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed with perseverance; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You therefore remain forever young."
Roger Angell

"Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes."
Bobby Bonilla

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
Jackie Robinson

"When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing.... I told him I wanted to be a real Major League Baseball Player. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, so too is the way baseball is played."
Bob Feller

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something."
Nolan Ryan

"No one can stop a home run. No one can understand what it really is, unless you have felt it in your own hands and body.... As the ball makes its high, long arc beyond the playing field, the diamond and the stands suddenly belong to one man. In that brief, brief time, you are free of all demands and complications."
Sadaharu Oh

"Never save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."
Leo Durocher

"Any time you think you have the game conquered the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose."
Mike Schmidt

"I'm never satisfied. I can't stand satisfaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection."
Mike Schmidt

"The only way to prove you're a good sport is to lose."
Ernie Banks

Each of these quotes have meaning in our everyday lives. And while they apply to baseball, or any other sport for that matter, the use of such quotes and the manner in which we use them allows us to be more purposeful on a daily basis. Have a good week and here’s hoping everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July.

Coach Gary Overton