85+ Best Champion Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The definition of a champion is a person who is the best in his field or who has defeated all rivals.  Inspirational champion quotes about life and success will help boost your confidence and uplift your spirit.

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Most Famous Champion Quotes

Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts. Mia Hamm

You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. James J. Corbett

A champion shows who he is by what he does when he’s tested. When a person gets up and says ‘I can still do it’, he’s a champion. Evander Holyfield

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley

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Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. Muhammad Ali

I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. Muhammad Ali

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

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there. Venus Williams

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come. Perry Paxton

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. Mary Lou Retton

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. Muhammad Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali

It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. Muhammad Ali

Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Muhammad Ali

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want. Muhammad Ali

A man who views the world the same at as he did at has wasted years of his life. Muhammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Muhammad Ali

I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. Muhammad Ali

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. George Foreman

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. Doug Williams

I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments. Roger Federer

The difference between Champions and everyone else is that Champions are never afraid of losing, while everyone else is afraid of winning. Jeffrey Fry

The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat. Sam Snead

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Ken Blanchard

If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. Muhammad Ali

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. Muhammad Ali

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali

There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win. Muhammad Ali

I’ve wrestled with alligators / I’ve tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightning / And throw thunder in jail. Muhammad Ali

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it. Muhammad Ali

Don’t count the days; make the days count. Muhammad Ali

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. Muhammad Ali

At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. Muhammad Ali

Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear. Denis Waitley

If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price. Bud Wilkinson

A true champion is not judged by how much he or she is admired, but by how well they can stand at the face of adversity. John Cena

Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character. Alan Armstrong

You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who’s ready when the gong rings – not just before, not just after – but when it rings. Jack Dempsey

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If not pretend you are. Muhammad Ali

What you are thinking is what you are becoming. Muhammad Ali

What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali

Champion the right to be yourself; dare to be different and to set your own pattern; live your own life and follow your own star. Wilfred Peterson

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves. Mike Ditka

A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. Jack Dempsey

You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win. Sugar Ray Leonard

Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion. Chuck Norris

Live everyday as if it were your last because someday, you’re going to be right. Muhammad Ali

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. Muhammad Ali

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. Muhammad Ali

What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. Patty Berg

To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you’ve prepared mentally and physically, you don’t have to worry. Harvey Mackay

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking. Mia Hamm

Once a champion, always a champion. Ferdinand Marcos

It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am. Muhammad Ali

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. Muhammad Ali

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. Muhammad Ali

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you. Muhammad Ali

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. Mia Hamm

Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. They have no use for helicopters! Judi Adler

Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are. Nancy Lopez

Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion. Earvin Magic Johnson

I’ve missed more than shots in my career. I’ve lost almost games. times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle. Eric Cantona

There have been great champions in every generation. Andy Roddick

Champions all get kicked when they’re down. Apolo Ohno

My toughest fight was with my first wife. Muhammad Ali

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world. Muhammad Ali

No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room. Muhammad Ali

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life. Muhammad Ali

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do they all contain truths. Muhammad Ali

I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. Muhammad Ali

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world. Muhammad Ali

So, don’t bet against me, I’m a man of my word. He is the greatest! Yes! I am the man this poem’s about, I’ll be champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt. Here I predict Mr. Liston’s dismemberment, I’ll hit him so hard; he’ll wonder where October and November went. When I say two, there’s never a third, Standin against me is completely absurd. When Cassius says a mouse can outrun a horse, don’t ask how; put your money where your mouse is! I AM THE GREATEST! Muhammad Ali

Last night I had a dream, When I got to Africa, I had one hell of a rumble. I had to beat Tarzan’s behind first, for claiming to be King of the Jungle. For this fight, I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick. I’m so fast, man, I can run through a hurricane and don’t get wet. When George Foreman meets me, He’ll pay his debt. I can drown the drink of water and kill a dead tree. Wait till you see Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali

A true champion will fight through anything. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well. Anatoly Karpov

To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion. Lou Ferrigno

Being champion is all well and good, but you can’t eat a crown. Althea Gibson

I was born to be champion of the world. Roberto Duran

A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol. Jack Dempsey

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition. Nick Seitz

Be very strong be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion. Alberto Juantorena

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