86+ EXCLUSIVE Ray Lewis Quotes That Inspire For More

Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played all of his 17-year professional career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

He is one of the most iconic linebackers with two Super Bowl titles, Super Bowl MVP in 2000 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice. He’s also a NYT bestselling author, father of six and devoted philanthropist.

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Best Ray Lewis Quotes

Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like. I don’t. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room. – Ray Lewis

Whatever you want to do, go do it. – Ray Lewis

Never be comfortable with just good enough. – Ray Lewis

Whatever your path is, that’s your path. – Ray Lewis

You have to be honest about who you are. – Ray Lewis

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Life is about being a versatile athlete and training in all realms of life. – Ray Lewis

Man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies. – Ray Lewis

You can’t take no breaks. – Ray Lewis

What makes you grind? You have to always be chasing something. – Ray Lewis

You got to be willing to walk in a storm. That’s what I tell people all the time. – Ray Lewis

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Do whatever you got to do to make sure you chase your legacy every second in your life. – Ray Lewis

With all the things I’ve been through, the No. 1 thing that I’ve learned is that we’re supposed to help people through this world. – Ray Lewis

Success is one thing, impact is another. – Ray Lewis

If there’s something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God’s got to change it. Because if God’s got to change it, you ain’t going to like it. – Ray Lewis

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Don’t let your alarm clock be the only reason you wake up. – Ray Lewis

Bottom line, your body is a temple, and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it. – Ray Lewis

The only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists. – Ray Lewis

I like to see honesty out of people. People who are trustworthy. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord. – Ray Lewis

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My pain is my badge of honor. – Ray Lewis

There’s one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That’s the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is. – Ray Lewis

You have to get back to being kids again. You can’t never get tired. I have something burning inside me. I am a kid all over again. – Ray Lewis

You’re carrying a legacy, you’re carrying greatness. And greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day. Workout after workout. Obedience after obedience. – Ray Lewis

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It has nothing to do with talent, and everything to do with effort! Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you. – Ray Lewis

If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you give for today? – Ray Lewis

Will you be remembered, how would you be remembered, why wouldn’t you fight for the greatest achievement ever? – Ray Lewis

There’s a spirit that grabs me, and it’s in every one of you guys, but the question is, how much time are we wasting? – Ray Lewis

Famous Ray Lewis Quotes

  • Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line. – Ray Lewis
  • I didn’t like where I once was, so I promised myself I wouldn’t be back there. – Ray Lewis
  • We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make. Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy! – Ray Lewis
  • Effort is between you, and you, and nobody else. So that team that thinks it’s ready to see you, they think what they’ve seen on film, they ain’t saw what film shows, because every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. So now you’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now, then I was five minutes ago, cause I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre, and ain’t no man in here okay with just basic. – Ray Lewis
  • Sports was a way out. It taught me complete discipline. It taught me how to dial-in. – Ray Lewis
  • What’s the difference between you and the man sitting beside you? It’s 1%. In my business, only 1% makes it. If everyone had the same dream, only 1 will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one? – Ray Lewis
  • Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you. – Ray Lewis
  • You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can’t back it up. – Ray Lewis
  • Nobody’s as serious about health and fitness as me and staying fit is my top priority. – Ray Lewis
  • In any war, you put your back to mine, I put my back to yours, and let’s do what we gotta do. – Ray Lewis
  • You’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now, then I was five minutes ago, because I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre. – Ray Lewis
  • All I know is grind. – Ray Lewis
  • I just came out of the gym from three hours this morning. I got five hours of sleep. That’s it. – Ray Lewis
  • Every day of my life I’m trying to find a different way to get better. – Ray Lewis
  • The greatest opportunity in the world is found here today… We already know what yesterday has got for us. It’s already gone. Tomorrow, too far away. What about right now! – Ray Lewis
  • My thing about camp is to come in and be who I am, which is the most dominant player in the game, … That’s who I am, and that’s what I’m here for. – Ray Lewis
  • You take five fingers. Individually, I can pin any one of them, but if I pin them together (makes a fist), it’s damn near impossible to turn this around. – Ray Lewis
  • The day you think you can beat me, show me. Then move on to the next challenge. – Ray Lewis
  • I prepare so no one can take what is mine, no one can replace my mind, my heart. – Ray Lewis
  • In any war who pulls their general out? No one. – Ray Lewis
  • I didn’t see it, not at all. Like I said, if you are going to play a football game, don’t be a coward and wait until you make one play and do something. Just play football. His celebration doesn’t mean anything. – Ray Lewis

Top Ray Lewis Quotes About Life, Success and Being Fearless

  • I figured something out. And it is no secret what I figured out. Whatever the majority of people were doing, I found myself doing the opposite. I wanted to chase something great. – Ray Lewis
  • Don’t waste talent. No matter what you do, don’t waste talent. – Ray Lewis
  • I ride my bicycle all the time. There’s one thing about my bicycle. I’m riding, I’m riding, I’m riding. And no matter how tired I start to get, it’s never about this pedal I’m pedaling, it’s about the next pedal, and if you can get to that next one, your bike will keep moving. – Ray Lewis
  • You gotta be hungry for it. You’ve got to put everything you got on it. Everything! Every second. You have to be the first one in line. That’s how leaders are born. – Ray Lewis
  • To be the best and stay there, sweat is necessary. – Ray Lewis
  • The only thing that could pull me away, was hard work. – Ray Lewis
  • The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching. – Ray Lewis
  • When something goes wrong, smile, cause there’s always a next play. – Ray Lewis
  • Before I lead any other man into anything, I’m willing to take the hard falls myself but also come back and share the pains that came from it. – Ray Lewis
  • I’m older, of course I’m older, that’s the beauty of it. Sixteen years plus. Different level of wisdom, different level of understanding, different level of punishment. I want to live long after my records have fallen, long after my rings have tarnished. – Ray Lewis
  • I’ll give everything I have, and today was about me giving everything that I had, showing people that no matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it. If you can push through it, you will encourage somebody. Today, hopefully, through what I did, somebody was uplifted. – Ray Lewis
  • My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding. – Ray Lewis
  • One thing about God’s will, you can never see God’s will before it happens. You can only see at the end of it. – Ray Lewis
  • I love watching the Serengeti, the way lions live. The only way the king lion loses his crown is by somebody physically defeating him. – Ray Lewis
  • When I step on the field, it’s on. I know it’s time to go to work. – Ray Lewis
  • Because a football game is just sixty minutes, but I’m training six, seven hours in every day. So, going for sixty minutes becomes easy. More importantly, I think that your muscles mature and can move in all different directions. – Ray Lewis

Motivational Ray Lewis Quotes To Leave Your Mark

  • I don’t know a man on this Earth who can outwork me. – Ray Lewis
  • So, if I give any credit, besides giving all credit to God, for being totally healthy, it’s just my workout and how much torture I put my body through in the offseason. – Ray Lewis
  • I honor God that much in the way I play. That’s why I never believe in getting tired. I don’t even know what that word means. – Ray Lewis
  • With the mindset that I give everything I’ve got for the man that’s next to me, not me, cause I know what I got while I’m by myself, but when I step on the field, when I step on the turf, what am I willing to sacrifice? – Ray Lewis
  • If you clean your body out so that it is not fighting against you, you rest better, think better and you’re always light on your feet. – Ray Lewis
  • I don’t train for football; I train more for a lifestyle. – Ray Lewis
  • Every day, we’ve got to do something physical. It’s mind, body and spirit. – Ray Lewis
  • Let them see something they’ve never seen before, and when something goes wrong, smile, cause there’s always a next play. – Ray Lewis
  • You have to find that place that is very quiet in your head, and anytime I read it, anytime I come across it, my Bible, the first Scripture in there is Psalms 91. – Ray Lewis
  • You can talk about what you see from the outside; it’s hard to tell me who I am when you’re just looking at me with a football uniform on. That’s a totally different person. That’s my job, that’s it. – Ray Lewis
  • Let me explain my job very simply: My job is to line up five, seven, 10 yards in front of a man and run into him at full speed. – Ray Lewis
  • I’m a prideful person when it comes to competition. – Ray Lewis
  • That’s once again the same people who told me I was too small, the same people who said I couldn’t win a Super Bowl with our offense, the same people who said I couldn’t play in a 3-4, … Are they with me when I get up every morning at 6:30 am to go to work The day I lose a step is the day I lose love for the game. – Ray Lewis
  • And that’s my honor, that’s what my goal is, to always keep my mum’s name ringing, because I know what sacrifices she went through for me. – Ray Lewis
  • Outside of these doors, it is the real world. Someone tries to get you to do something wrong, run. – Ray Lewis
  • There’s nothing I’m doing to my body that a regular person is not doing to theirs outside of just running into somebody at full speed. – Ray Lewis
  • The people I’ve met are willing to sacrifice for you. You won’t find a lot of people in this world that will do that. – Ray Lewis
  • I don’t believe a thing about a curse. I don’t understand how we can talk about a curse. You have to remember, God is blessed, and man can’t curse, no matter how hard they try. – Ray Lewis
  • God has never made a mistake. Ever. – Ray Lewis
  • I don’t care where we’re going; I’m gonna wear a suit all day, every day. – Ray Lewis
  • To come into camp and have my defensive coordinator say you won’t be touched, I feel like a kid all over again. – Ray Lewis