30+ Best Sportsmanship Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Sportmanship is behaviour in sport that is fair and shows respect to the other players. Profoundly inspirational sportsmanship quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Sportsmanship Quotes

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

No matter if you win or lose, the most important thing in life is to enjoy what you have. Dong Dong

There is value in any experience that exercises those ethical restraints collectively called sportsmanship. Aldo Leopold

If you spend a lot of time on sportsmanship, you’re going to spend a lot of time losing. Glenn Dobbs

Don’t praise your own good shots. Leave that function to your partner who, if a good sport, will not be slow in performing it. Harry Vardon

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

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. Vince Lombardi

To play is in the mind. To win is in the heart. Jennifer McCombs

Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best. Jim Palmer

Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way. Jim Courier

Every game, you have so many people watching you. You can show good sportsmanship by helping other players up, and not talking back to coaches and referees. Kelly Fry

Sportsmanship is not just about being nice. It is much more important than that. It’s about realizing that you could not compete without an opponent and that she has the same goals as you. Stephanie Deibler

Sportsmanship is making sure you have respect for the guy you’re playing across from. Warren Moon

Amazing Sportsmanship Quotes

I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. Muhammad Ali

It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. Mark Twain

I would prefer even to lose with honor than to win by cheating. Sophocles

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll

True sportsmanship is excellence in motion! Lorii Myers

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan

It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up. Vince Lombardi

Victory is in the quality of the competition, not just the final score. Mike Marshall

Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals. Herbert Hoover

What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going. Patrick Swayze

Sometimes I think sportsmanship is a little bit forgotten in place of the individual attention. Cal Ripken, Jr.

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden

I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent. Sue Wicks

Never let a win get to your head, or a loss to your heart. Chuck D

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. Knute Rockne

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