140+ Best Tim Tebow Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball player, former professional football quarterback, and broadcaster. Profoundly inspirational Tim Tebow quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Tim Tebow Quotes

I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective. – Tim Tebow

I’ll always use the negativity as more motivation to work even harder and become even stronger. – Tim Tebow

You can’t lose confidence in yourself, or you’ve lost already. When you get knocked down, you’ve got to keep getting back up. – Tim Tebow

Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn’t come with money and it doesn’t come with fame. It comes from having a meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate about what you do. That’s having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That’s having a life of success. That’s what having a life of meaning is. – Tim Tebow

On the field I’m trying to play for the glory of God but then also I’m trying to give everything I have and win and compete. And so I think more than just winning or losing, I think He cares about where our hearts are when we’re playing. – Tim Tebow

I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m not going to apologize for that. – Tim Tebow

I’m thankful for the ability to share my faith in a lot of different places. It’s something that I take as a responsibility and an obligation to handle as best as I can. – Tim Tebow

When I say something, I want people to take it to the bank that I mean it and believe in it. It humbles me that companies want me. It’s a challenge to uphold their values and make their product look good. I take that personally. – Tim Tebow

I don’t judge my self-worth as a football player. Football is something I love. It’s a fun career deal, but it’s not what I want to do with my life, because I see football as a game. – Tim Tebow

The media will make a controversy out of anything, if they can. – Tim Tebow

I grabbed my mom and I went to the couch and I said, ‘Mom I want to ask Jesus to come into my heart.’ And I got on my knee and I asked Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, and make me a child of God. – Tim Tebow

The lows are disappointing but that makes the highs much sweeterThat’s what drives you to compete. – Tim Tebow

I rely on a lot of green drinks to get my vegetables. – Tim Tebow

I feel like the closest that we get to fulfilling our calling is making a difference in other people’s lives. I feel like it’s different for everybody. Our purpose and our calling are different. We’re all called to do different things. But some way, somehow, it has to be impacting other people. If not, what are you doing? How does it have an impact? How does it have an eternal impact? It has to be investing in other people, somehow making a difference in their lives. When we do that, I really believe that we’ll fulfill why we’re here and what we’re supposed to do. – Tim Tebow

If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife ‘I love her’ the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. – Tim Tebow

For me, it’s to be able to see that every life matters. Every life matters – no matter where, no matter how big, no matter how small. I’ve been able to see that in so many of the trips that we’ve taken around the world. That’s been something that’s been so eye-opening to me. I share that concept with everyone I come in contact with, so that we can unite around people. We can unite around one nation under God here, and we can unite that everybody matters. I think in this day and age right now, it’s important. People need to be able to see something bigger than themselves. – Tim Tebow

When I meet somebody I want to leave a better impression than when I got there. – Tim Tebow

Athletic ability can be taken away like that. It can all end in a heartbeat. – Tim Tebow

I’m just another guy starting out. – Tim Tebow

I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback. – Tim Tebow

Strong leaders encourage you to do things for your own benefit, not just theirs. – Tim Tebow

It’s attractive when girls have faith. That is a big thing for me. – Tim Tebow

I’m a people pleaser by nature, and I want to make everybody happy. But at the same time, it’s not fulfilling to make everybody happy. What’s fulfilling is to stand for something that’s right. Now that doesn’t mean you’re going to be perfect. We’re going to fall and we’re going to mess up every day, but we can at least try to stand for something. When you stand for something, then you won’t fall for everything else around you. – Tim Tebow

Church is the people that we get to do life with. It’s the people that have courageous conversations with us. It’s the people that love us. It’s the people that invest in us. It’s the people we get to do life with. And we also get to share with them. It’s being able to have those people in our lives who we’re able to inspire and they’re able to inspire us. When we’re down, they pick us up. When they’re down, we pick them up. Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. – Tim Tebow

In those places of doubt and even darkness I’ve realized that who I am has nothing to do with wins or losses, applause, or negative criticism. It has to do with whose I am. – Tim Tebow

Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do. – Tim Tebow

During tough times I can always go back to it and find encouragement. The Bible tells us what God says about us. In it, we read about how much he loves us and that he’s got a plan and a purpose for our lives. – Tim Tebow

My relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life. So any time I get an opportunity to tell Him that I love Him or given opportunity to shout Him out on national TV, I’m gonna take that opportunity. And so I look at it as a relationship that I have with Him that I want to give Him the honor and glory anytime I have the opportunity. – Tim Tebow

To be able to influence someone or to be able to have a group of guys come together to have a successful team and to be together all the time every day for, you know, a year and longer together, you have to have a – find a common ground. And that common ground for us is football. – Tim Tebow

I have so many things to work on, and so many ways that I fail. But that’s what grace is all about. and I constantly wake up every morning trying to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God. – Tim Tebow

No matter what happens, you’re always going to have those critics and those haters. You just have to learn how to deal with that. I think I have and accept that. – Tim Tebow

You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia. When you figure out how you learn, you can accomplish whatever you want. – Tim Tebow

I can’t control the naysayers. I can control my attitude and work ethic and determination and that’s what I’m focused on now. – Tim Tebow

It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith. – Tim Tebow

Honestly, I’m just trying to do the best I can with every opportunity I’m given, and when I’m given the opportunities make the most of them. – Tim Tebow

There are several things that keep me grounded and focused… When you can humble yourself to say ‘I’m no more important than anyone else. I just have a gift.’ – Tim Tebow

I don’t know that I am a great leader at all, I just know I really care about what I do. – Tim Tebow

I think staying grounded is one of the hardest things we’ll ever do in our lives. It’s always back and forth. To be able to stay grounded, we need to live with open hands that everything that we have has been given to us by the creator of this universe. He can take it, and he can give it back to us. He can take some things, and he can give us new things. When a door closes, a new one is going to open. – Tim Tebow

You just try to be nice to everybody and treat them all the same. Treat them how you would want to be treated. – Tim Tebow

Just keep believing. This is an opportunity where great things can happen and lets be great right now. – Tim Tebow

Don’t worry about what you can’t control. – Tim Tebow

We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people. – Tim Tebow

I try to learn from every experience, good or bad. – Tim Tebow

It’s not the dreamers that are remembered, it’s the doers. – Tim Tebow

For me, it’s a great opportunity on a public platform to get on your knees and humble myself and thank the Lord for all the blessings he’s put in my life. – Tim Tebow

I don’t really regret much. I know there are things that I’ve done that have been wrong, and wish I could do over again, but I feel it’s all made me who I am today, and I’m very thankful for that. – Tim Tebow

But – but the greatest way to witness is by walking that straight and narrow and also realizing that you’re going to mess up. That’s what grace is for. We’re going to fall, but we’ve got to get back up. And you’ve got to improve. And that’s what I’m all about. – Tim Tebow

We all know of people who thought they could to it (whatever “it” is) tomorrow. We have all procrastinated on such a way, and often to our personal regret. It happens time and again, putting off things that we convince ourselves might be better, more meaningful, more appropriate for another time. So often that better time either never comes or really isn’t better or more appropriate after all. And then, sadly, the window of opportunity -to do something great- closes. – Tim Tebow

If you believe then unbelievable things can sometimes be possible. – Tim Tebow

I am someone that is very competitive. When I’m on the field, I compete. When I’m practicing, when I’m in meetings. I’m a competitor in everything. – Tim Tebow

Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your burdens. – Tim Tebow

You and I were created by God to be so much more than normal…Following the crowd is not a winning approach to life. In the end it’s a loser’s game, because we never become who God created us to be by trying to be like everybody else. – Tim Tebow

I don’t know what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future. – Tim Tebow

Something I learned early in college (is) to not worry about what I can’t controlBut what I can control is my attitude, my effort, my focus every single day and that’s what I’m trying to worry about. – Tim Tebow

For me, my goal is to be able to impact as many people as possible for something good, for something right; to be able to leave a legacy of something bigger than myself – not for winning games, not for scoring touchdowns, but that Jesus Christ has changed my life. You can love God, and you can love people. There’s more to this world than money, fame, and power. You can have an impact, no matter who you are; no matter what platform. No matter how big or small of a role model, there’s someone watching you. There’s a life that you can change. There’s a life that you can impact. – Tim Tebow

If I didn’t work as hard as I could, then I think it would be a bit like saying, ‘God, thanks for giving me this ability, but I don’t really care about it. I’m going to do something else, and I’m not going to work quite as hard. – Tim Tebow

Don’t be normal. Be an example. – Tim Tebow

When you die there’s going to be a tombstone. It’s going to have your name. It’s gonna have the year you’re born and the day you die. In between there’s going to be a dash. And that dash is going to represent everything you did in your life, good and bad. That’s how you’re remembered. What do you want your dash to represent? – Tim Tebow

If you believe, sometimes unbelievable things are possible. – Tim Tebow

Mom used to quote Isaiah 64: about waiting on the Lord. It doesn’t mean being complacent. It means understanding that he has a plan, and that we’re not the ones in control. In the meantime, we need to strive to use our gifts and abilities fully. – Tim Tebow

Along the way there’s going to be a lot of obstacles, a lot of adversity, a lot of people who will tell you you’re not good enough. I’m here to tell you that you are. Everyone that tells you that you’re not is because they didn’t accomplish something. – Tim Tebow

Every time I step on the field, I’m going to give my whole heart regardless of the score. – Tim Tebow

We can control a few things: our attitude, our effort, our focus and how we go about treating our teammates. – Tim Tebow

I want to make someone’s life better because I’m here. If you have that attitude it will change your day and change your life. – Tim Tebow

As a competitor and an athlete, you have to believe in yourself. And you have to believe in the people who believe in you. – Tim Tebow

Where we start to lose it is when we start to grasp onto what we think is ours. No, this is mine. No, that’s my career. That’s my money. That’s my platform. But really, no, it’s yours, God. It’s not mine. You might lend it to me for a little while. You might let me hold onto it. You might let me use it for a little bit, but that’s not mine; it’s yours. Thank you for letting me use that for a little while. I think that’s what staying grounded means. – Tim Tebow

I’m blessed, because of my faith, that I don’t have to worry about the future because I know who holds my future. – Tim Tebow

It’s pretty easy for me to say that the most important thing in my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ, followed by my relationship with family. And football’s later on down the line. – Tim Tebow

People often seem to think that when you’re following the Lord and trying to do His will, your path will always be clear, the decisions smooth and easy, and life will be lived happily ever after and all that. Sometimes that may be true, but I’ve found that more often, it’s not. The muddled decisions still seem muddled, bad things still happen to believers, and great things can happen to nonbelievers. When it comes to making our decisions, the key that God is concerned with is that we are trusting and seeking Him. God’s desire is for us to align our lives with His Word and His will. – Tim Tebow

I don’t try to focus on anything that doesn’t affect me personally and how I go out there every single day. I’m just going to continue to work hard and focus on what I can control. – Tim Tebow

I’m not perfect. And who knows how many times I’ve fallen short. We all fall short. That’s the amazing thing about the grace of God. – Tim Tebow

And so I look at it as a relationship that I have with him that I want to give him the honor and glory anytime I have the opportunity. And then right after I give him the honor and glory, I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory. And that’s how it works because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates. – Tim Tebow

Something I always try to practice is be anxious for nothing, but let your request be known to God. – Tim Tebow

If I believe that I became the best quarterback that I could possibly be, the best football player that I could possibly be… That’s how I’m going to measure my career as a success or not. – Tim Tebow

Before a game, you know, I can take off my helmet, run over there and spend a few moments with someone who is dealing with so much more than I’ve ever had to deal with and to love on them and care about them and in front of thousands and thousands of people, you know, let them know that they’re more important than all of this. – Tim Tebow

I don’t have to live the roller coaster other people live with my life. It’s hard because people try to have an effect. – Tim Tebow

My No. 1 focus was on my foundation, the Tim Tebow Foundation, to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in the darkest hour of need. – Tim Tebow

We play a sport. It’s a game. At the end of the day, that’s all it is, is a game. It doesn’t make you any better or any worse than anybody else. So by winning a game, you’re no better. By losing a game, you’re no worse. I think by keeping that mentality, it really keeps things in perspective for me to treat everybody the same. – Tim Tebow

I am not better than anyone else just because I play football. – Tim Tebow

And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve. – Tim Tebow

There’s always someone out there training for your spot. For my scholarship at the University of Florida, for my job with the Denver Broncos, for my position with the New York Jets. And that’s the reason to get up earlier or stay up later. – Tim Tebow

Love ice cream. I let myself have that about once a week. Vanilla. – Tim Tebow

I’m going to mess up. But I’m going to get back, you know, and get after it and try to do better the next day. – Tim Tebow

I really try to enjoy life and have joy with what I do. – Tim Tebow

Outside of football and training, I am somewhat of a homebody. Love hangin’ out with my siblings and close friends. – Tim Tebow

I didn’t want to be like everyone else. I wanted to be better. If I did what everybody else did, then why would you look up to me? Why would I set an example? – Tim Tebow

How many people are not as good as they could be at their job because they don’t love it? They’re not passionate about it. If you don’t like something, why are you doing it? – Tim Tebow

I’ll give my heart and soul whenever I step on that field and even when I’m on the sidelines. And at the end of the day, that’s really all you can ask of someone. – Tim Tebow

I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer. – Tim Tebow

I’ve been blessed to have an amazing mom and two amazing sisters – so they set a very high standard. – Tim Tebow

I had the opportunity to go into the hospitals and talk to kids and see a kid and make him smile. Why? Because I’m a special person? No. It had nothing to do with that. It has everything to do with me being the quarterback at the University of Florida. And to not take advantage of that is a shame. – Tim Tebow

I try to be as real and honest about everything and very genuine with people and say, ‘Listen, I’m a Christian, and I’m not perfect. I screw up every day, but I think that’s what grace is all about.’ – Tim Tebow

I’m blessed to have a little bit of success in football. – Tim Tebow

So much of how we act and what we do is based on humility or pride – that’s everything. And when you can humble yourself, you know, we are more like Christ when we can humble ourselves. – Tim Tebow

If you do base your life on how many touchdowns you score, how many championships you win, then when you have a setback, then when you have an injury, you’re not playing, or something goes wrong, your self-worth goes down. – Tim Tebow

Being outspoken about my faith isn’t just something that I do; it’s who I am because my faith isn’t just a little piece of my life. It is my life. It’s not a question of whether I’m outspoken about it or not. I’m definitely not ashamed of it. – Tim Tebow

What’s so amazing in today’s society is people look up to football players. And as a football player, you have a platform. And it’s so much more important than any touchdown or trophy or anything you could win with football. Its taking that platform and be able to influence people. – Tim Tebow

When we talk about having a life of significance and meaning, it’s not about fame or money or resources. It’s about people and lives and hearts. That’s my biggest passion in life. – Tim Tebow

I want to support kids that not a lot of people believe in. Give them an opportunity to do good in school, play sports and get scholarships. – Tim Tebow

I worry about what I can control, and that’s come out and improve every day, enjoy the process, count your blessings, and work extremely hard. – Tim Tebow

Of course I want to look nice and have a good appearance, but more than the outer shell, I want people to want to be around me for my heart. – Tim Tebow

Regardless of whatever I do, I know what my purpose is: to make a difference in people’s lives. – Tim Tebow

Being physically fit helps me think better and feel better. I only have this one body. I want to make the most impact that I can; taking care of my body helps me help others. That’s a big reason why I do it. – Tim Tebow

When I have a family someday, I’ll probably adopt. Adoption has always been something close to my heart. There are so many kids out there who really need a family. – Tim Tebow

It’s not always the easiest thing to be the center of so much spilled ink. – Tim Tebow

You know, I think He honestly does care about how we play on the field, more than anything more than win or lose our hearts on the field. – Tim Tebow

I will continue to work as hard as I can to make this organization proud. Every time I step on the field I will give everything I have and I will leave everything I have on the field every single Sunday. – Tim Tebow

I guess, first and foremost, I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. – Tim Tebow

I believe in my God-given athletic ability and the coaches that have been blessed around me. I believe I can do the job as a quarterback in the NFL. – Tim Tebow

My whole life, my dream has been to be a quarterback. – Tim Tebow

I try to stay centered in my faith and my family and the close people around me. – Tim Tebow

I always love training at crazy times – it’s an edge I’m creating over everyone else. – Tim Tebow

For some reason in today’s society, people look up to football players and you have a voice. And it’s because of that voice you have the opportunity to impact people’s lives. – Tim Tebow

It was huge to read the Proverbs of the day every morning, it was huge to read the Psalm of the day every morning and to get that in us and get us going before the day even started. – Tim Tebow

So many times in today’s society, we can put football No. 1. And I’ve done it in my life at certain times. You put football number one, this game is more important than anything else. Well, really, it’s not. It’s just a game. – Tim Tebow

I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning. – Tim Tebow

I know there are a lot of people who believe in me as a player and a person, and I don’t want to let them down. – Tim Tebow

I think you sign up to win games, and compete, and go out there and lead a team no matter how you can do that. – Tim Tebow

My rookie year was huge for me as far as the learning curve, especially those last three games. – Tim Tebow

You read glowing things and it doesn’t feel deserved. You read things that are critical and it cuts you to the bone. – Tim Tebow

I definitely consider myself extremely blessed to have great partners in endorsing products. It’s not about being on billboards. I endorse something because I believe in it. – Tim Tebow

I hope that when I’m 90 years old, I’ve accomplished a legacy that isn’t all about me. I hope it’s a legacy about the people who our foundation helps. – Tim Tebow

My integrity means more to me than any fame or money. When I say something, I want people to take it to the bank that I mean it and believe in it. – Tim Tebow

You just go out and compete and try to earn whatever you can. I’m looking to get better every single day I set foot on this field. – Tim Tebow

First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. – Tim Tebow

I don’t like to talk hypotheticals. I deal with the real life situations. I treat every day as a blessing. – Tim Tebow

I love talking football, and I love being around it. – Tim Tebow

I think my teammates make me look a lot better than I am. – Tim Tebow

I try to be active and to keep my body in the best shape I can possibly be in. – Tim Tebow

I want to improve as a football player, but even more importantly, I really want to improve as a person. – Tim Tebow

I’m not somebody that opens a playbook and just turns and reads and reads. That doesn’t do it for – Tim Tebow

In the NFL, you know how people love going to fancy restaurants? I am not a fancy-restaurant guy. I am a good-tasting steak-and-potatoes guy. – Tim Tebow

It’s hard to create new friendships outside sports. – Tim Tebow

So much in football is touching, feeling, walking through, writing it on boards, drawing Xs and Os. And all those are the best for me. – Tim Tebow

What’s amazing when you get up and do something is what God does in your life. We just have to get up and do something. – Tim Tebow

When your identity is found in Christ, your identity never changes. You are always a child of God. – Tim Tebow

You need to have something to motivate you, something to give you an edge. – Tim Tebow

At the end of the day, everything is God’s plan, and he cares about what we do. He cares about our hearts, how we play the game, and how we treat people. He’s definitely involved with how we handle sports and not just the outcome of it. I’m proud when athletes mention God in any way. – Tim Tebow

Being able to score touchdowns and win games is a way to get a platform. But, ultimately, if that’s what you do in your life, and that’s what your life is based on, I don’t know – I feel like that’s a little bit of a meaningless life. – Tim Tebow

Being attracted to someone plays a big part, but there’s also so much more than that for me. It’s about finding someone sweet and kind – and that has a servant’s heart. – Tim Tebow

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