Champions Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Champions quotes and Champions sayings, and Champions proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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

"To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are."

Muhammad Ali

"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

"Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear."

Denis Waitley

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

Sam Snead

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

Nick Seitz

"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 the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

Muhammad Ali

"Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion."

Alberto Juantorena

"A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning."

Pat Riley

"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

"If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart."

Chris Evert

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

Anatoly Karpov

"A true champion will fight through anything."


"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t."

Jack Dempsey

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

James J. Corbett

"Champions all get kicked when they’re down."

Apolo Ohno

"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

"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

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

Mia Hamm

"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

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