“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

“It’s not the will to win that matters — everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka