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The Best Quotes By Female Athletes

Richard Heathcote / Staff

"Just believe in yourself. Even if you don't pretend that you do and at some point you will."
- Venus Williams

 

"The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you."
- Jackie Joyner Kersee

 

"You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit."
- Abby Wambach

 

“I just knew if it could be done, it had to be done, and I did it.”
Gertrude Ederle

 

The only one who can tell you 'you can’t win' is you and you don’t have to listen. - @J_Ennis

 

“The only one who can tell you 'you can’t win' is you and you don’t have to listen.”
- Jessica Ennis-Hill

 

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

 

“We only have two things that we share in his life; we are born and we die. And what we do in between those times, we’ve got to be happy. I don’t let the outside world deter me.”
Dawn Fraser

 

"A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever."
- Mary Lou Retton

 

“You should never stay at the same level. Always push yourself to the next.”
Marnelli Dimzon

 

It's going to be a journey. It's not a sprint to get in shape. - @kerrileewalsh

 

"It's going to be a journey. It's not a sprint to get in shape."
- Kerri Walsh Jennings

 

"Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lost that counts,' probably lost."
- Martina Navratilova

 

“Somebody gives you an opportunity, say yes to it. So what if you fail? you won’t know if you fail or succeed unless you try.”
Ann Meyers

 

“Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.”
Wilma Rudolph

 

"The past doesn't matter. Take today."
- Becky Sauerbrunn

 

I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all. - @Simone_Biles

 

"I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all."
- Simone Biles

 

“When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it.”
- Lindsey Vonn

 

“There is always going to be a reason why you can’t do something; your job is to constantly look for the reasons why you can achieve your dreams.”
- Shannon Miller

 

"Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it's never really over until the whistle blows."
- Alex Morgan

 

If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion. - @MiaHamm

 

“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.”
- Mia Hamm

 

"To have any doubt in your body is the biggest weakness an athlete can have.”
- Shawn Johnson

 

“I believe in the impossible because no one else does.”
Florence Griffith Joyner

 

“If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.”
Manon Rheaume

 

“The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
- Wilma Rudolph

 

"I'm stronger than I think I am. Mentally, physically."
- Misty May-Treanor

 

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.”
- Venus Williams

 

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”
- Mia Hamm

 

“Never put an age limit on your dreams.”
- Dara Torres

 

When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens. - @mPinoe

 

"When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens."
- Megan Rapinoe

 

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