19 Empowering Quotes By Powerful Female Athletes

19 quotes by female athletes

Empower your body and mind with the help of inspiring and successful female athletes!

The 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio are a reminder of how hard work can pay off. For many, the highlight of the Olympics is witnessing female athletes dominate, showcasing their mental and physical strength at its peak. Whether they are taking part (or have taken part) in the Olympics or not, the following female athletes are (or have once been) at the top of their athletic game. Here are 19 inspiring quotes from female athletes so that you, too, are motivated to conquer your passion.

19 Quotes By Female Athletes

  1. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
  2. “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph
  3. “Do your best, one shot at a time, and then move on.” – Nancy Lopez
  4. “I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.” – Serena Williams
  5. “The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration, then more practice and concentration.” – Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  6. “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm
  7. Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner Kersee
  8. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton
  9. “True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.” – Mia Hamm
  10. “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson
  11. “My motto has always been that you can’t say, ‘Oh, it won’t happen to me.’ You have to say, ‘That can happen to me.’ So always be aware that things can happen.” – Venus Williams
  12. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” – Bethany Hamilton
  13. “Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat: you have to master yourself.” – Olga Korbut
  14. “When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it.” – Lindsey Vonn
  15. “To have any doubt in your body is the biggest weakness an athlete can have.” – Shawn Johnson
  16. “We have to fight the entire time, we can’t start at the end when it’s getting down to crunch time. We can’t leave anything on the floor.” – Kerri Walsh, volleyball player
  17. “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” – Alex Morgan
  18. “Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.” – Danica Patrick
  19. “You can always say, ‘I wish I had landed that triple flip better, or I wish I didn’t fall.’ They’re not regrets, just mistakes.” – Michelle Kwan

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