Stuart Scott was an inspiration to the entire sports community.
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15 Of The Smartest Quotes In Sports History

Nathan Baugh, Matt Trombley

There have been countless famous one-liners from sports over the past century. But how many of these have true staying power? Do they still hit as hard today as they did when they were first uttered? Here's 15 that we think stand the test of time and bring out the best in all sports fans:

“Life consists of two dates with a dash in between. Make the dash count.” — Stuart Scott

“Luck has nothing to do with it. I have spent countless hours on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” — Serena Williams

“Losing is not my enemy… fear of losing is my enemy.” — Rafael Nadal

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

“People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.” — Sachin Tendulkar

“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

“When you think about the past, that's your ego. When you think about the future, that's your pride. When you think about the present, that's humility.” — Giannis Antetokounmpo

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pelé

“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.” — Mia Hamm

“Tomorrow's taken care of, one way or another. I was thinking about how you spend 30 years in a tiny cell and come out ready to forgive the people who put you there.” — Francois Pienaar to Nelson Mandela

“Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.” — Kobe Bryant

“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” — Jackie Robinson

“When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” — Diego Maradona

“Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.” — Jim Valvano

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