63 Softball Quotes We Love

63 Softball Quotes We Love
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FloSoftball crawled the internet for some of the best softball and sports quotes of all-time. We've gathered quotes from softball greats Sue Enquist, Cat Osterman, Jennie Finch, Lisa Fernandez and more.

Favorite Softball Quotes


  1. What I love about the game is that the game doesn't know who is supposed to win. - Sue Enquist
  2. I am who I am. I'm going to be who I am. And I'm going to give my all to the game in the way that I do it. - Lonni Alameda
  3. When you dive into college softball, your life is changing dramatically and you've got to be ready for that. It's not easy and it's frustrating. And there's a lot of HARD about it. Life needs to be hard in order for you to know how to be triumphant. -- Patty Gasso
  4. If you look back at yesterday and think it was a big deal, then you haven't done anything today. - Cat Osterman
  5. Anything worthy of your passion, should be worthy of your preparation. - Sue Enquist
  6. A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams. - Dot Richardson
  7. We have to continue to grow to learn how to get to each and every player. If I can learn to communicate in different ways, then I can become a better coach to 23 players. - Lonni Alameda
  8. Hard is when it matters, when you're tired is when it counts.
  9. The worst thing a coach can do is to develop a philosophy and spend their entire career defending that philosophy.
  10. Do or do not. There is no try. -- Yoda
  11. When you're in the box, be in the box. -- Ken Ravizza
  12. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
  13. I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick. - Sue Enquist
  14. The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win. It's the team with the athletes who play best together. - Lisa Fernandez
  15. It's always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There's never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going. - Cat Osterman
  16. Be so good they can't ignore you.
  17. Be yourself.
  18. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney
  19. Life's a pitch.
  20. The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately.
  21. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece. - John Wooden
  22. Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you. - John Wooden
  23. It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. - John Wooden
  24. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts. - John Wooden
  25. You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. - John Wooden
  26. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden
  27. Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable. - John Wooden
  28. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -- Aristotle
  29. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden
  30. It's not how you start it's how you finish.
  31. Accountability is essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you're never wrong? If you don't admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you're bound to make the same one again. - Pat Summit
  32. The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it. - Pat Summitt
  33. If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" -- John Wooden
  34. Here's how I'm going to beat you. I'm going to outwork you. That's it. That's all there is to it. - Pat Summitt
  35. Attitude lies somewhere between emotion and logic. It's that curious mix of optimism and determination that enables you to maintain a positive outlook and to continue plodding in the face of the most adverse circumstances. - Pat Summitt
  36. By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could - like running the track after a two-hour practice - you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger. - Pat Summitt
  37. Attitude is a choice. Think positive thoughts daily. Believe in yourself. - Pat Summitt
  38. No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength. - Pat Summitt
  39. When you choose to be a competitor you choose to be a survivor. When you choose to compete, you make the conscious decision to find out what your real limits are, not just what you think they are. - Pat Summitt
  40. Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work. - Pat Summitt
  41. Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you're never wrong? - Pat Summitt
  42. Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have. - Pat Summitt
  43. My parents taught me a long time ago that you win in life with people, and that's important, because if you hang with winners, you stand a great chance of being a winner. - Pat Summitt
  44. She taught me that it's ok to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. - Pat Summitt
  45. Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough. - Pat Summitt
  46. Teamwork is really a form of trust. It's what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won't achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues. - Pat Summitt
  47. If I'm not leading by example, then I'm not doing the right thing. And I want to always do the right thing. - Pat Summitt
  48. The willingness to experiment with change may be the most essential ingredient to success at anything. - Pat Summitt
  49. Success is a project that's always under construction. - Pat Summitt
  50. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller
  51. We're prepared, and we've done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That's what confidence is all about. - Lisa Fernandez
  52. Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile-it's free! - Jennie Finch
  53. You can't always control the circumstances - only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort. - Jennie Finch
  54. Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! - Jennie Finch
  55. I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time. - Jennie Finch
  56. Every year I make a commitment to try to beat myself. So whatever number I got or however many hits I got, I try to beat myself and become better. Alexxis "Chip" Bennett
  57. I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. - Billie Jean King
  58. Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits. -- Stewart Emery
  59. What you put into it is what you get out of it. - Keilani Ricketts
  60. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure" -- Colin Powell
  61. Life is 20% of what happens to you and 80% how you respond to it.
  62. "You can make yourself miserable or you can make yourself strong. The amount of work is the same." - Andrea Duran
  63. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


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