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1. "In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury."
Author: Alex Ferguson
2. "The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation."
Author: Avery Brundage
3. "Shadows are where magic comes from. Your dark and dancing self, slipping behind and ahead and around, never quite looking at the sun. Fairyland-Below is the shadow of Fairyland, and this is where magic gets born and grows up and sows its oats before coming out into the world. The body does the living; the shadow does the dreaming. Before Halloween, we lived in the upper world, where the light makes us insubstantial, thin, scraps of thought and shade. We weren't unhappy—we made good magic for the world, sportsmanlike stuff. We reflected our bodies' deeds, and when our brothers and sisters went to sleep, we had our own pretty lives, our shadow loves, our shadow markets, our shadow races. But we had no idea, no idea how it could be under the world with our Hollow Queen. And now we shall never go back."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
4. "Baltimore was like a small town when I got there - the Colts, the Orioles, guys like Frank Robinson, we all knew and respected each other. Everyone would cross paths at one point at Lenny Moore's Sportsman's Lounge, trading stories and having some fun."
Author: Earl Monroe
5. "If I could only keep up my spirit- if I could only play the game according to the sportsman's code which Rita had been trying to teach me so gravely and so sweetly- if I could only, I told myself, do that, then in the long run, all might be right between us- because I had not nagged her or wearied her, because I had proved myself her peer, as prompt to offer all for love and as brave to bear its passing. If I could only remember that the days were not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart, the fires which keep the poet alive as the citizen never lives, but which burn all the roofs of security!"
Author: Edmund Wilson
6. "Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one."
Author: Edward Abbey
7. "Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning."
Author: Fred Perry
8. "The mellow autumn came, and with it cameThe promised party, to enjoy its sweets.The corn is cut, the manor full of game;The pointer ranges, and the sportsman beatsIn russet jacket;—lynx-like is his aim;Full grows his bag, and wonderful his feats.Ah, nutbrown partridges! Ah, brilliant pheasants!And ah, ye poachers!—'Tis no sport for peasants."
Author: George Gordon Byron
9. "When you are a professional sportsman all the guys are great competitors in the top 50."
Author: Guy Forget
10. "These were the ways and moves of … of a predator. The thought popped into my mind without my being able to stop it. ‘Of an athlete' was what I had meant to say – to think. A sportsman."
Author: Herman Koch
11. "Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules."
Author: Jack Nicklaus
12. "Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time."
Author: Joan Sutherland
13. "I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket."
Author: John E. Walker
14. "Sportsmanship and easygoing methods are all right, but it is the prospect of a hot fight that brings out the crowds."
Author: John McGraw
15. "The Sometime Sportsman Greets the Springby John UpdikeWhen winter's glaze is lifted from the greens,And cups are freshly cut, and birdies sing,Triumphantly the stifled golfer preensIn cleats and slacks once more, and checks his swing.This year, he vows, his head will steady be,His weight-shift smooth, his grip and stance ideal;And so they are, until upon the teeBefall the old contortions of the real.So, too, the tennis-player, torpid fromHibernal months of television sports,Perfects his serve and feels his knees becomeSheer muscle in their unaccustomed shorts.Right arm relaxed, the left controls the toss,Which shall be high, so that the racket faceShall at a certain angle sweep acrossThe floated sphere with gutty strings—an ace!The mind's eye sees it all until uponThe courts of life the faulty way we playedIn other summers rolls back with the sun.Hope springs eternally, but spring hopes fade."
Author: John Updike
16. "When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman."
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
17. "A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork."
Author: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
18. "One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it."
Author: Knute Rockne
19. "You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman."
Author: Lionel Messi
20. "True sportsmanship is excellence in motion!"
Author: Lorii Myers
21. "A good golfer's métier is his or her golfing skill.A great golfer's métier is his or her golfing skill, coupled with the mastery of good sportsmanship, rendering him or her an ambassador for the sport."
Author: Lorii Myers
22. "As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman."
Author: Lynn Davies
23. "I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship."
Author: Major Taylor
24. "It's considered good sportsmanship not to pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."
Author: Mark Twain
25. "One guy that really inspired me was Michael Jordan. I wouldn't say that he inspired me as a sportsman, but I love going back and watching videos of him, especially how he conducts himself in interviews. He always seemed to be very careful about the words that he used and thought about everything differently to anybody else."
Author: Matteo Manassero
26. "You try to hide your emotions, so as not to show weaknesses to others. I believe it's the same for every sportsman."
Author: Michael Schumacher
27. "Kay found six and a half acres of land just off the Ouachita River at the mouth of Cypress Creek outside of West Monroe, Louisiana. It was at the end of a dirt road in one of the most heavily forested areas on the river. The classified advertisement in the newspaper described it as a "Sportsman's Paraside." When we drove out to see the land, I knew it was perfect as soon as we crested the hill that leads down to the house where we still live today. The place was absolutely perfect. The real estate lady sensed my excitement and told me, "Now, Mr. Robertson, I'm required by law to inform you that this home sits in a floodplain.""Perfect," I told her. "I wouldn't want it if it didn't."
Author: Phil Robertson
28. "The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
Author: Pierre De Coubertin
29. "Persons like you say, ‘I'm an individual, therefore I oppose any power over me.' That right there does not follow. How about ‘I'm an individual, therefore I notice and understand my place in the grand scheme of things'? I've heard of persons who don't feel small in the vastness of Nature or intimidated by its challenges, and that strikes me as a lack of perspective. If all you can see is yourself, you're not seeing very far. How about, ‘I'm an individual, therefore I notice and understand that my success depends on others' success, because we're all interconnected'? That does not negate my individuality or threaten my freedom. We support each other on a team. Your problem is you don't know we're all on the same team, because you're too busy holding the ball, saying, ‘Mine!', and not playing the game with good sportsmanship. Yeah, good sportsmanship. Ever heard of that?"
Author: Robert Peate
30. "As an international sportsman, I am very lucky to be supported by people all over the world, many of who treat me as one of their own, no matter what their nationality, or indeed mine. This is the way sport should be."
Author: Rory McIlroy
31. "A sportsman is a man who every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something."
Author: Stephen Leacock
32. "You never hear of a sportsman losing his sense of smell in a tragic accident and for good reason; in order for the universe to teach excruciating lessons that are unable to apply in later life, the sportsman must lose his legs, the philosopher his mind, the painter his eyes, the musician his ears, the chef his tongue."
Author: Steve Toltz
33. "I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent."
Author: Sue Wicks
34. "As a sportsman, you always play to win. Having said that, it's not possible to win every day. There will be days when you will do well and there will be days you won't."
Author: Suresh Raina
35. "Having been born and raised in ‘The Sportsman's Paradise', I had an instant longing for Daddy. When I was hurt as a little girl, I would curl up in his lap and he would rock me. Figuratively knocking me to my knees, I suddenly - fiercely - wanted Daddy to hold my hand and assure me I was going to get through this. Seeing Dr. England's clenched jaw and look of sympathy and knowing Daddy's reaction would have been similar did little to help the ache. - Allison La Crosse"
Author: T.R. Graves

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