Since many of us are in the depths of summer's grasp, I figured you, like me, might need a little pick me up right about now. The dog days are officially upon us.
With the NFL season still about one month away, and baseball heading towards the long month of August, let's turn to our favorite players, coaches and leaders to get inspired.
14 Inspiring Quotes to Keep You Going
(These are in order of my least favorite to most favorite, so make sure you scroll down to the bottom to see the best ones)
"They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball. And they tell you to hit it square." -Willie Stargell
"Let's play two." - Ernie Banks
"It ain't over til it's over." - Yogi Berra
"You play to win the game." - Herm Edwards
(Editor note: mainly including this so I can add the video...)
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been." - Wayne Gretzky
"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth
"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
"In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened." - Tommy Lasorda
"If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough." - Mario Andretti
"Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there." - Bo Jackson
"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe." - Muhammad Ali
“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” - Michael Phelps
"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." - Wayne Gretzky
And just for fun, because he's from San Diego and repped it so well...
We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it. — Tony Gwynn