More ‘Quotable Quotes’…

Last May 23, I wrote a similar list of 23 of my favorite sports quotations. Here are two samples…

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot… and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why…. I succeed.”

“When I was 40 my doctor advised me that a man in his forties shouldn’t play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.”

Who said those immortal words? Click here.

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John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!


  1. ..that generous soul..that unbending strength..that self-spoken integrity..has not one time been shaken..

    {this part i like the best}..”You have never defined yourself by what you have achieved, rather, you have achieved by how you DEFINED yourself.” (caps mine)

    It just hits me..a modern version of St. Exupery’s The Little Prince, i’d say…

    Thanks for the QQuotes Sir John, you just added a few more to my collection. 🙂

  2. Rora…. yes, very inpiring words you quoted! Nice to read quotations, no? They make you think, laugh, nod your head… I love reading quotations. I’m glad you also do. Thanks again and please share more quotes if you have. Thanks!

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