Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Impact Quotes

Here is a list of some powerful impact quotes emphasizing the importance of being passionate as a leader. These quotes are not limited to elite sports, as we are always learning from successful leaders in any profession or endeavor. If you have some suggested quotes you would like to see added to this page, please post them using our comment boxes under the ‘BE PASSIONATE’ theme in the category section on the home page. Also, we included the sources in which we derive many of the quotes to add to your possible reading list. Enjoy!



“Talent determines what you can do in life. Motivation determines what you are willing to do. Attitude determines how well you will do it.”

- Jim Calhoun, Hall of Fame basketball coach



“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.”

- Napoleon Hill, author

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher and poet

“He who has faith… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. Setbacks will stop us cold if we don’t have faith.”

- B. C. Forbes, Financial journalist and author

“On every team, there is a core group of players that sets the tone for everyone else. If the tone is positive, you have half the battle won. If it is negative, you are beaten before you ever walk on the field.”

- Chuck Noll, Hall of Fame football coach

“In life there are positive and negative thoughts. And hey, it doesn’t cost you a cent more to think positively.”

- Angelo Dundee, Hall of Fame boxing trainer

“Find something that you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

-Harvey Mackay, Author



“Enthusiasm. That certain something that pulls us out of the mediocre and commonplace, and fills us with power. If we have it, we should thank God for it. If we dont’ have it, we should get down on our knees and pray for it.”

- Bobby Knight, NCAA champion basketball coach