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  One gets to know people during games and on journeys.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  At the end of the game the king and the pawn go into the same bag.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Better play for nothing than work for nothing.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  Slow and steady wins the race.  
 -  Aesop
  

  One thing I've learned in twenty-nine years of playing tennis: Life will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the kitchen sink. It's your job to avoid the obstacles. If you let them stop you or distract you, you're not doing your job, and failing to do your job will cause regrets that paralyze you more than a bad back.  
 -  Andre Agassi
  

  In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.  
 -  Babe Ruth
  

  Games lubricate the body and the mind.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win because you'll play against you.  
 -  Dr. Seuss
  

  The reason why some people love to engage in dangerous activities, such as mountain climbing, car racing, and so on, although they may not be aware of it, is that it forces them into the Now - that intensely alive state that is free of time, free of problems, free of thinking, free of the burden of the personality.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Love is a game that two can play and both win.  
 -  Eva Gabor
  

  I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates husbands and wives.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.  
 -  George F. Will
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  When the great scorer comes to write against your name, he marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.  
 -  Grantland Rice
  

  I watched a cricket match for three hours waiting for it to start.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates husbands and wives.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.  
 -  George F. Will
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  When the great scorer comes to write against your name, he marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.  
 -  Grantland Rice
  

  I watched a cricket match for three hours waiting for it to start.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  They call it football, but the object of the game is to bash the other guy so hard that he's eventually carried off the field on a stretcher. I can't watch football anymore. My psychiatrist said it's better that way. I used to watch a game, see the players in a huddle - and think they were talking about me.  
 -  Jackie Mason
  

  We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  As I moved to the top of pro tennis, though, cockiness became a survival mechanism. I don't care who you are, Borg or Sampras or Michael Chang - you can't exist at the top without it. Self-confidence is a must, and so is selfishness.  
 -  John McEnroe
  

  It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  To play without passion is inexcusable.  
 -  Ludwig von Beethoven
  

  Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  My favourite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter.  
 -  Michael Ventre
  

  The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.  
 -  Miguel de Cervantes
  

  When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.  
 -  Mike Tyson
  

  Men do not quit playing because they grow old - they grow old because they quit playing.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  

  In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.  
 -  Ovid
  

  The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.   
 -  Plato
  

  Life must be lived as play.  
 -  Plato
  

  Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  I love golf now. But it's more addictive than cocaine.  
 -  Ringo Starr
  

  It is in games that many men discover their paradise.  
 -  Robert Lynd
  

  The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.  
 -  Sam Snead
  

  Practically every game played internationally today was invented in Britain, and when foreigners became good enough to match or even defeat the British, the British quickly invented a new game.  
 -  Sir Peter Ustinov
  

  Sports is like a war without the killing.  
 -  Ted Turner
  

  In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  You have to give 100% in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what's left.  
 -  Yogi Berra