Quotes for Coaches: A Coaches Quotes for Reflection

Quotes for coaching looks at inspirational and motivational quotes for coaches. At times when the role of coaching is a little challenging and you need to find some light at the end of the tunnel then reflect back on these quotes especially selected for coaches.


Every Coach, can use some Inspiration Sometimes (Source: Bradjward)
Every Coach, can use some Inspiration Sometimes (Source: Bradjward)

Maybe use the quotes as a way to start each week with a new focus or motivation?


The quotes below have been selected to help give something especially for coaches:


  1. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings” – Ann Landers
  2. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty” – Unknown
  3. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see” – Confucious
  4. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” – Mark Twain
  5. “Teachers who inspire realize, there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones – it all depends on how we use them” – Unknown
  6. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart” – Ancient Indian Proverb
  7. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is: Try to please everybody” – Herbert Bayard Swope
  8. “The best revenge is massive success” – Frank Sinatra
  9. “To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: Leave no stone unturned” – Edward Bulwer Lytton
  10. “Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out” – John Wooden
  11. “Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street” – Elbert Hubbard
  12. “Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear” – John Madden
  13. “No great man ever complains of want of opportunities” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own” – Ben Sweetland
  15. “There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way” – Christopher Morley
  16. ”As the leader, part of the job is to be visible and willing to communicate with everyone” – Bill Walsh
  17. “Do first things first, and second things not at all” – Peter Drucker.
  18. “Careful thinking and hard work will solve nearly all your problems. Try and see for yourself” – Ullery
  19. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook” – William James
  20. “To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing.  They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you” – Bobby Knight
  21. “Impatience never commanded success” – Edwin H. Chapin
  22. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently” – Henry Ford
  23. “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value” – Albert Einstein
  24. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you” – Walt Whitman
  25. “Leadership is more about responsibility than ability!” – Jim Tunney
  26. “Nothing will work unless you do” – John Wooden


As a coach there will always be challenges and problems faced. How you move through these is the difference between a good and poor experience. Always remember that you need to develop a support network to help with issues you might be facing. Quotes are great, but they only go so far.

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Coach Riches has been working within the sport, business and education industries for many years. During this time he has built an extensive number of formal and informal qualifications. A firm believer in training and development designed to help people reach their full potential, relevant o their needs and functional to their industry environment.

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