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Ray Lewis Best Quotes of All Time

American former footballer Ray Lewis helps you achieve greatness with these quotes.

“The hardest thing to do is to work when no-one is watching.” – Ray Lewis

“No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you.” – Ray Lewis

“How will you be remembered, why wouldn’t you fight for the greatest achievement ever?” – Ray Lewis

“My pain is my badge of honor.” – Ray Lewis

“In any war – You put your back to mine. I put my back to yours. And let’s do what we gotta do.” – Ray Lewis

“What’s the difference between you and the man sitting beside you? It’s 1%. In my business, only 1% makes it. If everyone here has the same dream, only one of you will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one?” – Ray Lewis

“You got to be willing to walk in a storm. That’s what I tell people all the time.” – Ray Lewis

“Greatness is a lot of small things done well, stacked up on each other. Day after day. Workout after workout.” – Ray Lewis

“I don’t know a man on this Earth who can outwork me.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Children

Here are some inspirational quotes about children from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“Somebody has to give a wakeup call to our coaching world to ask them real questions and show them that if you have kids, then you know there is no way you can talk to somebody else like that because that’s somebody’s child.” – Ray Lewis

“Parents need to spend more time with who they’re trusting their kids with. That’s one of the nuggets going forward. Find out who these coaches are. Figure out their environment and what kind of problems they have, and see if you want your child involved with that.” – Ray Lewis

“We’re in a tough place in this world. There are a lot of kids giving up very early. Scripture says it takes a village to raise one child, and that’s what these coaches are going to have to go back and understand.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Coaches

American former footballer Ray Lewis shares his insight about coaches.

“It’s a bad place when you see sometimes how coaches treat people. I don’t even want to say players. I want to say people. They’re people before they become a player.” – Ray Lewis

“Parents may be always working, parents may be in and out. When you’re dropping them off with coaches, the first thing kids should be coming back and saying is, ‘Mom, guess what I learned today? Guess what coach taught me today?'” – Ray Lewis

“No coach who is coaching kids should ever curse a kid.” – Ray Lewis

“I love passion. I love for a coach to be passionate.” – Ray Lewis

“One of the things I’ve always said is that if you’re given the ability to coach kids, then you’re really given the ability to be a father or parent of some sort.” – Ray Lewis

“Some of these kids are spending more time with the coaches than they are with their parents. The coach is supposed to be raising these kids, not belittling them and talking to them like the world is coming to an end.” – Ray Lewis

“Coaching is something I’ve been a part of my entire life. One of the things I’ve always been very passionate about.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Effort

Here are some inspirational quotes about effort from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“Effort is between you, and you, and nobody else. So that team that thinks it’s ready to see you, they think what they’ve seen on film, they ain’t saw what film shows, because every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. So now you’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now, than I was five minutes ago, cause I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre, and ain’t no man in here okay with just basic.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t waste talent. No matter what you do, don’t waste talent.” – Ray Lewis

“Everything I did to get back, if it wasn’t for my team, it was for my city. That’s one thing that I bought into from Day One. I’m not just here in this city to play football, I’m here to actually create real change in this city. If my effort can give you hope, faith or love, then so be it. I’ll give everything I have, and today was about me giving everything that I had, showing people that no matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it. If you can push through it, you will encourage somebody. Today, hopefully through what I did today, somebody was uplifted.” – Ray Lewis

“I once said that effort is between you, and you, and nobody else. The same can be true between an individual and their camera. What you’re shooting is between you and you and nobody else. Outcomes are for the audience. The action is yours alone.” – Ray Lewis

“Do whatever you gotta do to chase your legacy every second of your life.” – Ray Lewis

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else.” – Ray Lewis

“There’s no ‘I’ on the football field. We have a total commitment to each other when we’re out there. There is no doubt. It doesn’t matter. The wins and losses of the game don’t resonate with us. What resonates with us is “how much effort would you give for the man next to you.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Fighting

Here are some quotes about fights from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“I fight for the man next to me. It doesn’t matter about me, what matters about me is sacrificing for you; for the ultimate goal which is us.” – Ray Lewis

“To be the best and stay their sweat is necessary. I’m older. Of course I’m older. That’s the beauty of it. Sixteen years plus different level of wisdom. Different level of understanding. Different level of punishment. I want to live long after my records have fallen, long after my rings have tarnished. Whatever you got to do to make sure you chase your legacy. Every second of your life. How will you be remembered? Why wouldn’t you fight for the greatest achievement ever? Leave your mark to endure forever.” – Ray Lewis

“If you clean your body out so that it is not fighting against you, you rest better, think better and you’re always light on your feet.” – Ray Lewis

“Will you be remembered, how would you be remembered, why wouldn’t you fight for the greatest achievement ever?” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Football

Here are some inspirational quotes about football from the former professional footballer Ray Lewis.

“You don’t have to win it, just don’t lose it.” – Ray Lewis

“I don’t train for football; I train more for a lifestyle.” – Ray Lewis

“I like college football a lot, because it’s the dream that you’re chasing. The dream of one day possibly making it, with the harsh reality that only one percent make it.” – Ray Lewis

“You can talk about what you see from the outside; it’s hard to tell me who I am when you’re just looking at me with a football uniform on. That’s a totally different person. That’s my job, that’s it.” – Ray Lewis

“You never judge a person if they’re going through their downs because you always stick with them when they’re going through their ups. If you stay in football business long enough, you’re going to have some bad games and you’re going to have some bad seasons.” – Ray Lewis

“I already believe I am the best linebacker in the game. Now, I have to show one more thing ? that I am the most dominating, influential person in the game and the best football player to ever put on a pair of cleats.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Giving

Here are some inspirational quotes about giving from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“We’re in a tough place in this world. There are a lot of kids giving up very early. Scripture says it takes a village to raise one child, and that’s what these coaches are going to have to go back and understand.” – Ray Lewis

“Somebody has to give a wakeup call to our coaching world to ask them real questions and show them that if you have kids, then you know there is no way you can talk to somebody else like that, because that’s somebody’s child.” – Ray Lewis

“If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you give for today?” – Ray Lewis

“With the mindset that I give everything I’ve got for the man that’s next to me, not me, cause I know what I got while I’m by myself, but when I step on the field, when I step on the turf, what am I willing to sacrifice?” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Goals

Here are some inspirational quotes about goals from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“I fight for the man next to me. It doesn’t matter about me, what matters about me is sacrificing for you; for the ultimate goal which is us.” – Ray Lewis

“And that’s my honour, that’s what my goal is, to always keep my mum’s name ringing, because I know what sacrifices she went through for me.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Greatness

Here are some motivational quotes about greatness from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.” – Ray Lewis

“Greatness is a lot of small things done well, stacked upon each other.” – Ray Lewis

“Effort is between you, and you, and nobody else.” – Ray Lewis

“Every moment is a new moment. So now you’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now than I was five minutes ago, cause I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre and ain’t no man in here okay with just basic.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Inspirational Quotes

Here are some inspirational quotes about from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“If there’s something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God’s got to change it. Because if God’s got to change it, you ain’t going to like it.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t let your alarm clock, be the only reason you wake up.” – Ray Lewis

“Man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies.” – Ray Lewis

“You got to be willing to walk in a storm. That’s what I tell people all the time.” – Ray Lewis

“Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like. I don’t. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.” – Ray Lewis

“What’s the difference between you and the man sitting beside you? It’s one percent. In my business, only one percent makes it. If everyone had the same dream, only 1 will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one?” – Ray Lewis

“We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do, and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make. Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!” – Ray Lewis

“You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can’t back it up.” – Ray Lewis

“I like to see honesty out of people. Trustworthy people. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord.” – Ray Lewis

“There’s one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That’s the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.” – Ray Lewis

“With all the things I’ve been through, the No. 1 thing that I’ve learned is that we’re supposed to help people through this world.” – Ray Lewis

“Bottom line, your body is a temple, and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Legacy

Here are some inspirational quotes about legacy from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do, and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make. Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!” – Ray Lewis

“I want to live long after my records have fallen, long after my rings have tarnished. Whatever you have to do to make sure you chase your legacy. Every second of your life. How will you be remembered? Why wouldn’t you fight for the greatest achievement ever? Leave your mark to endure forever.” – Ray Lewis

“Do whatever you gotta do to chase your legacy every second of your life.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Loss

Here are some inspirational quotes about loss from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“When you see tears in my eyes, you see it’s not about the wins or the losses, It’s about the opportunity.” – Ray Lewis

“There’s no “I” on the football field. We have a total commitment to each other when we’re out there. There is no doubt. It doesn’t matter. The wins and losses of the game don’t resonate with us. What resonates with us is “how much effort would you give for the man next to you.” – Ray Lewis

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. The effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Pain

Here are some motivational quotes about pain from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“Pain is only temporary, no matter how long it lasts.” – Ray Lewis

“Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like. I don’t. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room.” – Ray Lewis

“The only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Parents

Here are some inspirational quotes about family from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“One of the things I’ve always said is that if you’re given the ability to coach kids, then you’re given the ability to be a father or parent of some sort.” – Ray Lewis

“Parents need to spend more time with who they’re trusting their kids with. That’s one of the nuggets going forward. Find out who these coaches are. Figure out their environment and what kind of problems they have, and see if you want your child involved with that.” – Ray Lewis

“Parents may be always working, parents may be in and out. When you’re dropping them off with coaches, the first thing kids should be coming back and saying is, ‘Mom, guess what I learned today? Guess what coach taught me today?’” – Ray Lewis

“Some of these kids are spending more time with the coaches than they are with their parents. The coach is supposed to be raising these kids, not belittling them and talking to them like the world is coming to an end.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Running

Here are some inspirational quotes about running from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“Outside of these doors, it is the real world. Someone tries to get you to do something wrong, run.” – Ray Lewis

“I’ve never stopped loving the game since day one. If it were a job to me it would be very hard for me to get up in the morning. And why leave something that you can never come back to? Realistically, whether you accept it or not, you only get one wave in this journey. Run at it as hard as you can.” – Ray Lewis

“In an era that’s run on free agency, everybody’s going where the dollars are. They go after the dollars and they forget that the game will always come down to brotherhood.” – Ray Lewis

“Let me explain my job very simply: My job is to line up five, seven, 10 yards in front of a man and run into him at full speed.” – Ray Lewis

“The more you know about your opponents, the more you learn how to beat them. Where the holes open to run through, blocking schemes, even down to player tendencies and what hand they like to carry the ball with.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Sacrifice

Here are some inspirational quotes about sacrifice from former professional footballer Ray Lewis.

“With the mindset that I give everything I’ve got for the man that’s next to me, not me, cause I know what I got while I’m by myself, but when I step on the field, when I step on the turf, what am I willing to sacrifice?” – Ray Lewis

“Everything I got, I’m willing to sacrifice.” – Ray Lewis

“I fight for the man next to me. It doesn’t matter about me, what matters about me is sacrificing for you; for the ultimate goal which is us.” – Ray Lewis

“And that’s my honor, that’s what my goal is, to always keep my mum’s name ringing because I know what sacrifices she went through for me.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Training

Here are some motivational quotes about training from former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

“Life is about being a versatile athlete and training in all realms of life.” – Ray Lewis

“I don’t train for sports. I’ve never trained in sports. I train for life, and sport is just a part of that. So when I start training, that’s lifestyle training and that’s why I go through so many things, whether it’s yoga, kickboxing, wrestling, or swimming.” – Ray Lewis

“Nobody’s more serious about health and fitness than me and staying fit is my top priority, That’s why I’ve teamed up with Medifast to bring my fans a line of products that are packed with everything the body needs to get in better shape and improve their health. I use the products every day as part of my training.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Winning

Here are some motivational quotes about winning from American former footballer Ray Lewis.

“When you see tears in my eyes, you see it’s not about the wins or the losses, It’s about the opportunity.” – Ray Lewis

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. The effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else.” – Ray Lewis

“There’s no “I” on the football field. We have a total commitment to each other when we’re out there. There is no doubt. It doesn’t matter. The wins and losses of the game don’t resonate with us. What resonates with us is “how much effort would you give for the man next to you.” – Ray Lewis

“You don’t have to win it, just don’t lose it.” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Fearless Quotes 

Here are some motivational quotes from American former professional footballer Ray Lewis.

“Don’t let your alarm clock be the only reason you wake up” – Ray Lewis

“I don’t walk through life just playing football. I don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.” – Ray Lewis

“Life is about being a versatile athlete and training in all realms of life.” – Ray Lewis

“Success has nothing to do with talent and everything to do with effort.” – Ray Lewis

“You can either make the play or watch the play be made.” – Ray Lewis

“Every day of my life, I’m trying to find a different way to get better.” – Ray Lewis

“Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like. I don’t. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room.” – Ray Lewis

“A man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies.” – Ray Lewis

“If there’s something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God’s got to change it. Because if God’s got to change it, you ain’t going to like it.” – Ray Lewis

“Bottom line, your body is a temple, and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it.” – Ray Lewis

“We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do, and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make. Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!” – Ray Lewis

“With all the things I’ve been through, the number one thing that I’ve learned is that we’re supposed to help people through this world.” – Ray Lewis

“I like to see honesty out of people. People who are trustworthy. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord.” – Ray Lewis

“Nobody is as serious about health and fitness as me – staying fit is my top priority.” – Ray Lewis

“There’s one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That’s the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.” – Ray Lewis

“You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can’t back it up.” – Ray Lewis

“What makes you grind? You have to always be chasing something.” – Ray Lewis

“All I know is grind.” – Ray Lewis

“The day you think you can beat me, come show me. Then move on to the next challenge.” – Ray Lewis

“In any war, who pulls their general out? No one.” – Ray Lewis

“I figured something out, and it is no secret. Whatever the majority of people were doing, I found myself doing the opposite. I wanted to chase something great.” – Ray Lewis

“I prepare so no one can take what is mine, no one can replace my mind, my heart.” – Ray Lewis

“If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you give for today?” – Ray Lewis

“In order to be the best and stay there, sweat is necessary.” – Ray Lewis

“The greatest opportunity in the world is found here today. We already know what yesterday has got for us. It’s already gone. Tomorrow, too far away. What about right now?!” – Ray Lewis

“You’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now then I was five minutes ago – cause I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

“You have to get back to being kids again. You can’t ever get tired. I have something burning inside me – I am a kid all over again.” – Ray Lewis

“You take five fingers. Individually, I can pin any one of them, but if I pin them together, it makes a fist. It’s damn near impossible to turn this around.” – Ray Lewis

“When something goes wrong, smile. There’s always a next play.” – Ray Lewis

“You gotta be hungry for it. You’ve got to put everything you got on it. Every second. You have to be the first one in line – That’s how leaders are born.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t waste talent. No matter what you do, don’t waste talent.” – Ray Lewis

“Before I lead any other man into anything I’m willing to take the hard falls myself but also come back and share the pains that came from it.” – Ray Lewis

“The only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists.” – Ray Lewis

“Success is one thing, impact is another.” – Ray Lewis

“Whatever you want to do, go do it.” – Ray Lewis

“My thing about camp is to come in and be who I am, which is the most dominant player in the game. That’s who I am, and that’s what I’m here for.” – Ray Lewis

“If you are going to play a football game, don’t be a coward and wait until you make one play and do something. Just play football.” – Ray Lewis

“With the mindset that I give everything I’ve got for the man that’s next to me, not me, cause I know what I got while I’m by myself, but when I step on the field, when I step on the turf, what am I willing to sacrifice?” – Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Quotes About Life and Becoming A Champion

American former footballer Ray Lewis motivates us with these powerful quotes.

“Never be comfortable with just good enough.” – Ray Lewis

“Success is one thing, impact is another.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t let your alarm clock, be the only reason you wake up.” – Ray Lewis

“The only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists.” – Ray Lewis

“What makes you grind? You have to always be chasing something.” – Ray Lewis

“My pain is my badge of honor.” – Ray Lewis

“You have to get back to being kids again. You can’t never get tired. I have something burning inside me. I am a kid all over again.” – Ray Lewis

“You’re carrying a legacy, You’re carrying greatness. And greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day. Workout after workout. Obedience after obedience.” – Ray Lewis

“It has nothing to do with talent, and everything to do with effort! Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you.” – Ray Lewis

“If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you give for today? – Ray Lewis

“We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do, and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make .Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!” – Ray Lewis

“There’s a spirit that grabs me, and it’s in every one of you guys,but the question is, how much time are we wasting?” – Ray Lewis

“You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can’t back it up.” – Ray Lewis

“Man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies.” – Ray Lewis

“With all the things I’ve been through, the No. 1 thing that I’ve learned is that we’re supposed to help people through this world.” – Ray Lewis

“If there’s something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God’s got to change it. Because if God’s got to change it , you ain’t going to like it.” – Ray Lewis

“Nobody’s as serious about health and fitness as me, and staying fit is my top priority.” – Ray Lewis

“In any war, you put your back to mine, I put my back to yours, and let’s do what we gotta do.” – Ray Lewis

“The greatest opportunity in the world is found here today… We already know what yesterday has got for us. It’s already gone. Tomorrow, too far away. What about right now!” – Ray Lewis

“I prepare so no one can take what is mine, no one can replace my mind, my heart.” – Ray Lewis

“The day you think you can beat me, show me. Then move on to the next challenge.” – Ray Lewis

“The bottom line, your body is a temple and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it.” – Ray Lewis

“I like to see honesty out of people. People who are trustworthy. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord.” – Ray Lewis

“There’s one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That’s the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.” – Ray Lewis

“Will you be remembered, how would you be remembered, why wouldn’t you fight for the greatest achievement ever?” – Ray Lewis

“I just came out of the gym from three hours this morning. I got five hours of sleep. That’s it.” – Ray Lewis

“Every day of my life I’m trying to find a different way to get better.” – Ray Lewis

“I figured something out. And it is no secret what I figured out. Whatever the majority of people were doing, I found myself doing the opposite. I wanted to chase something great.” – Ray Lewis

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you.” – Ray Lewis

“You’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now, then I was five minutes ago, cause I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

“Don’t waste talent No matter what you do, don’t waste talent.” – Ray Lewis

“I ride my bicycle all the time. There’s one thing about my bicycle. I’m riding, I’m riding, I’m riding. And no matter how tired I start to get, it’s never about this pedal I’m pedaling, it’s about the next pedal, and if you can get to that next one, your bike will keep moving.” – Ray Lewis

“You gotta be hungry for it. You’ve got to put everything you got on it. Everything! Every second. You have to be the first one in line. That’s how leaders are born.” – Ray Lewis

“The only thing that could pull me away, was hard work.” – Ray Lewis

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