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32 Peyton Manning Quotes To Motivate You To Aim Higher

Peyton Manning is considered one of the great quarterbacks who dominated an era of NFL football as he won a Superbowl and several MVP trophies! Born into a football family, Peyton's father and brother are both Quarterback's too! Having father Archie Manning as a mentor served Peyton extremely well, as he learned the in's and out's of the game but also the inner instincts and leadership skills that are more rare. Peyton Manning's legacy will always be remembered as one of the greats who made a complex position look so simple. Enduring through adversity, Peyton has lost in 2 Super Bowl's and remarkably returned from a rough injury to sign with the Denver Broncos. During an 18 year career, Peyton Manning has made some very insightful remarks about life and football. Here are 33 Peyton Manning quotes to increase your faith, resilience and commitment in any endeavor you choose!

1.) Choices Make Or Break You, Listen To Your Heart:

“Life is about choices. You ask the questions and you listen to the answers. Then you listen to your heart.” - Peyton Manning

2.) Always Give It Your All:

“I’ve never left the field saying, ‘I could’ve done more to get ready’ and that gives me peace of mind.” - Peyton Manning

3.) Never Underestimate The Importance Of  Your Grind:

“One thing that can never be sacrificed is your preparation and your work ethic.” - Peyton Manning

4.) It’s Better To Have And Lost, Then Not Having At All:

“When you take a year off from football, you come back for all the enjoyable moments. When you're not playing, you miss out on all the highs, but you also miss these disappointments. But I would rather be in the arena to be excited or be disappointed than not have a chance at all. That's football. That's why everybody plays it.” - Peyton Manning

5.) Bitterness Will Suck the Life Out Of You:

“Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they're bitter. Not me.” - Peyton Manning

6.) Passion Is A Personal Choice:

“My dad told us up front, 'Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it's your decision.'” - Peyton Manning

7.) Have A Relentless Approach To Winning In Life:

“It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail.” - Peyton Manning

8.) Play It Day By Day, Tomorrow Is Not Guaranteed:

“When you go through a significant injury and have a major career change, you truly do go one year at a time, and you don't look past what's going on now, because you are not sure what's going to happen. Tomorrow is not promised.” - Peyton Manning

9.) Passion Always Comes First :

“Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can't produce, if I can't help a team, that's when I will stop playing.” - Peyton Manning

10.) Change Is Inevitable In Any Endeavor We Choose, Get Used to It:

“I've been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that's the reality of playing in the NFL.” - Peyton Manning

11.) Always Be As Best Prepared As Possible:

“Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing.” - Peyton Manning

12.) Be A leader And Be The Change:

“Anyone who waits for someone else to make a change automatically becomes the follower.” - Peyton Manning

13.) Be In The Present & Do The Best With Every Task At Hand:

“I was never on a mission to be an NFL quarterback. I wanted to be a good high school player, and I worked hard at that. That made me good enough to play in college and then I wanted to be a good college quarterback. During college I played well enough to make it into the NFL. I never took it for granted and really wanted to play hard at each level and I have always had a lot of fun doing what I wanted to do.” - Peyton Manning

14.) Know What It Will Take To Accomplish Your Dreams, Then Go Get It:

“We’ve been working hard a long time for this and we want to accomplish our ultimate goal. We know what it takes.” - Peyton Manning

15.) Admire Your Role Models:

“Ive always had a great deal of respect for John Elway. He’s one of the greatest to ever play the game and that’s evidenced from his football knowledge and respect for the game.” - Peyton Manning

16.) Have Faith & Let Your Actions Speak For You:

“Some players get more vocal about it—the Reggie Whites, for example—and some point to Heaven after scoring a touchdown and praise God after games. I have no problem with that. But I don’t do it, and don’t think it makes me any less a Christian. I just want my actions to speak louder,” - Peyton Manning

17.) Stay Aligned With Who You Are And What You Represent:

“If nothing else in life, I want to be true to the things I believe in, and quite simply, to what I'm all about. I know I'd better, because it seems whenever I take a false step or two I feel the consequences.” - Peyton Manning

18.) Prove Your Critics Wrong:

“If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly.” - Peyton Manning


“Remind your critics when they say you don’t have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the arc and the experts built the Titanic.” - Peyton Manning

20.) Leadership Is About Bringing Other People Up:

“The most valuable player is the one that makes the most players valuable.” - Peyton Manning

21.) Forgiveness Is Essential:

“My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven, and provides me the assurance I looked for half my life ago…” - Peyton Manning


“If people think I’m a laid-back guy, that’s their mistake.” - Peyton Manning

23.) Be Competitive With Yourself:

“Boy, do I hate to lose.” - Peyton Manning

24.) Keep The Faith:

“You learn about yourself and how you handle it. That’s been my theme all year: Just keep being a pro. I’ve been through a lot of stuff … but that’s what I drew on during this time: Be a pro. Handle it. And keep the faith.” - Peyton Manning

25.) It Takes Time To Build Yourself Up, Don't Misrepresent Who You Are Ever:

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.” - Peyton Manning

26.) Commitment And Desire:

“I want to be out there every single snap, every single play.” - Peyton Manning

27.) Mentors Can Guide You Further:

“My dad was a class person on and off the field. That’s the person I want to be.” - Peyton Manning


“I’m proud to be Archie’s son. Being a quarterback, I had my mentor and hero living in the same house.” - Peyton Manning

29.) Faith Will Bind Your Dreams To Reality:

“My faith has been number one since I was thirteen years old.” - Peyton Manning

30.) Prioritize What's Most Important:

“You’ve got to remember what your priorities are. When you’re playing, what you do on the field is the most important thing.” - Peyton Manning

31.) What Do You Value Most?:

“For me generally it had always been the big four: faith, family, friends, and football…as important as football is to me, it can never be higher than fourth,” - Peyton Manning

32.) Remain Grateful And You Will Always Receive More Things To Be Grateful For:

“I've never taken for granted what we've had, not for one single game, not one single practice...I've truly been blessed.” - Peyton Manning



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