Ray Lewis’ Top 61 Motivational Quotes

Ray Lewis Inspiration

Part motivational speaker and part philosopher with the wisdom of an ancient monk. Ray Lewis is a name that will live on long after his glorious victory of reaching the highest prize in sports. His legacy will carry on because of his surmountable success on and off the field. Whether it’s being a huge support for many different people facing life’s challenges, helping his team win some of the most memorable games ever like Super Bowl XLVII or whether it’s taking his kids to football practice. Lewis defines how to live life to it’s highest level and make big impacts on other human beings. Some of the most inspirational quotes from athletes have came from Ray Lewis’ mouth.

Throughout his incredible journey that took a quiet Florida kid to becoming a ferocious football champion, Lewis has been sharing his knowledge and preaching his voice to continuously inspire people. Throughout his career, he has been teaching us that “It has nothing to do with talent, and everything to do with effort”. Breaking records and the limits that exist in the mind, Mr. Motivation proved once again that possibilities exist where we seize to believe they do, and certainly he was convinced. Here are, the top 61 words of wisdom quotes by 2 time Super bowl Champ Ray Lewis.

61.

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



60.

“I love watching the Serengeti, the way lions live. The only way the king lion loses his crown is by somebody physically defeating him.”


59.

“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 loooong after my records have fallen, long after my rings have tarnished.”


58.

“Do whatever you got to do to make sure you chase your legacy every second of your life.”


57.

“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!”


 56.

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


 55.

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


54.

“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.”


53.

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


52.

“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.”


51.

“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.”


50.

“Whatever your path is, that’s your path.”


49.

“My pain is my badge of honor.”


 

48.

“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!”


47.

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


46.

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


45.

“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.”


44.

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


43.

“All I know is grind.”


42.

“In any war who pulls their general out? No one.”


41.

“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.”


40.

“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.”


39.

“When something goes wrong, smile, cause there’s always a next play.”


38.

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


37.

“The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching.”


36.

“Walter (Payton) and Jerry (Rice) had their hills, never being comfortable, with just good enough.”


35.

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


34.

“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.”


33.

“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.”


32.

“Everything I did to get back, if it wasn’t for my team, it was for my city. That’s the 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 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, somebody was uplifted.”


31.

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


30.

“I’m a prideful person when it comes to competition.”


29.

“To be the best and stay there, sweat is necessary.”


28.

“Every day, we’ve got to do something physical. It’s mind, body and spirit.”


27.

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


26.

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


25.

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


24.

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


23.

When I step on the field, it’s on. I know it’s time to go to work.”


22.

“I honor God that much in the way I play. That’s why I never believe in getting tired. I don’t even know what that word means.”


 21.

“My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.”


20.

“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.”


19.

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


18.

“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.”


17.

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


 16.

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


 15.

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


14.

“Never be comfortable with just good enough.”


13.

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.”


12.

“You have to be honest about who you are.”


11.

“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.” 


10.

“I’ve always been told that I’m too small, I’m not big enough, I’m not fast enough, I don’t have what it takes. To be the best and stay there, sweat is necessary.Walter and Jerry had their hills, never being comfortable with just good enough.-It’s right now or never, its right now or never – I prepare so no one can take what is mine, no one can replace my mind, my heart.”


9.

“I just came out of the gym from three hours this morning. I got five hours of sleep. That’s it. Every day of my life, I’m trying to find a different way to get better.”


8.

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


7.

“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.”


6.

“Man believes in the possible, God believes in the possible.”


5.

“Success is one thing, impact is another. And I live to impact people.”


4.

“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!”


3. 

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


 2.

 “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.”


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Ray Lewis is the kind of person who comes around after a few decades and shows us an example of how to be extraordinary. Over a long and decorated career of valleys and hills and from his years of powerful preaching,  it is evident that Lewis understands the elements needed for conquering a fulfilling life. His name can now sit along those greats who have earned massive achievements combined with empowering wisdom such as the likes of Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.

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