Motivational Ray Lewis Quotes To Inspire You For Greatness

Ray Lewis is a former NFL linebacker who played for the Baltimore Ravens for his entire career. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion, a 13-time Pro Bowl selection, and a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Lewis is also a well-known motivational speaker, and he has given many speeches and quotes that can help people live a better life. Here are some of my favorite Ray Lewis quotes.

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43 Ray Lewis Quotes

  1. “The person you are in the dark will eventually be the person you are in the light.”

 2. “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.” 

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

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

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

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

7. “Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.”

8. “God has never made a mistake. Ever.”

9. “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.”

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

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Ray Lewis Motivational Quotes

11. “My pain is my badge of honor.”

12. “Everyday of my life, I am trying to find a different way to get better.”

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

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

15. “It’s simple: when God is for you, who can be against you?”

16. “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.”

17. “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!”

18. “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.”

19. “Never be comfortable with just good enough.”

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.” 

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Ray Lewis Quotes About Life

21. “All I know is grind.” 

22. “I would prefer to talk about what I think, not what I felt.”

23. “Success is one thing, impact is another.”

24. “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.” 

25. “I saw all of it, but only thing that kept me around it’s my effort.”

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26. “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.”

27. “My goals were clear. My actions were in line with that goal.”

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

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

30. “Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!”

Ray Lewis Quotes to Help You Achieve Greatness

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

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

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

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

35. “You gotta be hungry for it. You’ve got to put everything you got on it. Everything! Every second.”

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

37. “I don’t train for football; I train more for a lifestyle.”

38. “You have to be the first one in line. That’s how leaders are born.”

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

40. “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?” 

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

42. “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?”

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

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