Kobe Bryant is known not only as one of the greatest basketball players but also as the most hard-working. We’ve created a list of the inspiring, motivational and wise saying (quotes) by Kobe. We hope you can learn from it a lot.

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

“I’ve played with IVs before, during and after games. I’ve played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don’t miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn’t that serious in the first place.”

“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”

“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”

“I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”

“I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.”

“I like playing for the purple and gold. This is where I want to finish up.”

“There’s been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that’s simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we’ve won when I score 10.”

“I’m not the most patient of people.”

“One thing you gotta know about me is I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone.”

“If there were camera phones back in the day, the biggest athletes in the world would have had a lot of explaining to do.”

“What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.”

“In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent.”

“Christmas morning, I’m going to open presents with my kids. I’m going to take pictures of them opening the presents. Then I’m going to come to the Staples Center and get ready to work.”

“The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven’t had that fear.”

“It’s different from being 21 and you think there’s endless amount of opportunities. At 33, the ending is much, much closer.”

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”

“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.”

“The people who truly know me know what I’m like. There have been people who try to say things that aren’t fair, and I check them. And then they don’t like me because I checked them.”

“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”

“Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.”

“You want me to own a team and deal with these rich, spoiled stubborn athletes, and try to get them to perform? No thank you.”

“I’m more than comfortable just sitting back and scoring 21, 22 points or whatever and getting 10, 11 assists whatever the case might be. More than comfortable with that. It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else.”

“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”

“I love going one-on-one with someone. That’s what I do. I’ve never lost. It’s a whole different game, just to have them right in front of you and be able to do whatever you want.”

“I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that… it sounds, well, I don’t care how it sounds – to me, scoring comes easy. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.”

“At the end of 2003, my game was complete. Shooting, defense, using the dribble, transition, midrange stuff was all there. Then it was about fine-tuning and trying to improve in each area.”

“I’m chasing perfection.”

“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.”

“Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.”

“Eeew, I’d be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there – and Google themselves? That’s kind of weird.”

“I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.”

“I draw from the crowd a lot.”

“Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I’m pretty sure we both know what we’re doing.”

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”

“Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.”

“The only thing I’m afraid of is bees. I don’t like bees. I’m allergic to them.”

“I’ve got four dogs, and I just don’t do dog doo. I’m a diva when it comes to that.”

“The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.”

“Pooper scooper? Yeah, I’ve done it a few times. Every once in a while, you have to.”

“It’s disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey. There’s no bravado to any of it; it’s just a disgusting little trick.”

“I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.”

“I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.”

“It never bothered me when people would say, ‘You only win championships because you’re playing with Shaq.’ It bothered me when he said it.”

“Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.”

“If I panic, everyone else panics.”

“I close my eyes and just reminisce. That’s what keeps me sane.”

“I was like a wild horse that had the potential to become Secretariat, but who was just too f—ing wild. So part of that was [Phil Jackson] trying to tame me.”

“Better learn not to talk to me. You shake the tree, a leopard’s gonna fall out.”

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”

“People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.”

“Losing is losing, there aren’t different degrees of losing. You either win a championship or you’re s—. It’s very black & white to me.”