110 Ray Lewis Quotes on Wins, Losses, and Life

Check out these top 110 Ray Lewis quotes that will inspire you to grind, work hard, and always do more!

His best quotes are here to remind you never to give up and hold on to your loved ones for strength.

So if you need that push to hype you up and keep your will strong, then these quotes are the perfect ones for you.

Ray Anthony Lewis is a professional football linebacker from Baltimore Ravens. Starting football at college in the University of Miami, his increasing speed and intensity earned him one of the greatest defensive players.

His attitude quickly made him a leader on his team and created a legacy as the most dominant player in the National Football League.

Read the complete collection below to learn more.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these Vince Lombardi quotes and Bill Belichick quotes.

Best Ray Lewis Quotes

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

2. “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.”

3. “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.”

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

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

6. “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 one will make it from this crowd. Who will be that one?”

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

8. “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.”

9. “Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that.”

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

11. “Whatever you want to do, go do it.”

12. “The only thing that could pull me away was hard work.”

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

14. “All I know is grind.”

15. “You can’t take no breaks.”

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Ray Lewis Quotes About Greatness

16. “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.”

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

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

19. “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?”

20. “To come into camp and have my defensive coordinator say you won’t be touched, I feel like a kid all over again.”

21. “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?”

22. “So, if I give any credit, besides giving all credit to God, for being totally healthy, it’s just my workout and how much torture I put my body through in the offseason.”

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

24. “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.”

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

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

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

28. “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!”

29. “I don’t care where we’re going; I’m gonna wear a suit all day, every day.”

30. “When you try to help people become a better person, you’re going to have to find out what’s really going on in their world.”

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Ray Lewis Quotes About Wins and Losses

31. “There is only one way to win, one way to play. All out, all the time.”

32. “With everything that we went through, the up and down roller coaster all year, the injuries and things we went through. We dealt with so much the entire year.”

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

34. “Any game that you step on, you can get beat.”

35. “The reflective mode of life, of everything that I had ever been through—everything—it made sense.”

Ray Lewis Quotes About Pain

36. “My pain is my badge of honor.”

37. “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.”

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

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

40. “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 Quotes About Success

41. “The love that’s out there in that stadium and the love that this city has for me and the respect that these players have for me—it’s overwhelming.”

42. “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.”

43. “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.”

44. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected. Because if you like me, you can throw me away too quick. If you respect me, you may not even like what I was wearing, but you’ll say, I respect that.”

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

46. “My experience tells me that well over 50%—well over—of people who volunteer for anything, the attrition rate is that high.”

47. “My game is me. I didn’t try to pattern my game after nobody.”

48. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

49. “That’s once again the same people who told me I was too small, the same people who said I couldn’t win a Super Bowl with our offense, the same people who said I couldn’t play in a 3-4. Are they with me when I get up every morning at 6:30 am to go to work? The day I lose a step is the day I lose love for the game.”

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

Ray Lewis Quotes About Football

51. “In the moment I got the jacket, life settled.”

52. “Sports was a way out. It taught me complete discipline. It taught me how to dial in.”

53. “I am suggesting that all things can be supplemented and complemented. I believe that my contribution is contained both within the UEL manual, which in fact, I was partly responsible for constructing.”

54. “I love sports. I love all sports. But this ain’t volleyball. Like, you actually can touch somebody in this sport.”

55. “You will be aware that mentoring arises out of a particular theory on human development, but it has never been articulated in such a way that there are recognized qualifications.”

56. “Because a football game is just sixty minutes, but I’m training six, seven hours every day. So, going for sixty minutes becomes easy. More importantly, I think that your muscles mature and can move in all different directions.”

57. “If you ask me about my qualifications, what I would say to you is that I am qualified by virtue of experience.”

58. “The people I’ve met are willing to sacrifice for you. You won’t find a lot of people in this world that will do that.”

59. “I didn’t see it, not at all. Like I said, 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. His celebration doesn’t mean anything.”

60. “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.”

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

62. “That final home game, man. It was something.”

63. “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.”

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

65. “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 Quotes About Effort

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

67. “Daddy wasn’t there for me, so I had to grind every day.”

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

69. “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.”

70. “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.”

71. “There’s nothing I’m doing to my body that a regular person is not doing to theirs outside of just running into somebody at full speed.”

72. “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.”

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

74. “Let them see something they’ve never seen before, and when something goes wrong, smile, cause there’s always a next play.”

75. “I love passion. I love for a coach to be passionate.”

76. “Grinding is my rest.”

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

78. “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.”

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

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

Ray Lewis Quotes About Life

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

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

83. “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.”

84. “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.”

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

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

87. “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.”

88. “I’ve always had a problem with the things that people would say out of their mouths to other people. I’ve always had a problem with that because a lot of people, they don’t have enough information to speak to people a certain way or speak about people a certain way.”

89. “No coach who is coaching kids should ever curse a kid.”

90. “So the way we feel, somebody gonna feel like that tomorrow, and somebody gonna feel like that in a week. That’s a fact.”

91. “Forget everything else. Forget that there was any sunlight left. What would you spend today thinking about.”

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

93. “Nothing surprises me, Jennette, so we can dispense with that.”

94. “I’ve got Pacman, Galaga, Galaxian, Daytona 500. Those are the games I grew up playing.”

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

96. “Without praying every day, there is no journey; there is no destination. It’s only one way you make it to the next level. You’ve got to put it all together.”

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

98. “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!”

99. “Even Rod Woodson will tell you his best year he had as a professional was when he was 36 years old. If you think about why, you’re much wiser.”

100. “I didn’t like where I once was, so I promised myself I wouldn’t be back there.”

Ray Lewis Quotes About God

101. “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.”

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

103. “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.”

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

105. “I don’t believe a thing about a curse. I don’t understand how we can talk about a curse. You have to remember, God is blessed, and man can’t curse, no matter how hard they try.”

106. “One thing about God’s will, you can never see God’s will before it happens. You can only see at the end of it.”

107. “You have to find that place that is very quiet in your head, and anytime I read it, anytime I come across it, my Bible, the first scripture in there is Psalms 91.”

108. “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.”

109. “Man believes in the possible. God believes in the impossible.”

110. “If you knew, if you really knew the way God works, he don’t use people who commits anything like that for his glory. No way. It’s the total opposite.”

Did these Quotes Motivate You to Go the Extra Mile?

Ray Lewis teaches us that passion and hard work are not the only things you need to be the best constantly. It is essential to grind nonstop towards your goals in life and stay eager for success.

The impact he had on his fans resulted from decades of pain, growth, and maturity. It was his commitment to his work and his outspoken character that made him leave his legacies behind. His unstoppable force reminds us to push ourselves to the limit.

And if you ever feel like giving up, remember that losing is necessary for winning. Let yourself learn and stand up stronger than ever.

Were you a fan of Ray Lewis? Which of these quotes helped you in your most challenging times? We’d love to hear about them, so make sure to comment below.


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