130 Yogi Berra Quotes to Inspire Teamwork & Solidarity

These Yogi Berra quotes are a sure hit when it comes to words of wisdom on life, sports, and dreams.

In this collection, we’re bringing you 130 of his most famous lines—spanning his career in baseball and well after he retired.

As a key player for the New York Yankees for 18 years, Yogi Berra had collected enough lessons from his wins and losses in the years, and we’re sure this list will help you out in life, too!

Read the full collection below.

And make sure to check out these Tiger Woods quotes and David Goggins quotes.

Best Yogi Berra Quotes

Yogi Berra Quotes - If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.

1. “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

2. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

3. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

4. “Nothing is like it seems, but everything is exactly like it is.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.

5. “If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.”

6. “Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.”

7. “Doing the little things can make a big difference.”

8. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

9. “Make a game plan and stick to it. Unless it’s not working.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - It ain't over till it's over.

10. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

11. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

12. “Without a plan, even the most brilliant business can get lost. You need to have goals, create milestones, and have a strategy in place to set yourself up for success.”

13. “Keep trying. Stay humble. Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act.”

14. “It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - You can observe a lot just by watching.

15. “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

16. “That’s too coincidental to be a coincidence.”

17. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

18. “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.”

19. “90% of the game is half mental.”

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Yogi Berra Quotes on Principles and Morals

Yogi Berra Quotes - We're lost, but we're making good time.

20. “We’re lost, but we’re making good time.”

21. “I never said most of the things I said.”

22. “Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder.”

23. “I can’t concentrate when I’m thinking.”

24. “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.

25. “I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.”

26. “Whatever you do, you should do it with feeling.”

27. “If you’re feeling good, don’t worry. You’ll get over it.”

28. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

29. “He can run anytime he wants. I’m giving him the red light.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - Almost every Monday, I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.

30. “Almost every Monday, I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.”

31. “I’ve always felt real blessed, especially to live in this country. If you dream hard and work hard, anything can happen here—I’m perfect proof.”

32. “Well, I used to look like this when I was young, and now I still do.”

33. “If my father was alive to hear that, he’d turn over in his grave.”

34. “It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - I don't mean to be funny.

35. “I don’t mean to be funny.”

36. “If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.”

37. “It is a disturbing conundrum that true free will cannot exist without the possibility of suicide.”

38. “What the hell is wrong with him now?”

39. “Never answer an anonymous letter.”

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Yogi Berra Quotes on Baseball and Sportsmanship

Yogi Berra Quotes - Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

40. “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

41. “If I had to do it all over again, I would do it all over again.”

42. “You stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they’d do the same for you.”

43. “I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous. You can’t think and hit the ball at the same time.”

44. “Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can’t understand it. It’s too complicated. That’s what’s so simple about it.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - Records and achievements are made to be broken.

45. “Records and achievements are made to be broken.”

46. “You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you get the timing, it’ll go.”

47. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

48. “Anybody who can’t hear the difference between a ball hitting wood and a ball hitting concrete must be blind.”

49. “Pitching always beats batting—and vice-versa.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - Swing at the strikes.

50. “Swing at the strikes.”

51. “Slump? I ain’t in no slump. I just ain’t hitting.”

52. “We were overwhelming underdogs.”

53. “If there’s one pitch you keep swinging at and keep missing, stop swinging at it.”

54. “A home opener is always exciting—no matter if it’s home or on the road.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.

55. “The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.”

56. “The game is supposed to be fun. If you had a bad day, don’t worry. You can’t expect to get a hit every game.”

57. “If you get a guy that can play a couple positions, it helps you out a real lot.”

58. “If people don’t want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?”

59. “The game was two hours with the commercials. I wish they did that now.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - It's fun; baseball's fun.

60. “It’s fun; baseball’s fun.”

61. “If you’re going to cheat, it’s better if you don’t get caught.”

62. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”

63. “I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees.”

64. “You have to give 100% in the first half of the game. If that isn’t enough, in the second half, you have to give what’s left.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - In baseball, you don't know nothing.

65. “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”

66. “I don’t blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to ’em? More power to ’em.”

67. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

68. “I don’t know if it’s good for baseball, but it sure beats the hell out of rooming with Phil Rizzuto!”

69. “The main thing is to keep trying, do better next time, and deal with disappointment if it comes.”

Yogi Berra Quotes on Life and Wisdom

Yogi Berra Quotes - Nobody comes here anymore, it's too crowded.

70. “Nobody comes here anymore, it’s too crowded.”

71. “Life is a learning experience, only if you learn.”

72. “Some things don’t always work out the way you plan.”

73. “Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.”

74. “The hardest thing is to get started, but the really hardest thing is to finish.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.

75. “If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.”

76. “Little things are big.”

77. “Failure is just another opportunity to start over.”

78. “If I didn’t wake up, I’d still be sleeping.”

79. “Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - I'm lucky. Usually, you're dead to get your own museum, but I'm still alive to see mine.

80. “I’m lucky. Usually, you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.”

81. “Buy a stock. If it goes up, sell it. If it goes down, don’t buy it.”

82. “Nobody can be all smiley all the time, but having a good positive attitude isn’t something to shrug off.”

83. “I enjoy now doing what I do—playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life.”

84. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - Losing is a great motivator.

85. “Losing is a great motivator.”

86. “You can’t make anybody do anything, if they don’t want to.”

87. “90% of all mental errors are in your head.”

88. “Everything should be built top-down, except the first time.”

89. “What makes a good man?”

Yogi Berra Quotes - You can't win all the time.

90. “You can’t win all the time. There are guys out there who are better than you.”

91. “Every entrepreneur deals with fears of failure. However, the truly successful know how to face these fears and keep on working.”

92. “Congratulations on breaking my record. I always thought the record would stand until it was broken.”

93. “Man was not made to travel faster than a baseball.”

94. “Third ain’t so bad if nothing is to hit you.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - You can have everything you want, as long as you don't want it badly enough.

95. “You can have everything you want, as long as you don’t want it badly enough.”

96. “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”

97. “It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.”

98. “What difference does the uniform make? You don’t hit with it.”

99. “I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.”

Yogi Berra Quotes on People and Relationships

Yogi Berra Quotes - Always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise, they won't come to yours.

100. “Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”

101. “It’s getting late early out there.”

102. “Listen up, because I’ve got nothing to say and I’m only gonna to say it once.”

103. “I tell the kids, ‘Somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.’”

104. “There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

105. “It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.”

106. “It was pretty good. Even the music was nice.”

107. “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

108. “Every time I see him, he’s not there.”

109. “Why don’t you pair ’em up in threes?”

Yogi Berra Quotes - 50% of all married people are women.

110. “50% of all married people are women.”

111. “What a house—nothin’ but rooms!”

112. “I guess I’ve got a smart wife.”

113. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”

114. “How long have you known me, Jack? And you still don’t know how to spell my name.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

115. “I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.”

116. “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”

117. “Thanks, you don’t look so hot yourself.”

118. “You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.”

119. “Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - He must have made that before he died.

120. “He must have made that before he died.”

121. “So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.”

122. “I’d find the fellow who lost it, and if he was poor, I’d return it.”

123. “Nobody did nothing to nobody.”

124. “I don’t like seeing myself on television. I don’t like it.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

125. “Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”

126. “But Little League can be a great experience for kids, as long as they want to play, and don’t play to bring their parents glory.”

127. “A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.”

128. “I never figured I’d go into the Hall of Fame.”

129. “We have deep depth.”

Yogi Berra Quotes - We have a good time together, even when we're not together.

130. “We have a good time together, even when we’re not together.”

Were These Quotes From Yogi Berra Able to Inspire You to Purse Your Dreams?

Yogi Berra was a living proof that dreams really do come true. However, we also learn from him that dreams don’t come true overnight.

It is a product of hard work and determination. It’s up to us to prove naysayers wrong, by standing up for what’s right and always giving our all in whatever we do. Through this, we can accomplish anything we want to in life and get over any obstacle we face.

What kind of mindset did this collection give you? Are there any other athletes you’d like us to make a collection on? Let us know through the comments section below.


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