There are so many outstanding people in the world of academics, sports, science and technology, and the arts. Children aspire to be them, and regular people idolize them. However, what very few people understand is that these are normal folks who nurtured their talents in an outstanding way through persistent practice and continuous learning.
The rigorous and repetitive nature of practice can be boring and mundane, though. To get you inspired and motivated, check out these “practice makes perfect” quotes that make great points about the art of practicing.
You can buy an expensive violin, but you can’t buy 10 years of practice. – Neeraj Agnihotri
I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody — somewhere — was practicing more than me. – Larry Bird
You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last. – Kobe Bryant
If you practice hard, you can win every battle. – Manny Pacquiao
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. – Ted Williams
Practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re doing it wrong. – Frank Sonnenberg
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. – Ray Bradbury
You can’t hire someone to practice for you. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
My secret is practice. – David Beckham
Winners were not born winners; they learned and practiced how to win and they have it! – Israelmore Ayivor
If every day you keep getting better, you end up being the best. – Amit Kalantri
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. – Aristotle
Sincere practice, makes the impossible possible. – Dada Vaswani
It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. – Eric Lindros
Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King
Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do. – Bob Ross
Sketching on a regular basis requires you to pay close attention to the visual world around you. With practice, you begin to see things you never noticed before. – Paul Laseau
Practice makes permanent, not perfect. If you practice the wrong thing, you make the wrong act permanent. – Hamza Yusuf
If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present, then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed – at will and voluntarily. – Daniel Goleman
Amateurs practice until they get it right, experts practice until they can’t get it wrong. – Julie Andrews
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling
When you do more than you learn, you leave a distinctive notable footprint on the earth. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Skill comes from consistent and deliberate practice. – Shawn Allen
Practice makes perfect. Use your spare time.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. – Manfred Eigen
Greatness is always a byproduct of an obsession. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. – Patrick Rothfuss
Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift, and steady. – Bruce Lee
If you see improvement with some practice, you will see perfection with more practice – Amit Kalantri
Always realize that you can get better. Your best work has not been done yet. Practice! Practice! Practice! – Les Brown
When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win. – Ed Macauley
Grandmas are moms with lots of practice.
People believe practice makes perfect, but it doesn’t. If you’re making a tremendous amount of the same mistakes. – Jillian Michaels
Experts were once amateurs who kept practicing. – Amit Kalantri
Practice daily because the quality of your practice determines the caliber of your performance. – Robin Sharma
Every day that you don’t practice is a day you’re getting worse. – Amy Chua
Practice every time you get a chance. – Bill Monroe
To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive. – Paulo Coelho
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. – William Hazlitt
I have to work really hard to get the record deal – I have to spend years at it to get good. – Taylor Swift
Practice makes the master. – Patrick Rothfuss
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. – Martha Graham
I practice so hard, Sundays are easy. – Le’Veon Bell
Best to err on the side of practice.
There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. – Vince Lombardi
Things get clear when you do it every day. It’s all right if you can’t do it today. Do it tomorrow, and then the next day and then the day after. – Sarvesh Jain
Practice like you’ve never won. Play like you’ve never lost. – Michael Jordan
In sports, players need to be reminded of their competition to become motivated to practice. The same can be applied in business. – Gavin McGinnis
Goal setting will never stop. I will continue to work hard and practice hard and see where things go. – Zach Johnson
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice. – Vladimir Horowitz
Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. – Ann Voskamp
Practice is the best of all instructors. – Publilius Syrus
I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation. – Will Smith
Practice makes progress.
I do not play this instrument so well as I should wish to, but I have always supposed that to be my own fault because I would not take the trouble of practicing. – Jane Austen
The more you practice and study, the better you are… so I still practice and study all the time. – Cyndi Lauper
The more you practice, the better you get, the more freedom you have to create. – Jocko Willink
No matter how good you get, you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part. – Tiger Woods
I have to practice to be good at guitar. I have to write 100 songs before you write the first good one. – Taylor Swift
It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public. – Anthony Robbins
I couldn’t have accomplished the things in my career if I didn’t practice, and the worst part about that whole thing is when a kid comes up to me and says ‘Allen, I don’t like practice, either.’ I’ve got to straighten that kid right then. – Allen Iverson
Show up messy, show up imperfect, but just keep SHOWING UP.
If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do. – Ivan Lendl
My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice and then practice some more. – Pete Rose
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty – Proverbs 14:23
Everything is practice – Pele
You are what you practice most. – Richard Carlson
The more I practice the luckier I get. – Arnold Palmer
The more you write tunes, the better they will become. The more you do gigs, the better you will become. It’s just kind of like the facts of life; the practice makes perfect thing. – Ed Sheeran