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The Best Eric Thomas Quotes That Have Inspired Millions of Athletes

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Eric Thomas is well-known for his passionate motivational speeches on YouTube. His words have empowered millions of people, from students and business leaders to musicians and athletes – including the likes of Chris Paul, Zion Williamson, Andre Drummond, and more.

Known as “The Hip Hop Preacher”, ET has an incredible way of using the strength of the spoken word to connect with others when they need inspiration the most.

Get inspired with some of Eric Thomas’ deepest, most relatable quotes that will help carry you through your next challenge.

The Best Quotes from Eric Thomas, Ph.D.

A quote from Eric Thomas that says: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful."

1.) “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

2.) “Once you realize who you are, you stop operating in desperation.” – Eric Thomas

3.) “Unless you’re #1 in your industry, you shouldn’t be chilling.” – Eric Thomas

4.) “You’ve got it all. But you will not outwork me because your height has nothing to do with my work ethic.” – Eric Thomas

5.) “If you can’t measure it, it ain’t real.” – Eric Thomas

6.) “You’ve been through so much hell. You gonna quit now?” – Eric Thomas

7.) “I can. I will. I must.” – Eric Thomas

8.) “Only someone who comes from where you come from can tell you you belong.” – Eric Thomas

9.) “The breakthrough – that last 10% – is all mental toughness, and it’s the hardest part.” – Eric Thomas

10.) “You don’t get here by quitting when you’re tired. You get here by quitting when you’re finished.” – Eric Thomas

11.) “Why are you here on Earth for this particular time? What are you doing here?” – Eric Thomas

12.) “The day you stop getting better is the day you die.” – Eric Thomas

13.) “When the sun comes up, if you’re a gazelle or a lion, you better get to running.” – Eric Thomas

14.) “Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going.” – Eric Thomas

15.) “I might be different, but I am brilliant.” – Eric Thomas

A quote from Eric Thomas: "When adversity happens, most people are going to quit. Only the person who can go through adversity wins."

16.) “When adversity happens, most people are going to quit. Only the person who can go through adversity wins.” – Eric Thomas

17.) “All men are created equal. Some work harder in pre-season.” – Eric Thomas

18.) “It’s not about where you come from. It’s about heart.” – Eric Thomas

19.) “The most important thing is to be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become.” – Eric Thomas

20.) “The time you spend on your cell phone can be used for your success.” – Eric Thomas

21.) “A real man in the dark when nobody’s watching, he’s putting in work.” – Eric Thomas

22.) “Whatever it takes, you got to be willing to do it. You keep saying you’re not there because of something else. Because it’s easier to blame somebody else.” – Eric Thomas

23.) “You won’t be successful until you say ‘I don’t need that money, ’cause I got it in here,'” – Eric Thomas

24.) “If you wanna be successful, you gotta be willing to give up sleep.” – Eric Thomas

25.) “Every single day of my life I feel like giving 120.” – Eric Thomas

26.) “Today might not be my day, but soon it will be my day.” – Eric Thomas

27.) “I will not leave this opportunity until I get it.” – Eric Thomas

Do you have a favorite Eric Thomas quote that we missed? Drop a comment below!

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Muhlenberg College alum based in New York City. Bylines at Joker Mag, Elite Sports NY, and The Apple.

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