Vince Lombardi Quotes (65 Quotes)


    If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

    A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

    Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he's got to play from the ground up -- from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's OK You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.

    Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.

    I've been accused of lacking compassion. But that just shows I'm not without compassion.


    The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

    People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.


    Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.


    A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

    You've got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

    I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.


    Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.


    Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.

    Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.


    Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

    Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.

    Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

    The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.

    Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedicati

    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?


    It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

    If you can accept losing you can't win. If you can walk you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind.

    The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.



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