Inspiration, Motivation

65 Powerful Quotes by Vince Lombardi

Best Vince Lombardi Quotes

Vince Lombardi was an American football player, coach as well as executive. He was a NFL coach and is well known for leading the Green Bay Packers for five championships. Here are few of his extraordinary quotes for you.

  1. “Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” - Vince Lombardi
  2. “If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” - Vince Lombardi
  3. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” - Vince Lombardi
  4. “If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” - Vince Lombardi
  5. “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.” - Vince Lombardi
  6. “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.” - Vince Lombardi
  7. “Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” - Vince Lombardi
  8. “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” - Vince Lombardi
  9. “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.” - Vince Lombardi
  10. “Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.” - Vince Lombardi
  11. “If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” - Vince Lombardi
  12. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” - Vince Lombardi
  13. “If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” - Vince Lombardi
  14. “Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?” - Vince Lombardi
  15. “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.” - Vince Lombardi
  16. “To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.” - Vince Lombardi
  17. “Individual commitment to a effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” - Vince Lombardi
  18. “Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others.” - Vince Lombardi
  19. “It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.” - Vince Lombardi
  20. “There is no substitute for work.” - Vince Lombardi
  21. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi
  22. “I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline.” - Vince Lombardi
  23. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” - Vince Lombardi
  24. “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” - Vince Lombardi
  25. “Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!” - Vince Lombardi
  26. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” - Vince Lombardi
  27. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” - Vince Lombardi
  28. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” - Vince Lombardi
  29. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” - Vince Lombardi
  30. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi
  31. “Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.” - Vince Lombardi
  32. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi
  33. “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” - Vince Lombardi
  34. “They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them…you show them the reasons.” - Vince Lombardi
  35. “Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.” - Vince Lombardi
  36. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” - Vince Lombardi
  37. “Success demands singleness of purpose.” - Vince Lombardi
  38. “Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi
  39. “Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.” - Vince Lombardi
  40. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” - Vince Lombardi
  41. “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” - Vince Lombardi
  42. “The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.” - Vince Lombardi
  43. “Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both.” - Vince Lombardi
  44. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” - Vince Lombardi
  45. “Brains without competitive hearts are rudderless.” - Vince Lombardi
  46. “Leadership is based on a spiritual quality — the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” - Vince Lombardi
  47. “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.” - Vince Lombardi
  48. “No leader, however great, can long continue unless he wins battles. The battle decides all.” - Vince Lombardi
  49. “I derived my strength from daily mass and communion.” - Vince Lombardi
  50. “Mental toughness is essential to success.” - Vince Lombardi
  51. “We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” - Vince Lombardi
  52. “A team that thinks it’s going to lose is going to lose.” - Vince Lombardi
  53. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” - Vince Lombardi
  54. “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” - Vince Lombardi
  55. “Before I can embrace freedom, I should be aware of what duties I have.” - Vince Lombardi
  56. “There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to again.” - Vince Lombardi
  57. “We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” - Vince Lombardi
  58. “Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.” - Vince Lombardi
  59. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi
  60. “Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” - Vince Lombardi
  61. “Morally, the life of the organization must be of exemplary nature. This is one phase where the organization must not have criticism.” - Vince Lombardi
  62. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” - Vince Lombardi
  63. “Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization…” - Vince Lombardi
  64. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” - Vince Lombardi
  65. “People who work will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” - Vince Lombardi

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