Vince Lombardi with Packers

Vince Lombardi Quotes

Vincent Thomas Lombardi is arguably the greatest football coach of all time, and is on the short list of history’s greatest coaches, regardless of sport. His ability to teach, motivate and inspire players helped turn the Green Bay Packers into the most dominating NFL team in the 1960s. Read more about him at Inspire21 – CLICK HERE.

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. ” — Vince Lombardi

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“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

“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” — Vince Lombardi

“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. ” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vince Lombardi

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” — Vince Lombardi

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” — Vince Lombardi

“If you can accept losing, you can’t win.” — Vince Lombardi

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” — Vince Lombardi

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. ” — Vince Lombardi

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” — Vince Lombardi

“I don’t think there’s a punch-line scheduled, is there? ” — Vince Lombardi

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

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling.” — Vince Lombardi

“Success demands singleness of purpose. ” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. ” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“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

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” — Vince Lombardi

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” — Vince Lombardi

“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“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 finish second again.” — Vince Lombardi

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” — Vince Lombardi

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. ” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“Winners never quit and quitters never win” — Vince Lombardi

“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

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” — Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” — Vince Lombardi

“Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” — Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” — Vince Lombardi



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