Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)[1] was an American football player, coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years.

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

Winning isn't everything but the will to win is everything.

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.

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

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.

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

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.

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

I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled is there?

Winning is habit. Unfortunately so is losing.

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

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.

If you can accept losing you can't win.

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

Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser.

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.

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.

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.

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses then why do they keep score?

Once you learn to quit it becomes a habit.

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.

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.

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

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

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

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

We didn't lose the game, we just ran out of time.

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

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

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work a company work a society work a civilization work.

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

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.

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

Success demands singleness of purpose.

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.

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

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

The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.

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.

Winning is not everything but wanting to win is.

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

Winning isn't everything it's the only thing.

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