23 Greatest Vince Lombardi Quotes

23 Greatest Vince Lombardi Quotes

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Vince Lombardi was a football player and coach who is best known for coaching the Green Bay Packers in the 1960′s. He took the team on to win 5 National Championships and winning two Super Bowls. He was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Lombardi died on September 3, 1970 at the age of 57.

“A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.”

football is like life – it requires perserverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.”

“Leadership rests not only upon ability but upon commitment and upon loyalty and upon pride and upon followers…Leadership is not just one quality, but rather a blend of many qualities; and
while no one individual possesses all the needed talents to go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.”

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.”

once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”

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

“Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”

“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.”

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

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”

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

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

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it … Autograph your work with excellence.”

“We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies.”

“Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.”

“Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.”