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Vince Lombardi
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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

To me, the big thing in being a successful team is repetition of what you're doing, either by word of mouth, blackboard, or specifically by work on the field. You repeat, repeat, repeat as a unit. Vince Lombardi

After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live. Vince Lombardi

In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. Vince Lombardi

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. Vince Lombardi

Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. Vince Lombardi

Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment. Vince Lombardi

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

Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence. Vince Lombardi

All right mister, let me tell you that winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else. Vince Lombardi

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

I hold it more important to hold the player's confidence than their affection. Vince Lombardi

Offensively, you do what you do best and you do it again and again. Defensively, you attack your opponent's strength. Vince Lombardi

Those who have invested the most are the last to surrender. Vince Lombardi

You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all. Vince Lombardi

Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Vince Lombardi

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it. Vince Lombardi

The greatest accomplishment is not in never failing, but in rising again after you fall. Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the 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 a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. Vince Lombardi

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

Success rests not only on ability, but upon commitment, loyalty, and pride. Vince Lombardi

When you travel with the team and you eat with the team - you eat what the team eats. Vince Lombardi

Most important of all, to be successful in life demands that a man make a personal commitment to excellence and to victory, even though the ultimate victory can never be completely won. Yet that victory might be pursued and wooed with every fiber of our body, with every bit of our might and all our effort. And each week, there is a new encounter; each day, there is a new challenge. Vince Lombardi

It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere. Vince Lombardi

Don't succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible. Vince Lombardi

I've been in football all my life, gentlemen, and I don't know whether I'm particularly qualified to be a part of anything else, except I consider it a great game, a game of many assets, by the way, and I think a symbol of what this country's best attributes are: courage and stamina and a coordinated efficiency or teamwork. Vince Lombardi

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. Vince Lombardi

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

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

Gentlemen, this is the football. Vince Lombardi

In all my years of coaching, I have never been successful using somebody else's play. Vince Lombardi

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

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

If you can accept losing, you can't win. Vince Lombardi

Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity; having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. His leadership is then based on truth and character. There must be truth in the purpose and will power in the character. Vince Lombardi

Inches make a champion. Vince Lombardi

The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time. Vince Lombardi

Mental toughness is essential to success. Vince Lombardi

We don't pray to win. We pray to play the best we can, and to keep us free from injury. And the prayer we say after the game is one of thanksgiving. Vince Lombardi

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi

Leadership rests not only on outstanding ability. It also rests on commitment, loyalty and pride. It rests on followers who are ready to accept guidance. Leadership is the ability to direct people and - more important - to have those people accept that direction. Vince Lombardi

Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them. Vince Lombardi

Football isn't a contact sport; it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport... Vince Lombardi

Preparedness is the ultimate confidence builder. Vince Lombardi

In order to succeed, this group will need a singleness of purpose, they will need a dedication, and they will have to convince all of their prospects of the willingness to sacrifice. Vince Lombardi

There is no substitute for work. Vince Lombardi

A leader must identify himself with the group, must back up the group, even at the risk of displeasing superiors. He must believe that the group wants from him a sense of approval. If this feeling prevails, production, discipline, morale will be high, and in return, you can demand the cooperation to promote the goals of the community. Vince Lombardi

To the winner, there is 100-percent elation, 100-percent fun, 100-percent laughter; and yet the only thing left to the loser is resolution and determination. Vince Lombardi

Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. Vince Lombardi

I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. If you can shrug off a loss, you can never be a winner! Vince Lombardi

Nobody is hurt. Hurt is in the mind. If you can walk, you can run. Vince Lombardi

No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in the mind. Vince Lombardi

One's desire, not ability, determines success. Vince Lombardi

They do not truly love who do not show their love. Vince Lombardi

Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it. Vince Lombardi

The best game plan in the world never blocked or tackled anybody. Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is! Vince Lombardi

If you are not making mistakes, you are not trying hard enough. Vince Lombardi

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. Vince Lombardi

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

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

The strength of the group is in the will of the leader, and the will is character in action. Vince Lombardi

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

Every time a player goes out 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 O.K. You've got to be smart to be Number One in any business. But more important, you've got to play with you 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. Vince Lombardi

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, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love. Vince Lombardi

You carry on no matter what are the obstacles. You simply refuse to give up - and, when the going gets tough, you get tougher. And, you win. Vince Lombardi

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. Vince Lombardi

When you are through trying to improve, you are through. Vince Lombardi

Mental toughness is Spartanism, with all its qualities of self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, fearlessness, and love. Vince Lombardi



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