100 Vince Lombardi Quotes That Will Motivate You

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1. “Second place is meaningless.” – Vince Lombardi

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2. “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

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3. “Everyone has the will to win but very few have the will to prepare to win.” – Vince Lombardi

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4. “What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner.” – Vince Lombardi

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5. “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi

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6. “The objective is to win: fairly, squarely, decently, win by the rules, but still, win.” – Vince Lombardi

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7. “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

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8. “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

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9. “Winning is not everything but making the effort to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

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10. “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

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11. “If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” – Vince Lombardi

12. “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

13. “At many a moment on many a day, I am convinced that pro football must be a game for madmen, and I must be one of them.” – Vince Lombardi

14. “Mental toughness is essential to success.” – Vince Lombardi

15. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Vince Lombardi

16. “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

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

18. “If you are not making mistakes, you are not trying hard enough.” – Vince Lombardi

19. “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.” – Vince Lombardi

20. “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

21. “Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.” – Vince Lombardi

22. “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

23. “What is defeat? Nothing but education nothing but the first step to getting better.” – Vince Lombardi

24. “Once you have established the goals you want and the price you’re willing to pay, you can ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.” – Vince Lombardi

25. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

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

27. “Success demands singleness of purpose.” – Vince Lombardi

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

29. “To achieve success whatever the job we have, we must pay the price.” – Vince Lombardi

30. “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

31. “Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power.”  – Vince Lombardi

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

33. “There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.” – Vince Lombardi

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

35. “Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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

38. “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

39. “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

40. “There is no substitute for work.” – Vince Lombardi

41. “You can’t always be first, but you have to believe that you should have been that you were never beaten that time just ran out on you.” – Vince Lombardi

42. “I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.” – Vince Lombardi

43. “Relentlessly pursue perfection knowing we won’t catch it, but in the process, we’ll achieve excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

44. “There’s no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

45. “Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.” – Vince Lombardi

46. “I derived my strength from daily mass and communion.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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

49. “Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of the goal.” – Vince Lombardi

50. “Before I can embrace freedom, I should be aware of what duties I have.” – Vince Lombardi

51. “There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.” – Vince Lombardi

52. “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

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

54. “True perfection is unattainable, but if you chase perfection you will catch excellence!” – Vince Lombardi

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55. “Choose to achieve perfection.” – Vince Lombardi

56. “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

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

58. “Once you learn to quit it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi

59. “If you aren’t fired up with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.” – Vince Lombardi

60. “We won’t achieve it because perfection is impossible. But by pursuing perfection, we will achieve excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

61. “In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” – Vince Lombardi

62. “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

63. “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

64. “God, family and the Green Bay Packers, in that order.” – Vince Lombardi

65. “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” – Vince Lombardi

66. “While statistics are interesting, they’re all in the past.” – Vince Lombardi

67. “Want it; desire it; earn it; take it.” – Vince Lombardi

68. “Truth is knowing that your character is shaped by your everyday choices.” – Vince Lombardi

69. “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

70. “Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization.” – Vince Lombardi

71. “Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a teamwork.” – Vince Lombard

72. “Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.” – Vince Lombardi

73. “The achievement of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” – Vince Lombardi

74. “A team that thinks it’s going to lose is going to lose.” – Vince Lombardi

75. “Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another, and of strength to be derived by unity.” – Vince Lombardi

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

77. “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

78. “A man on top of the mountain didn’t just fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

79. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing.” – Vince Lombardi

80. “If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.” – Vince Lombardi

81. “They may not love you at the time, but they will later.” – Vince Lombardi

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

83. “When you’ve got the momentum in a football game, that is a time to keep going and get it into the end zone. We want to score for America’s families.” – Vince Lombardi

84. “They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them, you show them the reasons.” – Vince Lombardi

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85. “No leader, however great, can long continue unless he wins battles. The battle decides all.” – Vince Lombardi

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

87. “Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity.” – Vince Lombardi

88. “As a leader, you must enforce and maintain that discipline; otherwise, you will fail at your job.” – Vince Lombardi

89. “Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” – Vince Lombardi

90. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.” – Vince Lombardi

91. “Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” – Vince Lombardi

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

93. “Getting to the final is everything, and winning is icing on the cake.” – Vince Lombardi

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

95. “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

96. “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

97. “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

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

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

100. “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

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