Famous Vince Lombardi quotes

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Powerful Vince Lombardi quotes and sayings

Vince Lombardi was arguably the greatest NFL coach in the history of football, and he continues to be honored each year when the winner of the NFL Super Bowl is awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy. His innate ability to motivate and inspire his players as head coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s has led to a legacy devoted to hard work, dedication, and determination.

Lombardi was an essential leader who taught us by example that when you put in the necessary work and effort, success will follow. Many great leaders may get results, but they do so at the expense of putting others down or instilling fear in their subordinates.

Vince Lombardi did neither, and he achieved results through his contagious spirit, enthusiasm, and drive for positive results. In our daily lives, we can either be true leaders who provide encouragement and foster an environment of teamwork and mentorship, or we can lead through creating a pervasive sense of hierarchy. Once we begin to focus our minds on the traits involved in successful leadership, they will slowly become second nature and will become an essential part of our being.

Vince Lombardi’s timeless quotes remind us that we can be as great as we strive to be, and that reaching for success in the face of obstacles ultimately builds courage and strength of character.

famous Vince Lombardi quotes
  • It's not whether you get knocked down; It's whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi Jr. quotes
  • Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. - Vince Lombardi Jr.

  • No leader, however great, can long continue unless he wins battles. The battle decides all.

  • 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.

  • Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

  • A disciplined person is one who follows the will of the one who gives the orders.

  • I’m not afraid to die – it’s just that I had so much left to do in this world.

  • Brains without competitive hearts are rudderless.

  • 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. There is something good in men that really yearns for discipline.

  • There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A team that thinks it’s going to lose is going to lose.

  • If you aren't fired up with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm.

  • Success demands singleness of purpose.

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

  • 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.

  • Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.

  • Before I can embrace freedom, I should be aware of what duties I have.

  • 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.

  • Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization…

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

  • 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.