Vince Lombardi Quotes



"Inches make a champion."

"Winners never quit and quitters never win."

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."

"Winning is a habit. Unfortuantely, so is losing."

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

"While statistics are interesting, they're all in the past."

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."

"If you don't think you're a winner, you don't belong here."

"Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work."

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

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

"Every vocation calls for sacrifices of time, energy, mind, and body."

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

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

"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to getting better."

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

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

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

"All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means… you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else."

"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."

"There are three things important to every man in this locker room. His God, his family, and the Green B ay Packers. In that order."

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

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

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

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"I think you've got to pay the price for anything that's worthwhile, and success is paying the price. You've got to pay the price to win, you've got to pay the price to stay on top, and you 've got to pay the price to get there."

"If you give me anything less than your best, you're not only cheating yourself. your coaches, your teamates, everybody in Green Bay, and everything pro football stands for. Your also cheating the Maker who gave you the talent."