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Vince Lombardi

1913-1970 ,  American football coach
Vince LombardiOne of the most successful coaches in the history of American football as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967, and the Washington Redskins in 1969.

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

Happy anniversary. I love you.

last words to his wife

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.

If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.

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

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.

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 it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?

To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.

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.

There is no substitute for work.

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

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

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

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

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

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

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

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality: the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.

Mental toughness is essential to success.

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.

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

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.

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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

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


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