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The 45 Best Vince Lombardi Quotes

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There may not be a more revered man in football than Vince Lombardi. He was an exceptional player, coach and GM.

And one thing is for sure, the man also knew how to motivate. We’ve gone ahead and collected the 45 best, most inspirational vince Lombardi Quotes of all time. If you need a kick in the butt. Vince is here for you.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.Vince Lombardi

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


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

The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.Vince Lombardi

It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.Vince Lombardi

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

Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.Vince Lombardi

If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?Vince Lombardi

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.Vince Lombardi

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.Vince Lombardi

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

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.Vince Lombardi

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

A man can be as great as he wants to be. 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

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

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it… Autograph your work with excellence.Vince Lombardi

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.Vince Lombardi

Winning isn’t everything– but making the effort to win is.Vince Lombardi


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

It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner.Vince Lombardi

Winners never quit and quitters never win.Vince Lombardi

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

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.Vince Lombardi

Winning is not everything it is the only thing.Vince Lombardi

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

You’ve got to keep yourself in prime physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.Vince Lombardi

No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in the mind. If you can walk, you can run.Vince Lombardi

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

Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all 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 habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

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

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