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Best Vince Lombardi Quotes

Vince Lombardi Quotes About Winning, Success, Teamwork, Perfection, Leadership, Excellence, On Time, & Individual Commitment! Vince Lombardi, given the name Vincent Thomas Lombardi (born June 11, 1913), is a former American amateur gridiron football coach who rose to national prominence as a symbol of unyielding commitment to victory. As The head coach, In nine seasons of the formerly dormant Green Bay Packers (1959–67), he guided the club to five National Football League (NFL) titles and, in the final two seasons, to wons in the first two Super Bowl games against the AFL champion.

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After graduating from Fordham University in New York City, Lombardi became one of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” linemen. Before entering law school at Fordham and coaching high-school football, he completed his undergraduate business degree (1937).

The Packers’ head coach and general manager since February 1959, Vince Lombardi, put his players through a rigorous training routine that was out of character for them, given their history of losing in football. Those players who could endure his relentless drive and acquire his esteem were fiercely devoted to him. As head coach, Green Bay won the NFL’s Western Conference in his second season.

Retiring as head coach, Lombardi served as general manager for the Packers in 1968. Later, he served as head coach and general manager of the Washington Redskins, who won their first championship in 14 years in 1969 under his leadership. On September 3, 1970, he passed away. As Green Bay’s most successful coach, however, Lombardi was generally regarded as a champion of the importance of hard effort and winning in sports after his death. U.S. President Richard Nixon sent his sympathies to Lombardi’s wife by telegraph, writing it “The People.

Best Vince Lombardi Quotes

1. “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

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

3. “Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while – you do them right all the time.” – Vince Lombardi

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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

8. “Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

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

14. “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

15. “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

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

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

18. “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

19. “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

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

21. “If you cheat yourself in practice, you’ll cheat yourself in a game; and if you cheat in a game, you’ll cheat yourself for the rest of your life.” – Vince Lombardi

22. “We know how rough the road will be, how heavy here the load will be, we know about the barricades that wait along the track, but we have set our soul ahead upon a certain goal ahead and nothing left from hell to sky shall ever turn us back.”- Vince Lombardi

23. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

24. “Success is not a sometimes thing. In other words, you don’t do what is right once in awhile, but all the time. Success is a habit. Winning is a habit.” – Vince Lombardi

25. “If you can’t get emotional about what you believe in your heart, you’re in the wrong business.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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

28. “If you get into the endzone, act as if you’ve been there before.” –
Vince Lombardi

29. “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.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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