Here is an ultimate collection of the 200+ best Vince Lombardi quotes to inspire and motivate you.

Vince Lombardi was an American football coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers and executive in the National Football League (NFL).

In 1970, Vince was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer and died two months later. As a tribute, the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor shortly after his passing and he was enlisted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Below are some famous Vince Lombardi Quotes that will inspire you to achieve excellence.

Best Vince Lombardi Quotes

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

“Once you learn to quit it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them, you show them the reasons.” – Vince Lombardi

“God, family and the Green Bay Packers, in that order.” – Vince Lombardi

“Truth is knowing that your character is shaped by your everyday choices.” – Vince Lombardi

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Ann Landers It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be the dominating thought in one’s mind.” – Vince Lombardi

“Character is just another word for having a perfectly disciplined and educated will. A person can make his own character by blending these elements with an intense desire to achieve excellence. Everyone is different in what I will call magnitude, but the capacity to achieve character is still the same.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“A disciplined person is one who follows the will of the one who gives the orders.” – Vince Lombardi

“When you’ve got the momentum in a football game… that is a time to keep going and get it into the end zone, … We want to score for America’s families.” – Vince Lombardi

“I have been wounded but not yet slain. I shall lie here and bleed awhile. Then I shall rise and fight again. The title of champion may from time to time fall to others more than ourselves. But the heart, the spirit, and the soul of champions remains in Green Bay.” – Vince Lombardi

“Getting to the final is everything, and winning is icing on the cake.” – Vince Lombardi

“I think the Kansas City team is a real top football team, but doesn’t compare with the National Football League teams. That’s what you want me to say. I said it.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Motivational Quotes

“Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he’s got to play from the ground up — from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s OK You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.” – 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… I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour-this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear–is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

“You’ve got to be in . Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Vince Lombardi

“The coaches who win are the ones who can motivate their players. Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“You defeat defeatism with confidence.” – Vince Lombardi

“The successful man is himself. To be successful, you’ve got to be honest with yourself.” – Vince Lombardi

“I hold it more important to hold the player’s confidence than their affection.” – Vince Lombardi

“Brains without competitive hearts are rudderless.” – Vince Lombardi

“There is only one kind of discipline, and that is the perfect discipline. As a leader, you must enforce and maintain that discipline; otherwise, you will fail at your job.” – Vince Lombardi

“I derived my strength from daily mass and communion.” – Vince Lombardi

“It is and has always been an American zeal to be first in everything we do, and to win…” – Vince Lombardi

“The object is to win fairly, by the rules – but to win.” – Vince Lombardi

“In order to succeed, this group will need a singleness of purpose, they will need dedication, and they will have to convince all of their prospects of the willingness to sacrifice.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Inspirational Quotes

“I’ve been accused of lacking compassion. But that just shows I’m not without compassion.” – Vince Lombardi

“Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible.” – Vince Lombardi

“A disciplined person is the one who follows the will of the one who gives the orders.” – Vince Lombardi

“Illness and fatigue can be career ending. It means the fans are sick and tired of you.” – Vince Lombardi

“I don’t build character. I eliminate the people who don’t have it.” – Vince Lombardi

“One’s desire, not ability, determines success.” – Vince Lombardi

“They do not truly love who do not show their love.” – Vince Lombardi

“They may not love you at the time, but they will later.” – Vince Lombardi

“The best game plan in the world never blocked or tackled anybody.” – Vince Lombardi

“A good executive goes around with a worried look on his assistants.” – Vince Lombardi

“We live in an age fit for heroes. No time has ever offered such perils or prizes… The test of this century will be whether man confuses the growth of wealth and power with the growth of spirit and character.” – Vince Lombardi

“Mistakes are the necessary steps in the learning process; once they have served their purpose, they should be forgotten and not repeated.” – Vince Lombardi

“Success rests not only on ability, but upon commitment, loyalty, and pride.” – Vince Lombardi

“The will to win… the will to achieve…goes dry and arid without continuous renewal.” – Vince Lombardi

“Praise in public; criticize in private.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Success

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“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“Success demands singleness of purpose.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

“To achieve success whatever the job we have, we must pay the price.” – Vince Lombardi

“The achievement of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, his 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

“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

“Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him? ” – Vince Lombardi

“Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of the goal.” – Vince Lombardi

“Want it; desire it; earn it; take it.” – 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

“A man on top of the mountain didn’t just fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Coaching

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

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

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

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.” – Vince Lombardi

“Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again.” – Vince Lombardi

“Offensively, you do what you do best and you do it again and again. Defensively, you attack your opponent’s strength.” – Vince Lombardi

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

“And the trouble with me is that my ego just can’t accept a loss. I suppose that if I were more perfectly adjusted, I would toss off defeat, but my name is on this ball club. Thirty-six men publicly reflect me and reflect on me, and it’s a matter of my pride.” – Vince Lombardi

“Hold it more important to have the players’ confidence than their affection.” – Vince Lombardi

“To me, the big thing in being a successful team is repetition of what you’re doing, either by word of mouth, blackboard, or specifically by work on the field. You repeat, repeat, repeat as a unit.” – Vince Lombardi

“Morally, the life of the organization must be of exemplary nature. This is one phase where the organization must not have criticism.” – Vince Lombardi

“In all my years of coaching, I have never been successful using somebody else’s play.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Winning

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

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winners never quit and quitters never 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 got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.” – Vince Lombardi

“Everyone has the will to win but very few have the will to prepare to win.” – Vince 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 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.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder and give more than anyone else.” – 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

“If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” – Vince Lombardi

“You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn’t mean a thing. That’s for the fans. You’ve got to win the war with the man in front of you. You’ve got to get your man.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

“The objective is to win: fairly, squarely, decently, win by the rules, but still win.” – Vince Lombardi

“To the winner, there is 100-percent elation, 100-percent fun, 100-percent laughter; and yet the only thing left to the loser is resolution and determination.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

“The man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” – Vince Lombardi

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“You carry on no matter what are the obstacles. You simply refuse to give up – and, when the going gets tough, you get tougher. And, you win.” – Vince Lombardi

“We win our games in practice. We learn and follow the fundamentals of our game better than anyone in the league. All of our games are won in practice.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Sports

“It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“There are three things important to every man in this locker room. His God, his family, and the Green Bay Packers. In that order.” – Vince Lombardi

“Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, but striving to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

“I think good physical conditioning is essential to any occupation. A man who is physically fit performs better at any job. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Vince Lombardi

“While statistics are interesting, they’re all in the past.” – Vince Lombardi

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“If you give me anything less than your best, you’re not only cheating yourself. your coaches, your teammates, everybody in Green Bay, and everything pro football stands for. Your also cheating the Maker who gave you the talent.” – Vince Lombardi

“Inches make a champion.” – Vince Lombardi

“When you travel with the team and you eat with the team – you eat what the team eats.” – Vince Lombardi

“When you are through trying to improve, you are through.” – Vince Lombardi

“I said, ‘You missed practice yesterday didn’t you?’ The player replied, ‘No coach, not a bit.’” – Vince Lombardi

“I don’t think there’s a punch-line scheduled, is there?” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Leadership

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made.” – Vince Lombardi

“The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.” – Vince Lombardi

“It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.” – Vince Lombardi

“Leadership rests not only on outstanding ability. It also rests on commitment, loyalty and pride. It rests on followers who are ready to accept guidance. Leadership is the ability to direct people and – more important – to have those people accept that direction.” – Vince Lombardi

“To me, a leader is a visionary that energizes others. This definition of leadership has two key dimensions: a) creating the vision of the future, and b) inspiring others to make the vision a reality.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“Leadership is based on a spiritual quality — the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity – having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. His leadership is then based on truth and character. There must be truth in the purpose and will power in the character.” – Vince Lombardi

“A leader must identify himself with the group, must back up the group, even at the risk of displeasing superiors. He must believe that the group wants from him a sense of approval. If this feeling prevails, production, discipline, morale will be high, and in return, you can demand the cooperation to promote the goals of the community.” – Vince Lombardi

“Leadership is not just one quality, but rather a blend of many qualities; and while no one individual possesses all of the needed talents that go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.” – Vince Lombardi

“No leader, however great, can long continue unless he wins battles. The battle decides all.” – Vince Lombardi

“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind-you could call it character in action.” – Vince Lombardi

“The strength of the group is in the will of the leader, and the will is character in action.” – Vince Lombardi

“A man is known by the company he owns.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Team and Teamwork

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

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.” – Vince Lombardi

“I don’t necessarily have to like my players and associates but as their leader I must love them. Love is loyalty, love is teamwork, love respects the dignity of the individual. This is the strength of any organization.” – Vince Lombardi

“The challenge of every team is to build a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another because the question is usually not how well each person performs, but how well they work together.” – Vince Lombardi

“All right mister, let me tell you that winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi

“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.” – Vince Lombardi

“Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization.” – Vince Lombardi

“The only true satisfaction a player receives is the satisfaction that comes from being part of a successful team, regardless of his personal accomplishments.” – Vince Lombardi

“Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Football

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

“Football isn’t a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.” – Vince Lombardi

“Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.” – Vince Lombardi

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” – Vince Lombardi

“Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling.” – Vince Lombardi

“To play this game (football) you must have fire in you, and there is nothing that strokes fire like hate.” – Vince Lombardi

“Gentleman, this is a football.” – Vince Lombardi

“There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winning is not everything it is the only thing” – Vince Lombardi

“Football is and always will be a game of blocking and hitting.” – Vince Lombardi

“At many moments on many a day, I am convinced that pro football must be a game for madmen, and I must be one of them.” – Vince Lombardi

“Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them.” – Vince Lombardi

“[Football is] a game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.” – Vince Lombardi

“In a game like football, where you have very little time to decide what you are going to do, you have to react almost instinctively, naturally.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Perfection

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

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

“Choose to achieve perfection. We won’t achieve it because perfection is impossible. But by pursuing perfection, we will achieve excellence.” – 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

“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

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

“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“We will be relentless in our pursuit for perfection. We won’t ever be perfect – but in the process we will achieve greatness.” – Vince Lombardi

“Relentlessly pursue perfection knowing we won’t catch it, but in the process we’ll achieve excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.” – Vince Lombardi

“True perfection is unattainable, but if you chase perfection you will catch excellence!” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Excellence

“The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel — these are the things what will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves.” – Vince Lombardi

“After all the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written, and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and after all the pomp and fanfare have faded, the enduring thing that is left is the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.” – Vince Lombardi

“I would say that the quality of each man’s life is the full measure of that man’s commitment of excellence and victory – whether it be football, whether it be business, whether it be politics or government or what have you.” – Vince Lombardi

“Each of us, if we would grow, must be committed to excellence. The championships, the money, the color; all of these things linger only in the memory. It is the spirit, the will to excel, the will to win; these are the things that endure.” – Vince Lombardi

“Most important of all, to be successful in life demands that a man make a personal commitment to excellence and to victory, even though the ultimate victory can never be completely won. Yet that victory might be pursued and wooed with every fiber of our body, with every bit of our might and all our effort. And each week, there is a new encounter; each day, there is a new challenge.” – Vince Lombardi

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Vince Lombardi

Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it … Autograph your work with excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.” – Vince Lombardi

“Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.” – Vince Lombardi

“Greatness is not attainable, but in the pursuit of it, you can achieve excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Losing

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“What is defeat? Nothing but education nothing but the first step to getting better.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“Second place is meaningless.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. If you can shrug off a loss, you can never be a winner!” – Vince Lombardi

“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“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

“A team that thinks it’s going to lose is going to lose.” – Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Quotes on Life

“Live as if you were living already for the second time.” – 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

“I’ve never been with a losing team in my life, and I don’t think I’ll start now.” – Vince Lombardi

“Before I can embrace freedom, I should be aware of what duties I have.” – Vince Lombardi

“When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry. In fact, we may even be reckless, insofar as our part in the production is concerned. This confidence, this sureness of action, is both contagious and an aid to the perfect action. The rest is in the hands of God – and this is the same God, gentlemen, who has won all His battles up to now.” – Vince Lombardi

“If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.” – Vince Lombardi

“There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.” – Vince Lombardi

“Once you have established the goals you want and the price you’re willing to pay, you can ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure and the temporary failures.” – Vince Lombardi

“Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness, and respect for authority are the price each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

“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

Famous Vince Lombardi Quotes

“Some need a whip and others a pat on the back and others are better off when they are ignored.” – Vince Lombardi

“After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.” – Vince Lombardi

“If a man is running down the street with everything you own, you won’t let him get away. That’s tackling.” – Vince Lombardi

“Mental toughness is Spartanism, with all its qualities of self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, fearlessness, and love.” – Vince Lombardi

“When you’re tired, you rationalize. You make excuses in your mind. You say, “I’m too tired; I’m bushed; I can’t do this; I’ll loaf.” Then you’re a coward.” – Vince Lombardi

“Mental toughness is a state of mind – you could call it ‘character in action.’” – Vince Lombardi

“Those who have invested the most are the last to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

“One must not hesitate to innovate and change with the times. The leader who stands still is not progressing, and he will not remain a leader for long.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“Every time a player goes out to ply his trade he’s got to play from the ground up – from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That’s O.K. You’ve got to be smart to be Number One in any business. But more important, you’ve got to play with you heart – with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.” – Vince Lombardi

“You’ve got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“The joy is in creating, not maintaining.” – Vince Lombardi

“The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable” – Vince Lombardi

“Character is the direct result of mental attitude. I believe that character is higher than the intellect. I believe that leadership is in sacrifice, in self-denial, in humility and in the perfectly disciplined will. This is the distinction between great and little men.” – Vince Lombardi

“Winning is not the most important thing; it’s everything.” – Vince Lombardi

“We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies.” – Vince Lombardi

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Vince Lombardi was an American football coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers and executive in the National Football League (NFL).

In 1970, Vince was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer and died two months later. As a tribute, the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor shortly after his passing and he was enlisted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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