35 Vince Lombardi Quotes On Achieving Greatness

Vincent Thomas Lombardi was born on 11 June 1913 and died on September 3, 1970. He was an American football coach and executive in the National Football League. Vincent Lombardi is best recognized as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. He is considered by many to be the greatest coach in football history, and he is known as one of the greatest coaches and leaders in the history of all American sports. The year after his unexpected death from cancer in 1970, the Super Bowl trophy was named in his memory and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Vince Lombardi quotes are inspirational, in life we need to be positive and forward to thinking. 

Vince Lombardi was coaching a group of three dozen professional sportspersons who, just months earlier, had come within minutes of winning the biggest prize their sport could offer. And however, he started from the very start. During his most successful years in Green Bay and even after his death, Lombardi was widely respected for his views on the benefits of hard work and winning. Though, it is not only about football and basketball where this strategy is useful. During the course of our lives, a focus on the basics is what decides our results.

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Vince Lombardi Quotes

  1. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. Confidence is contagious. So is a lack of confidence.” Vince Lombardi
  5. “If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” Vince Lombardi

  6. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” Vince Lombardi
  7. “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll get fired with enthusiasm.” Vince Lombardi
  8. “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
  9. “Inches make a champion.” Vince Lombardi
  10. “Battles are won in the hearts of men.” Vince Lombardi

  11. “Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi
  12. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi
  13. “Brains without competitive hearts are rudderless.” Vince Lombardi
  14. “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
  15. “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, selfdenial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” Vince Lombardi

  16. “Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of the goal.” Vince Lombardi
  17. “I’ve been accused of lacking compassion. But that just shows I’m not without compassion.” Vince Lombardi
  18. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” Vince Lombardi
  19. “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
  20. “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Vince Lombardi

  21. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Vince Lombardi
  22. “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
  23. “Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing result” Vince Lombardi
  24. “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
  25. “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

  26. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Vince Lombardi
  27. “Mistakes are the necessary steps in the learning process; once they have served their purpose, they should be forgotten and not repeated.” Vince Lombardi
  28. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” Vince Lombardi
  29. “Success demands singleness of purpose” Vince Lombardi
  30. “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

  31. “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” Vince Lombardi
  32. “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
  33. “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” Vince Lombardi
  34. Winning Isn’t Everything, It’s The Only Thing.” Vince Lombardi
  35. “There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.” Vince Lombardi

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