Vince Lombardi

(Vincent Thomas Lombardi)

Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
  • Born: June 11, 1913
  • Died: September 3, 1970
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Coach

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi was an American football player, coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Following his sudden death from cancer in 1970, the NFL Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, the year after his death. Lombardi is considered by many to be the greatest coach in football history, and he is more significantly recognized as one of the greatest coaches and leaders in the history of any American sport.

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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.
A disciplined person is one who follows the will of the one who gives the orders.
A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
At many a moment on many a day, I am convinced that pro football must be a game for madmen, and I must be one of them.
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.
Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. Life ;Respect ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. Life ;Respect ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?
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.
I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win. Time
If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? Sports & Athletics
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
I'm not afraid to die - it's just that I had so much left to do in this world.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Society ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. Society ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Inspiration
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser. Sports & Athletics
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.
Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.
Success demands singleness of purpose. Success
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.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. Inspiration
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Success ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Success ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Life
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.
There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.
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? Life
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. Time
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Winners never quit and quitters never win. Sports & Athletics
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. Sports & Athletics
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the 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. Time
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. Success