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Vince Lombardi Quotes


Lengendary football coach and one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967, and the Washington Redskins in 1969.
(1913 - 1970)

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A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
 

Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence upon one another and of strength to be derived by unity.
 

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
[Black]
 

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
[Self Confidence]
 

Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a hitting sport.
 

Defeat must be admitted for it to become a reality
 

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.
 

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
 

Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology.
[Football]
 

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
[Football]
 

Football is two things. It's blocking and tackling. I don't care anything about formations or new offenses or tricks on defense. You block and tackle better than the team you're playing, you win.
[Football]
 

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 the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-- victorious.
 

I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.
 

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
 

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
[Winning]
 

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
[Enthusiasm]
 

If you can accept losing, you can't win.
[Success]
 

In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
 

Inches make a champion.
[Time]
 


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