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Born: 1913-06-11
Died: 1970-09-03

Vince Lombardi Biography

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
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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
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Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a hitting sport.
- Vince Lombardi
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Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
- Vince Lombardi
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Football is not a contact sport, it's a collision sport - dancing is a contact sport.
- Vince Lombardi
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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.
- Vince Lombardi
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I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.
- Vince Lombardi
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If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
- Vince Lombardi
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If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
- Vince Lombardi
More quotations on: [ Football ]
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If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
- Vince Lombardi
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Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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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
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Mental toughness is essential to success.
- Vince Lombardi
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Nobody is hurt. Hurt is in the mind. If you can walk, you can run.
- Vince Lombardi
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Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
- Vince Lombardi
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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 his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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Our greatest glory was not in never falling, but in rising when we fell.
- Vince Lombardi
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People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi
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Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi
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Praise in public criticize in private.
- Vince Lombardi
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Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
- Vince Lombardi
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The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.
- Vince Lombardi
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The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules - but to win. And in truth, 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
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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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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
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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
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The will to excel and the will to win, they endure. They are more important than any events that occasion them.
- Vince Lombardi
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Those who have invested the most are the last to surrender.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
- Vince Lombardi
More quotations on: [ Winning ]
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Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi
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Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi
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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
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Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi
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You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of live.
- Vince Lombardi
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