Lombardi Quotes

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then...


Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

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

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

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.

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

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.

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.

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.

If you can accept losing, you can’t win.

Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.

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.

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

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

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

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

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

I don’t think there’s a punch-line scheduled, is there?

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

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.

Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

Success demands singleness of purpose.

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 difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

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.

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.

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

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.

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.

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.

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