Vince Lombardi Quotes 7 Sourced Quotes

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was 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.

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1. “If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”

—Vince Lombardi

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Source: Reported in Lee Green, Sportswit (1984), p. 169.

2. “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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Source: Reported in Vince Lombardi, Jr., What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership (2003), p. 105.

3. “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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Source: reported in Donald T. Phillips, Run To Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership (2001), p. 23.

4. “Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.”

—Vince Lombardi

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Source: First team meeting as Packers coach (1959), reported in Chuck Carlson, Game of My Life: 25 Stories of Packers Football (2004), p. 149; Richard Scott, Jay Barker, Legends of Alabama Football (2004), p. 78.

5. “A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.”

—Vince Lombardi

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Source: On football, New York Times (10 Dec 1967).

6. “We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies.”

—Vince Lombardi

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Source: reported in Donald T. Phillips, Run To Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership (2001), p. 16.

7. “Leadership rests not only upon ability but upon commitment and upon loyalty and upon pride and upon followers...Leadership is not just one quality, but rather a blend of many qualities; and while no one individual possesses all the needed talents to go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.”

—Vince Lombardi

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Source: reported in Donald T. Phillips, Run To Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership (2001), pg. 180.

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