Lou Holtz Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lou holtz quotes, lou holtz sayings, and lou holtz proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I believe your attitude is the most important choice you can make.      

Lou Holtz

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.     

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The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.     

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After winning, most teams become individuals; most teams become complacent.     

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The key to winning is choosing to do God's will and loving others with all you've got.     

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If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.      

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Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.     

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If you continually ask yourself, 'What's important now'' you won't waste time on the trivial.     

Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.     

Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.     

Lou Holtz

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.     

Lou Holtz

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career     

Lou Holtz

How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart?     

Lou Holtz

Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.     

Lou Holtz

Give your players something they can physically do - don't ask them to do something they can't do.     

Lou Holtz

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.     

Lou Holtz

No one ever drowned in sweat.     

Lou Holtz

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.     

Lou Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.     

Lou Holtz

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.     

Lou Holtz

You might not be able to outthink, outmarket or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them.     

Lou Holtz

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.     

Lou Holtz

If you're bored with life – you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don't have enough goals.     

Lou Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.     

Lou Holtz

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.     

Lou Holtz

Behind every successful person, stands a very successful mother-in-law.     

Lou Holtz

Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn't work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.     

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For victory in life, we've got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.     

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On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.     

Lou Holtz

All winning teams are goal oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims.     

Lou Holtz