Vince Lombardi Sayings and Quotes

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


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.     

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Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.     

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

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

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

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

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Mental toughness is a state of mind - you could call it 'character in action.'     

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Mental toughness is essential to success.     

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Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.     

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Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in action.     

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It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.     

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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.     

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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.     

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Success is not a sometimes thing. In other words, you don't do what is right once in awhile, but all the time. Success is a habit. Winning is a habit.     

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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.     

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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.     

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

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

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The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.     

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Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.     

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It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.     

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Preparedness is the ultimate confidence builder.     

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The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.     

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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.     

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It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.     

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t's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.     

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The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose and in the invincible determination.     

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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.     

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Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.     

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

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