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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
  

  Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  In great attemps it is glorious even to fail.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  After all 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 after all the pomp and fanfare have faded, the enduring thing that is left is 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
  

  The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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
  

  Life's battles dont 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
  

  The only place 'success' comes before 'work' is in the dictionary.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It is something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  It is not whether you get knocked down, it is whether you get up.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

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

  Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

  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.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a collision sport.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

  It is 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.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Show me a good loser, and I will show you a loser.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  I am here because we win. You're only here because we win. When we lose, we're gone.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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
  

  We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

  If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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
  

  The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It is your mind you have to convince.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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
  

  Mental toughness is essential to success.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Winning is not everything - it is the only thing.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

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

  If you dont think you're a winner, you dont belong here.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Winners never quit and quitters never win.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them. You show them the reasons.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  In great attemps it is glorious even to fail.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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 this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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
  

  Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

  If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

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

  You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

  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.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

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

  Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

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

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

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