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Vince Lombardi

United States 11 June 1913, Brooklyn, United States 3 September 1970, Washington, D.C., United States


Vince Lombardi was an NFL coach, notably for the Green Bay Packers, a team he led to five championships.

Vince Lombardi was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1913. As head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi led the team to three NFL championships and to victories in Super Bowls I and II (1967 and 1968). Because of his success, he became a national symbol of single-minded determination to win. As coach, general manager and part owner of the Washington Redskins, Lombardi led that team to its first winning season in 14 years in 1969. He died from colon cancer in 1970.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing. You don't do things right once in a while ... you do them right all the time.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Confidence is contagious. So is the lack of confidence.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

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

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising after you fall.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Vince Lombardi

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

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

Vince Lombardi

Man's finest hour is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.

Vince Lombardi

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

Vince Lombardi

Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Once you have established the goal you want and the price you're willing to pay, you can ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure and the temporary failures.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged on one thing: the result.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

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

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi

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