Friday, May 18, 2007

Quoth Lombardi...

  • Gentlemen, this is a football.

  • They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them... you show them the reasons.

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

  • They may not love you at the time, but they will later.

  • I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?

  • 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

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Quoth Lombardi...

  • It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner.

  • All right Mister, let me tell you that winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.

    Vince Lombardi

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Quoth Lombardi... 

You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get your man.

Quoth An Old Time Football Coach...

"You've got to want to make the other guy cry in front of his Mom... then you will have him beaten."

Contributed by Coach Carl

Sunday, April 05, 2007

Quoth Lombardi...


  • Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.

  • In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.

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

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

  • Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things, blocking and tackling.

  • Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

  • 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.

  • I'm here because we win. You're only here because we win. When we lose, we're gone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Sunday, January 21, 2007

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

  • Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

    Vince Lombardi
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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

  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

  • Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.

  • Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

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

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

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

  • If you can accept losing you can't win. If you can walk you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind.

    Vince Lombardi
  • Monday, October 23, 2006

    Quoth 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.

  • Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

  • Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

  • I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?

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

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.

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

    Vince Lombardi
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?

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

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

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

  • Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

  • Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Friday, September 08, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

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

  • The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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

  • Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

  • 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
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Sunday, July 09, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • If you can accept losing you can't win.  If you can walk you can run.  No one is ever hurt.  Hurt is in your mind.

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

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

  • Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Thursday, June 15, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

  • If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

  • Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.

  • When general managers make draft mistakes, their teams lose games. When they make a mistake on a quarterback, they lose their jobs.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Saturday, April 22, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

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

  • I believe you have come to the wrong city, Mr. James Ringo is now the property of the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Tell him to ask me. I'll give him the answers.

  • It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

  • Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

  • 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.

  • If you give me anything less then your best, you're not only cheating yourself, your coaches, your teammates, everybody in Green Bay, and everything that pro football stands for, you're also cheating the Maker who gave you that talent.

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

  • There is no room for second place.

  • Football is the only thing I know to talk about.

  • I don't care what people say about me as long as I win, that's what I get paid for.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Friday, March 03, 2006

    Quoth Favre...


    But there's more things involved, and I love to play the game, but I want it to be at a high level, I like to know our team's going to compete at a high level, and just kind of you know, gut instinct, and it hasn't told me anything yet.


    Brett Favre

    Sunday, February 26, 2006

    Quoth Lombardi...

    I think it's also a time for us to stand up and cheer for the doer, the achiever, one who recognizes a problem and does something about it, one who looks for something extra to do for his country--the winner, the leader.


    Vince Lombardi

    Saturday, February 18, 2006

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

  • A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Monday, February 06, 2006

  • Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

  • Some of you people are fat. You're fat in the head and fat in the body. That $25,000 you all made for winning the Super Bowl made you all fatheaded.

  • A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.

  • What the hell is going on out here?

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

  • If you give me anything less then your best, you're not only cheating yourself, your coaches, your teammates, everybody in Green Bay, and everything that pro football stands for, you're also cheating the Maker who gave you that talent.

  • Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Sunday, January 15, 2006

  • I'm here because we win. You're only here because we win. When we lose, we're gone.

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.

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

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

  • Winners never quit and quitters never win.

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

  • Hell, I'm an emotional man. I cry. I cried when we won the Super Bowl and I cried when I left Green Bay. I'm not ashamed of crying. Football's an emotional game....If you're going to be involved in it, you got to take your emotions with you, mister.

  • Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Thursday, December 29, 2005

    Quoth The Greats...



    "These fans, there's none like them, there really isn't.  I don't care if you're losing, they'll have 80,000 thousand people there.  If the Packers go 4-12 they're a sell out.  If the Packers go 2-14 they'll sell out.  If they go 0-16 the same people will be there."


    Paul Hornung



    "I would sit on the sidelines with a towel on my head and look around and go what in the world would make you people come here, at -8, -10, windchill of some ungodly number and we're 3-11.  You know, what, what would make you do that?"


    Sterling Sharpe

    Quotes from the DVD included with Green, Gold, And Proud:  Portraits, Stories, And Traditions Of The Greatest Fans In The World.

    Friday, December 16, 2005

  • The pressures were so horrible... The pressures of losing are bad, awful, because it kills you eventually. But the pressure of winning is worse, infinitely worse, because it keeps on torturing you and torturing you... Winning is habit.

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.

  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

  • If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

  • Da' Bears Still Suck!

  • Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a collision sport.

  • Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Friday, November 25, 2005

  • Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

  • If you give me anything less then your best, you're not only cheating yourself, your coaches, your teammates, everybody in Green Bay, and everything that pro football stands for, you're also cheating the Maker who gave you that talent.

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

  • I'm here because we win. You're only here because we win. When we lose, we're gone.

  • Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Saturday, November 12, 2005

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

  • Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

  • Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

  • Winners never quit and quitters never win.

  • 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.

  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

  • 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
  • Friday, October 14, 2005

  • A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

  • If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?

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

  • Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.  Hard work is the price we must pay for success.  I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

  • Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man.  But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

  • 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
  • Thursday, September 29, 2005

  • Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.

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

  • 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.

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

  • What the hell is going on out here?

  • Confidence is contagious.  So is lack of confidence.

  • We would accomplish many more things, if we did not think of them as impossible.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Monday, September 12, 2005

  • We didn't lose the game, we just ran out of time.

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

  • Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

  • A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity.


    Vince Lombardi
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005

    Quoth Lombardi...

    Submitted:

    "To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price." 

    Vince Lombardi


    Our response:

    "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

    "Winners never quit and quitters never win."

    Vince Lombardi

    Saturday, August 13, 2005

    Practice does not make perfect.  Only perfect practice makes perfect.

    Friday, August 12, 2005

    Quoth Lombardi...

    How about some more Vince quotes... Pack 4 life.
    Check out the Quoth Lombardi Archive.
    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.

    Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.  You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.  Winning is habit. 

    Vince Lombardi

    Tuesday, August 09, 2005

    Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

    Saturday, July 23, 2005

    Quoth Lombardi...

    Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a collision sport.


    I'm here because we win. You're only here because we win. When we lose, we're gone.


    The pressures were so horrible... The pressures of losing are bad, awful, because it kills you eventually. But the pressure of winning is worse, infinitely worse, because it keeps on torturing you and torturing you...


    Vince Lombardi


    Bring Your Own Blitz...




    Quoth Lombardi...

    If a man is running down the street with everything you own, you won't let him get away, that's tackling.


    But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, 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

    Tuesday, November 09, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...

      

    There is no room for second place.

    Vince Lombardi

    Thursday, September 30, 2004

    Quoth Nitschke...

    That was probably the most brutal football game that I have ever been in.  I know that it was.  The weather was terrible, and the field was frozen, and the wind in Yankee Stadium was just terrible.  It really was the coldest that I ever played in.  The weather affected me more than the Ice Bowl game that was played in Green Bay. We had humiliated the Giants the year before, and they were playing in their own backyard, and they went after it.  I was just a real tough game, the way football should be played.  Playing it, and watching it now, it was the most physical game that I've ever seen.


    Ray Nitschke on the 1962 NFL Championship Game, in The Glory of Titletown

    Tuesday, September 21, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...

    Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

    Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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

    Vince Lombardi

    Sunday, August 08, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...


    Remember What Vince Lombardi Said!  If You Lose, Your Out Of The Family.

    Saturday, July 17, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...

    The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.

    Vince Lombardi

    If you give me anything less then your best, you're not only cheating yourself, your coaches, your teammates, everybody in Green Bay, and everything that pro football stands for, you're also cheating the Maker who gave you that talent.

    Vince Lombardi

    Wednesday, July 14, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...

    Some of you people are fat.  You're fat in the head and fat in the body.  That $25,000 you all made for winning the Super Bowl made you all fatheaded.

    Vince Lombardi

    Hell, I'm an emotional man.  I cry.  I cried when we won the Super Bowl and I cried when I left Green Bay.  I'm not ashamed of crying.  Football's an emotional game....If you're going to be involved in it, you got to take your emotions with you, mister.

    Vince Lombardi

    Sunday, July 11, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...


    I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?

    Vince Lombardi


    Saturday, July 10, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...


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

    Vince Lombardi

    Monday, July 05, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...

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


    Vince Lombardi

    Thursday, July 01, 2004

    Quoth Lombardi...


    I am the Fred Astaire of karate.

    Vince Lombardi

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