Some Memorable Vince Lombardi Quotes to Mark the NFL Season

As the regular season of the NFL gets underway we are commemorating it by remembering some of the inspirational quotes from football great Vince Lombardi. As a coach, Lombardi is remembered for leading the Green Bay Packers to victory during the 1960s, when his team won several NFL championships and two Super Bowls under his direction. Lombardi, who is considered one of the best NFL coaches in history, had a knack for motivating others. Here are some of his best and most well-known quotes:

“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.”

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit”

“Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.”

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

“The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.”

“It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”

“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.”

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”

“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.”

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible”

“If a man is running down the street with everything you own, you won’t let him get away. That’s tackling.”

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