Team Building Quotes by Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi Team Building Quotes

Vince Lombardi was an American football player, coach, and executive. He played football at St. Francis Preparatory School and Fordham University. His coaching career started at St. Cecilia High School as an assistant coach and later as head coach. Vince Lombardi was an assistant coach at Fordham, the United States Military Academy, and the New York Giants before becoming head coach for the Green Bay Packers and then for the Washington Red Skins. He is best known as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 – 1967. He led the Green Bay Packers to three straight and five total league championships in seven years. Under Lombardi, the Green Bay Packers won two Super Bowls. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and is considered by many as one of the most successful coaches in NFL history.

Here are some inspirational quotes by Vince Lombardi which you can use to motivate your team:

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”
– 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 of will.”
– Vince 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.”
– Vince Lombardi

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
– Vince Lombardi

“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.”
– Vince Lombardi

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfilment 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

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

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.
– 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

“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 habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”
– 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

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

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”
– Vince Lombardi

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.”
– Vince Lombardi

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
– Vince Lombardi

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.”
– Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.”
– Vince Lombardi

“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.”
– Vince Lombardi

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
– Vince Lombardi

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
– 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.”
– Vince Lombardi

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

“Success demands singleness of purpose.”
– Vince 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.”
– Vince Lombardi

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
– Vince Lombardi

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

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

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
– Vince Lombardi

“If you can accept losing, you can’t win.”
– Vince Lombardi

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
– Vince Lombardi

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

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