Brooklynite Vince Lombardi is a legend.
He is best known for coaching the Green Bay Packers to five championships in seven years. The Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor. And most importantly – he grew up in Brooklyn! Sheepshead Bay to be exact.
Lombardi is arguably the most quotable coach in history. So choosing his best quotes is no easy task. Funny, motivational and always brilliant, he was one Brooklynite who knew how to inspire.
The Greatest Vince Lombardi Quotes
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the 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 a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.”
“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
“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.”
“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”
“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”
“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”
“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”