Lou Holtz Quotes

Louis Leo Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the New York Jets (1976), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. 

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.

For victory in life, we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.

You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.

You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.

I’m so old, I don’t buy green bananas any more.

Don’t run if you can walk. Don’t walk if you can stand. Don’t stand if you can sit. Don’t sit if you can lie down.

Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least.

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