Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
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.
A disciplined person is one who follows the will of the one who gives the orders.
Why did I choose Washington among offers from other cities? Because it is the capital of the world.
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.
Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling.
A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose and in the invincible determination.
If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
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.