Vince Lombardi Quote
“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.”
Coaching for Teamwork: Winning Concepts for Business in the Twenty-First Century (1995 edition), Reinforcement Pr - ISBN: 9780964781009
“If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”
Reported in Vince Lombardi, Jr., What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership (2003), p. 105.
“Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.”
As quoted in: Lombardi - An Illustrated Life (Krause Publications, 2011) by Chris Havel, p. 5
“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”
What It Takes to Be Number One (2012 edition), Thomas Nelson Inc - ISBN: 9781400319978
Picture Source: WikipediaVince Lombardi
Born: June 11, 1913
Died: September 3, 1970 (aged 57)
Bio: Vincent Thomas Vince Lombardi was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight league championships and five in seven years, including winning the first two Super Bowls following the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. The National Football League's Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor.