Quotes by: Vince Lombardi

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Vince Lombardi
Lombardi (left) with Packers quarterback Bart Starr
Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-06-11)June 11, 1913
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Date of death: September 3, 1970(1970-09-03) (aged 57)
Place of death: Washington, D.C.
Career information
College: Fordham (1934–1936)
Career history
As coach:
St. Cecilia HS (NJ) (1939–1941) (assistant) St. Cecilia HS (NJ) (1942–1946) (head coach) Fordham (1947–1948) (assistant) Army (1949–1953) (assistant) New York Giants (1954–1958) (offensive coordinator) Green Bay Packers (1959–1967 (head coach) Washington Redskins (1969) (head coach)
As administrator:
Green Bay Packers (1968) (general manager)
Career highlights and awards
2× NFL Coach of the Year (1959, 1961) 2× Super Bowl champion (I, II) 6× NFL champion (1956, 1961, 1962, 1965–1967) 96–34–6 (regular season record) 9–1 (playoff record) 105–35–6 (overall record) Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Washington Redskins Ring of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Win–loss record: 105-35-6
Winning percentage: .719
Playoff record: 9-1
Overall record: 105–35–6

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi
Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it - his mind, his body, his heart - what's life worth to him?
Vince Lombardi
Every time a football player goes to ply his trade, he's got to play from the ground up - from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play.
Vince Lombardi
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Vince Lombardi
The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose and in the invincible determination.
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
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi
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 habit.
Vince Lombardi
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
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
I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.
Vince Lombardi
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