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Famous quotes by Vince Lombardi

Let’s get off the laughter topic for a minute and talk about business. Professionals in any field of activity must follow the same rules. Success in business is always first and foremost about doing the basics right.

In that respect I greatly enjoy reading famous quotes by legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi. Doing the basics right was what he excelled at.

Teamwork

  • “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”
  • “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”
  • “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

Commitment

  • “Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
  • “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?”
  • “Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.”
  • “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
  • “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
  • “I would say that the quality of each man’s life is the full measure of that man’s commitment of excellence and victory – whether it be football, whether it be business, whether it be politics or government or what have you.”

Success/Sacrifice

  • “To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.”
  • “Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.”
  • “Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.”
  • “A man can be as great as he wants to be. 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.”

Discipline

  • “I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. “
  • “There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.”
  • “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.”
  • “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
  • “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”
  • “Once you have established the goals you want and the price you’re willing to pay, you can ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure and the temporary failures.”

Will to Win

  • “There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.”
  • “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
  • “If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”

Leadership

  • “It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.”
  • “Leadership is based on a spiritual quality — the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.”
  • “Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.”
  • “Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity – having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. His leadership is then based on truth and character. There must be truth in the purpose and will power in the character.”
  • “A leader must identify himself with the group, must back up the group, even at the risk of displeasing superiors. He must believe that the group wants from him a sense of approval. If this feeling prevails, production, discipline, morale will be high, and in return, you can demand the cooperation to promote the goals of the community.”

Excellence

  • “….I firmly believe that any man’s finest hours – his greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
  • “The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel — these are the things what will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves.”
  • “They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them…you show them the reasons.”
  • “After all the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written, and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and after all the pomp and fanfare have faded, the enduring thing that is left is the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.”

Habit

  • “Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.”
  • “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
  • “Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both.”

Passion

  • “It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.”
  • “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.”
  • “To be successful, a man must exert an effective influence upon his brothers and upon his associates, and the degree in which he accomplishes this depends on the personality of the man. The incandescence of which he is capable. The flame of fire that burns inside of him. The magnetism which draws the heart of other men to him.”

Results/Winning

  • “Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged on one thing: the result.”
  • “Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.”
  • “Success demands singleness of purpose.”
  • “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 the right thing once in a while…you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.”

Truth

  • “Morally, the life of the organization must be of exemplary nature. This is one phase where the organization must not have criticism.”

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Sebastien Gendry is a speaker, trainer and consultant, expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing. He played a major role in introducing Laughter Therapy in North America, Russia, Palestine and other countries, inspired the creation of 100s of Laughter Clubs worldwide, and is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method. He has been offering a variety of laughter programs every year on three to four continents for the past decade and continues to do so.

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