"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Vince Lombardi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Vince Lombardi on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Vince Lombardi on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Vince Lombardi on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Vince Lombardi on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."