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Lombardi Leadership Quotes

By Vince Lombardi


“A Leader must believe in teamwork through participation.  He can never close the gap between himself and the group.  He must walk, as it were, a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.”

                                                                Vince Lombardi



“A Leader must be honest with himself and know that as a leader he is just like everybody else.  He 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 company.”

                                                                     Vince Lombardi



“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 willpower in the character.”

                                                                Vince Lombardi


“The quality of a person’s life is in direct  proportion to

 their commitment to excellence, regardless of their

 chosen field of endeavor.”

                                                                Vince Lombardi


“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.”

                                                             Vince Lombardi


“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.”

                                                              Vince Lombardi


“The strength of the group is in the will of the leader and the will is in the character of action.  The great hope of society is the character of action.  We are never going to create a good society, much less a great one, until individual excellence is once more respected and encouraged.  If we will create something, we must be something.  Character is the

 direct result of mental attitude.”

                                                              Vince Lombardi


“When all is said and done, a leader must exercise an effective influence and the degree he accomplishes this depends upon the personality of the man.  The incandescence of which he is capable; the flame which burns within him; the magnetism which draws the hearts of men towards him.”


                                                              Vince Lombardi


“Leadership is based on spiritual quality;

The power to inspire, the power to

Inspire others to follow.”


                                                              Vince Lombardi


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