12 Quotes: NFL Coaches

The high holy time known as football season is upon us. Behold these revelations from our modern-day American priests: the NFL head coaches. Whoever has ears, let them hear…

  • Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. [Da Coach, Mike Ditka]
  • You can achieve only that which you will do. [George Halas]
  • Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done. [George Allen]
  • Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. [Vince Lombardi]
  • On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together. [Bill Belichick]
  • You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else. [Bum Phillips]
  • Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. [Lou Holtz–he coached the Jets for a year in the 70s]
  • Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. [George Halas]
  • Adversity is an opportunity for heroism. [Marv Levy]
  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. [Vince Lombardi]
  • The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. [Jimmy Johnson]
  • Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. [Ditka]

These are some great quotes, too… But for entirely different reasons.

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