Gloucester High School Football: Quotes

Monday, December 10


"Do what you love, and be ready to put everything you have into it ... There's no 'I' in team. There is an 'I' in 'win' and what that 'I' stands for is individual responsibility.''

--New England coach Bill Belichick

"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 a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”  --Vince Lombardi

"Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;

And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back—

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."

--Rudyard Kipling

"But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” --Vince Lombardi

“The Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.”

“Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?”
--Jimmy Johnson

"Football is played with arms, legs, and shoulders but mostly from the neck up"

--Knute Rockne

"When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately - unless it was, you know, important like a league or playoff game or something."

--Dick Butkus

"Some people think that football is a matter of life and death.  I don't like that attitude.  I can assure them it is much more serious than that." 
--Bill Shankly

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt

"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."
--John Wayne
"The strength of the group is the strength of it's leaders."
--Vince Lombardi
"Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared."
--Sparky Anderson
"Commitment to the team - there is no such thing as in-between, you are either in or your out."
--Pat Riley
"When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it.  1.Admit it  2. Learn from it  3. Never repeat it."
--Bear Bryant
"I make my practices really hard, because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game."
--Bear Bryant
"We should not have to push you to work hard, you should work hard because you want to be a champion."
--Bobby Knight
"The best and only real type of motivation, is self-motivation."

"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking."
--H. Jackson Brown

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."

--Vince Lombardi

"To be prepared is half the victory."

--Miguel Cervantes

Knowing is half the battle."

--Gi Joe

"If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games."

--Bear Bryant

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.

--Mike Ditka

"The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else."

--John Madden

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."

--Bear Bryant

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

--Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."

--Vince Lombardi

"Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet."

--German Proverb

"Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory."

--George S. Patton