65+ Best Football Quotes by Players To Inspire You

Football is a demanding sport on both the mind and the body. There is evidence that the best players are better equipped mentally, so they need a good memory to learn skills and tactics, to make split-second decisions and to plan ahead; they need to be resilient to failure, defeat and injury.

Football legends can give us many lessons about the importance of perseverance, dedication, adversity, triumph, and hard work. Inspirational and motivational football quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

If you’re searching for famous sports quotes and inspiring running quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of top baseball quotes, greatest soccer quotes and awesome workout quotes.

Most Famous Football Quotes

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control. Tom Landry

If what you did YESTERDAY seems big, you haven’t done anything TODAY. Lou Holtz

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional. Joe Paterno

A CHAMPION is simply someone who did NOT give up when they wanted to. Tom Landry

Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority. Vince Lombardi

The man who complains about the way the ball BOUNCES is likely the one who DROPPED it. Lou Holtz

Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. Mike Ditka

Losing doesn’t make me want to quit, it makes me want to FIGHT that much HARDER. Bear Bryant

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

If it doesn’t matter who WINS or loses, then why do they keep SCORE. Vince Lombardi

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. John Madden

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi

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Short Football Quotes

It’s not the SIZE of the dog in the fight, but the size of the FIGHT in the dog. Archie Griffin

When you’re GOOD at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re GREAT at something, they’ll tell you. Walter Payton

No one ever drowned in sweat. Lou Holtz

No matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it. Ray Lewis

WINNING is not everything but making the EFFORT to win is. Vince Lombardi

It’s the name on the FRONT of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the BACK. Joe Paterno

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George S. Halas

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog. Archie Griffin

Your TALENT determines what you can do. Your MOTIVATION determines how much you are willing to do. Your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge. Terry Bradshaw

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi

The harder you WORK, the harder it is to SURRENDER Marv Levy

If you want to WIN, do the ordinary things BETTER than anyone else does them day in and day out. Chuck Noll

When you don’t give up, you cannot fail. Adrian Peterson

I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Urban Meyer

Life is TEN percent what happens to you, and NINETY percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz

You FAIL all of the time. But you aren’t a FAILURE until you start blaming someone else. Bum Phillips

I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated. Emmitt Smith

There is only one way to succeed in anything…and that is to give it everything. Vince Lombardi

You cannot make progress with excuses. Cam Newton

Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day. J.J. Watt

If you’re not IN the parade, you WATCH the parade. That’s life. Mike Ditka

The ONLY discipline that lasts, is SELF discipline. Bum Phillips

Today I will do what other WON’T, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others CAN’T. Jerry Rice

How do you WIN? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you WIN. Bum Phillips

You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat. Paul Brown

Inspirational Football Quotes

It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. Paul Bear Bryant

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. – Vince Lombardi

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. Bo Jackson

Work isn’t WORK unless you would rather be DOING something else. Don Shula

The GREATEST mistake is to continue to PRACTICE a mistake. Bobby Bowden

Coaching is not how much you KNOW. It’s how much you can get players to DO. Bum Phillips

I don’t expect to WIN enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to WIN enough to warrant an investigation. Bob Devaney

To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before. Sean Payton

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. Jerry Rice

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there. Vince Lombardi

Once you LEARN to quit, it becomes a HABIT. Vince Lombardi

In order to WIN the game, you must first not LOSE it. Chuck Noll

If you’re not gonna go ALL the way, why go at ALL? Joe Namath

It’s not whether you get knocked DOWN, it’s whether you get UP. Vince Lombardi

Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it. J.J. Watt

The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable. Peyton Manning

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today. Lou Holtz

Today, you’ve got a DECISION to make. You’re gonna get BETTER or you’re gonna get worse, but you’re not gonna stay the same. Which will it BE? Joe Paterno

We’ll FIGHT ’em until hell freezes over, then we’ll FIGHT ’em on the ice. Dutch Meyer

For EVERY pass I caught in a game, I caught a THOUSAND in practice. Don Hutson

Remember, TOMORROW is promised to no ONE. Walter Payton

Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

We would ACCOMPLISH many more things if we did not think of them as IMPOSSIBLE. Vince Lombardi

It takes 20 YEARS to build a reputation and 5 MINUTES to ruin it. Peyton Manning

There is NO substitute for WORK. Vince Lombardi

Winning isn’t getting ahead of OTHERS. It’s getting ahead of YOURSELF. Roger Staubach

When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you. Walter Payton

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