111+ Best Lou Holtz Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Louis Leo Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. Inspirational Lou Holtz quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Lou Holtz Quotes

The way you motivate a football team is to eliminate the unmotivated ones. Lou Holtz

Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it’s your turn.  Lou Holtz

My first assistant coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn’t much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. Lou Holtz

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.  Lou Holtz

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated. Lou Holtz

Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.  Lou Holtz

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you’re ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can’t fire you. Lou Holtz

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.  Lou Holtz

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired. Lou Holtz

Mediocrity is unacceptable when you are capable of doing better. 3. Treat others as you want to be treated. Practice love and understanding.  Lou Holtz

In adversity, there is opportunity. Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz

Remember that adversity presents us with numerous possibilities for success if we are just willing to see them.  Lou Holtz

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger. Lou Holtz

There are certain things in this world we all have in common such as time. Everybody has sixty seconds to a minute, sixty minutes to an hour, twenty four hours to a day. The difference is what we do with that time and how we use it. Lou Holtz

I’ve never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity. Lou Holtz

Everyone wants to win on Saturday afternoon when the game is played. It’s what you do the other six days that decides the outcome. Lou Holtz

Remember that adversity presents us with numerous possibilities for success, if we are just willing to see them. Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.  Lou Holtz

Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it. Lou Holtz

Everybody needs four things in life: Something to do, someone to love, someone to believe in, and something to hope for.  Lou Holtz

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. Lou Holtz

It always amazes me that spectators want to coach, coaches want to officiate, and officials just want to watch the game. Lou Holtz

You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. Lou Holtz

It’s always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie. Lou Holtz

I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. Lou Holtz

Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it’s your turn. Lou Holtz

No one has ever drowned in sweat. Lou Holtz

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.  Lou Holtz

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz

Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.  Lou Holtz

If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals. Lou Holtz

Remember that adversity presents us with numerous possibilities for success, if we are just willing to see them.  Lou Holtz

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. Lou Holtz

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

The only people who aren’t going to be criticized are those who do absolutely nothing. Lou Holtz

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

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference. Lou Holtz

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. Lou Holtz

Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. Lou Holtz

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. Lou Holtz

If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him. Lou Holtz

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 all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. Lou Holtz

In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying so get in motion and grow. Lou Holtz

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. Lou Holtz

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. Lou Holtz

I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team! Lou Holtz

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference. Lou Holtz

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

Everybody needs four things in life: Something to do, someone to love, someone to believe in and something to hope for. Lou Holtz

Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things. Lou Holtz

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose. Lou Holtz

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

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. Lou Holtz

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention. Lou Holtz

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

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. Lou Holtz

On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job. Lou Holtz

Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. Lou Holtz

In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying so get in motion and grow. Lou Holtz

Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise. Lou Holtz

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose. Lou Holtz

No one has ever drowned in sweat. Lou Holtz

If you are killing time, it’s not murder. It’s suicide. Lou Holtz

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

Only the unprepared are overcome by pressure. Lou Holtz

It’s good to be successful but it’s great to be significant. Lou Holtz

Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the ship in. Lou Holtz

Nothing is as good as it seems, and nothing is as bad as it seems. Somewhere in between lies realty. Lou Holtz

Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by. Lou Holtz

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. Lou Holtz

Those who know Notre Dame, no explanation is necessary. Those who don’t, no explanation will suffice. Lou Holtz

If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. Lou Holtz

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. Lou Holtz

Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad, but somewhere between reality falls. Lou Holtz

Everybody needs something to hope for, and of course, everybody needs someone to believe in. Lou Holtz

In life, be a participant, not a spectator. Lou Holtz

I think that we have opportunities all around us. Sometimes we just don’t recognize them. Lou Holtz

We aren’t where we want to be; we aren’t where we ought to be; but thank goodness we aren’t where we used to be. Lou Holtz

I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make. Lou Holtz

You might not be able to outthink, outmarket or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them. Lou Holtz

Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by. Lou Holtz

It’s the extra effort after you have done your best that creates victory. Lou Holtz

God answers prayers, but he doesn’t always answer it your way. Lou Holtz.

First we become the best, then we’ll become first. Lou Holtz

There are certain things in this world we all have in common such as time. Everybody has 60 seconds to a minute, 60 minutes to an hour, 24 hours to a day. Lou Holtz

Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it’s your turn. Lou Holtz

I’m a football coach. I’m not a doctor. They don’t call plays, I don’t do surgeries. We have a great deal here. Bill Belichick

What you are capable of achieving is determined by your talent and ability. What you attempt to do is determined by your motivation. How well you do something is determined by your attitude. Lou Holtz

I keep all my letters saying I wasn’t good enough in my living room as motivation to prove them wrong. Aaron Rodgers

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz

I’d rather have preparation than motivation. Everyone likes to play, but no one likes to practice. Bum Phillips

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz

Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

Don’t run if you can walk. Don’t walk if you can stand. Don’t stand if you can sit. Don’t sit if you can lie down. Lou Holtz

A disciplined person is one who follows the will of the one who gives the orders. Vince Lombardi

Never settle for second when first is available. Lou Holtz

I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly. Bill Parcells

It’s always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie. Lou Holtz

Expect rejection, but expect even more strongly to overcome it. Marv Levy

Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals. Lou Holtz

Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone. Jim Brown

When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least. Lou Holtz

Work hard or don’t work at all. Walter Payton

If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. Lou Holtz

There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline. Vince Lombardi

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention. Lou Holtz

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