28 Football Quotes

Share these football quotes with those who play the game. Many of these quotes provide encouragement not just for football but also for life.

Find quotes from players, coaches, and those who love the sport. Famous people and those who are not so famous, but all have inspirational words that you can apply to everyday life.

Tackle life the way a football player tackles, with determination, perseverance and a focus on winning. But also have fun, enjoy the moments.



    Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. 
   Bum Phillips

  1. Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. Bum Phillips, Football Coach
    Winning



  2. "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, Football Coach
    Best Quotes



  3. Aim for the sky and you'll reach the  ceiling. Aim for the ceiling 
and you'll stay on the floor. Bill Shankly

  4. Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor. Bill Shankly, Football Player and Manager
    Inspirational Quotes



  5. To succeed . . . You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett
    Success



  6. The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young, Football Quarterback
    Personal Development



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

  8. Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. Vince Lombardi
    Inspirational Quotes about Life



  9. ... for me football has been a game against myself, a profession that has taught me more about myself than any book ever could. Richard Lee, Graduation: Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer
    Quotes about Books



  10. A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. Ara Paraeghian, Football Player and Coach
    Coaching



  11. Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. Doug Williams, Football Quarterback
    Giving Up



  12.  You are never a loser until you quit trying. 
 Mike Ditka

  13. You are never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka, Player
    Never Quit



  14. The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. Joe Paterno
    Preparation



  15. Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive. Lou Holtz, College Football National Champion Coach
    Positive Quotes



  16. Your flaws are perfect for the heart that's meant to love you. Trent Shelton, Football Player
    Love



  17. The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't. 
 Todd Blackledge

  18. The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't. Todd Blackledge
    Work



  19. "If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." Dick Vermeil
    Defeat



  20. The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break." John Madden, Football Coach
    Cute Quotes



  21. "Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear." John Madden, Coach
    Listening



  22. "They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them - you show them the reasons." Vince Lombardi, Football Coach
    Teacher



  23. A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.
    Tom Flores

  24. A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance. Tom Flores, Football Coach
    Commitment



  25. "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." George Halas, Pro Football Coach
    Short Quotes



  26. "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." Lou Holtz, Football Coach
    Attitude



  27. "If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price." Bud Wilkinson, Player
    Greatness



  28. Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half. 
  Paul Bear Bryant

  29. Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half. Paul Bear Bryant, Coach
    Focus



  30. "I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious." Vince Lombardi, Football Coach
    Discipline



  31. If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. Bud Wilkinson
    Team



  32. "If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out." Chuck Noll, Football Player, and Coach
    Words of Encouragement



  33. Visualization increases chances of success - not just in football but in any 
area of life. Tony Dungy

  34. Visualization increases chances of success - not just in football but in any area of life. Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
    Vision



  35. "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual." Vince Lombardi, Football Coach
    Achievement


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