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69 Motivational Lou Holtz Quotes (LEADERSHIP)

Top 10 Most Famous Lou Holtz Quotes (BEST)

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.
Don't tell your problems to people eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
I follow three rules Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.
I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.
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.
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.
Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.
Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.

9 Lou Holtz Quotes on Life Philosophy

“Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.”

Lou Holtz
Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Poise is just having confidence in yourself and what you’re doing.
Poise is just having confidence in yourself and what you’re doing.
Nothing on this earth is standing still. It's either growing or it's dying. No matter if it's a tree or a human being.
Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Everybody needs four things in life Something to do, someone to love, someone to believe in, and something to hope for.
Everybody needs four things in life: Something to do, someone to love, someone to believe in, and something to hope for.
I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make.
I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make.
Do what’s right. Be on time, be polite, and be honest; remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get out your Bible.
Do what’s right. Be on time, be polite, and be honest; remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get out your Bible.

12 Inspirational Lou Holtz Quotes on Success and Respect

“There’s only one way you get respect and that’s by looking somebody in the eye for 60 minutes, got out there hitch up your trousers and say, ‘Hey, baby, here I am now. Let me see you run through me now. Let me see you show some disrespect for me when I’m nose on your nose. Let me see what you think of me now that my face is to you.’ You talk about respect.”

Lou Holtz
If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.
If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.
Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.
Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.
You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.
Remember that adversity presents us with numerous possibilities for success if we are just willing to see them.
Remember that adversity presents us with numerous possibilities for success if we are just willing to see them.

“We can all be successful and make money, but when we die, that ends. But when you are significant is when you help other people be successful. That lasts many a lifetime.”

Lou Holtz
Winners and losers aren’t born, they are products of how they think.
Winners and losers aren’t born, they are products of how they think.
You were not born a winner. You were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.
You were not born a winner. You were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.
It’s good to be successful, but it’s great to be significant.
It’s good to be successful, but it’s great to be significant.
In this world, you're either growing or you're dying so get in motion and grow.
In this world, you’re either growing or you’re dying so get in motion and grow.
Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it’s your turn.
Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it’s your turn.

11 Wise Lou Holtz Quotes (WISDOM)

“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
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
No matter what happens on the field, getting an education makes you a winner.
No matter what happens on the field, getting an education makes you a winner.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.
Don’t be a spectator. Don’t let life pass you by.
Don’t be a spectator. Don’t let life pass you by.
It’s always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie.
It’s always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie.
Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.
Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.

15 Lou Holtz Quotes on Being a Leader

“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. You’ve got to make a sincere attempt to have the right goals, to begin with, the go after them with appropriate effort, and remember that you can’t really achieve anything great without the help of others.”

Lou Holtz
The way you motivate a football team is to eliminate the unmotivated ones.
The way you motivate a football team is to eliminate the unmotivated ones.
Never attack the performer, attack his performance.
Never attack the performer, attack his performance.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least.
When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least.
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.
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.

“The answers to these questions will determine your success or failure. 1) Can people trust me to do what’s right? 2) Am I committed to doing my best? 3) Do I care about other people and show it? If the answers to these questions are yes, there is no way you can fail.”

Lou Holtz
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.
The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.
In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.
In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.

Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?”

Lou Holtz
The price of leadership is responsibility… and part of that responsibility is to stay positive whether you feel like it or not.
The price of leadership is responsibility… and part of that responsibility is to stay positive whether you feel like it or not.
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!
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!
Don't tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in.
Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in.

7 Lou Holtz Quotes that Will Make You Think

“I do know this: God does answer your prayers, but it’s not always in the way you expect. God knows what’s best for us, though, so there’s no need to worry when things don’t go how we originally wanted them to go.”

Lou Holtz
God answers prayers, but he doesn't always answer it your way.
God answers prayers, but he doesn’t always answer it your way.
In the nineties, everybody wants to talk about their rights and privileges. Twenty-five years ago, people talked about their obligations and responsibilities.
In the nineties, everybody wants to talk about their rights and privileges. Twenty-five years ago, people talked about their obligations and responsibilities.
If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.
If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.
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.
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.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.
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.
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.

5 Funny Lou Holtz Quotes

“We were at a beach one summer, and I had a bathing suit on. My wife looked at me and said: ‘Boy, you are skinny, aren’t you?’ I said: ‘Honey, I’d like to remind you that it was minor defects like this that kept me from getting a better wife.'”

Lou Holtz
I'm so old, I don't buy green bananas any more.
I’m so old, I don’t buy green bananas any more.
On this team, we're all united in a common goal to keep my job.
On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
It always amazes me that spectators want to coach, coaches want to officiate, and officials just want to watch the game.
It always amazes me that spectators want to coach, coaches want to officiate, and officials just want to watch the game.
God looks after children, animals and idiots.
God looks after children, animals and idiots.

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