The Greatest Football Quotes

You don’t play a game of football, you go to war. Below are some of the greatest quotes about football. Some are inspirational while others are more humorous. But first, check out this football motivational video:

“Speed is not your fastest, but your slowest man. No back can run faster than his interference.” – Jock Sutherland

“Football is mesmerizing, because it’s a figurative war. You go in one direction till you get there, but you get there as a team, not as an individual. Players bond whether they’re black or white, much as soldiers do.” – Oliver Stone

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vincent Lombardi

“Don’t give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half.” – Paul Bear Bryant

“Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.” – Heywood Hale Brown

“Football doesn’t build character, it reveals character!” – Marv Levy

“Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.” – John Heisman

“When you win, nothing hurts.” – Joe Namath

“Football is not a contact sport. It’s a collision sport. Dancing is a good example of a contact sport.” – Duffy Daugherty

“You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.” – Joe Paterno

“Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.” – Joe Namath

“Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.” – Frank Gifford

“Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.” – Bo Jackson

“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” – Lewis Grizzard

“A winner never whines.” – Paul Brown

“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.” – John Madden

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!” – Archie Griffin

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

“Half this game is ninety percent mental.” – Danny Ozark

“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.” – Dan Birdwell

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