Birthday: January 6, 1937

63 Greatest Quotes By Lou Holtz

People eyeing you as a potential leader tend to ask three questions: Are you committed? Do you care about me? Can I trust you? Lou Holtz
Those who know Notre Dame, no explanation’s necessary. Those who don’t, no explanation will suffice. Lou Holtz
It's always better to face the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, than to continue coddling a lie. 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
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. Lou Holtz
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. 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
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. Lou Holtz
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. Lou Holtz
The key to winning is choosing to do God's will and loving others with all you've got. Lou Holtz
The price of LEADERSHIP is RESPONSIBILITY....and part of that responsibility is to STAY POSITIVE whether you feel like it or not. Lou Holtz
I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. Lou Holtz
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise. 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
So what if someone wrote your obituary... that doesn't mean you are obligated to die. 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
Never settle for second when first is available. Lou Holtz
I believe your attitude is the most important choice you can make. Lou Holtz
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. 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
I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make. Lou Holtz
I believe that having a spiritual life is so important in everybody's life. Lou Holtz
The only people who aren't going to be criticized are those who do absolutely nothing. Lou Holtz
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz
God answers prayers, but he doesn't always answer it your way. Lou Holtz
In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention. Lou Holtz
I can't explain why a bride buys her wedding dress, whereas a groom rents his tux. 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
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. Lou Holtz
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. 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
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. Lou Holtz
God looks after children, animals and idiots. Lou Holtz
Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it's your turn. Lou Holtz
It's the extra effort after you have done your best that creates victory. Lou Holtz
I'll assure you this: I will have nothing to do with politics. Lou Holtz
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. 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
Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by. Lou Holtz
My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. Lou Holtz
You don't go to Notre Dame to learn something; you go to Notre Dame to be somebody. Lou Holtz
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood. Lou Holtz
I'm so old, I don't buy green bananas any more. 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. Lou Holtz
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired. Lou Holtz
You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. Lou Holtz
Whenever you give up something, you must replace it with something. Lou Holtz
Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it. Lou Holtz
The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite. Lou Holtz
Remember that adversity presents us with numerous possibilities for success, if we are just willing to see them. Lou Holtz
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think. Lou Holtz
You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. Lou Holtz
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz