75 Lou Holtz Quotes (Motivation)

Some great inspirational and motivational (and some humorous) Lou Holtz Quotes.

Best Lou Holtz Quotes

We have an obligation to help people that cannot help themselves Lou Holtz Quotes

We have an obligation to help people that cannot help themselves.  Lou Holtz 

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career You learn a lot from it Lou Holtz Quotes
I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career.  You learn a lot from it.  Lou Holtz
It is a fine thing to have the ability but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test Lou Holtz Quotes
It is a fine thing to have the ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. Lou Holtz
I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in
I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in. Lou Holtz
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it Lou Holtz Quotes
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz
Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad as it seems Somewhere in between lies realty Lou Holtz Quotes
Nothing is as good as it seems, and nothing is as bad as it seems. Somewhere in between lies reality.  Lou Holtz Quotes
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, then go after them with appropriate effort, and remember that you can't really achieve anything great without the help of others
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, then go after them with appropriate effort, and remember that you can’t really achieve anything great without the help of others. Lou Holtz 
In a successful organization no detail is too small to escape close attention Lou Holtz Quotes
In a successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention. 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 Quotes
Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals.  I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.  Lou Holtz
When people need love and understanding the most is when they deserve it the least
When people need love and understanding the most is when they deserve it the least.  Lou Holtz 
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it that does. 
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it that does.  Lou Holtz
Nothing on this earth is standing still  Its either growing or its dying  No matter if its a tree or a human being Lou Holtz Quotes
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 

Funniest Lou Holtz Quotes

Remember, if you have a problem, it’s your problem. Solve it. Don’t blame other people. Don’t burden people with your complaints. Ninety percent of the people you meet don’t care about your troubles. The other 10 percent are glad you have them. Lou Holtz
The problem with having a sense of humor is that often people you use it on arent in a very good mood Lou Holtz Quotes
The problem with having a sense of humor is that often people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.  Lou Holtz 
The person who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it Lou Holtz Quotes
The person who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated. Lou Holtz
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz
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.  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.  Lou Holtz

Inspirational Quotes from Lou Holtz

Youre never as good as everyone tells you when you win and youre never as bad as they say when you lose Lou Holtz Quotes
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
I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are good or bad is because of choices we make Lou Holtz Quotes
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 can't beleive that we were put on this earth to be ordinary Lou Holtz Quotes
I can’t believe that we were put on this earth to be ordinary.  Lou Holtz

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

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

I never learn anything by talking  I only learn things when I ask questions Lou Holtz Quotes
I never learn anything by talking.  I only learn things when I ask questions.  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 Quotes
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 
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. Lou Holtz
My philosophy of life is decide what you want to do  You have to have something to work for Lou Holtz Quotes
My philosophy of life is, decide what you want to do.  You have to have something to work for.  Lou Holtz
I give opinions not advice Lou Holtz Quotes
I give opinions, not advice.  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. Lou Holtz
In football, it's the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life - or at least the way life should be
In football, it’s the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life – or at least the way life should be. 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
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
If you burn your neighbors house down it doesnt make your house look any better Lou Holtz Quotes
If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better. Lou Holtz Quotes
I think we have opportunities all around us sometimes we just dont recognize them Lou Holtz Quotes
I think we have opportunities all around us–sometimes we just don’t recognize them.  Lou Holtz 
Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by
Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by.  Lou Holtz 
In this world, you're either growing our you're dying, so get in motion and grow. 
In this world, you’re either growing our you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.  Lou Holtz
Football coaches don't have real problems
Football coaches don’t have real problems.  Lou Holtz 
I just have an enthusiasm for life!
I just have an enthusiasm for life! Lou Holtz 
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. Lou Holtz
Whenever you give up something, you must replace it with something
Whenever you give up something, you must replace it with something.  Lou Holtz 
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
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
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. 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.  Lou Holtz 
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude Lou Holtz Quotes
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.  Lou Holtz
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. Lou Holtz
Without self-discipline, success is impossible
Without self-discipline, success is impossible.  Lou Holtz 
Do right Do your best  Treat others as you want to be treated Lou Holtz Quotes
Do right.  Do your best.  Treat others as you want to be treated.  Lou Holtz Quotes
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
No one has ever drowned in sweat. Lou Holtz
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.  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
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 a punishment.  And that’s the difference.  Lou Holtz 
I think that we have opportunities all around us - sometimes, we just don't recognize them.
I think that we have opportunities all around us – sometimes, we just don’t recognize them. 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
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'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 them. Lou Holtz
Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it
Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.  Lou Holtz
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. Lou Holtz

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Lou Holtz Biography

Source (Wikipedia)

Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz was born January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia.  He is a retired football coach (34 years as a head coach-9 years as an assistant coach) and television analyst. 

He is known not only for his success as a winning college coach, but also for his philosophy of life and of football, along with his quick wit and sense of humor.  He is a graduate of Kent State University (where he played on the football team as an undersized linebacker) and also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame  

His head coaching record in college was 249-132-7.   Included in that total was a record of 12-8-2 in Bowl Games.  He had track record reputation for inherting programs that were struggling and quickly returning them to prominence, national rankings, and bowl appearances.

He coached a little less than one year in the National Football League.  Holtz resigned before the sesaon came to an end with a record of 3-10.  His quote about that experience was “God did not put Lou Holtz on this earth to coach in the pros.”

His head coaching stops included: The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the New York Jets (1976), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004).

Twenty-five of Holtz’ Assistant Coaches have gone on to become Head Coaches at either the college or the professional level. Among the more well known coaches who served as an assistant for Holtz before moving on to become head coaches are: Monte Kiffin, Barry Alvarez, Houston Nutt, Pete Carroll, Rick Minter, Skip Holtz, Bob Davie, Urban Meyer, Rick Stockstill, and Charlie Strong.

His 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 and was the consensus national champion. Among his other coaching accomplishments are: an election to the College Football Hall of Fame, being the only head coach to take six schools to bowl games, and being the only college coach to have 4 different schools ranked in the end of season top 20, National Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year (presented by the American Heart Association) in both 1977 and 1988, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (presented by the Football Writers Association of America) in 1977 and 1988, Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year in 1977 & 1988, and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year 1977.

In addition to his record as a football coach, Holtz is a successful author and was a sought after inspirational speaker.

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Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography

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