To be honest, I can’t recall ever hearing about Lou Holz.  I was searching for the author of a quote and his name came up.  Lou was an American football coach who died in 1980.

After checking out a few of his other quotes, I decided that I liked his earthy competitiveness; his energy and focus; and his mix of life, sport, business and faith, all in one package.

The Quotes

“I’m no genius.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I give opinions, not advice.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“See, winners embrace hard work.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“No one has ever drowned in sweat” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“I just have an enthusiasm for life.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“One thing about me is I try to be honest.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“Football coaches don’t have real problems.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“God looks after children, animals and idiots.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I’m so old, I don’t buy green bananas any more.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“When all is said and done, more is said than done.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“God answers prayers, but he doesn’t always answer it your way.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“To win a national championship, you’ve got to be a little lucky.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“It’s not the load that breaks you down – its the way you carry it” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“Whenever you give up something, you must replace it with something.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“I said they were capable of it. I didn’t say they were going to do it” — Lou Holtz –  ThinkExist


“If Tiger Woods had played football, he would have been a quarterback.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“How do you know what it’s like to be stupid if you’ve never been smart?” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“I used to pray that God would make me a great athlete, and He never did.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“After winning, most teams become individuals; most teams become complacent.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I believe that having a spiritual life is so important in everybody’s life.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“No matter what happens on the field, getting an education makes you a winner.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“For victory in life, we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I do think coaches need to get away from the game more, though. It’s good for them.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I feel that God wants me to coach; otherwise, he wouldn’t have put the desire in me.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“All my life, I’ve been trying to make a hole-in-one. The closest I’ve come is a bogey.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“The key to winning is choosing to do God’s will and loving others with all you’ve got.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“A lifetime contract for a coach means if you’re ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can’t fire you” — Lou Holtz –  ThinkExist


“An agent won’t help you get drafted higher, won’t make you win more games, and won’t make you faster or stronger.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“As a coach, one thing that used to frustrate me was one player would make a bad decision, and that’s all you would read about in the papers all over the country. We have so many athletes do so many wonderful things for other people, and you never read about it.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“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.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“I think that we have opportunities all around us – sometimes we just don’t recognize them.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” — Lou Holtz –  BrainyQuote


“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


“Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them” — Lou Holtz –  Great Quotes


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